SUMMER SCHOOL

Join us for an immersive learning experience, and explore the profound impact of AI on global decision-making

Artificial Intelligence and Global Governance

28 May - 1 June 2024

Hybrid - in Brussels or Online

Accepting Applications

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In an increasingly interconnected world, the understanding and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the realm of Global Governance, and the implications of AI on democracy, diplomacy, international security, and international law has become a pivotal competency. Equally important is understanding how to think about the proper regulatory framework needed to ensure alignment between emerging technologies and societal values, and how to build into the governance models protection for traditionally marginalised voices and communities.

The Global Governance Institute (GGI), in collaboration with distinguished professionals, international scholars, and researchers from Europe, the United States, and Japan, invites you to participate in an in-depth Summer School on “AI and Global Governance”. This 5-day programme is organised to provide individuals and organisations with the knowledge, skills, and practical understanding necessary to address the intricate issues surrounding global governance and related developments in the age of AI.

Programme

Teaching Staff

Prof. Medlir Mema is the Head of Programme for Artificial Intelligence and Global Governance at the Global Governance Institute. He is also Professor of International Relations at the Brigham Young University Idaho in the United States. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tokyo International University in Japan, Adjunct Faculty at Vesalius College, and a Senior Associate Researcher at the Institute for European Studies - VUB in Brussels, Belgium. Medlir holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the George Washington University, and a MA in European Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University—School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). As co-founder and co-host of the “IR in the Age of AI” podcast, Medlir spends a lot of time, reading, researching, writing, and discussing topics related to the impact of emerging technologies, including AI on global governance and the future of education.

Medlir Mema
GGI & BYU IDAHO

Prof. Justin Bullock is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the AI and Global Governance Programme. He is also an Associate Professor Affiliate of Governance at the University of Washington in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and a world-renowned scholar in Public Policy, Public Administration, Governance, and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Bullock is also a Senior Researcher at Convergence Analysis where he leads the research of Project AI Clarity. Dr. Bullock has  recently published two books, an experimental work co-authored with ChatGPT titled "Conversations with a Machine Oracle: Exploring Life, Culture, and Knowledge" and a science fiction book titled "Lo Wainwright: The Last Homo Superior."

Justin Bullock
GGI & UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Prof. Christopher Lamont is Deputy Head of Programme for Artificial Intelligence and Global Governance at the Global Governance Institute (GGI), Professor of International Relations at Tokyo International University, and Visiting Senior Researcher at the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in Japan. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow, an MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in International Studies from the University of Mississippi. He was also a Fulbright fellow at the University of Zagreb and an RCUK postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ulster.

Christopher Lamont
GGI & TOKYO INT UNIVERSITY

Prof. Marijn Hoijtink is Associate Professor in International Relations at the Department of Political Science of the University of Antwerp. Previously she was Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. Marijn's research and teaching focuses on military technology, militarism and the changing character of warfare. In her current research project, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), Marijn examines military applications of artificial intelligence (AI), with a particular interest in how these technologies shape the way in which warfare is thought, fought and lived.

Marijn Hoijtink
UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP

Dr. Raluca Csernatoni is fellow at Carnegie Europe, where she specializes on European security and defense, as well as emerging disruptive technologies. She is also a team leader and research expert on new technologies for the EU Cyber Direct - EU Cyber Diplomacy Initiative project. Raluca is currently a guest professor on European security and counterterrorism, and a senior expert contributor on digital governance and technologies at the Brussels School of Governance and its Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy, at Vrije Universiteit Brussels in Brussels, Belgium. She is also a lecturer on technology, security, and high-tech warfare with the Department of International Relations of Central European University, and an associate research expert on Peace Tech with the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, both in Vienna, Austria.

Raluca Csernatoni
CARNEGIE EUROPE

Dr. Oskar Josef Gstrein is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Governance and Innovation at the University of Groningen. Currently, he serves as Programme Director of the Bachelor Data Science and Society. In addition, he is theme coordinator for Data Autonomy at the interdisciplinary Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology and AI. Oskar teaches in several programmes including the LL.M. Governance and Law in a Digital Society, the interdisciplinary University-wide minor Data Wise, and the Master in Computer Vision and Data Science at NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden. His overall research theme is ‘Human Dignity in the Digital Age’. His publications cover aspects of Human Rights in the Digital Age, Internet Governance, the governance of emerging technologies (incl. AI, Distributed Ledger Technologies), privacy, (cyber-)security, surveillance in the context of democracy and the rule of law, as well as digital identity.

O.J. (Oskar Josef) Gstrein
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN

Practical Information

Admissions – Applicants need to fill out the summer school application form. After submitting the form successfully, applicants will receive a confirmation email. We evaluate and accept participants to the programme on a rolling basis. An answer can be expected within maximum one week of submission. For any questions or requests, please get in touch.

Certificate – The Global Governance Institute will award a certificate to all participants who successfully complete the summer programme. This can be achieved if participants attend a minimum of 70% of al sessions, actively engage in all activities and complete the assignments.

Registration Fee AI&GG in Brussels€1500. The fee includes access to all sessions, learning materials and a 3-month access to the digital learning platform, lunch, coffee and refreshments throughout the summer school, as well as the welcome dinner, graduation ceremony reception, and social activities in Brussels.

Registration Fee AI&GG Online€1200. The fee includes access to all sessions, learning materials and a 3-month access to the digital learning platform.

Cancellation Policy – Participants can withdraw from the programme, and receive a refund upon written notification as follows: 30 or more days before the start – full refund, 15 to 29 days before the start – 50% refund. No refund will be granted if notification of withdrawal is given fewer than 15 days before the start of the summer school.