School of Global Politics

The Arab Spring between structural changing and persisting dynamics.
Socio-economic developments and new political actors in the Arab world.

The School of Global Politics has been conceived as a cycle of seminars about international political issues, tackled by some of the most important specialists in the topics covered. The 2012 edition is focused on the changing dynamics in the Middle East after the 2011 intifadas that have been challenging the long-standing dictatorships in the region. Analyzing economic, political, social and cultural factors, the lectures will investigate the role of new political actors, the perspective for the democratic transition, the economic growth and the challenges for national and regional security in the Arab world.

The lectures will be held by both Italian professors and scholars from the best Universities in the Middle East: a unique feature combining the scientifi c approach with the adherence to the political reality.


The School of Global Politics aims at providing an overview of the international dynamics through different academic analysis. For this purpose the subjects will be discussed with a method that combines economic, political and social perspectives.

Participants profile

The program is addressed to scholars, students (graduate and postgraduate level) and professionals, who wish to deepen their knowledge on the Middle Eastern scenario, its evolution in the very next years, its political and economic consequences on the Arab societies, attending a highly qualified training path.


  • Introducing a world class of Italian and international faculty providing the skills to enable correct reading of global phenomena
  • Deepening knowledge of the international environment and its dynamics
  • Debating and analysis of current and future scenarios and perspectives of the Arab world
  • Top level lecturers skilled to address both scholars and professionals
  • XX Century villa in the heart of Milan
  • Dedicated staff

Certificate of attendance

A final Certificate of attendance issued by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore will be provided to the participants (in at least 5 lectures).

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Academic Year
Start date
15 March 2012