Geneva Summer Schools 2023

Geneva Summer Schools 2023

13.06.2023 – 28.07.2023

Our programme consists of a diversity of pluridisciplinary summer schools for students and professionals from all horizons, at the gates of the International Geneva.
GSS offer a large and pluridisciplinary variety of courses, both transversal and thematic classes exposing students to innovative and participatory teaching.



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Rectorat et administration centrale
Relations internationales

entrée payante, 200.00 francs (inscription requise)
entrée payante pour les personnes externes, 800.00 francs (inscription requise)


Date limite d'inscription: 15.04.2023

Prix très avantageux pour les étudiants réguliers de l'UNIGE. Dès 200 CHF pour 1 semaine, 250 CHF pour 2 semaines et 300 CHF pour 3 semaines de cours.

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13.06.2023 – 16.06.2023

COURSE DESCRIPTION Critical theoretical and activist engagements on topics such as human rights, gender violence, global pandemics, coloniality, racism and environmental sustainability are hot topics in both social science research and change making across the world. This Summer School is a new pilot initiative supported by the partnership initiative between the Universities of Geneva and Zurich in collaboration with the Swiss Anthropological Society and its Interface Commission. It seeks to ground such topics and enable learning on the multiple methodological, knowledge and political challenges involved in such terrains of research and open up for new forms of engagement, multi-modal expressions and student engagement. This Summer School offers a unique space for creating mutual learning between critical theory and analysis, on the one hand, and critical engagements on the other. Hosted by the Centro Incontri Umani in Ascona, the pilot initiative draws upon critical scholars and practitioners from the Universities of Zurich and Geneva as well as the SSE Interface Commission. We aim for grounded learning on critical readings and engagements for a selected group of students from different levels. In advance, students will be requested to present a particular sustainability topic of interest or on-going engagement to present during. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Deepen understanding of critical theory and what it brings to sustainability thinking and practice Learn from scholars with a deep dive into specific lessons from engaging on multiple terrains Engage participants in a process of reflection upon and presentation of their own action and research; encourage and equip participants to adapt concepts, tools and experiences into own spheres of analysis and practice. BACKGROUND Critical sustainability thinking is increasingly concern and teaching request by students and plays a central role in the research and teaching of Faculty and associated researchers at the departments of anthropology in Zürich and the Department of Sociology. This innovative pilot initiative bridges Faculty from the two universities in a unique setting at the Centro Incontri Umani in Ascona co-organized in cooperation with the SEG Interface commission. The merit and value of critical sustainability thinking ranges from the need to rethink consensual discourses such as the SDGs towards empowering students to engage with critical perspectives from feminist theory and political ecology to decoloniality and multimodal approaches. Training a new generation of scholars and practitioners to take up the deepening sustainability challenges is not only about transmitting individual skill and analytical competencies. It is also about creating a community of practice, where students are encouraged to form networks and lasting partnerships. FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES AND COLLABORATION A central aspiration of the project beyond the immediate learning objectives listed above, is that of nurturing a community of practice with students committed to mutual learning and exchange around critical sustainability thinking. The workshop not only encourages collective reflection and presentation, it also proposes students to write-up, film and present their individual approaches in a collective student forum.

19.06.2023 – 30.06.2023

Topics that will be covered include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, big data, digital privacy and online surveillance, free speech, consumer protection, legal issues of social media, Internet and telecom infrastructure, data protection, intellectual property, antitrust, and much more... This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the framework of a Digital law clinic and to discuss cutting edge Digital law and policy issues with academics (including researchers participating in the Digital Law Research Colloquium), practitioners, representatives of global policy makers, international organizations and leading institutions, including the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). In the previous years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021), the Digital Law Summer School (formerly Internet Law Summer School) gathered a group of highly talented participants from very diverse backgrounds and countries, including Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Netherlands, the UK, the US and Ukraine. The summer school includes an exciting programme and affords the fantastic opportunity to build a global network of new friends as well as of Digital law and policy experts. A video testimony of participants to the 2014 edition is available here! We look forward to welcoming a new batch of participants in 2022!

Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Diversity Challenge

19.06.2023 – 23.06.2023

Prejudice and discrimination are often causes of individuals’ suffering, social inequalities, and human conflicts in contemporary societies. Prejudice and discrimination are pervasive, difficult to counteract, and persisting even in unsuspected contexts and organizations. This summer school brings together experts and students from different countries to examine the origins and the consequences of prejudice. Where does prejudice come from? How do prejudice and discrimination affect people’s achievements, performances, and well-being? How can institutions reduce prejudice? How do laws prevent prejudice and protect minorities? What are the advantages of the inclusion of minority groups in the labor market? This summer school will address these questions through lectures from keynote speakers in social psychology. This social-psychological analysis will be complemented by talks from other disciplines such as economy, law, social work, gender studies etc. Teaching methods include individual readings, class discussion, group exercises, and presentations. It will focus on contemporary cases of prejudice based on various group memberships and stigmatizing attributes, such ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment. This summer school is a unique opportunity to meet practitioners from different organizations in Geneva and to learn about implemented policies aiming to reduce discriminations and promote diversity in the workplace. At the end of this summer school, the participants will be able to: Define the basic concepts and theories about stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and diversity from the perspectives of different disciplines (social psychology as well as economy, law, social work, gender studies etc). Use this theoretical framework to critically analyze societal and social phenomenon involving ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment etc Identify policies to prevent and reduce prejudice and discrimination in different settings (the workplace, university) and assess potential transfer of these policies to their own context Prepare and deliver a presentation about a specific form of stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination taking into their own cultural, professional, and educational background. This Summer School is organized in collaboration with Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (University of Geneva) and Equal Opportunities Office (University of Geneva). This course is designed for: Practitioners Bachelor, Master, PhD students and advanced researchers from various backgrounds

WIPO-UNIGE: Intellectual Property

19.06.2023 – 30.06.2023

The University of Geneva, together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will organize a two-weeks WIPO-University of Geneva Summer School on Intellectual Property (June 20 to July 1, 2022). The Summer School usually takes place in-person during the first week at the WIPO Headquarters, and during the second week in the premises of the University of Geneva Law School. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and organizational reasons, the summer school will take place online. The Summer School is open to approximately 80 senior students (graduate and postgraduate students) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline (from law to economics). The Summer School offers an invaluable education program in intellectual property (IP). Selected applicants will be notified three weeks after the registration deadline that shall be made online on the WIPO website (see;, except for applicants from the University of Geneva who can apply for a free participation (see application and eligibility section at The objective of the Summer School is to provide an opportunity for advanced students or young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP), and to gain an appreciation of IP as a tool for economic, social, cultural and technological development and the role WIPO plays in the global administration of IP. The Summer School program covers all main areas of IP (namely, patent law, trademarks, designs and copyright) through a pragmatic, interactive approach. Lecturers are IP experts at WIPO, the University of Geneva, or other institutions.

19.06.2023 – 23.06.2023

The summer school will address a number of important questions at the heart of international drug policy discussions today. The course will include lectures, case studies, mock debates, group work and more. Each day of the week will be organised around a specific theme and follow the pattern of 1) exploring the historical, sociological and policy perspectives of the particular issue; 2) examining what the current human rights, health and social challenges are; and 3) searching for what global policy and governance set-ups may constitute improved ways of working/solutions for the future. Human rights, governance and health will constitute cross-cutting themes, that will be addressed as and where relevant to each of the sessions of the week. The suggested structure is as follows: Day 1: Global health, global health and the international drug control system (with a particular focus on scheduling of illicit substances and the consequences of prohibition; as well as an overview of the epidemiology of drug use around the world) Day 2: Challenges of access to essential medicines (including pain control); and the opiates overdose epidemic in the US and Canada Day 3: Cannabis regulation models Day 4: Tobacco markets and powers Day 5: Searching for the best global governance scenarios OBJECTIVES of the COURSE The main objectives of the Summer School are for students to: acquire a strong understanding of the major health and human rights issues related to drug use and drug policy; become familiar with and gain insight into the functioning and implications of international drug control regime and its intersection with public health and human rights ; understand the historical, sociological and policy perspective of three major present day drug issues: opiates overdose epidemics; cannabis and tobacco. understand the power dynamics of how various substances are dealt with in our societies; and explore solutions for better governance. TEACHING The multidisciplinary Summer School will be taught in English by a variety of academic experts in their respective fields. EVALUATION Students will be required to give a 15 minutes group presentation on the last day of the course, on a topic that will be decided upon on the first day of the course; and which will no doubt focus on looking into what requirements and conditions may be required for a specific drug policy to be put in place; not just what would be the components of such a policy, but what steps would be needed to get there; and what role each of the relevant stakeholders could play, both at the national/community and international levels. COURSE CREDITS By taking this summer school course, may earn you the equivalent of 3 ECTS credit points. Evaluation will be based on attendance, class participation and a presentation on the last day of the course.

