Summer School

State and Society in Contemporary Africa

Considered as ‘the hopeless continent’ in the early 2000s, Africa is now often viewed as the ultimate frontier of capitalism, a continent of change with some of the world’s fastest growing economies, booming urban centres, trend-setting musicians and artists. This summer school helps students come to terms with these changes and critically reflect on their significance.

Interdisciplinary in nature, this two week summer school gives you the opportunity to:

  • Make sense of Africa’s rapidly changing societies and states
  • Understand the role and place of Africa in the world both historically and in the present day
  • Get a first-hand experience of Africa’s relations with Geneva based international organisations
  • Discover an international city at the heart of Europe