From 2 November 2020, the autumn semester 2020 will take place online. Exceptions: Courses that can only be carried out with on-site presence.
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Leonie Hensgen: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Dr. Leonie Hensgen
Address
Professur für Entwicklungsökonomie
ETH Zürich, CLD B 4
Clausiusstrasse 37
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 46 82
E-mailleonie.hensgen@nadel.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0647-00LETH Model United Nations (MUN) Restricted registration - show details 2 credits1SA. Rom, I. Günther, L. Hensgen
AbstractIn this course students will participate in a Model United Nations (MUN), deepen their knowledge about the United Nations (UN) and the opportunities and challenges the UN system currently faces and strengthen their negotiations and public speaking skills.
Objective• Students get an understanding of how the United Nations works, its history as well as the opportunities and challenges the UN system currently faces.
• Students strengthen their negotiations and public speaking skills
• Students familiarize themselves with a particular country’s priorities and strategies for UN negotiations
ContentIn this course students learn about the UN system, its challenges and opportunities, strengthen their negations and public speaking skills and they get an opportunity to represent the interests of a country at a Model United Nations (MUN). The course consists of five sessions (March 9th/ March 23rd/ April 6th/ April 27th/ May 4th 5.15 PM- 7.00 PM) that include teaching and discussions about the UN system with external experts as well as the preparation and participation in a MUN in Zurich (May 1st- May 3th 2020). Upon request and at students’ own expense they can also attend a MUN in another location.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course consists of five sessions (March 9th/ March 23rd/ April 6th/ April 27th/ May 4th 5.15 PM- 7.00 PM) that include teaching and discussions about the UN system with external experts as well as the preparation and participation in a MUN in Zurich (May 1st- May 3th 2020). Upon request and at students’ own expense they can also attend a MUN in another location.
The course is co-organized with the ETH MUN. Similar courses are offered at UZH, HSG, University of Bern, University of Geneva.
865-0002-00LMigration: A Challenge for Development Cooperation
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.

ETH doctoral students working on topics related to poverty reduction in low- and middle income countries may also be admitted.

ETH MA/MSc students apply with a letter of motivation to the NADEL administration office.

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
1 credit2GK. Schneider, L. Hensgen
AbstractAn estimated 250 million people are currently living outside countries of origin - voluntarily as migrants or involuntarily as refugees. The course explores the role that international cooperation can play in promoting the positive aspects of migration and in reducing the negative consequences.
ObjectiveCourse participants have improved understanding of the following issues:
- Definition of migration concepts and terms, including migrants, refugees, IDPs
- The geography of migration flows
- The evolving concept of “migration and development”
- International organizations and their strategies and activities in terms of migration
ContentToday's migration movements are initiated in the countries of origin through different causes, whether political, social, economic, or natural. Although the concept of migration is negatively connoted for many people, international migration has a positive impact on both the countries of origin and the recipient countries. In addition to the transfer of goods and capital, it can also be understood as part of the increasing globalization process.