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2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

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The study of the EU as an international actor has become a key element in European and International Law, European Studies and International Relations. The EU represents the world’s largest trade power and aid donor, has a diplomatic service larger than that of most states, and has launched more than 20 civil-military operations. It has presented itself as a normative, global actor, and its emergence as a legal entity that is neither a state nor a classic international organization has both puzzled and fascinated legal scholars and political scientists alike. We invite students to delve into and help solve the most intriguing of these puzzles.

Who we are

We represent a consortium consisting of the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute in Florence, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the Chair for European and International Economic Law at the University of Passau. We have come together guided by the vision of providing cutting-edge expertise on the many facets of this fast-evolving field to the greatest number of students.
Course Structure

The course breaks down the EU’s role in Global Governance into 5 key challenge areas and a “boot camp”-introductory session. The main concepts and issues touched upon in each session will be explained by leading academic authorities and practitioners. The themes combine cultural, legal and political science questions, making this course a truly interdisciplinary experience:

Introduction: The EU in the New World Order (“law & IR boot camp”)
Sustainable Development (includes climate change & development policy)
International Security
The EU’s Neighbourhood (includes migration & enlargement)
Human Rights and the Global Rule of Law
EU Trade Policy and the Global Economic System

Course Concept

Each topic will be introduced by our experts in concise concept lectures using visual aids (e.g. maps, tables, graphs, mindmaps/Euler diagrams), providing the students with an overview of the topic, outline the main points of view and controversies, and highlight its practical relevance. The visual aids help to make complex issues accessible, such as the institutional setup of EU foreign policy, the geographical delimitation of its spheres of external action, or the main legal principles of EU external action. Concept videos and expert interview serve as the rallying point for each session and as a thread running through the course, and will be combined with readings, online discussion and quizzes, as well as position papers. While our team of senior experts will be on standby to answer questions, discussions and evaluations will be P2P, under the guidance of a team of specialist grad students at our institutions.
Learning objectives

This course will equip students with answers to the following questions:

What are the main challenges the EU and its Member States is facing in the world today, and how do they affect us personally?
What means does the EU have at its disposal to tackle these challenges, and how do we evaluate its performance?
How does the EU fit into the main theoretical approaches to International Relations?
What are the key legal principles and political realities governing EU external relations, its relationship with its Member States and citizens, and the outside world?
How do Globalization and Europeanization affect our identity as citizens?

Prior knowledge

Basic knowledge in one or more of the following subjects is highly desirable:
– The EU and its institutions/EU politics;
– EU/International law; or
– International relations/politics.
Timing & certification

The course will run for six weeks, with one week for each chapter. Students who successfully complete the MOOC will receive an official course certificate.
For enrollment in the course visit : https://iversity.org/courses/the-european-union-in-global-governance

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The Department of Psychology, Periyar University,Salem, Tamil Nadu, India organizing Two Day National workshop on”SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION”(NWSLD-2014) scheduled to be held on January 20-21, 2014 at Periyar University, Salem. Any further information or clarification, you are most welcome to contact –


Sreejith Sudhakar
Research Scholar
Department of Psychology
Periyar University
Salem,Tamil Nadu
mob: +91 9500689473

Organizing Secretary
K N Jayakumar
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Periyar University
Salem,Tamil Nadu
MOB:+91 8098 333 999
EMAIL : jayakumar1927@gmail.com

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CBT workshop at AIIMS on 9th and 10th January 2014

Hi All,

There is a two days workshop on CBT at AIIMS on 9th and 10th January 2014 during a conference on multi-disciplinary healthcare.Anyone who may be interested can do it

Details are attached.


M: 00-91-9953681570
e: docnimisha@yahoo.co.in

Attachment(s) from Neelu Din
1 of 1 File(s)
Workshop Poster & Description-AIIMS.doc

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International Conference on Developmental Disability: Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

Abstract submission deadline extended to January 15th, 2014 for International Conference on Developmental Disability (ICDD 2014) at Kolkata, India.

Registration fee reduced!

For further details please visit http://www.icdd2014.in

Corrigendum: Dr. Tilottama Mukherjee has kindly consented to grace the Reception Committee of ICDD 2014 along with Dr. Anindita Chauduri.


Mallika Banerjee
Organizing Secretary
ICDD 2014
Department of Psychology
University of Calcutta

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Annual Special issue Contemporary Indian Society and Culture
(ISBN: 978-81-87364-60-3)
Research Jounal of Arts, Managment and Social Sceinces
Last date for papers: 31 December, 2013
Prof. Braj Gopal Shukla Chief Editor

Office –

41/42, Raghuwans Sadan,
Shantikunj Bichhiya, Rewa 486 001 (M.P.)

Phone – (07662) 255177, 09425186437
Website : http://www.researchjournal.in

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Research Journal of Social and Life Sciences
Research Journal of Arts, Managment and Social Science

Prof. Braj Gopal Shukla Chief Editor

• Research Journal of Arts, Management & Social Sciences
• Research Journal of Social & Life Sciences

Office –

41/42, Raghuwans Sadan,
Shantikunj Bichhiya, Rewa 486 001 (M.P.)

Phone – (07662) 255177, 09425186437
Website : http://www.researchjournal.in
E-mail – gresearchjournal@rediffmail.com / researchjournal.journal@gmail.com

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Two Day National Seminar on Youth, Naxalism and Terrorism: The Politics of Development in Indian Context
Feb. 21-22,2014
Department of Sociology,
Isabella Thoburn College
Dr. Samita Verma,
Head, Department of Sociology,
Isabell Thoburn College,
email: seminar.itc@gmail.com

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Feb. 12-14, 2014
Central University of Kerala

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A three-days National Seminar on Innovative Practices in Human Resource Management
January 15-17,2014
Please visit the link for more details

Click to access UGC_Sponsored_National_Seminar.pdf

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