This summer school will be held from July 21st until August 1st and will address questions such as: What were the main causes of the Arab Spring uprisings? And how should we understand the demands of the various groups involved? What is the relation between Islam and democracy within the regional context? What are the ideological differences underlying the tensions between Islamist and secularist political forces?
NVIC also offers short courses. This year, we offer courses on Language teaching, Urban Studies, Political Studies, and Islamic art and architecture. The courses are meant for students from Dutch, Flemish and foreign universities, and some for professionals. Each course is set up to make maximal use of what Cairo and Egypt offer: guest lecturers from Egypt, excursions and interviews with experts ensure that the course goes beyond knowledge from books and provides a first-hand experience. You will get the chance to explore a fantastic city and to broaden your professional network through contacts with experts and fellow students. The ECTS credits will have to be delivered by your own institution, so please contact your own university early to arrange for this.