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[20/11/2020 - Country in focus: Germany] On "cultural affairs" with J.Umlauf (Goethe Institute Bucharest) & T.Kloiber (Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest)

posted 19 Nov 2020, 00:35 by FSP UB   [ updated 19 Nov 2020, 01:38 ]

The Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) 
of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest 

announces the launch of the series 

Country in focus: Germany 

which opens 
Friday, 20 November 2020, 14:00

with a talk on  

offered by 

Joachim UMLAUF
Director, Goethe Institute Bucharest


Director, Austrian Cultural Forum

Event moderated by

Assoc. Prof. Luciana Alexandra GHICA
Director, Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies

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What do you know about contemporary Germany? Would you like to discover more about its foreign policy, political life, economic opportunities and challenges, or its cultural openings and impact in Europe and beyond? 

You have now the opportunity to explore such issues through a series of encounters and debates with professionals from the diplomatic, political, economic and media environments.

The module Country in focus: Germany is a series of guest lectures with German and other foreign (and occasionally Romanian) experts from embassies, cultural institutes, the business environment, political foundations, media, civil society and academia, on contemporary issues related to politics, economy and cultural debates conducted in the German-language sphere (e.g. foreign policy of Germany, cultural and civil society affairs in Germany, German political foundations, the German business environment, Franco-German relations). 

The launching debate explores the scope of modern cultural affairs, how cultural institutes function and how they relate to diplomatic and social work. 

The module is organized jointly by the University of Bucharest through its Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) at the Faculty of Political Science, and the Goethe Institute Bucharest, and it offers 3 extra ECTS credits to those who attend 75% of the series and complete the participant survey form at the end (syllabus available here).

All events take place in English. Until February 2021, meetings will be held exclusively online (usually on Fridays). 

Designed primarily for political science students, the events are open to all interested students and young professionals.

The series of seminars “In focus” is an initiative of the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bucharest (FSPUB), and it is organized with governmental and non-governmental partner institutions. Aiming to familiarize students with the political, economic, social and cultural development of various countries around the globe, as well as with the contemporary agenda of international public affairs, this series addresses a significant gap in the Romanian social and political science education, as students rarely have the opportunity to study in more detail anything more than a handful of countries. 

Created in 2011 within the pilot project Professionals in International Relations and European Studies (ProRISE) which later transformed into IDC, this initiative is currently part of the curriculum of the professional MA in International Public Affairs and of the BA in International Relations and European Studies (3 ECTS extra credits). Students from different master programs of the University of Bucharest can also enroll for credits. Pending upon guest availability, especially given the dynamic context of the COVID-19 pandemic, some events may be rescheduled or postponed for the second semester. Upon completion, credits will be provided for the semester when the module started.