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Program Structure

The one-year full time programme is aimed at graduates and young professionals who hold at least an undergraduate degree (B.A. or its international equivalent or Italys’s Laurea Magistrale). It is fully taught in English and has an international student body and faculty.

At the end of the master participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to balance a problem-solving approach  with a sound understanding of underlying patterns and processes of international affairs and public policy making
  • Explore the intersections of state, economy, and civil society while focusing on the growing importance of private institutions and models of multi-stakeholder  governance.
  • Work and interact with students, faculty, and practitioners from all world regions

The master consists of:

  • Twelve compulsory core courses with related seminars;
  • Elective courses to be chosen out of indicated options (for 10 ECTS);
  • Selected guest Academics and guest Professionals;
  • Networking meetings with national and international government officials, private sector representatives and leading academics;
  • Final 15-20.000 dissertation or project work.

Core Courses  (20 hours each)

  • Behavioral economics for decision making
  • Democracy and Global Governance: conceptual and methodological issues
  • International Public Policies
  • Global Dimension of Democracy and Rule of Law
  • Representing national interests in European institutions
  • Processes of Democratization
  • The politics of regionalism
  • The Politics of Globalisation 
  • International and humanitarian intervention in the Post-Cold War era
  • Global politics: power shifts in an age of globalization
  • EU-Asia relations in the context of global change
  • Statistics for international public affairs

Elective Courses (10 hours)

  • Negotiation and diplomacy in a globalised world
  • The politics of multiculturalism
  • Global governance and civil society
  • Management of humanitarian crisis 
  • Global corruption, good governance and the UNCAC
  • The Post-1945 International System: Theory and History
  • Multilateralism in the post-2015 world
  • EU cohesion policies
  • The political economy of the Euro crises
  • Interparliamentary cooperation in foreign policy
  • LUISS Policy Clinic

Workshops (10 hours)

  • Working with EU institutions
  • Working with international organizations
  • Public policy advise within the private sector

Complementary activities:

  • Managing foreign policy (hosted by Aspen Institute)

Other professional development courses:

  • Career and professional development
  • EPSO
  • EU Project management