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3 July - 14 July, 2017
History has seen several waves of constitution-building in the 20th century with an unparalleled boom starting in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin wall. And while experts recently announced the end of this boom in new constitutions after the Cold War, the world is witnessing another wave of constitution-building, this time predominately in Africa.
3 July - 7 July, 2017

This interdisciplinary course will address the human ability to find creative solutions to new problems, a capacity that has allowed us to overcome obstacles in problem solving that are insurmountable to other species. Creative problem solving is therefore viewed as a crucial cognitive component in enabling the rapid progression of human culture. The course will comprise lectures and discussions in the mornings.

3 July - 7 July, 2017

With the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the call by UN Secretary General for a “revolution” in the use of data for sustainable development, geospatial technologies have tremendous potential to effectively and efficiently monitor SDG progress. In the fifteen years since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the amount of data available, as well as data collection and processing methods have changed substantially.

10 July - 14 July, 2017

This Summer Institute sub-course is designed for people working on advocacy and policy related to children’s right to education. The course will provide participants with opportunities to dissect, discuss, and debate inclusive education and discrimination in education with experts from the field.

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

24 July - 28 July, 2017

The Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) workshop will highlight recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response. The workshop will build upon experience and expertise in ICTs and DRR by both UNDP and a diverse network of organizations, who have come together over the past two years to train environmental professionals in the field.

10 July - 21 July, 2017

The course will introduce its students to the ways in which Jews and Christians interacted in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Indian Ocean in the period between 600-1800 CE. This is the topic of a research project aiming at establishing a new area of study – relations between Jews and Eastern Christian communities from the rise of Islam to the end of the eighteenth century, marking the colonial conquest of Mughal dominated India.

26 June - 7 July, 2017

Course structure and objectives
Arguably, the biggest challenge to media freedom and independent journalism today is the systemic political corruption in which private interests shape the decision-making process in state bodies and institutions. Increasingly, a model of captive, politically instrumentalized news media financed by owners, corporations, social and political groups, or governments, is becoming dominant in most parts of the world. This has severe consequences on independent media and journalism.

3 July - 7 July, 2017
This intensive one-week course facilitates the exchange of ideas and cooperative projects among mediation scholars, practitioners, trainers, and students in the East and West.
14 July - 21 July, 2017
This will be a philosophy course on the topic of ontology and metaontology. Ontology is a branch of philosophy (in particular, of metaphysics) concerned with questions of existence.  Important ontological questions include the following: Are there any such things as abstract objects (i.e., non-physical, non-mental, non-spatiotemporal objects)? Are there are any such things as past and future objects, or are all objects presently existing objects?
26 June - 30 June, 2017

This course will challenge the participants to debate the benefits, challenges and opportunities raised by the move in higher education towards student centered learning (SCL). The concept has been introduced recently into the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) but universities and national quality assurance agencies need to chart their own implementation standards and guidelines with very little information about what SCL means and how it can be measured.

3 July - 14 July, 2017

The aim of this CEU Summer School is to link participating students and scholars with a transnational network of scholars, performers, community activists, and artists in order to investigate the usage and potential of critical performance as a socially engaged practice within and between Romani communities. The questions this summer school aims to address are: What is the relationship between Romani performance, Romani iterations of performativity and hegemonic knowledge production? What are the slippages amongst these practices?

10 July - 14 July, 2017
Human rights litigation is one of the methods by which civil society organizations can bring about social change. This course for human rights professionals will develop the skills and knowledge needed to successfully bring cases to the regional human rights systems and the UN Treaty bodies, and to use those cases to achieve practical change.
10 July - 14 July, 2017

Around the world, children and youth face exclusion and discrimination due to disability, race, language, religion, gender, and poverty. This has lifelong consequences on their development, opportunities, and social inclusion.

24 June - 30 June, 2017
The purpose of this course is to explore challenges and possible ways forward for the effective and appropriate application of the precautionary principle in sustainability governance. It will bring together a solid and diverse group of scholars and practitioners with expertise on the precautionary principle, risk assessment and management, environment and health research, science and technology studies, the governance of innovation, environmental governance, and long term transitions to sustainability.
10 July - 14 July, 2017

This summer institute sub-course is aimed at people with an interest in how effective early childhood systems and services can mitigate the impacts of inequality and exclusion. Drawing on the European Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), the course will enable participants to explore the evidence regarding barriers and best practice when engaging disadvantaged children and their families.

