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Welcome to CEU Summer University's e-Learning site
On this website you can find the online content of CEU Summer University's courses (readings, assignments, etc.) and can interact with your fellow course members.
We will provide access to the courses only to faculty members and those Summer University applicants that have been accepted to the program. They will receive their login and password soon after the course materials have been uploaded, which usually takes place later in the spring. Once participants log in to the site with their login name and password, they can see the courses they are enrolled in. Alternatively, they can click on the course titles below to enter the courses, and log in there.
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Summer courses in 2013
Adaptation Governance: Spatial, Temporal, and Cultural Constraints and Opportunities
26 June - 4 July, 2013At a time of well-documented, unavoidable and continuing global change adaptation has become a key concept in environmental and related social sciences, and also in policy processes on a variety of scales. Many sectors, such as forestry, biodiversity conservation, water management, agriculture, infrastructure development need information about the current state and future direction of ecosystem conditions, potential ecosystem-based adaptations, and relevant policies and governance mechanisms enabling such adaptations.
Comparative Regionalisms: Changing Forms of Governance in Asia, Africa and the Americas and the Effects on the World Order
24 June - 4 July, 2013The course fosters new approaches to the study of regionalisms in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Building on, but seeking to go beyond the European experience the course examines the rise of regions after World War II and the resurgence of the idea in and from the 1980s. It considers the different interpretations, values and expectations assigned to ‘region’, from regional free trade agreements to security communities to supra-national integrative projects.
Constitution-building in Africa
24 June - 29 June, 2013History has seen several waves of constitution-building in the 20th century with an unparalleled boom starting in the 1990ies 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. This burst of activity has given rise to a range of new ideas about the nature and purpose of constitutions and constitution-making, constitutional solutions to contemporary problems, and the proper role of international actors.
Documentary Cinema in the Digital Century
24 June - 5 July, 2013The first decade of the 21st century witnessed an explosion of interest in documentary cinema, enthused and transformed by digital technologies. With increasingly affordable cameras and digital editing, as well as evolving online viewing and sharing platforms, filmmaking and film viewing entered a qualitatively new stage, challenging the established approaches to reality, document, and evidence as well as formatting new ways of grasping and affecting societal changes.
Drug Policy and Human Rights
15 July - 23 July, 2013This course aims to explore the often tense intersection between drug policy and human rights. Taking place within the broader context of the UN drug control system, discussion will focus on the identification and understanding of relevant international human rights agreements and on the evaluation and assessment of the gap between rights and practice in the implementation of drug policies in many countries and regions.
Green Industry: Pathways Towards the Industry of the Future
1 July - 12 July, 2013All trends in resource use and energy consumption indicate that current forms of industrial production are not sustainable in the long term. Many industrial production systems continue to be inefficient and wasteful and thereby threaten to overwhelm the assimilative capacity of our planet. In order to reverse these developments, industries need to radically improve their energy efficiency, reduce their resource consumption and curb the release of harmful by-products.
Innovative Financing for Education: Arguments, Options and Implications
15 July - 19 July, 2013The 2010 Global Monitoring Report estimated that achieving the current global education mandates would require an additional $16 billion per year. This estimated funding gap is widely viewed as inadequate when the additional costs associated with quality improvements are considered. The combination of the funding needs and the need to both continue to expand access and increase quality and learning outcomes has prompted the education community to follow the examples of other sectors and explore options that can be referred to as ‘innovative financing’.
Internet Governance, Civil Society and Public Policy Advocacy
8 July - 19 July, 2013This intensive summer course is designed to help both researchers and activists gain new insights into the role which civil society can play in advocating for a free and open internet, and will highlight the potential of technology and online tools for mobilizing and organizing constituencies and for enhancing the security and privacy of advocates.
Justice: Theory and Applications
1 July - 12 July, 2013The problem of justice occupies a special place in contemporary political philosophy. In the words of its most influential figure, Rawls, "justice is the first virtue of social institutions". That view seems to be shared by a majority of authors and theories. However, there is no comparable agreement regarding what justice demands, from whom and to whom. These questions have utmost relevance for political philosophers. However, their importance spill over other disciplines.
Leadership and Management for Integrity
1 July - 6 July, 2013Raising integrity standards is increasingly recognised as an effective tool to foster development and strengthen legitimate democratic governance. This course, held for the ninth year, meets a need for critical and strategic approaches to successfully reform institutions to improve levels of governance and integrity.
LMI-Integrity Education: Teaching Integrity and Improving the Integrity of Higher Education
LMI-SME’s and Social Enterprises - Doing Business with Integrity in Emerging Markets
Mediation and Other Methods to Foster Democratic Dialogue
3 June - 14 June, 2013In this two-week course, the program facilitates the exchange of ideas and cooperative projects among mediation scholars, practitioners, trainers, and students in the East and West. In addition to offering an introduction to mediation and democratic dialogue, the program provides a teaching and training template for mediation training for scholars and practitioners from around the world to adapt for use in their home countries.
Medieval Codicology and Palaeography
15 July - 20 July, 2013The aim of the one-week course is to provide practical training in the basic skills of Latin and Greek palaeography, combined with lectures on selected issues in codicology and diplomatic based on a new approach toward manuscript studies and the latest trends in research. The course includes visits to manuscript holding libraries and archives.
Mental Disability Law in Practice
1 July - 12 July, 2013This two-week applied legal advocacy course is designed to strengthen the skills and knowledge of an array of participants including practicing attorneys, non-practising lawyers, NGO staff and board members, policy-makers, activists, policy experts and PhD students. We encourage people with disabilities to apply, especially those with experience of intellectual or psycho-social disabilities.
Moral Intuitionism: Epistemological and Ethical Aspects
22 July - 31 July, 2013The purpose of this course is to examine the place of intuitions in moral inquiry, covering two main areas: (a) the epistemology of (non-moral and moral) intuitions and (b) the role of intuitions in ethical inquiry. In addition to examining both these areas in the contemporary setting, the course explores the historical development of moral intuitionism in the works of Ross, Sidgwick and Pritchard.
Reading Old Bodies: New directions in the bio-archaeological heritage
1 July - 12 July, 2013Recent historical and sociological scholarship has stressed how culture and biology are indissolubly connected in the way they shape societies and how particular human groups interact with each other and the world that surrounds them. Bio-archaeology as a discipline has developed out of these reflections over the last decade, combining the study of cultural and biological remains to understand human life in the past.
Religion and Realism in Political Thought - Historical Perspectives and Recent Developments
15 July - 26 July, 2013The course will examine the relationship between the religion and political realism as a genuine constellation within Western political thought and philosophy.
Strategic Human Rights Litigation
15 July - 19 July, 2013Human 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. Participants will be invited to provide information on concrete cases that they are involved in which will be discussed during the course.
Sustainable Human Development: From International Frameworks to Regional Policies
1 July - 12 July, 2013The course is a continuation of the similar endeavor conducted in 2006-2012. The course will generally maintain its initial structure addressing major areas of sustainable human development from both academic and policy angle. The experience so far suggests that this combination of theoretical exposure and practical experience makes it unique and interesting for participants not just from Europe and CIS but also beyond the region.
The Politics of Citizenship
8 July - 19 July, 2013Recent years have seen an explosion of empirical and normative scholarly interest in citizenship across many disciplines. This course seeks to provide an overview of some of the main topical issues and scholarly perspectives in the social sciences, with special but not exclusive attention to citizenship in the law and politics of the states of Europe with a special focus on Eastern Europe. In addition to the overview the evolution of citizenship regimes, the course will offer an in-depth analysis of different normative frameworks and also analyse their policy implications.