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


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.


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

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

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

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 winter 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 winter school.