Online Event

If you are interested in one of our undergraduate programmes, please join us online on Friday 26 June for our taster courses. You will have the chance to experience a French Studies course and/or an International Politics course, as well as meet staff and student ambassadors.

Taster Courses

International Politics - 15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Is there a difference between real and fake human rights? Who decides?

Philosophers and lawyers argue amongst themselves about how real human rights (freedom from torture?) can be distinguished from fake ones (a right to the internet?). This debate, however, is also a political one. The last four decades have seen increasing struggles at the United Nations and elsewhere over who gets to define human rights in practice. This Taster Course illustrates some dramatic real-world consequences of these apparently theoretical questions. Click here to watch the video recording.

If you are joining us from the UK, please note that the event starts at 14:00 BST.

French Studies Taster Course - 16:30 - 17:30 CEST

L'Empire colonial et ses vestiges parisiens

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the French built, and lost, one of the most extensive colonial empires on the globe. This Taster Course, delivered in French, introduces students to some of the major themes of colonial history, asking them to reflect on the motives for imperial expansion, the practices of imperial rule, and the influence of Empire on the culture of the French metropole. The course underlines the contemporary relevance of the study of colonial history, and encourages students to think about the political, sociological and cultural legacies of Empire present in Paris today. Click here to watch the video recording.

If you are joining us from the UK, please note that the event starts at 15:30 BST.

Agenda

International Politics Taster Course

  • 15:00 - 15:10 CEST - Introduction to life at ULIP
  • 15:10 - 15:40 CEST - International Politics taster course
  • 15:40 - 16:00 CEST - Q&A with staff and students

French Studies Taster Course

  • 16:30 - 16:40 - Introduction to life at ULIP
  • 16:40 - 17:10 - French Studies taster course
  • 17:10 - 17:30 - Q&A with staff and students

If you are considering the International Politics with French programme, or the French Studies with International Relations programme, please feel free to register for both taster courses.