857-0027-00L  International Organizations (Field Trip)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersD. Hangartner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Comparative and International Studies MSc.


AbstractA three-day visit to international organizations in Geneva - e.g., the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Each student prepares a 2-3 page background reading on a specific international organization and contributes to the discussion with representatives of that organization during the visit.
ObjectiveBecome familiar with the work and challenges of international organizations based in Geneva.
ContentA three-day visit to international organizations in Geneva - e.g., the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Teams of 2-3 students prepare a 2-3 page background reading for the group on a specific international organization and lead the discussion with representatives of that organization during the visit.
LiteratureKaren A. Mingst, Margaret P. Karns. The United Nations in the Twenty-First Century, Third Edition (Dilemmas in World Politics). Westview Press, 2007.
Briefing papers prepared by the students.