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Summer Course: Key Challenges of Global Insecurity: A Spanish and European Perspective

The course aims to provide an analytical and advanced vision of the main security challenges in today's world and will address, within its scope and limits, the responses of the European Union, focusing also on the specific perspective of Spanish Foreign Policy. The course will be taught by highly specialised professors, as well as by think tank researchers and professionals from the European Union and Spain (Armed Forces, political decision-makers, among others). The course will include three external visits to the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional (CESEDEN), the European Commission Representation in Spain and the Spanish Ministry of Defence.

Dates: From June 17th to June 21st, 2024.

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Why study this course?

  • Recent years have been marked by unprecedented volatility in the international arena.
  • Challenges such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine, tensions in the Middle East and the rivalry between the United States and China contribute to growing global instability.
  • The course focuses on analysing the European Union's response and its commitment to 'strategic autonomy' as a comprehensive solution, with special attention to the Spanish case.

A diploma will be awarded by the University!

Course description

  • Duration: 1 week.
  • Credits: 2,5 ECTS.
  • Languages: English.
  • Place: C/ Alberto Aguilera, 23, Madrid.
  • Requirements: The course is aimed at students in their final year of undergraduate studies or graduates in any area or discipline who are interested in international security issues or who are considering a career in International Relations or specifically in International Security Management. The course will be taught in English, so an official English language certificate of at least B2 is required.
  • Enrolment: to enrol, please contact(comillas.internacional@comillas.edu)
  • Registration deadline: until 15 May.
  • Price: 500 Euros. Early Bird Discount until April 15th: 20% off the course price.


Comillas Pontifical University does not have its own accommodation, but offers alternative accommodation options for students of the university.

Comillas International

Monday to Thursday: from 9:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 17:00h. Friday: from 9:00 to 13:30h.

Monday to Friday: from 9:00 to 13:30h., during the months of June, July and August.