19.06.2023 – 07.07.2023

This course is made for students who are intrigued by international law or marvel at its day-to-day interactions with international politics, affairs and business. This is the opportunity for such students to get a crash course to introduce them to this fast moving, intellectually thrilling and profoundly humane field of the law. The course is shaped so as to bring out the best of current issues in international law, while remaining accessible to non-specialists and seeking to broach the main principles of “International Law 101”, so as to allow enthusiasts to go further. At the end of this course, participants will have a general understanding of some of the cutting-edge issues in international law today. This will allow them to either orient their future studies or refresh and extend existing knowledge.

Science Communication in the Post-COVID19 Era

26.06.2023 – 01.07.2023

Has ever been a more critical moment to effectively engage lay audiences with science and technology? This course is meant to bring awareness and perspectives towards the shifting paradigms related to the global events that we are living in. We want to provide an exhausting overview of the pillars that we believe ought be the foundation of a correct and meaningful science communication. Join us for a course given by some of the maximum experts in the field of science communication! MODULE 1 – Science communication writing and storytelling Speakers: • Prof. Laura Bowater - University of East Anglia. Chair in Microbiology Education and Engagement and Associate Dean for Enterprise and Engagement • Prof. Deborah Blum - Knight Science Journalism Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program and Founder and Editor-in-chief of the Undark Online Magazine. Scientific journalist and Book writer Thematics: • Writing for a lay-audience • Science news coverage • Editorial independency MODULE 2 – Build an online community to foster science education Speakers: • Alice Hazelton - Frontiers, Head of Program • Dr. Agueda Gras-Velazquez - European Schoolnet. Science Programme Manager / Head of the Science Education Department Thematics: • Curating dialogues for impact • Fact-based decisions • Democratising science-education MODULE 3 – Navigating fake news and alternative facts Speakers: • Prof. Stephan Lewandowsky - University of Bristol. Chair in Cognitive Psychology. Expert in the persistence of misinformation in society, and how myths and misinformation can spread • Dr. Roberta Villa - Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Subject matter expert, Social media and general media broadcaster. • Prof. Massimo Polidoro - C.I.C.A.P. (Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudosciences), Co-founder and General Secretary, Author, Lecturer, Social media and TV broadcaster Thematics: • Investigating pseudoscience • Psychology and Fake news • Social media and Public discussion MODULE 4 – Risk communication and community engagement Speakers: • Dr. Margaret Harris - World Health Organization. Public Health Doctor, WHO/OMS spokesperson • Prof. Iain Stewart - University of Plymouth, Royal Scientific Society in Jordan UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society, Professor, Mainstream television broadcaster Thematics: • Risk management communication • Crisis communication • Public engagement MODULE 5 – Science and Society Speakers: Dr. Ana Godinho – CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Head of Communications and Outreach Dr. Philipp Burkard – Director, Science et Cité Thematics: • Science communication models • Science diplomacy • Science communication project management

26.06.2023 – 30.06.2023

Boost your sustainability career skillset with a 10-days intensive experience into becoming a more resilient and effective agent of sustainable transition. We train both the hard and soft skills equipping you with tools and methodologies to consciously navigate and master local as well as national and international dynamics of change. With the your new readings of sustainability goals and elements of change you will be able to clearly define your vision and goals while engaging others in your vision. This workshop will help you build your tool-kit at three levels by combining: A solid exploration of effective response mechanisms to change and needed policy frameworks, A practical perspective based on ongoing projects and best practices in Switzerland and beyond, A deeper dive into the self-leadership skills necessary to aspire and engage your community. You will Learn cutting-edge solutions for designing, implementing and monitoring sustainability transitions at the Local, National and International Level. You will Boost your expertise into the role of infrastructures (Grey and Green Infrastructures ) and new strategies such as Nature-Based Solutions to meet sustainability goals while reinforcing societal and systemic resilience. You will Transform data into a dynamic changemaking tool. By improving or bootstrapping your sustainability data management skills from collection to disclosure. You will Powerfully manage multiple interactions between various stakeholders (Municipalities and local governments, National governments, International Organisations) in developing new solutions within a 2022 Post-Pandemic Recovery Scenario. Finally, you will Enhance your inner leadership, alignment to your own purpose and capacity for transformative communication. So that you can bring to life unique visions that fit the impact you want to have in this field. Enjoy focused knowledge packages provided by guest experts from UN and non UN International Organisations, State and City of Geneva Network with International Organisations, professionals and experts.

