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High School of International Politics

High School of International Politics

In early 2013, thanks to the joint efforts of Fondazione Sicilia and ISPI - Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale  (Institute for International Political Studies), one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian institutes specialised in training in the major themes of the global scenario, the Alta Scuola di Politica Internazionale (High School of International Politics) opened in Palermo, for over 100 students from the Faculties of Economics, Law and Political Science, with the patronage of the University of Palermo, a leading academic centre and crucial reference point for the socio-cultural development of all of Sicily.

Present in other important Italian cities (like Milan, Rome and Turin) the Palermo High Schoolwas created to flank the University in its basic educational role and in the promotion of debate on International politics, a sphere in which Sicily boasts a long and important tradition. It must be remembered that there are many, distinguished Sicilians who have served and still serve Italy, by representing it worldwide in diplomatic roles.

Ten lessons which, scheduled from March to May 2013 at Villa Zito (a splendid building that is home to the art gallery of the Fondazione Sicilia), detail the study programme for the Diploma, involving the sector’s leading experts as teachers. At the end of the lessons, the High School will issue a Diploma in International Politics.

Not just teaching, however, the project also involves:

  • A Series of Conferences entitled Italy and International Politics: 10 conferences open to the public free of charge to be held in the days leading up to the course lessons (6.30 pm) at Palazzo Branciforte, the Fondazione Sicilia premises, involving also lecturers from the University of Palermo and authoritative local discussants besides the Diploma teaching staff .
  • International Career Orientation Day: activity for all of the university students on a date as yet to be set in autumn 2013.