19/07/2018
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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GeoMeans Courses at Maastricht Summer School 2018

In 2018, GeoMeans offers you skills courses at Maastricht Summer School for the sixth time. Leonhardt van Efferink teaches you the skills needed to study political and country risks, geopolitical scenarios and frames, and texts and photos in the (social) … Continue reading

01/07/2018
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Visual Media Analysis: News Photos, Text-Image Relations and Multimodal Discourses/Frames [Summer School]

Period: 13 – 17 August 2018 (one week earlier than initially announced); Fee: €600; ECTS credits: 2; Program: available by the end of July; Language: English; Application process: Maastricht University; Application deadline: 23 July 2018; Accomodation: Maastricht Housing; Funding: Not … Continue reading

08/12/2017
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Country Risk Analysis: Growth Potential, Economic Policy and External Finances of Emerging Markets [Summer School]

Period: 16 – 20 July 2018; Fee: €600; ECTS credits: 2; Program: available by the end of June; Language: English; Application process: Maastricht University; Application deadline: 25 June 2018; Accomodation: Maastricht Housing; Funding: Not available Description The Asian Crisis in … Continue reading

08/12/2017
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Political Risk Analysis: Domestic Factors, International Relations and Economic Impact Assessment [Summer School]

Period: 23 – 27 July 2018; Fee: €600; ECTS credits: 2; Program: available by the end of June; Language: English; Application process: Maastricht University; Application deadline: 2 July 2018; Accomodation: Maastricht Housing; Funding: Not available Description The recent developments in … Continue reading

08/12/2017
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Scenario Planning: National Security, Geo-Economics and Foreign Policy Strategy [Summer School]

Period: 30 July – 3 August 2018; Fee: €600; ECTS credits: 2; Program: available by the end of June; Language: English; Application process: Maastricht University; Application deadline: 9 July 2018; Accomodation: Maastricht Housing; Funding: Not available Description The rise of … Continue reading

08/12/2017
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Framing Analysis: National Images, World Views and Global Dividing Lines [Summer School]

Period: 6 – 10 August 2018; Fee: €600; ECTS credits: 2; Language: English; Application process: finished; Contact Leonhardt for the options to do this course (partially) at your university; Description The declaration of independence by Catalonia, BREXIT and phrases such … Continue reading

08/12/2017
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Textual Media Analysis: Critical Discourse Analysis, News Framing and Qualitative Research Design [Summer School]

Period: 13 – 17 August 2018; Fee: €600; ECTS credits: 2; Program: available by the end of July; Language: English; Application process: Maastricht University; Application deadline: 23 July 2018; Accomodation: Maastricht Housing; Funding: Not available Description The ‘fake news’ debate, … Continue reading

23/12/2016
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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GeoMeans Summer Schools at Maastricht University in 2017

Please check for 2018 editions of these courses: GeoMeans Courses at Maastricht Summer School 2018 We are very happy to teach analytical skills at Maastricht Summer School for the fifth time this year. This page introduces our six courses, but … Continue reading

23/12/2016
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Conflict Analysis 1: Fragmented Identities, Rising Powers and International Security Threats [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Geopolitical Framing Analysis: National Images, World Views and Global Dividing Lines Period: 3-7 July 2017 Program: Click Here to Download Course Program Description The civil war in Syria, BREXIT and the unexpected election … Continue reading

23/12/2016
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Conflict Analysis 2: Geographical Factors, Geostrategy and Scenario Planning Tools [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Geopolitical Scenario Planning: National Security, Geo-Economics and Foreign Policy Strategy Period: 10-14 July 2017 Program: Click Here to Download Course Program Description The ongoing Indian-Pakistani rivalry over Kashmir, the recent violence between Azeri … Continue reading

23/12/2016
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Country Risk Analysis 1: Political Risk Indicators, Geo-Economics and Report Writing [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Political Risk Analysis: Domestic Factors, International Relations and Economic Impact Assessment Period: 17-21 July 2017 Program: Click Here to Download Course Program Description The recent developments in Turkey, the social unrest in Venezuela … Continue reading

23/12/2016
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Country Risk Analysis 2: Macro-Economic Risk Indicators, Causal Chain Tool and Recession Scenarios for China [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Country Risk Analysis: Growth Potential, Economic Policy and External Finances of Emerging Markets Period: 24-28 July 2017 Program: Click Here to Download Course Program Description The current economic recession in Brazil, the unusual … Continue reading

23/12/2016
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Media Representations Analysis 1: Texts, Critical Discourse Analysis and News Framing [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Textual Media Analysis: Critical Discourse Analysis, News Framing and Qualitative Research Design Period: 31 July-4 August 2017 Program: Click Here to Download Course Program Description The role of media before the American presidential … Continue reading

23/12/2016
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Media Representations Analysis 2: Images, Social Semiotics and Multimodality [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Visual Media Analysis: News Photos, Text-Image Relations and Multimodal Discourses/Frames Period: 7-11 August 2017 Program: Click Here to Download Course Program Description Millions of daily posts by social media users, disinformation efforts by … Continue reading

12/11/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Country Risk Analysis (Macro-Economic Risk Indicators): Growth Potential, Economic Policy and External Finances of Emerging Markets [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Country Risk Analysis: Growth Potential, Economic Policy and External Finances of Emerging Markets Page navigation menu [Course Program] [Course Fee, Special Offer, Funding and Accomodation] [Application Process] [Learning Objectives] [Course Participants] [Course Exam … Continue reading

12/11/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Country Risk Analysis (Political Instability): Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy Strategy and Geopolitical Scenario Planning [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Political Risk Analysis: Domestic Factors, International Relations and Economic Impact Assessment Page navigation menu [Course Program] [Course Fee, Special Offer, Funding and Accomodation] [Application Process] [Learning Objectives] [Course Participants] [Course Exam and Certificates] … Continue reading

12/11/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Concepts: Rethinking Nation-States, National Identity, International Boundaries, Global Power and Security [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Geopolitical Framing Analysis: National Images, World Views and Global Dividing Lines Page navigation menu [Course Program] [Course Fee, Special Offer, Funding and Accomodation] [Application Process] [Learning Objectives] [Course Participants] [Course Exam and Certificates] … Continue reading

12/11/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Theories and Methods: Exploring Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Geostrategy [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Geopolitical Scenario Planning: National Security, Geo-Economics and Foreign Policy Strategy Page navigation menu [Course Program] [Course Fee, Special Offer, Funding and Accomodation] [Application Process] [Learning Objectives] [Course Participants] [Course Exam and Certificates] [Course … Continue reading

12/11/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Media Representations and Research Methods: Critical Discourse Analysis, Social Semiotics and Textual/Visual News Framing [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Textual Media Analysis: Critical Discourse Analysis, News Framing and Qualitative Research Design Page navigation menu [Course Program] [Course Fee, Special Offer, Funding and Accomodation] [Application Process] [Learning Objectives] [Course Participants] [Course Exam and … Continue reading

12/11/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Media Representations and Multimodality: Semiotic Modes, Text-Image Relations and Multimodal News Frames [Summer School]

Please check 2018 edition of this course: Visual Media Analysis: News Photos, Text-Image Relations and Multimodal Discourses/Frames Page navigation menu [Course Program] [Course Fee, Special Offer, Funding and Accomodation] [Application Process] [Learning Objectives] [Course Participants] [Course Exam and Certificates] [Course … Continue reading