26.06.2023 – 30.06.2023

Today, there exists a field of international or global health law which stands on its own in international law, with devoted institutions, legal norms, control and monitoring mechanisms and area of application. International law, as a central instrument in the toolbox of the international community to address global health challenges, must be taught, critically discussed, implemented, improved, and developed. Students and young professionals active in the broad field of global health should be well aware of the international legal environment applicable to global health issues and its potential. This course will provide an advanced overview of global health law: the actors involved, the legal norms already in place and the way they are implemented. It will focus more precisely on specific issues and adopt a challenges-oriented approach. For instance, special attention will be given to the WHO pandemic instrument that is currently being negotiated and that will still be in negotiation in summer 2023 at the time of the summer school as well as to the role played by global institutions more particularly involved in these discussions. Students will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, class discussion and practical exercises. The approach will be guided by the in-depth examination of specific global health challenges and the analysis of the actors and norms involved in the resolution of these issues. Learning outcomes This Summer School will bring together distinguished scholars in global health law as well as practitioners and professionals. It will train a new generation of scholars in these topics and increase participants’ attention to and understanding of legal issues. Knowledge and understanding Identify global health challenges and their origins Navigate the international legal environment applicable to global health Develop a critical understanding of global health law and governance Participants This 5-day course is intended for graduate students with a special interest in international law and global health challenges. It is expected that all participants already have a solid knowledge of public international law and the international legal system (they should have taken already 1-2 courses in public international law and/or global governance); this will enable more advanced discussions on global health law. The Summer School will provide participants with the unique opportunity to meet international experts from academia as well as professionals from international institutions in Geneva involved in the field of global health law and closely correlated areas. It will also provide an exciting opportunity to meet new people from around the world, share common interests and build an international network.

26.06.2023 – 07.07.2023

Geneva has long been one of the world’s capitals of international law and the headquarters of international institutions dedicated to human rights. This inspiring context naturally has led to one of the core strengths of the University of Geneva to be within the domain of international human rights laws and policies. The Summer School ‘Children at the Heart of Human Rights’ is a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to engage with leading experts in a dynamic scientific interdisciplinary environment. It is the perfect academic and professional preparation experience for those students interested in children’s rights and international human rights organizations. The course is shaped to bring out the best of current issues in the international debate on children’s rights studies and policies. It will examine these issues with an interdisciplinary perspective and investigate different international legal instruments such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights treaties and standard-setting instruments. This programme is characterized by a deep dive into the following : the interplay between theory and practice in the field of children's rights, the international perspective promoted by the lecturers from different regions of the world, The blending of all these features will favour a vibrant, challenging and fruitful interactive learning atmosphere.

