2004 - 1ST EDITION - SUMMER SEMINAR €ŚEUROPE AND US IN A CHANGING WORLD€ť

Rome, June 20th to July 7th, 2004

Are you a brilliant, motivated student interested in International Relations?
Do you want to make the most of your summer?
The Rome Summer School is the place for you!!!

The greatest location: Rome is an incredible city, especially in the summer when all sorts of festivals are going on!

Gain 6 Credits: the summer school will be dense: in 16 days there will be a total of 90 hours of classes, allowing to earn up to 6 US credits (12 ECTS): this means the possibility to have the best education and get the most out of your money and spare time!

Incredible high-level teaching body: lectures from the best University Professors from both Europe and the US will alternate with presentations and discussions with top-ranked decision-makers: diplomats, EU officials, politicians... Get the best of both academic knowledge and hands-on experience! Do you want to know all about the European Convention? Ask directly to its Vice President Giuliano Amato!!

A unique intercultural experience: there will be a unique mix of US, European and international students. Make friends today, have a network tomorrow...

The philosophy: we believe Americans and Europeans need to know each other better. Our summer school is part of a wider program that will continue in the years and, as from May, we'll put you on line to discuss with your future colleagues...

Low all-included fees and possibility to obtain grants and scholarships: we want the most motivated students to participate, regardless of their financial situation: hence the ratio fee / credits is the lowest possible without harming the high quality of the program.

Grants can be obtained on the basis of merit, motivation and need, while scholarships will be awarded to the best students at the end of the summer school, covering, either partially of fully, the school tuition or the travel costs.

Among the topics that will be covered by the summer school...
- Which future for Europe after the EU enlargement and the European Parliament's elections?
- What can we learn by comparing the US to the EU institutional and economic systems?
- Where do the institutional and cultural similarities and differences lie?
- Which future for Europe's foreign policy? Are the US Europe's best friend or worst enemies?
- How will US-EU relation develop in the future?
- Will the Mediterranean free area become a reality? And the FTAA?
- What kind of relations will Europe have with the Middle East? Will Europe have one voice or several voices? Will the EU find a common agreement with the US for the sake of the pacification and democratization of the area?
- What is the future of the relations between Europe and Asia? Will Europe and the US work together in order to deal with the challenges posed by China and the newly-industrialized countries?

In order to address such and further questions, the summer school will be divided into 2 modules of 45 hours each.

Part 1 will compare the EU to the US institutional and economic systems and will examine the relations among the two blocks.

Part 1: Comparing the EU to the US and the evolving transatlantic relations
1a. Review of European and US history and of their relations in historical terms.
1b. Comparative analysis of the EU and the US institutional frameworks.
1c. Comparative analysis of the two economic systems and of the economic interaction among the two blocks. A special attention will be given to issues like WTO negotiations and competition law.

Part 2 will examine the relations between the EU on one side, the US on the other, and the rest of the world. We will examine whether, the EU and US policies and actions in the various areas of the world tend to be cooperative or conflicting, and what is the result of that interaction (the "International Triangle").

Part 2: EU, US and the wider world (the "International Triangle")
1. The EU, the US and the other parts of the world: Russia, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Africa 2. The EU, the US and today's main challenges: the International Declaration of Human Rights 45 years after; the end Westphalia principles; the globalization process; cooperation to development.

Grants & Scholarships
- Scholarships will be attributed to the students that will get the best results in the Summer School exams.
- Grants shall be available for students from less developed countries, as well as from students in financial need. Grants would partially or totally cover the fee or the cost of transportation (based on the cheapest mean) and will be awarded on the base of merit.
- How to apply for a grant: In order to apply for the grants, students mast have registered for the summer school and shall submit an application to the Organizing Committee, at the same time of their application to the school, including:
- An official transcript of exams (with grades)
- A CV, including also other grants received
- A letter of presentation from a University Professor
- A personal statement explaining the interest in the summer school and why the student sould receive the grant
- A travel plan and a provisional cost estimation of travel expenses

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact the European Office of the University of Rome Tor Vergata for more details (www.ue.uniroma2.it; ufficio.europeo@uniroma2.it, Tel +39-06-7259.2757)

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