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Germany and the New World Order

Want to know how Germany is trying to create a new international profile in the world? Let’s take a look at how Germany is changing in its foreign policies, ideas and potential since the reunification while observing present trends in global governance.


Course periodJan. 8, 2018 - Jan. 26, 2018
Category History & Culture
Course levelsBachelor
LanguageEnglish
Class size

up to 18 participants

Credits and certificate

Participants will receive 5 ECTS credit points and a certificate if they attend classes regularly (at least 80% attendance) and participate actively. Additionally, six weeks after the end of the course a Transcript of Records is issued by Humboldt-Universität.

Application deadline Nov. 15, 2017, or when participant quota is reached
Early bird discount50.00 Euro until Sept. 15, 2017
Alumni discount50.00 Euro
Course fee630.00 Euro

Description

This course will try to understand the position a reunified Germany has sought to define for itself in the New World Order that has arisen since the end of the Cold War. Today, a quarter-century after reunification, the contours of a new German foreign policy are becoming visible, which we might dub “middle power politics.”

New German self-images and ambitions, a changed geopolitical environment, new global tasks and platforms, stronger interdependences with the rest of the world, and a growing set of foreign policy instruments amid stagnating resources, all define the character and the reach of German foreign policy today. Since reunification new partnerships have been forged and new competitors have emerged. The course will deal with these overarching trends, as with the possibilities a country such as Germany has to carve out an international profile of its own – in concert with other Western powers, within the present structures of global governance, or beyond them.

Syllabus

course program (PDF)

Course structure

Academic lessons

  • You will receive a total of 45 hours (one lesson equals 45 minutes; 15 hours per week).
  • Lessons will comprise lectures, group work, discussion sessions, excursions

 

Schedule (Track C):

Monday: 5.05 pm – 6.35 pm & 6.45 pm – 7.30 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday: 1.30 pm – 3 pm & 3.20 pm – 4.50 pm

Thursday: 9.00 am – 10.30 am & 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

 

Cultural extra-curricular activities:

HUWISU offers a fine selection of interesting extra-curricular activities and aims to give all participants an unforgettable stay in Berlin. Your program includes excursions, sport activities and social gatherings providing you the opportunity to get to know the city, the university and your classmates better and to meet students from all parts of the world. The costs for these offers are included in the course fees.

Activities and tours we offer regularly: Federal Chancellery, German Parliament, House of Representatives, Topography of Terror, Political Archive, Museum Island, Kreuzberg Tour, Daytrip to Potsdam, Ice Skating, Exhibitions, Farewell Party…

Language skills English: B2
Motivation Letter about one page in English
Student Profile

Undergraduate students of all subjects with an interest in German history, politics, economy, and international relations.

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

Mr. Christian E. Rieck, M.Sc. (oxon)

Christian E. Rieck is Senior Analyst for Regional Powers and Regional Integration at the Global Governance Institute in Brussels and Lecturer for German Foreign Policy and Contemporary History at Humboldt University Berlin.

Previous posts in applied research include the foreign policy think tank at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the European Foresight Program at the technology think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, the Latin American Institute of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies GIGA, as well as a Carlo Schmid Fellowship in the area of competition policy at the United Nations in Mexico City.

Christian also teaches international relations, global governance and foreign and development policy at renowned universities in Brussels, Strasbourg and Potsdam – and is a tutor at the Academy for International Cooperation at GIZ in Bonn. He was a member of the Think Tank 20 process of the G20.

The area studies specialist holds a postgraduate degree in Latin American Studies by the University of Oxford. Before that he studied law and economics in Bayreuth and Seville, then European and international public law at HU Berlin as well as at the European University Institute in Florence. His prize-winning work on European integration was awarded, among others, the Prize on the Future of Europe from the German Council on Foreign Relations.

CoordinatorPierre Steuer | pierre.steuer@hu-berlin.de
Contact detailsInternational Office
Unter den Linden 6
10999 Berlin
Germany


This course can be combined with: