History & Ethics of International Development

Postcolonial Theory

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Post-colonial theory explores the impact of European colonization upon the societies which it subjugated, recognizing that the cultural and political struggles which colonization set in motion continue to influence the present. Central concerns relate to the impact of European languages, institutions and epistemologies on colonized societies. The foundational gesture of postcolonialism consisted in uncovering the link between Western knowledge systems, exemplified in discourses such as Said’s “Orientalism,” and the maintenance of colonial power.

Development Today: its players, trends and Israel's role: 11th June 16:30

Development Today: its players, trends and Israel's role: 11th June 16:30

June 11, 2019

Glocal, together with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, The Milken Innovation Center and Mashav (Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs) are happy to invite you to an exciting discussion on International Development, its trends and Israel's role in it.

The event will include a panel discussion with:

Mr. Pierre Heilbronn: VP Policy and Partnerships, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Prof. Glen Yago: Senior Director Milkin Innovation Center / Jerusalem Institute

2019 Jun 11

Development Today: its players, trends and Israel's role

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hebrew University - Mount Scopus, Mandel Building, Room 530

Glocal, together with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, The Milken Development Center and Mashav (Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs) are happy to invite you to an exciting discussion on International Development, its trends and Israel's role in it.

The event will include a panel discussion with:

Mr. Pierre Heilbronn: VP Policy and Partnerships, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Prof. Glen Yago: Senior Lecturer Milkin Innovation Center / Jerusalem Institute

The International Dimension of Development

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

This course focuses on several major topics regarding economic development and the position of developing countries in the contemporary trading system. The course addresses the principal dimensions and measurement of "underdevelopment", principal theories of development (i.e., why some countries managed to become "developed" while the other remained underdeveloped?), the basic principles of the GATT/WTO system, the WTO special rules regarding trade with developing countries.

Annual Program Seminar

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2019

The Glocal Seminar is an annual, compulsory seminar. It will consist of six-seven meetings each semester. The first semester will be devoted to the theme related to International Development. Some of the sessions will be conducted by guest lecturers: we will meet activists in the realm of development who will share some of their dilemmas, as well as scholars who are engaged in research into these issues.

Ethics of International Organizations

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Working in development involves meeting many moral dilemmas and challenges. For example, how should we treat the meeting of Western and local values? What do we think about animal treatment in the community in which we work? We should be loyal – but loyal to the organization which employs us or to the clients? What is sexual harassment? And so on. In this course we shall discuss these are other dilemmas and try to offer tools of moral reasoning in order to face such dilemmas.