Summer School Global Challenges (Specialisation Seminar on Global Challenges)



The Summer School Global Challenges is a multidisciplinary course. It focuses on the political, economic and security issues that shape and reconfigure the architecture of the international system. Its major goal consists in the analysis and understanding of the policy and strategic framework that shape geopolitics, economy and international development as well and of the strategy of the major global actors.



This Summer School course is designed to reach post-graduate students as well as other candidates interested in international and development studies, pursuing a high-quality research career or working as development practitioners, international relations professionals, strategy studies experts, economists or other social sciences professions.



Fernando Jorge Cardoso

Equipa Docente

Program - Professors - Guest speakers

Panel 1 - Geopolitics & Global Economy

Luís Amado, (Invited Titular Professor, ISCSP & Chairman of the Lx Conferences)
Luís Nuno Rodrigues (Associate Professor, ISCTE-IUL)
José Manuel Félix Ribeiro (Invited Research Fellow, FCG)

Panel 2 – Energy Transition & Climate Change

António Costa Silva (Titular Professor, IST-UL & Chairman, Partex Oil and Gas)
Catarina Roseta Palma (Assistant Professor, ISCTE-IUL)
Nuno Antunes (Partner, Miranda & Associados)

Panel 3 – Growth Models & Development Challenges

Ana Paula Fernandes (Chief of the Unit of Prospective, Reform and Global Relations at OECD)
Ana Rita Sequeira (Lecturer and Researcher in the Health Administration, Policy and Leadership Program of the School of Business and Governance at Murdoch University (Western Australia)
Clara Carvalho (Assistant Professor, ISCTE-IUL)

Panel 4 – Global Security Threats

Isabel Ferreira Nunes (Directs the Research Center at the National Defense Institute (IDN))
Bruno Cardoso Reis (Assistant professor, ISCTE-IUL)
Carlos Branco (Major-General Portuguese Army)

Panel 5 – The EU between Integration & Nationalism

Marina Costa Lobo (Principal Researcher, ICS-UL)
Francisco Seixas da Costa (Invited Professor, UAL)
Jaime Nogueira Pinto (Political Scientist)

The programme is taught in English.


6 ECTS will be got by participants who submit and pass a written essay of around 3000 words.

Data de realização

24 to 28 of September 2018





24 Sept 2018

18h00 - 22h30


Geopolitics & Global Economy

25 Sept 2018

18h00 - 22h30


Energy Transition & Climate Change

26 Sept 2018

18h00 - 22h30


Growth Models & Development Challenges

27 Sept 2018

18h00 - 22h30


Global Security Threats

28 Sept 2018

18h00 - 22h30


The EU between Integration & Nationalism


€ 150.00
to which is added the registration fee (€ 10.00) and application (€ 25.00).


since March 26 to September 14, 2018
The number of vacancies for this course is 20.

Online applications - [Apply Here]

This Summer School is a scientific product of the Centre for International Studies and is also made in collaboration with the Institute Marquês de Valle Flor (IMVF) under the banner of the "Lisbon Conferences"/Clube de Lisboa. It is also offered as an Optional Course for the students of the Master in International Studies and for the Erasmus and other mobility programmes’ students.


More informations:
IPPS-IUL – Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais
Av. das Forças Armadas, Building I, office 1W7, 1649-026 Lisboa
Hours: 2nd to 6th Friday, between 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 19:00
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