Online lectures were delivered by professors from the Faculty of Public Governance and International Studies (FPGIS), Ludovika – UPS, at the Institute of Law, Nirma University (NU), India. In the spirit of the Indian proverb, seven professors from FPGIS tried to plant the seed of knowledge to bear fruit in the future within the framework of the International Teaching Month – 2023 at NU.
The roots of the cooperation with Nirma University go back to 2021 when face-to-face teaching became impossible during the pandemic. As a result of this fact International Teaching Month, held each year at the end of February or at the beginning of March, was also moved to the virtual space. It might seem to be a negative change at first, however, it has many benefits. It allows the host institution to invite more foreign colleagues, which both enables students to attend lectures by a wider range of lecturers and gives more lecturers the opportunity to get to know an excellent and dynamic private university in India.
This year, on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding between NU and Ludovika - UPS signed in 2022, several of our professors had a chance to take part in the International Teaching Month at NU which might lead to stronger cooperation or joint research projects and increase the mobility activities of the teaching staff and students.
Dr. Norbert Tóth, Head of the Department of International Law, gave a lecture about the issue of sanctions in international law. Dr. Gábor Kutasi, Head of the Department of Economics and International Economics, spoke about the global minimum tax – regulatory and economic perspectives. Dr. Balázs Bartóki-Gönczy, Head of Department of Social Communication, delivered a lecture on the Legal challenges of the new space age. Dr. András Hárs, Professor at the Department of International Law, gave a lecture on the use of Force, Self-Defence, and the UN Security Council. Dr. Melinda Szappanyos, Associate Professor at the Department of International Law, talked about the human right to water – the path to recognition. Dr. Péter Krisztián Zachar, Head of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, delivered a lecture on Hungary, the V4 countries and regional cooperation in Central Europe. Dr. Erzsébet N. Rózsa, Professor of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, asked the question: Is the V4 a unified actor? Case studies of the Middle East and nuclear non-proliferation.
Text: International Office of FPGIS