Ethics and International Relations
This course provides an overview of the main ethical questions arising within international politics, both in academic discussions in their historical evolution, and from the perspective of practitioners. It is designed for an audience of postgraduate students. Some background in International Relations theory is welcome, although not required. Ideally, students may take this course following my Introduction to International Politics.
The course is divided in 12 teaching units of 100 minutes each. Each teaching unit comprises 50 minutes of lecture, a ten-minute break, and about 40 minutes of seminar and/or students’ presentations. The seminar is structured around exercises and discussions related to the topic of the lecture previously delivered, and requires the student to have covered the readings in order to be able to actively participate in class discussions. The first lecture presents an overview of the course and its contents, the last one a summary of all previous lectures.