in partnership with the Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF) and the Lisbon Club

The Summer School Global Challenges is a policy-oriented course that focuses on the current political, economic, developmental, climate and security issues that shape and reconfigure the architecture of the global system. It is also an optional course of the Master’s in International Studies of Iscte. The course is also offered as a specialization seminar to other graduate and post-graduate students or participants that wish to acquire 6 ECTS. It is a 20 hours course, from 21 to 25 September 2020, with 2 daily classes, from 18h00 to 20h00 and from 20h30 to 22h30.

This year classes will be given online.


Days Classes and Speakers
18h00-20h00 20h30-22h30

On Geopolitics

Luís Amado

On Geoeconomics

José Félix Ribeiro


How to Power the World

Catarina Roseta Palma; Nuno Antunes

China’s Global Strategy

Cátia Miriam Costa


Global Health and the Pandemic

Paulo Telles de Freitas; Rita de Jesus

The Pandemic in Africa

Clara Carvalho


Jihad: Insurgency or Terrorism?

Carlos Branco; Raquel Vaz Pinto

On Cybersecurity

Lino Santos


Liberalism vs Authoritarianism

Jaime Nogueira Pinto, André Freire

Sports and Politics

Marcelo Moriconi

Academic coordinator: Luís Nuno Rodrigues, director of the Master’s in International Studies, director of the CEI-Iscte, the Center for International Studies of Iscte.

Executive coordinator: (representative of the partners): Fernando Jorge Cardoso, head of Strategic and Development Studies of IMVF, executive director of the Lisbon Club

Speakers, faculty bios: global challenges_faculty bios

Other information: magdalena.bialoborska@iscte-iul.pt