Why Study Global Governance?
The effectiveness of the international world order established after World War II is increasingly being challenged. Travel to the Netherlands and Senegal to explore the evolution of global governance, impacts of neoliberal policies, and rising political and social resistance. Live in Amsterdam, a global capital celebrated for its progressive politics and whose wealth was built on the exploitation of its trade empire. Examine immigration and integration policies, relationships with former colony migrant communities and the emergence of authoritarian right-wing populism. Take an excursion to Brussels, a major center of international politics, and learn about the European Union (EU), NATO and World Health Organization (WHO).
In Senegal, known as a major regional peacekeeper and for its peaceful religious, ethnic and cultural coexistence, examine migration, postcolonialism, neocolonialism and the socio-economic impacts of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) structural adjustment policies. In Dakar you will meet with youth activists and hip-hop artists demanding social change and reimagining the future. Through fieldwork exercises, you will become attuned to the complexities of studying phenomena at the intersections of the local and the global, the social and the political, power and resistance.
Explore a Day in the Life of an IHP student!
Photos on this page may depict program sites from previous semesters. Please view the Program Sites section of this page to see where this program will travel in spring 2022.
- Travel to Brussels and study the integration and disintegration of the EU.
- Visit the Hague and explore the International Court of Justice and other UN agencies.
- Meet with NGOs and development organizations in Senegal, a regional peacekeeper.
- Discuss social change with activists, hip hop artists, and academics in Dakar.