Extreme poverty and sustainable development

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course, explores the most relevant theories on the fight against poverty, and the policies currently undertaken by several international actors to this end.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students will
- understand the differences of the concepts of poverty, inequality, and economic development;
- develop a conceptual framework of sustainability inclusive of poverty;
- evaluate critically the strength and the weakness of current models dedicated to fight extreme poverty;
- improve oral and written skills, including arguing convincingly with the professor and with classmates, with logical and legal thoroughness and propriety of language.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
In the first semester, this course will be taught in class. A seat in the classroom can be booked ahead of time through the dedicated app. Only if the app and the classroom will be full, the class will be live-streamed (and not recorded) through Microsoft Teams.
In any case, this set-up will depend upon the evolution of the emergency and the respect of the security directives, and might change.
Course syllabus
The class aims at presenting and discuss together the many legal, economic, and political issues regarding the many forms that poverty takes.
Prerequisites for admission
Students must be fluent in written and spoken English.
Teaching methods
The class will mostly be dedicated to the presentation of the foundational elements of poverty, and to in class discussion of them.
Teaching Resources
The bibliography will be suggested during the classes and by the professor throughout the semester.
Assessment methods and Criteria
the learning will be assessed through the active participation in the class activities, included the presentation of specific researches, and a final written examination
IUS/13 - INTERNATIONAL LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Crema Luigi
I receive students by appointment, e-mail [email protected]
Stanza d'Angolo, Biblioteca di diritto internazionale, via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano