The INU Master’s Summer School is held each year at Hiroshima University and is entering its fifth annual iteration. Graduate students from INU universities in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia participate in the course. The course itself involves an intensive series of seminars and lectures directed by professors from INU member universities. It requires participating graduate students to prepare and present a 4000-word paper on one of four themes related to global citizenship and peace and to participate in a simulation of a United Nations General Assembly session.
When: August 03 – 10, 2013
Who can apply: Graduate students of related disciplines from all INU member universities
Each INU member can nominate one student to receive an INU travel grant for the summer school – the travel grant includes accommodation, airfare and program costs. Some member universities offer additional scholarships. Please get in touch with the international office at your home institution to receive more information about the application and selection process.
Integral part of the summer school program is the participation to the the Peace Memorial Ceremony of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima City 6 August 1945. Participants are selected by each INU member university, but students are welcome to express interest in participating to their INU point of contact at their home university.
# Pre-readings and preparation of a paper to be discussed with the group;
# An intensive educational program with lectures and workshops;
# Academic experts and guest speakers from around the world;
# Interactive workshops with students from across the globe;
# UN General Assembly Role Play titled “The End of Poverty? – The Future of the Millennium Development Goals”;
# An integrated cultural program that introduces a unique side of Hiroshima, which includes a visit to the Peace Memorial Museum and special entry to attend the annual Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on 6 August.
The 2013 INU Summer Master School for Global Citizenship and Peace will look at the following four topics:
1.) International political movements
2.) Sexual freedom and reproductive rights in comparative perspective
3.) Power and global governance
4.) Humanitarian Intervention
One day will be dedicated to each topic.
Participating graduate students are to prepare and present a 4000-word paper on one out of the four topics. Find out more about last year’s assignments here. This website will be updated on the assignments once all students have been selected and notified about their participation in May.
You can brows through the 2012 Master’s Summer School Guide for Global Citizenship and Peace (GCP) is available here: INU Summer School Course Guide 2012 to learn more about last year’s program.
Making sense of political, social, and cultural track change in a rapidly evolving world is challenging at the best of times. In an era of globalization, where the capacity for states, non-state actors, and non-government organizations to effect change is enhanced, the challenge is magnified. This course brings together a range of academic, government, and non-government experts to examine the relationship between global change, globalization, and the concept of global citizenship—defined as awareness of the world as a global community and the distinctive rights and obligations of the citizens inhabiting it. The Summer School considers the role and place of human rights, gender, security, migration, and the environment in discussion of global citizenship and explores ways of achieving inclusive global citizenship that have relevance to policy makers in today’s world.
The educational aims of the Summer School are fivefold:
Students who successfully complete the Summer School will be able to:
# Demonstrate an appreciation of the key academic debates concerning the nature and utility of the concept of global citizenship.
# Distinguish between the key concepts and issues that surround related areas, including globalization, global governance, and cosmopolitanism.
# Demonstrate an understanding of those issue areas where global citizenship can play a role in promoting justice and mitigating conflict.
# Demonstrate an understanding of the barriers to achieving this in the real world and how far they can be overcome.
# Reflect on the requirements and obligations of global citizenship.