The summer courses will take place between the months of July and September:


July 1 to 5: Latin America Today
  • Coordination: Luís Fretes Carreras (CEI-IUL)
  • Applications: May 20 – June 26
  • Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Language: Portuguese, Spanish and English

The Latin America Today Specialization Seminar is an intensive and multidisciplinary Summer Course that addresses the socioeconomic, political and cultural dynamics of Latin America.
With the general objective of understanding the present reality of the region in its multiple dimensions, particularly in relation to the transatlantic space, it presents a program made up of seminars concentrated in these disciplines as well as conferences of specialists or protagonists. With specialized teachers, researchers, artists and diplomats in Latin America, students will have contact with the dynamism of the region in its different social, economic and cultural aspects. Apply here.


July 8 to 12: China and East Asia: identifying challenges and scoping the future
  • Coordination: Cátia Miriam Costa (CEI-IUL) & Álvaro Rosa (IBS)
  • Applications: May 27 – June 28
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Language: English

The region of China and East Asia is at the center of the world today. Relying on a vast and rich history and culture, this region remains at the forefront of trade and technological development. The study of China and East Asia is no longer exclusively focused on linguistic and literary aspects and is constantly expanding, following the inevitable importance and dynamism of the region in several areas, from politics, economics and finance, including the fight against climate change. Join us to study and discuss the central role of this region in today’s international relations. Apply here.


September 2 to 6: The Middle East in World Politics
  • Coordination: Giulia Daniele (CEI-IUL) & Bruno Reis (CEI-IUL)
  • Applications and registration: May 27 – August 23
  • Hours: 2:30 p.m. – 19:00 p.m.
  • Language: English

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the international politics of the Middle East. It combines the study of international relations with the understanding of transnational politics (e.g. pan-Arabism, pan-Islamism), inter-state conflict (e.g. the Persian Gulf Wars, the conflict in Israel/Palestine etc.), foreign policy of major regional states (Iran, Turkey, Iraq etc.) and “superpower” politics. The course thus investigates both the factors involved in the making of international politics in the area, and the methods and concepts used to understand them. To that end, it introduces students to the discourse of “Orientalism”, theories of international relations such as (neo)realism and social constructivism and other approaches that are relevant to an in-depth enquiry into the complex interactions within the region. Apply here.


September 23-27: Global Challenges
  • Coordination: Fernando Jorge Cardoso (CEI-IUL)
  • Applications and registration: May 27 – September 13
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m – 10:30 pm
  • Language: English

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, and of the strategy of major global actors. Apply here.


More information:

Price: 100 Euros | ISCTE Students: 50 Euros
Application and Registration fees: 35 Euros

Some of these summer courses are also funded by with national funds by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, in the framework of the project UID/CPO/03122/2019.