Arts, International Law and International Relations

6 ECTS / Semester / English

Learning Outcomes

  • Promotion of a differentiated and plural learning experience within international relations.
  • Development of a more transversal "legal analysis" capacity with regards recent and past facts and processes by resourcing to other type of knowledge.  Among these are: literature, cinema, music, painting, photography, architecture, cartoons, gastronomy, etc.
  • Reinforcement of critical thinking and argumentative skills.
  • Development of the questioning skills and the understanding of the world from different perspectives and through art.


  1. Culture and art in law and in international relations;
  2. Gastronomy and international relations; the influence of fine dining and gastrodiplomacy;
  3. Art and War, the horrible and the shift of International Law;
  4. “Art” in decolonization, the crossed looks of opposites;
  5. The fight for human rights and art;
  6. Gender, international relations and art;
  7. Refugees and migrants - forced travels in art and culture;
  8. Cartoons, international relations, freedom of expression and social media;
  9. Architecture and memory – the period after the conflict and the destruction, between reconstruction and rehabilitation;
  10. Music: identity, resistance and revolution, soft power and diplomacy;
  11. The art “of” Democracy: literature and a global society;
  12. Propaganda, or de triumph of Leni Riefenstahl.

Optional Study Visit: Visit to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid to see Collection 1: La irrupción del siglo XX: utopias y conflictos (1900-1945) that includes the painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso.


Professor(a) Auxiliar
Licenciada e mestre pela Escola de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa.  Doutorada em Direito pelo Instituto Universitário Europeu na área de…
Professor(a) Associado(a)
Licenciado em Direito pela Escola de Direito do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, em 1984. Diplôme de l'Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes…
Professor(a) Auxiliar
Licenciada em Direito pela Escola de Direito do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, em 2004. Mestre em Direito pela Escola de Direito de Lisboa…