03.07.2023 – 07.07.2023

This summer school is organized by the Quality of Life (QoL) technologies. It is part of the AGE-INT initiative (, which aims to build Switzerland's international expertise around innovative solutions for an ageing society. Background: We live in an ageing world that is undergoing remarkable changes. Every global region is experiencing an increase in longevity, which naturally brings more physiological limitations and threats to maintaining an adequate quality of life. This phenomenon creates new demands for assistive innovations that cover different health-related quality of life (HRQoL) domains and can support individuals to live longer in good health [1, 2]. In this context, HRQoL innovations intend to use assistive technologies to maintain the ageing population’s good health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), delay care dependency, and even prevent non-communicable diseases [3, 4, 5]. Technological advance is an important factor in this ecosystem since it is continuously creating new opportunities to apply emerging resources that attend to the needs and desires of older adults, integrating them into the social and physical environments in which we age. Therefore, innovators must be aware of these technologies to better design with older adults, develop solutions that are responsive to their needs while maintaining user control, and create solutions that support health, their everyday HRQoL, and their quality of life (QoL) [6]. The summer school will address important questions at the heart of current technology and ageing population. Several of these questions will emphasize the concept of prevention, which typically consists of methods or activities that seek to reduce or deter health issues, protect the current state of well-being, or promote desired HRQoL outcomes or behaviours. Participants will be able to learn about different types of assistive technologies, their application areas, the design considerations related to such technologies, and the ethical components to be considered while designing and implementing such systems. The course will include lectures, case studies, mock debates, group work, and more. It will also emphasize the importance of interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and end-user participation when designing new objects, products, services, or experiences for the ageing population through a project-based approach and a human-centred design process. [1] Ageing and health. [2] Assistive technology. [3] Pramod, D. (2022). Assistive Technology for Elderly People: State of the Art Review and Future Research Agenda, Science & Technology Libraries, DOI: 10.1080/0194262X.2021.2024481 [4] Saborowski, M., and Kollak, I. (2015). “‘How do you care for technology?’ – Care professionals’ experiences with assistive technology in care of the elderly,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 93, pp. 133–140, Apr. 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2014.05.006. [5] Changizi, M., and Kaveh, M.H. (2017). Effectiveness of the mHealth technology in improvement of healthy behaviors in an elderly population-a systematic review. Mhealth. 2017 Nov 27;3:51. doi: 10.21037/mhealth.2017.08.06. [6] Bruce, C., Harrison, P., Giammattei, C., Desai, S., Sol, J.R., Jones, S., Schwartz, R. (2020). Evaluating Patient-Centered Mobile Health Technologies: Definitions, Methodologies, and Outcomes. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2020;8(11):e17577. doi: 10.2196/17577 Objectives: The main objectives of the Summer School are for attendees to: acquire a strong theoretical basis on QoL and HRQoL on the ageing population nowadays, in order to better understand the ways to improve them through assistive technology. acquire a strong understanding of the constraints but also the opportunities related to active and passive data sensing on the ageing population. become familiar with and gain insights into the functioning and implications of designing, implementing, and evaluating assistive technologies (sensing and actuating devices and services) for an ageing population. understand ethical considerations to be addressed while working with assistive technology for an ageing population and the importance of data governance. Target audience: advanced graduates, Ph.D. students, post-doc students, junior researchers, practitioners, care professionals, providers (e.g., start-up owners), and social scientists working in the domain of the ageing population, QoL, and HRQoL. We seek to cultivate a transdisciplinary approach. The course is, therefore, open to a broad range of disciplines and stakeholders (i.e., social sciences, health/life/medical sciences, computer science/engineering, and law) with interest in digital technologies and ageing. Structure: Each day of the week will be organized around a specific theme and follow the pattern of 1) specific use case by thematic, 2) challenges and lessons learnt, and 3) best practices to design, implement and evaluate assistive technologies for the ageing population following ethical regulations. Teaching: The multidisciplinary Summer School will be taught in English by various academic experts in their respective fields. The summer school will use a mix of use-case and project-based learning. The morning sessions will be reserved for presentations from our speakers, while the afternoon sessions will focus on hands-on and practical implementation based on the morning lectures.

03.07.2023 – 28.07.2023

The theme of the 2023 edition of the SDG Summer School is “Open Source Health Solutions”. The school lasts four weeks, from Monday 4 July to Friday 29 July. The format is hybrid, with teams working locally in maker spaces in Geneva, Paris, Seoul and Shenzhen, while collaborating online in a global network. IMPORTANT: Each of the four sites participating in the SDG Summer School has a separate application procedure. If you wish to take part in the Summer School from a different location please check this website. For all inquiries about the 2022 SDG Summer School, contact Check out the previous editions here. Geneva site only: This year’s edition of the SDG Summer School in Geneva is supported by the Global Fund for the Fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, and corporate sponsors Partisia Blockchain Foundation and Seeed Studio. The challenges come from organisations like the Global Fund and WHO, and these organisations provide mentors to the teams. In addition, PhD students working in leading health organisations in Geneva and around the globe, from the doctoral programme of the Institute for Global Health at University of Geneva, will coach the teams. A few SDG Summer Student Stipends are available, to cover travel, accommodation and tuition fees. If these expenses are a challenge for you, please explain this in your application, and indicate that you would like to be considered for a stipend.

