Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Winter - Specialized Program in International Law and Politics

The Specialized Program in International Law and Politics is a 12-week course that investigates key relationships between international law and politics including:

• International Law and Politics;

• The Law and Politics of Armed Conflict;

• Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.


Auschwitz Gates


"Physically standing in the space meant that any distance between the topic of study and the present day instantly disappeared.”
Ryan, POLS 398 Student, February 2016

Under the guidance of our expert instructors, you will examine how international law is created, the legal and policy issues that were instrumental in the development of the modern international framework, and how law regulates the relationship between states.
Our exclusive mid-term trip is included in your fees and is a journey through key sites of interest for contemporary international law. You will visit the Topography of Terror Documentation Center in Berlin, the concentration camps in Auschwitz and The Palace of Justice in Nuremburg.

This course provides 9.0 units in Political Studies: (POLS 398/9.0 - Introduction to International Law and Politics).

Students then choose an additional 6.0 units from the robust range of elective course offerings at the BISC.
Law/Pols Students 2016









Highlights of the POLS 398/9.0 Program

Learn by Doing

Go beyond the classroom and learn by experience. For example:

• Analyze the displays at the Topography of Terror Exhibition in Berlin.

• Evaluate key course concepts on a guided tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

• Visit Nuremberg to learn about arguably one of the most significant trials in World History.

World-class Instruction

• Challenge your perceptions as you hear guest lectures from distinguished professors and meet at the Headless Drummer afterwards to continue the debate informally.

Small class sizes

• Take part in lively debate in your classes of around only 12 students.

Gain a Global Perspective

• A chance for second, third or fourth year students to add international experience in and out of the classroom.

• Add two exciting electives to complete your term’s studies at the castle.

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