POLITICS: ORIGINS OF CURRENT GLOBAL ISSUES
Discuss and analyse the vital issues that shape politics in the modern world. Understand the reasons for the current global political and economic arrangements.
Develop a cohesive view of international relations and the underlying factors of modern developments.
You will look into the formation of various political and economic systems around the world, discover how they evolved and interacted over the centuries leading to the current global situation. Small group discussions independent research will sharpen your analytical skills. Debate groups and presentations will allow you to practice your public speech and persuasive argument techniques.
The fee for the 2-week course of studies, lunch, field trips (if any) is 45 000 Rub
July 3-14, 2023
Moscow, Krasnoproletarskaya 16c11
A two-week summer school tackling the vital issues that explain politics in the modern world, with a regional focus
Analyze political and social developments in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Attend daily lecture programme given by world-renowned academics and best-selling authors
Participate in lively discussion groups and interactive activities
Study in small seminar groups with a specialist tutor, enabling students to develop critical thinking in historical studies
Take the course at MCS School in the centre of Moscow
Demonstrate presentation skills in formal setting
Use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentation
Pavel Sharikov, PhD. Senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Associate professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Spent 10 years doing research at the Institute for USA and Canada Studies, worked at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland. Author of the book “Information security in a multipolar world”. Pavel regularly appears in Russian media with commentaries on American politics and Russian-American relations.
An interest in politics, international relations, research, debate and public speech
Programme Content and Outcome
The programme is for 40 hours of lectures, seminars and research. Students conduct independent research of a political issue and present their findings to the group. Course attendance and a successful research project are awarded with an achievement certificate.
The daily timetable, Monday-Friday in both weeks, will normally be as follows: