Introduction to International Relations and Global Communication Management (for pre-university students / bachelor students) HYBRID

Length of program 24 hours. Week 1 (12 - 15 July)) and Week 2 (19 - 22 July) 2021
Timetable 10:00 to 13:00
CoordinationJoan Bosch
Price 300€

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This course has the aim to introduce young students into the academic and professional field of International Relations and Global Communication Management. The course will go through an intensive overview of the basic concepts and ideas of international politics, economics and law to understand the current international system; the main topics of the current international agenda (security, development, climate change, migration, SDGs, etc.); the application of these concepts to communication management, corporate governance, public relations, and global NGOs, public institutions and organizations reputation and legitimacy management. It is a perfect landing programme for International Relations degree and Global Communication Management Degree.

The course will be held HYBRID.

Learning point

  • How to approach the analysis of the complex international system
  • How to combine the knowledge from politics, economics and law to improve your practical understanding of current international events
  • How public (governmental) and private (NGOs) institutions work in the field of International Relations
  • The basics of the global communication
  • Global branding and Communication management


Week 1: from 12 to 15 July (you can attend to Week 1 +  Week 2 programme, or just one of them)

The first week will be focus on the introduction to these topics:

  1. International Relations studies
  2. International Political, Economic and Legal Structure
  3. Conflict analysis
  4. Climate change
  5. Terrorism
  6. Migration
  7. Professional careers in International Relations


  • What are International Relations ? (Prof. Federico Guerrero)
  • International Relations: from History to the 21 Century. (Prof. Mariona Lloret) 


  • International Current Events: from Fake news to Quality Analysis. (Prof. Valeria Bello) 
  • The world of diplomacy. (Prof. Hiba Hassan)


  • Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Challenges of the Pivot to Asia. (Prof. Irene Martínez) 
  • International Peace and Security: How to analyze conflicts? (Prof. Albert Caramés)  


  • Multilingualism as a tool for International Relations. (Prof Ursula Wolf)
  • Professional Profile and Job Opportunities in IR. (Prof Mercè Kirchner) 

    Week 2: from 19 to 22 July (you can attend to Week 1 +  Week 2 programme, or just one of them)

    The second week will be focus on the introduction to these topics:

    1. Social Science and Communication
    2. Trends in Global Communication
    3. Reputation and brand management
    4. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility


    • Humanities in Global Communication Management (Prof. Miguel Dos Santos Franquet)
    • Principles of Global Communication (Prof. Antoni Castells) 


    • Storytelling and Corporate Narratives (Prof. Bart De Vries) 
    • Political communication, disinformation and dark participation (Prof. Jaume Suau)


    • Business in Communication (Prof. Jordi Collell)
    • Fundamentals of Marketing (Prof. Giorgia Miotto)  


    • Fundamentals of Strategic Communication and Public Relations (Prof. Enric Ordeix)
    • Global Challenges (Prof. Gregory Payne #Boston) 



    Week 1: 300 euros
    Week 2: 300 euros
    Week 1+2: 600 euros



    Prof. Irene Martínez, professor of International political economy and Seminar on Asia at FCRI, URL. 
    Prof. Federico Guerrero, professor of International Political Structure, International Relations Theories and Foreign Policy Analysis and Coordinator of the Official Master in Advanced Studies in International Affairs at FCRI, URL. Associate professor of International Relations at UAB.
    Prof. Mercè Kirchner, Associate professor of International Affairs in conflict analysis, identity in international relations, professional career development, and coordinator of Professional Internships at FCRI, URL.
    Prof. Valeria Bello, Associate Professor in Sociology at FCRi, URL and expert consultant on inequalities, migration and human security for a variety of international agencies and governments
    Prof. Hiba Hassan, Associate Professor in International Affairs on diplomacy and diplomatic affairs at FCRI, URL.
    Prof. Albert Caramés, Professor on Conflict Analysis, Project Development and Internship Follow-up Seminars and Co-Coordinator of the Master's degree in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies at FCRI, URL.
    Prof. Antoni Castells, professor of Principles of Global Communication at FCRI, URL. 
    Prof. Enric Ordeix, professor of Seminar about Global Communication Trends at FCRI, URL.
    Prof. Giorgia Miotto, professor of Fundamentals of Marketing at FCRI, URL
    Prof. Miguel Dos Santos Franquet, professor of Political Philosophy at FCRI, URL