2 July - 13 July, 2018
History has seen several waves of constitution-building in the 20th century with an unparalleled boom starting in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin wall. And while experts recently announced the end of this boom in new constitutions after the Cold War, the world is witnessing another wave of constitution-building, this time predominately in Africa.
9 July - 14 July, 2018

The 2018 Training School on “Collaborative local government for an open society” is one of the long-lasting series of summer course for Ph.D. students interested in local government issues. It is co-organized by the European Urban Research Association and Standing Group for Local Government and Politics of ECPR, and gives an opportunity to develop the understanding of comparative local government studies in Europe and to discuss Ph.D. dissertation with experienced professors of different disciplines and coming from different countries.

25 June - 29 June, 2018

With adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the call by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a “revolution” in the use of data for sustainable development, geospatial technologies have tremendous potential to effectively and efficiently monitor SDG progress. In the fifteen years since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the amount of data available, data collection methods, and data processing methods have changed substantially.

2 July - 6 July, 2018

The proposed course is a continuation of regular Syslab (http://syslab.ceu.edu) activities and CEU-UNDP summer workshops on Disaster Management developed under USEPEI project (http://isepei.org). Started in 2015 this cooperation brought together at CEU not only different UN agencies from Europe, Asia, Africa and Americas, but also partners from other sectors: national agencies (Ministries of Emergency, HydroMeteorological Services), private companies (Google, Motorola, etc) and academia.

2 July - 6 July, 2018

This program, like its predecessor, will introduce participants to mediation theory and skills and will examine the impact of culture and context on the mediation approach adopted.  Students will study conflict resolution process through multinational examples and perspectives and will examine challenges in designing and delivering dispute resolution initiatives in the dynamic context of emerging democracies, as well as mature, but adversarial, legal cultures.  As the use of mediation grows around the world and as dangerous conflicts continue to proliferate, the relevance of this

12 July - 19 July, 2018
 
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25 June - 29 June, 2018

The introduction of lifelong learning (LLL) in European universities has been discussed extensively at policy level since the early 2000 in various contexts and with different arguments. Among others the arguments of the so called knowledge society and its need for a qualified workforce, the European demographics and the extended university's mission have all been invoked to highlight the importance of lifelong learning and the role played by HEI in helping communities and individuals to meet professional and societal challenges.

2 July - 13 July, 2018

The aim of this CEU Summer School is to link participating students and scholars with a transnational network of scholars, performers, community activists, and artists in order to investigate the usage and potential of critical performance as a socially engaged practice within and between Romani communities. The questions this summer school aims to address are: What is the relationship between Romani performance, Romani iterations of performativity and hegemonic knowledge production? What are the slippages amongst these practices?

9 July - 13 July, 2018

The importance of territory in the current world order is undeniable.  Recent years have seen an explosion of empirical and normative scholarly interest on the impact of migration, globalization and state succession on territorial sovereignty across many disciplines.

16 July - 21 July, 2018
This summer school will examine critically the ways in which the social sciences and biology have been historically bound up over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From the beginning of that period, social and political theories exerted their influence on the knowledge produced by biological disciplines, while the social sciences built their understanding of human societies by drawing on what biology could tell them about human nature.
2 July - 7 July, 2018
The goal of the course is to provide a solid picture of some key phenomena of Western Esotericism – primarily the human self-deification by means of occult and magical means – and the learning outcome should be the acquisition of methodological tools in order to approach and assess those in a reliable scholarly way: close reading of texts; interpretation of images; placing cultural representations in social and historical contexts. 
 
2 July - 10 July, 2018

The purpose of the course is to acquaint course participants with recent work on the history and metaphysics of the concept of scientific law and related concepts that are central to the development and understanding of science. These concepts are important to philosophical accounts of both science and to metaphysics. While there has been a great deal of active research on writing on the metaphysics of laws and also on the history of the concept of laws there has been little interaction between researchers involved in each project.

4 July - 11 July, 2018

Some see the current nationalist turn in politics worldwide, with its crackdowns on international migration, proposals to limit trade and slash budgets for humanitarian and development aid, as the beginning of the end of globalization.

28 June - 4 July, 2018
The precautionary principle is a key principle of environment governance. It poses challenges to both environmental science and environmental governance because it applies to 'situations of scientific complexity, uncertainty and ignorance, where there may be a need to act in order to avoid, or reduce, potentially serious or irreversible threats to health and/or the environment, using an appropriate strength of scientific evidence, and taking into account the pros and cons of action and inaction and their distribution' (EEA 2013, p. 681).
9 July - 14 July, 2018
The ability to think counterfactually is an important – and likely uniquely human – ability. When thinking counterfactually, one engages about alternatives to reality by contemplating changes to reality and reasoning about the causal implications of these changes.