Course level: Undergraduate

Summer 2023

International politics is a key subject of daily news: from the Russian invasion of Ukraine via the strategic rivalry between the United States and China or the international spread of the coronavirus to the diplomatic haggling in large international negotiations, such as regular United Nations climate negotiations. The seminar introduces students to the academic study of international relations, that is, relations between states that reach beyond national borders. We will discuss seminal readings in three main areas: war and peace, functional international cooperation, and international political economy.

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