Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland, and Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), France, are combining their resources to deliver the first ever MOOC in the Geopolitics of Hospitality, available from 25th April 2016, on the FutureLearn platform. The course is designed for young people who are considering a career in hospitality as well as current hospitality professionals.
Both institutions are pairing their respective expertise, geopolitics for GEM and hospitality for EHL, to deliver this one of a kind MOOC over 4 weeks. Students will spend 4 hours per week on the course, and certificates are available upon completion.
The Geopolitics of Hospitality course will be taught by Yves Schemeil, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, at the University of Grenoble Alpes, and current visiting professor at the two institutions. To deliver the four chapters that make up the MOOC, he is joined by lecturers, chefs, butlers, wine stewards, EHL students and alumni. They will use diverse examples from around the world, and will rely on the work of historians, philosophers, anthropologists and political scientists.
Through the course, participants will gain a better understanding of the soft power exercised by States in the realms of hospitality and cooking and get another view on intercultural issues.
This course is designed for hospitality professionals, gourmet aficionados or foodies. Audiences with an interest in food and cuisine, but also intercultural issues, are welcome to register.
Chapters of the MOOC consist of:
- A Philosophy of Food and Mood
- The Anthropology of Banquets
- Gastronomy and Hospitality
- Gastro-diplomacy and the World Order
An intriguing topic for global hospitality students and professionals alike. Enrol now at FutureLearn: Click here.