Online course in Politics & the Modern World

Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations

Explore global issues and discover how cultural divides and security threats impact foreign affairs and global policies. | Passer en revue les enjeux mondiaux, évaluer l’impact des clivages culturels et des menaces sécuritaires sur la politique étrangère et internationale.

Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 6 hours
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This course is part of the Global Studies: International Relations and World Politics program, which will enable you to understand key issues in politics and international relations and how we can work to resolve them..

Understand how risks and threats affect our world.

Why do some events have a more lasting impact on our global affairs than others? What threats directly affect foreign affairs and global policy - and how do we evaluate them?

Get answers with this course, which goes beyond the explanations you will find in the press and on social media.

Dive deep into global studies to look at anticipated threats and cultural divides and how they reshape the global landscape.

Get insights about demography, geography, and anthropology, and make educated guesses about our future.

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

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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

Who is this accredited by?

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

When would you like to start?

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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 interest to business and International Relations students, area specialists (Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America), professionals who work globally and earners concerned by the evolution of global politics and who need organized information about the evolution of world affairs

A Bachelor level in the fields of global studies or international affairs is an asset but not mandatory at all. French translations are available throughout the course.

If you are taking this course as part of the International Relations program for credit, you will be expected to spend 10 hours per week studying this course. If you are not taking the course for credit, 6 hours per week is expected for basic understanding.

Who will you learn with?

 Yves Schemeil

Yves Schemeil

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

Who developed the course?

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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