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International Education

International Education

The Hague and International Law

Professor Bill Felice

HagueThe International Relations and Global Affairs (IRGA) discipline and the Office of International Education are pleased to present  a "Spring-into-Summer" course in The Hague and Strasbourg.

This "spring-into-summer" course will explore the European approach to human rights, first in the classroom at Eckerd, and then for two weeks at The Hague and in Strasbourg. At these centers of international law, students will be briefed by experts from the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, and the International Court of Justice. The course objectives are to deepen our students' knowledge of international law and human rights and to gain a new appreciation for the multilateralist human rights approach to foreign policy pursued in Europe. A fundamental objective is to explore the degree to which this European human rights framework has impacted domestic law and policy. Eckerd College Trustee Gabriel Mazza, who works for the Council of Europe, is helping to set up the meetings for students in Strasbourg. Texts will include Michael Goldhaber's, A People's History of the European Court of Human Rights (Rutgers Un. Press, 2007) and other material from the Council of Europe.

Eckerd students currently have the opportunity to study the United Nations in New York City and international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland. This new study abroad program in The Hague and Strasbourg focusing on international law creates a third opportunity for our students to directly engage with the world's leading international institutions. Few, if any, other undergraduate institutions offer students the opportunity to study international relations in NYC, Geneva, The Hague, and Strasbourg.

Note: Instructor's permission is required to join this class. This course fulfills the IRGA Practicum.  If you are interested in learning more about the Hague/ Strasbourg course, please contact Professor Felice (felicewf@eckerd.edu; 864-8994; FO-122).

View the 2012 schedule of briefings (PDF)

Seeing a war criminal be punished for crimes
Tampa Bay Times
September 5, 2012 

Strasbourg Youth Center
Hague Students
Hague Peace Palace
Hague Embassy
Hague Embassy
Hague Embassy


Winter Term 2014

Winter Term 2014

Winter Term 2014 course information available in the 2014 Passport

London Study Centre

London Study Centre

The London Study Centre is the heart of the Eckerd College study abroad program. Since 1970, when Eckerd College leased a 200-year-old Georgian row house from the Bedford Estates, over 2,000 students have called the Centre home. Learn more.