My Summer School Courses at Maastricht University in 2019

Introduction

Country Risk Analysis (Political Instability): Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy Strategy and Geopolitical Scenario PlanningMy name is Leonhardt van Efferink (GeoMeans) and I will be Course Leader of eight courses at Maastricht Summer School 2019. To see all my courses and apply for them, please visit DreamApply website.

Alternatively, you can click on the links below for more information on each specific course or read the impressions from seven students of my Summer School courses during the past six years (below the links). Read more

GeoMeans Courses at Maastricht Summer School 2018

This description applies to an earlier year. For links to my 2019 Summer School courses at Maastricht University, please have a look at this overview.

GeoMeans Courses at Maastricht Summer School 2018In 2018, GeoMeans offers you skills courses at Maastricht Summer School for the sixth time. Leonhardt van Efferink teaches you the skills needed to study political and country risks, geopolitical scenarios and frames, and texts and photos in the (social) media. Moreover, Leonhardt helps you with developing your analytical framework and apply it to a country/data source of your choice. Each of his courses enables you to benefit from his vast research experience in academia, government and the private sector. Read more

Geopolitical Scenario Planning: National Security, Geo-Economics and Foreign Policy Strategy [Summer School]

This description applies to an earlier year. For links to my 2019 Summer School courses at Maastricht University, please have a look at this overview.

Geopolitical Scenario Planning: National Security, Geo-Economics and Foreign Policy StrategyDescription
The rise of China, increased uncertainty about US foreign policy and growing concerns about natural resources scarcity underline the relevance of geopolitical complexity in international relations. This course teaches you the skills to study geopolitical drivers of inter-state conflicts, write scenarios for these conflicts and assess the impact of these scenarios on the foreign policy strategy of the states involved. Read more

Geopolitical Framing Analysis: National Images, World Views and Global Dividing Lines [Summer School]

This description applies to an earlier year. For links to my 2019 Summer School courses at Maastricht University, please have a look at this overview.

Geopolitical Conflict Analysis 1: Fragmented Identities, Rising Powers and International Security Threats [Summer School]Description
The declaration of independence by Catalonia, BREXIT and phrases such as “Clash of Civilizations”, “Borderless World” and “the End of History” underline the relevance of geopolitical frames. This course teaches you the skills to study geopolitical framing, which concerns the construction of similarities, differences and connections between states. Read more

GeoMeans Summer Schools at Maastricht University in 2017

This description applies to an earlier year. For links to my 2019 Summer School courses at Maastricht University, please have a look at this overview.

We are very happy to teach analytical skills at Maastricht Summer School for the fifth time this year. This page introduces our six courses, but if you want to apply for some of them straight away, please visit the Maastricht University website. GeoMeans organises two courses on geopolitics, two on country risk and two on media representations: Read more