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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.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations

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.

Des traductions françaises sont disponibles pour ce cours

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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?

  • Date to be announced

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.

Who will you learn with?

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.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $99 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

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  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.