Warsaw Summer School Program 2019


Date: 01.07-27.07.2019 (check-in / check-out +1 days)

4-weeks programme: 3 weeks in Warsaw+ 1 week in Crakow


Deadline: 01.05.2019. Enrollment available thru on-lina application:


- Accommodation (double rooms + own bathroom) 

- Feeding (breakfast + lunch + dinner) – delivered in restaurants in the city center 

- Cultural & Integration Activity (all costs covered) 

- Sightseeing of Warsaw, Cracow:

 1. Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp,

 2. Schindler’s Factory

 3. Warsaw Uprising Museum

 4. Warsaw and Cracow Old Town Tours 

 5. Wilanow Palace Tour

 6. Lazienki Gardens Tour  

 7.  European Architecture History Tour  

- Class participation 

- Certification (transcripts & Warsaw University Cerificate) 

- Supervision and 24h Care 

- Domestic transportation 

- Teaching Materials 

- Transferable Credits 

- Open and certification ceremony 

- National Evenings 

- Integration in international environment

- Professional guide 

- Student mentor programme 

- Official visits in: 

 1. Polish Parliament - meeting with Member of Parliament

 2. City Council of Warsaw  - meeting with member of City Council 

 3. Visit in Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 4. Warsaw Stock Exchange  - class with professional broker

Courses delivered by Professors of University of Warsaw, Ambassadors, Officers of Public Affairs.  

International Public Law – 12h 

This course provides an introduction to public international law. We shall analyze the system of norms which regulates interactions between states and other subjects of international law. We shall also attempt to understand the specific features of international law as juxtaposed to other branches of law. Besides studying the basics of public international law the course will attempt to allow its participants to understand how international law functions in the international arena today (case studies) and what it is worth to every day life of the international community. 

The objectives of this course are mainly to acquaint its participants with the basics of public international law and make them understand the way it has been created, transformed and used in the lives of nations for generations. It is of prime importance that the students perceive the system of international law as norms which are crested by its subjects for its subjects and therefore must not be seen separately from the developments in the international system.

Diplomacy and International Relations in Central Europe – 12h 

Content of education: Central Europe foreign policy. Reorientation of politics in post-war Poland. Central Europe participation in peaceful regulation of post-war Europe during 1945 – 1949. Allied treaties and the partnership of the Socialist States’ camp during 1945 – 1955. Activation of Central Europe foreign policy in all geographic directions during 1956 – 1970. Activities in favour of international relaxation during 1970 – 1981. 

Foreign policy during “Marshal Times” (1981 – 1989). Central Europe foreign policy during the period of structural (regime) transformation. Reorientation of Central Europe foreign policy during 1989- 1991. Euro-atlantic option- relations with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), European Union, Western European Union and the Eur pean Council. Regional cooperation – Wyszehradzka Group, Middle–European Initiative, 

Baltic Cooperation, Euroregions. Role of Poland in CSCE/OSCE (Conference for Cooperation and Security in Europe) and United Nations. Eastern policy. Education outcome: abilities and competences: awareness of Central Europe foreign policy; description of subjects and instruments of the realisation of foreign policy; awareness of the results of particular foreign policy conducted internally within the EU and externally outside of the EU. 

Comparative Politics and Political International Relations – 12h 

The range of comparative politics is very broad due to the ambition to answer the meta-questions: What is politics? How does it function? How can we interpret it? The underlying pre-mise of research in the field of the comparative politics is to test theoretical concepts by using examples. The limited time frame of the course requires narrowing the scope of the problems to the most essential issue of comparative politics – political systems. The object of the classes is to improve students’ understanding of the nature of political systems in a wider context of various political phenomena and processes, inter alia, political culture (race, religion, language etc.), perception and images, identity and nationalism, civil society, political violence, regime, mechanisms of interdependency and cooperation. 

During the course the following three-step approach shall be applied: (1) defining a particular problem, (2) analyzing the chosen cases (states), (3) comparing the cases with the emphasis on possible patterns, similarities and differences. The crucial ability to be developed 

European Citizenship & EU identity – 6h 

Citizenship of the European Union is enshrined in the EU Treaty: ‘Every person holding the nationality of a member state shall be a citizen of the Union. Citizenship of the Union shall be additional to and not replace national citizenship’.  But what does EU citizenship mean in practice? Class present Euroepan regulation and heritage in this field.

International Social Policy – 12h 

Social policies are the guiding principles that serve as the foundation for social programs. The Social Policy concentration allows you to analyze the ways in which social policies and social institutions influence the course of human lives, as well as the ways in which indivi-duals and groups can influence social policies. You will gain both a strong background in the social sciences and a familiarity with current social policy issues. Your coursework explores the development of public policy in such fields as education reform, health care, poverty, urban systems, social welfare, childcare, and aging. You can select classes in a particular poli-cy area, such as political science, economics, or sociology, or in methods of policy analysis and program evaluation. The Social Policy concentration provides an excellent foundation for work in public policy, government, not-forpro-fit work, policy research and analysis, advocacy, community development, and politics. In addition, study in Social Policy makes you well suited for graduate study in law, policy studies, public affairs and political management. 

Migration in IR – 12h 

This course will explore human migrations and their consequences for societies. We will ana-lyze the reasons of international migration, geography of migrant flows, and relationship between migration and the development of the places of origin. The course will examine labor migration, movements of displaced people as well as new types of mobility such as moves for education, marriage, retirement or in search of new life styles. Migration and security issues that have become a part of the concern of modern governments will also be discussed. Students will learn  fundamentals of migration process and how they apply to interpretation of modern migration flows. The students will appreciate migration as a key dynamic within globalization as it plays an essential part in economic and social change and contributes to a transformation of the international political order. Acquire the skill to analyze economic, social, and cultural implications of migration based on composition and geography of migrant flows. Students will engage in discussions how migration may affect bilateral and regional relations, security, national identity and sovereignty. 

International Relations - Developing Countries in IR – 12h 

Development vs. underdevelopment, deve-loped vs. developing countries, first world vs. the third worl. These are all contested terms and there is growing literature critical of develo-pment. Given these complexities, it is the goal of this course to discuss some of the major issues in the domain of political economy of development in order to provide a foundation for students to tackle more recent developments in the field of development and politics. Study on role of developinf countries in world’s politics and global economy


International Security in XXI century - 12h

This course surveys the various debates, concepts, and issues clustered around human security. The concept of human security is rela-tively new, yet it refers to a serious of longstanding challenges including, but not limited to, the deprivations of poverty, vulnerability to environmental change, and risk in conflict and post-conflict situations. This course will explore the history of human security as a term, focusing particularly on the emergence of human security as a category of global governance in the 1990s and 2000s. It will ask what “human security” as a term adds to and enables within global intervention. It will ask what is gained or lost when considering issues such as conflict and climate together as “human security.” It will also explore a range of issues in the broad field of human security, touching on theoretical and practical concerns around climate change, violent conflict, health, and more. Students will engage with these issues through academic writings, explorations of policies and response strategies, and in-depth case studies.