Geneva & International Organization

This course included sessions in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prof. Felice has consistently offered the course, “Geneva and International Organization.”  This program provided students with a unique opportunity to examine the work of the affiliated agencies of the United Nations (UN) and the international community in Geneva, Switzerland.

The course focused on three key themes: economic globalization, ecological balance, and human rights. Students examined the degree to which the global community has been able to cooperate and achieve positive results in these three issue areas. The students engaged leading international civil servants working in these foremost international organizations on these critical issues and the grave challenges facing the global community. Potential solutions to some of the most pressing issues confronting humanity—from violent human rights abuses to global environmental degradation—were discussed in Geneva. Students were able to confront these issues directly and analyze the success and/or failure of global functional cooperation through international organization.

The Hague, Strasbourg, & International Law

This course included sessions in The Netherlands and France.

This “spring-into-summer” course explored the European approach to human rights, first in the classroom at Eckerd College, and then for two weeks at The Hague (The Netherlands) and in Strasbourg (France). At these centers of international law, students were briefed by experts from the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court on the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In addition, students were able to attend court sessions of both the ICC and the ICTY. The objective of the course was to deepen student’s knowledge of international law and human rights and to gain a new understanding of the multilateralist human rights approach to foreign policy pursued in Europe. The class explored the degree to which this European human rights framework impacted domestic law and policy. While at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the class also meet with members of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and the Gender and Anti-Trafficking Division. 

The United Nations & Global Politics

This course included sessions in New York City.

Professor Felice also offered students the opportunity to study at the United Nations in New York City. These courses focused on the work of the UN Security Council to address issues of war and peace.