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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Interdisciplinary Summer Programme Term II.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

In this team-taught course, we consider some of the key issues shaping politics in the modern world and examine how political, strategic and economic aspects of international relations interact with, and reinforce one another in a global age. Scholars from various fields of expertise will cover a range of current and historical issues, which are planned to include: shapers of the international scene; the US and its evolving international role; ideology and foreign policy; the environment and climate change; rebuilding order after systemic collapse; China’s foreign relations and its place in the world; politics and development in Africa (conflict, new social forces and democratisation; Africa today and tomorrow); the politics of the modern Middle East (before and after the 2011 uprisings; the Egyptian experience; the Syrian civil war; the rise of ISIS).

Please note: B21 can only be taken with A21 and C21. Enrolment for this course is capped at 40. An excellent complement to this course is ISP Term I, A11/B11/C11.


Course dates

23 Jul 2018 to 03 Aug 2018

Course duration

2 weeks

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code