ICUSTA’s Course on Globalization 2018 Has Begun

November 2018


This new version of the Multidisciplinary Online Course is coordinated for the first time by the Universidad Abat Oliba in Barcelona.

Coordinated for the first time by the Universidad Abat Oliba CEU of Barcelona by Professor Francisco Oteo, the new version of ICUSTA’s Course on Globalization has begun. It seeks to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences between professors and students.

This time the 40 students and 10 professors who participate in the Course will analyze themes on Globalization from a multidisciplinary perspective, which include Economics, Law, Environmental Studies, Communications, Sociology, Catholic Social Doctrine and Ethics.

This year the distance learning students participating in the 8 classes of the international course pertain to the Universidad Santo Tomás in Chile, the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, the Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Taiwan, the Universidad Católica de Ávila and the Universidade São Tomás de Moçambique.

Moreover, the professors of the program will be the following: Enrique Sánchez, from the Universidad Católica de Ávila; Eric Pomes, from the Institut Catholique d’Études Supérieures in France; Álvaro Yáñez, from the Universidad Santo Tomás in Chile; Pierre Canac (coordinator of all the previous versions since 2003) and Ravi Srinivas (former Executive Director of ICUSTA), both from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston; Kit Lam, from the Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Taiwan; Susana Sanz, from the Universidad Cardenal Herrera in Valencia; and Alessandro Mini, from the Universitat Abat Oliba.

Lastly, the topics that will be studied during the Course, which continues through the end of December, are the following: The Relationship between Economic Integration and Globalization: the European Union case; International Law and Globalization; Globalization and Migration: Political, Social, Cultural and Economic Effects; The Global Financial System: Nudging Toward more Integration or Disintegration?; Media and Globalization; Benedict XVI and the Insurmountable Need to Find Social Responsibility; Connected Dreams: Globalization and the Environment; and, The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU: Origins, Contents and Application.

With the name, “Globalization: Yes, we are,” the new version of this course has made possible the international integration of 9 institutions which pertain to ICUSTA’s network, in Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Without a doubt, the successful model of academic globalization will be expanded to other areas, topics, and universities of our world organization.