03.07.2023 – 07.07.2023

From climate change to biodiversity loss or plastic pollution, environmental crises have become more complex and intertwined, calling for active engagement between scientists and policy actors towards science-informed solutions. To achieve this, a great number of stakeholders need specific skills and capacities to navigate the science-policy interface related to environmental governance towards ecological transition. In this context, International Geneva is host to a rather unique ecosystem that creates opportunities for science to join the policy table and for policy to inform science on knowledge gaps, thus allowing to pair knowledge and action for the common good across a wide pool of expertise. This Geneva Summer School offers a unique opportunity for early career researchers, policy professionals and civil society actors to: ● Explore how science-policy interfaces work in practice in the environmental field ● Learn about strategies, practices, and skills required to span the boundary between science and policy and apply these to the context(s) of participants ● Get practical advice and experience from actors working at the science-policy interface ● Networking with experts and practitioners from the international Geneva ecosystem The course will include interactive sessions, conceptual and methodological lectures, round tables and practical activities. It will involve experts and practitioners working at the science-policy interface. Module 1: The role of science in environmental governance Module 2: The challenges that hamper the production and use of knowledge in policy Module 3: Concrete actors, mechanisms and strategies that can contribute to shape effective science-policy interfaces Module 4: Practical case study Module 5: Reflecting on personal career paths at the interface of science and policy

03.07.2023 – 07.07.2023

COURSE DESCRIPTION The fourth year of the COVID-19 pandemic, added to the worsening climate, food, economic and political crises disrupt our lives in new ways and further exposes and increases societal vulnerabilities. Policymakers must skill up to navigate complex ecosystems characterized by poly-crises, rising inequities and a degrading environment. As a result, new ways of understanding and working in global health policy, advocacy and diplomacy are needed by those who work in health or those who work in fields which will be affected by decisions or impacts from the health sector. It is a key year for health governance, given all countries are discussing a possible legally binding pandemic treaty, a new set of commitments for Universal Health Coverage and reviewing progress at the half-way point of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, This course focuses on the practice of global health policy, advocacy, and diplomacy at the global level and its interrelated impact at the regional and national levels. It will: Give a general introduction to policy and decision-making processes Examine the political and policy environment that surrounds the current global health ecosystem Outline decision-making structures in the global health diplomatic space including the World Health Assembly, G20, the UN General Assembly and more Show how to interpret and navigate health governance processes Interrogate advocacy work to understand the steps to success and how to draw lessons from failure Employ case studies to illustrate current issues and their related political and policy dynamics Build practical experience with role playing diplomatic negotiations Introduce participants to major organizations with on-site visits and receive up to date learnings from key staff COURSE STRUCTURE Day 1 – Conceptual introduction: governance, public policy processes, challenges of decision-making and politics in global health Day 2 – Advocacy & global health: the art of advocacy for global health linking theory and practice Day 3 – Diplomacy & global health: ongoing diplomatic processes with simulation exercises and case studies Day 4 – Complex policy ecosystems: navigating different actors and approaches with visit to the Global Health Campus (eg. Gavi, Global Fund) and examples on specific policy themes (e.g. UHC, migration, pandemic instrument) Day 5 – Future outlook: exploring new ways of interacting and influencing global health policy METHODOLOGY The methodology of the course is participatory and interactive. The methodology will be adapted to the course participants and will involve lectures with privileged access to speakers, analysis, peer learning, case studies, simulation exercises, role play, reflection sessions and other liberating structures methodology. The venue of the course is at UniGe premises but with some sessions held externally. The course is taught in English. ASSIGNMENTS For university students: 3 ECTS can be obtained through this course, requiring a short reflection on the learnings from the simulation exercise (500 words, mid-course) and on the take away messages from the course (500 words, end course). Please check with your university if they will be recognized at your institution. CERTIFICATES A certificate of completion will be issued to all participants who have followed the full five days. University students who also submitted the assignments will receive a certification of the 3 ECTS credits. Please check with your home institution for credit transfer.