Diplomatic practice

Course International Politics
Source: Minister President Rutte /
Training type
Open Registration Courses
Training category
Diplomatic practice
Training location
The Hague
Training data
2 Oct - 20 Nov 2017
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Course price

Jihadists and developments in the Middle East, EU-Russia relations, new geopolitical balances, energy safety and climate issues, the future of European integration, the power of China, and many more topical issues are part of the programme of the Course International Politics. The Course on International Politics offers a wonderful opportunity to become acquainted with international relations in a brief time frame. The main objective of the course is providing information on international relations. Deeper insights into the subject matter are ensured by analysis of current international issues.

During eight Monday afternoons (2 October - 20 November 2017)  from 14:00 until 16:45, some of the most important themes in international politics will be discussed. By this you will broaden and deepen your knowledge in this field, enabling you to participate in discussions and putting news items in a broader context.

Is this course for you?

The course is open to anyone with a specific interest in current international political developments. There are no entry requirements.

This course has a maximum of 25 participants. Sign up quickly!

What will you learn?

By the end of the training course, participants will be able to:

• analyse the main themes, persons and organisations in international politics

• identify the major trends and relations in international politics

• put international political developments in a broader context

The training aims to provide information and an up-to-date understanding of the main issues of international politics.


You will meet the leading researchers, experts and opinion-makers of the Clingendael Institute. At the same time, you will meet guest lecturers and practitioners from the (policy) field. Speakers from previous courses included Prof. Dr. Ko Colijn (international security expert), Willem Post (US expert) en Prof. Dr. Jan Rood (EU expert). Subjects are introduced in depth by experts within the field and concluded with discussions on each subject.

Clingendael Academy provides participants with access to our online learning environment - Moodle - where you will find, amongst others, study materials that you can study in advance or afterwards.

What else you need to know

There is no need for pre-course study. Study is limited to the length of the course, which is 8 half-day sessions. Occasionally there may be a short course reading requested outside of class hours in advance of a specific session.

At the end of the course all participants will receive a certificate.

You can qualify for a 10% discount if 5 or more people from the same organisation apply.

Our General Terms and Conditions apply to do this course.

Subscribe for this training course

Register for the autumn course International Politics at the Clingendael Institute from 2 October until 20 November 2017. After submission you will receive a confirmation email.
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