International Studies, Multilateral Diplomacy, and Social Justice
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With its long history of neutrality, independence, and protection of the disenfranchised, Geneva is the world's capital for international organizations dedicated to conflict transformation, social justice, and sustainable development. While the city retains much of its French heritage and Swiss culture, Geneva's population is truly international, with a unique microculture of social and political organizations.
From its base in Nyon, this program provides a thorough background in international studies, using an experiential, case study approach. The program takes a different topical focus each semester, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and nongovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, the Red Cross, the International Labor Organization, and the World Trade Organization. Interactive research studies and field excursions in Switzerland and France deepen your understanding of the challenges faced by organizations that foster human rights, peacebuilding, multilateral diplomacy, environmental accountability, and sustainable development.
Interactive research studies and field excursions in Switzerland, France, and Belgium deepen students' understanding of the challenges faced by organizations that foster multilateral diplomacy, peace building, human rights, environmental accountability, international trade, and global cooperation.
Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in international studies or a related academic discipline, such as political science or prelaw coursework, as assessed by SIT.