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Summer School: "EU and Middle East: Religion, Foreign Policy, Economics"




The Department of International Politics at City University London and the LUISS School of Government in Italy are hosting an advanced one-week Summer School in Rome, Italy the 23-28th June 2014.

The relationship between the European Union (EU) and the Middle Eastern region, especially insofar as they relate to articulations of Islamic values and identities, play a pivotal role in today's rapidly changing international environment.

The Summer School aims to enable participants to fully appreciate the intricacies of the evolving nature of these societal and foreign policy relations and their impact on the region's peace and security.

They will also:

  • Develop an advanced understanding of Islamic culture and institutions
  • Analyse challenging strategic issues connected to political Islam
  • Examine the impact of Islamic finance and economics on EU/Middle Easter relations
  • Explore how the foreign policies of individual Middle Eastern states impact on the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership 

The LUISS School of Government is a graduate school training high-level public and private officials to handle political and government decision making processes. Since its establishment, it has established itself as a leading academic and research center in the field of EU institutions, public policies and regional studies, with a specific focus on the Middle East. Over the last years, moreover, LUISS School of Government has launched advanced post-graduate programs in the areas of Islamic culture and politics, law and finance, and EU-Mediterranean relations. 

The Department of International Politics at City University London has established itself as a primary pole of teaching and research in the field of international political economy, foreign policy and international social and political justice. It offers specialist modules, inter alia, on the Middle East, religion, the EU, security, social movements, and Human Rights. Located at the heart of London, City's Department of International Politics is made up of an active and cosmopolitan community of students, academic staff and researchers dedicated to applying expert knowledge of global politics and international relations to issues and crises happening in the world today. 

To find out more and to book a place, please visit the Summer School webpages.

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When & where

10.00am - 5.00pmMonday 23rd June 2014

LUISS University, Italy LUISS Guido Carli campus Viale Romania 32 Rome 00199 Italy