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Extra-semestral course “Seminar in Global Politics“

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27.4.2015 30.4.2015


The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) of the University of Economics in Prague cordially invites you to the extra-semestral course taught by Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz from Armstrong Atlantic State University in USA. Intensive course for 3 ECTS will take place from Monday, 27th to Thursday 30th April 2015 in room NB 177. José da Cruz

This course focuses on the political structures and changes within the post-Cold War international system. Topics covered will include the political transitions in the developing world, the purpose and function of the U.S. in the post-Cold international system, the rise of India and China, and demographic transition in Third World.

Students will be able to understand politics in a rapidly changing world. Students will analyze the relationship between state and society in authoritarian regimes, democratic regimes, communism and post-communist regimes, and less-developed and newly industrializing countries. In view of the grave global implications of the post-September 11 attacks to the Twin Towers of New York City by international terrorists, this course will also delve into the causal factors of grievance by Islamic militant factions from some Third World nations and the political, social & economic impact of globalization. In the 21st century, are we facing a “clash of civilizations” or have we reached “the end of history.”

Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz is a Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics, Social & Political Science from the Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia. He is also a distinguished visiting research professor at the U.S. Army War College. He focuses his research on human rights, foreign policy, media, politics, international trade and much more. In his works, he mainly pays attention on the developing countries of Africa and Latin America. He has published in the Journal of Politics & Policy, Studies Revue Canadienne des Etudes Latino-Americaines et Caraib, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, International Social Science Review, The Latin Americanist, Latin American Politics and Society, and Journal of Third World Studies.

You can enroll to the course via ISIS in section “Extra-semestral courses”. The course code is 5RE555.

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Course schedule:

Monday              27. 04. 2015      12:45-17:45

Tuesday              28. 04. 2015      9:15-12:30, 14:30-17:45

Wednesday       29. 04. 2015      12:45-17:45

Thursday           30. 04. 2015      12:45-17:45

For further information please contact us at

We look forward to your participation. We believe that this course will be of great benefit for you!

Center for Latin American studies