TRANSCEND Co-organized International Summer School on Comparative Regionalisms

Comparative Regionalisms: Changing Forms of Governance in Asia, Africa
and the Americas and the Transformation of Global Order*
2-12 July 2012


International Summer School CEU-TRANSCEND

Co-organised by Central European University, Budapest, and Transnational Challenges and Emerging Nations Dialogue (TRANSCEND), School of International Service, American University)

The course fostered new approaches to the study of regionalisms in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Building on, but seeking to go beyond the European experience the course examines the rise of regions after World War II and the resurgence of the idea in and from the 1980s. It considered the different interpretations, values and expectations assigned to 'region', from regional free trade agreements to security communities to supra-national integrative projects. The course will examine how such regions vary across time and geography, assuming different characteristics, and will also consider to what extent regions are a result of and/or a response to globalization and the extent to which they constitute and shape global order.


Youngmi Kim (Assistant Professor, Central European University, Budapest)
Amitav Acharya (Professor, American University, Washington DC)
Matteo Fumagalli (Associate Professor, Central European University,

Additional Faculty:

Rick Fawn (St Andrews University, UK)
Andrew J Grant (Queen's University, Kingston, CA)
Mark Aspinwall (University of Edinbugh, UK)

Past Lectures:

ASIAN Regionalism Lecture CEU Summer School
Comparative Regionalism Overview Lecture CEU Summer School

Program Details:

Location: Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)
Fee: EUR 550 (early bird fee: EUR 500).
Housing:  20EUR (CEU residence) or $35 (shared room in a hotel)
Food: Extra

For further information contact:

Youngmi Kim (for European and international students)
Amitav Acharya (for American students):