New York is the place where global policy is formed on issues ranging from terrorism to HIV prevention. This summer, you can explore the world's most cosmopolitan city as you study the architecture of contemporary global governance and its premier international institution--the United Nations. This course is designed for students who are interested in international diplomacy and politics in areas like human rights, development, human trafficking, the International Criminal Court, war crimes, and the Responsibility to Protect. In addition to our classroom sessions and readings, in past years students have directly met with:
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN Asst Sec. Gen. for Policy Robert Orr
- Senior staff from the UN Security Council
- Leading officials and advocates at Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, and the Soros Foundation
- Experts from the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Crisis Group
- Diplomats from the US and Thai embassies in New York
- The Special Advisor to Ban Ki-moon on the Responsibility to Protect, Edward Luck
- The UN Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times
- And many other experts from Columbia, NYU, the UN University, and other schools and organizations in New York.
The course meets at NYU Law School, in Greenwich Village, the most interesting and exciting part of New York City. Students live in NYU dorms near to Washington Square Park
All students are expected to have taken at least an introductory course on globalization or comparable course in international relations prior to participating in the summer program as a basic understanding of globalization issues will be assumed for all participants. For more information on prerequisites, please visit the curriculum page.
Scholarships: Merit-based scholarships of $1,000 from the UCLA International Institute are available for ten outstanding UCLA Global Studies Majors or Minors participating on a Global Studies summer program. See Scholarships page.
Directed by Kal Raustiala, UCLA Law. For more program information, please click on the links to the left.
Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For more information on financial aid, click here.