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Content description

Organized by the Jean Monnet Network on Transatlantic Trade Politics, the Summer School in Transatlantic Trade Politics offers one week of seminars for advanced undergraduate students and Master level students. Interdisciplinary in nature, and delivered by a group of experts from both sides of the Atlantic, it will address a range of issues in transatlantic relations, including historical perspectives; the political economy of transatlantic trade and investment; collaboration on issues of security and defence; culture and political discourse; and current challenges like geopoliticization and the response to climate change and Covid-19. 


Format: Intensive seminar (5 days, 2x3hours per day). Teaching will be delivered by professors from across Europe and North America. A core group of professors will be in Antwerp with the students and, thanks to our newfound familiarity with hybrid teaching, they will introduce and contextualize presentations from experts on both sides of the Atlantic!


Target group

Advanced Bachelor, Master and early PhD students with an interest in the political science, history and political economy of transatlantic and international trade, as well as its current geopolitics and politicization. Early career professionals from European institutions as well as civil society organisations are equally welcome to attend.

Teaching Staff

  • Dirk De Bièvre, University of Antwerp
  • Achim Hurrelmann, Carleton University
  • Danielle Kinsey, Carleton University
  • Crina Viju-Miljusevic, Carleton University 
  • Alasdair Young, Georgia Tech 
  • Elinor Sloan, Carleton University
  • Ece Özlem Atikan, Warwick University
  • Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Warwick University
  • Francesco Duina, Bates College
  • Michelle Egan, American University
  • Scott Hamilton, University of Antwerp

Study credits (ECTS)

4 ECTS credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the programme. The certificate of completion is also issued as a microcredential. 

Social programme

Participants will be able to get in touch with peers attending other winter schools at Antwerp Summer and Winter University. A visit to the beautiful city hall, a guided city walk, a board games night, a tour of the city harbour, a gala BBQ on the final evening. All activities of the social programme are offered free of charge.