Online Summer School on Comparative Regionalism 2021

Online Summer School on Comparative Regionalism in a Changing World Order

  • Date Activity: 21st – 25th June 2021
  • Online Application:
  • Organized by: Postgraduate School Universitas Airlangga Indonesia, in collaboration with United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and Higher School of Economics of M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University Kazakhstan
  • Convened by: Dr. Rosa Ristawati, Dr. Ikboljon Qoraboyev, Dr. Filippo Costa Buranelli


Current debates caused, among others, by erosion of liberal international order are bringing into fore the importance of regionalism projects. Regionalism is at the center of scholarly and policy debates for many different reasons. It can concern fate of regionalism projects (Brexit), (in) action of regional organizations in addressing peace and security challenges (ASEAN) or role of regional frameworks in design of alternative visions of international order (Belt and Road Initiative or Eurasian Economic Union).

Regional organizations from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Eurasia increasingly engage, establish and enhance dialogue mechanisms. Understanding the logic of regionalism in post-Covid global order necessitates an in-depth comparative approach which sees regionalism as a lasting feature of world order. This online summer school on comparative regionalism aims to bridge regional knowledge on comparative regionalism.


The main objective of The Online Summer School on Comparative Regionalism in The Changing World is to expose participants to the field of research on comparative regionalism in global arena in the context of emerging powers and shifting political/economic balances. Participants will be introduced to major cases and main theoretical and methodological frameworks used in comparative regionalism studies. They will also study and compare role of regionalism projects in different regions of the world from the perspective of their contribution to national development and international order as well as their mutual interactions, highlighting the opportunities and challenges globally.

The summer school will bring together students from the world with accomplished scholars of comparative regionalism. As such, it represents a valuable opportunity for young researchers to improve their knowledge of regionalism and to build long-lasting academic networks in this sphere. The school will consist of invited speeches, lectures and workshops. Information on speakers and topics are found below. Detailed information on lectures, workshops and assignments will be provided to students after selection.

Course Content, Instructors, and Schedule

Summer school will be hosted virtually by the Post-graduate School, Airlangga University Indonesia, in collaboration with United Nations University Institute Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Belgium and Higher School of Economics of M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University Kazakhstan, on 21-25 June 2021.

The course would be accredited as 5 ECTS. Participants will receive a certificate of completion signed by organizing entities. They will have to submit a short reflection paper (1000 words) and group presentation in order to receive a certificate. Participants would receive course modules and materials as according to the topics and scheme beforehand.


Monday, June 21st 2021, 15.00 - 18.00 WIB (UTC+7 Surabaya Indonesia Time Zone)

Welcoming Session

  • Prof. Badri Munir Sukoco, MBA., Ph.D. (Director of Postgraduate School Universitas Airlangga Indonesia)
  • Dr. Saule Kemelbayeva (Dean of Higher School of M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University Kazakhstan)
  • H.E Rahmat Pramono (The Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia for Kazakhstan and Tajikistan)

Keynote Session

  • Prof. Philippe De Lombaerde – Director of United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Belgium
  • Dr. Farkhad Tolipov – Director of Non-governmental Research Institution “Knowledge Caravan”, Uzbekistan

Lecturer Session

  • Dr. Filippo Costa Buranelli (St. Andrews University, United Kingdom) – Topic: General overview of regionalism theories
  • Dr. Ikboljon Qoraboyev (Higher School of Economics of M. Narikbayev Kazguu University, Kazakhstan) – Topic: Comparative approaches to Eurasian and Central Asian Regionalisms


Tuesday, June 22nd 2021. 15.00-18.30 WIB (UTC+7 Surabaya Indonesia Time Zone)

Lecturer Session

  • Prof. Jan Orbie (Ghent University, Belgium; UNU-CRIS, Belgium) – Topic: EU Development Policy: What is it and Do we need it?
  • Dr. Rosa Ristawati (Postgraduate School Universitas Airlangga Indonesia) – Topic: Comparative constitution as a foundation of comparative regionalism

Workshop Session

  • A join session by Dr. Filippo Costa Buranelli and Dr. Rosa Ristawati


Wednesday, June 23rd 2021. 15.00-18.30 WIB (UTC+7 Surabaya Indonesia Time Zone)

Lecturer Session

  • Dr. Radian Salman (Postgraduate School Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia) – Topic: Law, legal system and regionalism
  • Carolina Zaccato, MSc. (London School of Economics and Political Science / LSE) – Topic: Regionalism in South America
  • Dr. Amandine Gnanguenon (European Council on Foreign Relations ECFR Africa Programme; UNU-CRIS, Belgium) – Topic: African security regionalism


Thursday, June 24th 2021. 15.00-18.00 WIB (UTC+7 Surabaya Indonesia Time Zone)

Working Groups Session

  • Participants will be put in the breakout room to prepare their group presentations


Friday, June 25th 2021. 15:00-18:00 WIB (UTC+7 Surabaya Indonesia Time Zone)

Participant Presentation

  • Participants will deliver their presentation materials.

Targetted Participants, Fees and Application Process

The summer school is open to:

  • Students (undergraduate, master, and early PhD)
  • Researchers
  • Business professionals
  • And others who are interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge and advanced understanding of regional integration processes in the world.
  • Limited seat only 30 persons.


  • No tuition fee / No admission fees would be charged.

Online Application & PDF Details Program:

Required documents:

  • Google Form (refer to link above)
  • Student ID (if relevant)
  • Copy of ID/passport

For more information and assistance:

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Surabaya 60286

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