Human Security, rights and development
The Hague, City of International City of Peace, Justice and Security, boasts around 131 international institutes and 80 justice organizations and together with New York, Geneva and Vienna is one of the United Nations cities. Since 1913, the Peace Palace has been a centre of world justice, hosting the permanent Court of Arbitrations and the International Court of Justice. You'll also find, Oxfam International and OPCW, along with many other courts, tribunals and NGOs.
In this module students will be introduced to modern security challenges involving border disputes and questions of energy security, as well as the socio-economic development agenda of countries and population groups that have been suffering grave injustices and poverty.
While getting acquainted with some general (legal) theory and cases, students will experience how to work in reality with international issues through visits to the International Court of Justice, development cooperation organizations and institutions which encourage democratization. The program is both academic and practical (action-oriented) .
Examples of the lectures offered: the role of UNCLOS in resolving maritime disputes, questions of energy security in the Eastern Mediterranean, the role of the UN and NATO in global peace, the status of environmental refugees as well as questions of terrorism. The workshops are called Migration across the Mediterranean and Sustainable Development goals.
A the end of this module students will be challenged to build an integrated approach on how to achieve synergy of peace operations, state-formation, poverty reduction.
The Hague Summer School
The Hague Summer School is a cutting edge 2 or 4 week modular course that runs in the month of July. The course, is made up of elective modules, that look at connecting the private and public sector through the eyes of engineers, human rights and security professionals and entrepreneurs. Our host city, The Hague, is the United Nations City of Peace, Justice and Security with its 131 international institutions, 80 justice organisations, 300 international businesses and numerous NGOs - the perfect place to see various sectors at work.
The academic program
The Hague Summer School is a modular course. You can choose to study for a two week or four week period. The two-week summer course consists of a module of your choice for 4 ECTS. The four week summer course offers you the possibility to choose 2 courses. Each elective includes organisational visits and guest lectures. Our academic staff is responsible for the content of the program and where we have partners in the field we co create with them. So you will meet not only our professors but also people from professionals from our Government and businesses in the region. An overview of modules can be found on the website www.thehaguesummerschool.com.
Each year, we focus on ‘Wicked Problems’ this year all modules are linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students work on projects around the topic of the course. Topics vary from Gender Equality and Inclusive Learning to Human Rights and Entrepreneurship.
As new friendships are a foundation for new and fruitful cooperation in the future, The Hague Summer School is not just about studying. We know that you are also here to make meet people and have fun! During the evenings and on the weekends we offer an extensive social and cultural program. Activities like the ‘Potluck Dinner, ‘Game Night’, ‘Treasure Hunts’ and off course ‘Dutch Nights’ are organized.
Costs and Housing
The fee for The Hague Summer School is 1250 euro per two weeks, this includes the course, lunches, social programme and fieldtrips. We strongly recommend to make use of our housing offer in The Student Hotel, a high end hotel for international students, just 5 minutes away from our University, which costs only 500 euro per two weeks extra