Summer School | Global Challenges

Applications are open for the summer course “Global Challenges”. The course will be held between September 25 and September 29 and will be coordinated by Professor Fernando Jorge Cardoso, researcher from the Center of International Studies (CEI-IUL). It will have a duration of 20 hours, running from Monday to Friday between 6pm and 10:30pm .

The course is organised by the Center for International Studies and the Institute for Public and Social Policies of ISCTE-IUL and is designed to reach post-graduate students as well as other candidates interested in international and development studies, pursuing a high-quality research career or working as development practitioners, international relations professionals, strategy studies experts, economists or other social sciences professions.

It is a multidisciplinary course, focusing on the political, economic and security issues that shape and reconfigure the architecture of the international system. Its major goal consists in the analysis and understanding of the political and strategic framework that shape geopolitics, economy and international development as well and of the strategy of the major global actors. The course

  • Coordination: Fernando Jorge Cardoso
  • Applications: May 2 – September 11
  • Date: September 25-29
  • Hours: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Credits: 6 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Fee: € 150
  • Application and registration: € 35

Panel 1 – Geopolitics & Global Economy

Luís Amado, (Invited Titular Professor, ISCSP & Chairman of the Lx Conferences)
Luís Nuno Rodrigues (Associate Professor, ISCTE-IUL)
José Manuel Félix Ribeiro (Invited Research Fellow, FCG)

Panel 2 – Energy Transition & Climate Change

António Costa Silva (Titular Professor, IST-UL & Chairman, Partex Oil and Gas)
Catarina Roseta Palma (Assistant Professor, ISCTE-IUL)
Nuno Antunes (Partner, Miranda & Associados)

Panel 3 – Growth Models & Development Challenges

Rogério Roque Amaro (Associate Professor, ISCTE-IUL)
Clara Carvalho (Assistant Professor, ISCTE-IUL)
Sandro Mendonça (Assistant Professor, ISCTE-IUL)

Panel 4 – Global Security Threats

Ana Santos Pinto (Assistant Professor, UNL)
Bruno Cardoso Reis (Assistant professor, ISCTE-IUL)
Carlos Branco (Major-General Portuguese Army)

Panel 5 – The EU between Integration & Nationalism

Marina Costa Lobo (Principal Researcher, ICS-UL)
Francisco Seixas da Costa (Invited Professor, UAL)
Jaime Nogueira Pinto (Political Scientist)



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Luís Nuno Rodrigues

Director and researcher at CEI-IUL. Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL. Editor of the Portuguese Journal of Social Science. Ph.D in American History (University of Wisconsin). Visiting professor at Brown University.

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