European & International Relations Institute

As the home of international organizations and multinational bodies such as UNESCO and the OECD, Paris is a natural center for the study of European and international relations. Our courses range from human rights to comparative public policy focused on contemporary questions such as immigration and the international refugee crisis. Supporting our courses is a program of events and field trips that will enable you to come face-to-face with some of the most pressing international relations issues in Europe and the world. 



Toward a New Cold War? The US, Europe & Russia

As in the US, European governance is modeled on capitalism, rights, and democracy. European nations and the European Union, however, approach these topics distinctly. An approach to Model Europe – in comparative perspective and centered around the case study of France – is the topic of this summer course.

See PO 3091-3WK1 - Toward a New Cold War? The US, Europe & Russia


Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule."  Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

3-week classes:

  • PO 2091-3WK1 – Toward a New Cold War? The US, Europe & Russia*
  • PO 3091-3WK1 - Toward a New Cold War? The US, Europe & Russia*

  • PY 2091-3WK1A – Topics: Health, Sexuality and Human Rights

*  This is a dual-level class. Students enrolled in the higher level of the course will have to complete advanced work. Please consult the course syllabus and Professor Gardner for more details.

6-week classes:

  • GS 3024 – Politics of Human Rights
  • PO 2091 – Comparative Public Policy: Whither “Model Europe”
  • PO 3024 – Politics of Human Rights
  • EC 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MA 1020 - Applied Statistics I
  • HI 3042 - Europe From 1914 to 1945