21-25 SEP | Summer School Global Challenges

The Summer School Global Challenges is a policy-oriented course that focuses on the current political, economic, developmental, climate and security issues that shape and reconfigure the architecture of the global system. It is also an optional course of Iscte’s Master’s in International Studies.

The course is also offered as a specialization seminar to other graduate and post-graduate students or participants that wish to acquire 6 ECTS. It is a 20-hour course, from 21 to 25 September 2020, with 2 daily classes, from 18h00 to 20h00 and from 20h30 to 22h30.

This year classes will take place online, subject to registration.


Days Classes and Speakers
18h00-20h00 20h30-22h30
21 On Geopolitics

Luís Amado

On Geoeconomics

José Félix Ribeiro

22 How to Power the World

Catarina Roseta Palma; Nuno Antunes

China’s Global Strategy

Cátia Miriam Costa

23 Global Health and the Pandemic

Paulo Telles de Freitas; Rita de Jesus

The Pandemic in Africa

Clara Carvalho

24 Jihad: Insurgency or Terrorism?

Carlos Branco; Raquel Vaz Pinto

On Cybersecurity

Lino Santos

25 Liberalism vs Authoritarianism

Jaime Nogueira Pinto, André Freire

Sports and Politics

Marcelo Moriconi


Academic coordinator: Luís Nuno Rodrigues, director of the Master’s in International Studies, director of the Centre for International Studies at Iscte.

Executive coordinator: (representative of the partners): Fernando Jorge Cardoso, head of Strategic and Development Studies of IMVF, executive director of the Clube de Lisboa.


Further information: https://cei.iscte-iul.pt

Contact: magdalena.bialoborska@iscte-iul.pt

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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