• Grenoble Ecole de Management

Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations

Explore global issues and find out how cultural divides and security threats impact foreign affairs and global policies.

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Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations
  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours
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Understand how risks and threats affect our world

This four-week course offers you the opportunity to investigate why some events have a longer-lasting impact on global affairs than others. You’ll look at which threats affect foreign affairs and global policy, and how those threats can be evaluated.

Dive into the world of global studies and explore how the global political landscape is shaped by cultural divides and anticipated threats.

This course will provide you with insights gleaned from demography, geography and anthropology, which in turn will enable you to make informed predictions about the future of international relations.

Ce cours peut être entièrement suivi en français. Des traductions françaises sont disponibles, les discussions se déroulant sur un forum francophone.

Passer en revue les enjeux mondiaux, évaluer l’impact des clivages culturels et des menaces sécuritaires sur la politique étrangère et internationale.

Assess major issues in geopolitics

Despite periods of relative stability, there are constant challenges within politics and international relations. You’ll review issues within communication, the instability of norms in politics and business, and social uprisings. Consider why people rebel, and the imbalances of power between people and states.

Consider today’s most pressing threats to stability

Worldwide change is only accelerating - environmental, cultural, and military pressures all need new means to meet expanding challenges.

You’ll learn how to assess these risks, looking closely at sustainability challenges such as water depletion and deforestation. You’ll then move on to review the impact of technology on warfare, and whether those changes will ever really spell the end of war.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Political risks
  • International risks
  • Regional risks
  • Intercultural communication
  • Institutional and political instability
  • Revolutions and civil strife
  • Exhaustion of natural resources
  • Increasing nuclear risks and cyber risks
  • Security issues and disarmament
  • The transformation of war
  • New polarities, new centers of power
  • New norms, new practices

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Who is this accredited by?

European Foundation for Management Development
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The European Foundation for Management Development is Europe’s largest network association in the field of management development.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Improve your knowledge in international studies (including history and theories of international relations and international economics)
  • Evaluate the probability and emergency attached to each risk and threat, and make educated guesses about our future
  • Reflect upon demographic, geographic, and anthropological data

Who is the course for?

This course will be of particular interest to business and international-relations students; professionals working for global businesses; and IGO and NGO experts dealing with intercultural issues.

No experience in Global Studies is required - anyone with an interest in global politics and culture will benefit.

If you’re taking this course as part of the International Relations programme for credit, you’ll be expected to spend 10 hours per week on it. If you’re not taking the course for credit, six hours per week is enough for basic understanding.

This course has been developed by Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM); a leading business school which has achieved international recognition thanks to its expertise in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Who will you learn with?

Pr. of political science, University of Grenoble Alpes & Institut Universitaire de France (Global & Comparative Politics); visiting scholar, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Who developed the course?

Grenoble Ecole de Management

For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has established itself in France and abroad as a leading business school through expertise in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Discover the threats facing our world and explore how cultures and organisations can work together to overcome them.

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