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.
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
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Available nowThis course started 6 Jan 2020
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.
Join this course
Join free and you will get:
Upgrade this course and you will get:
for one year
Buy Unlimited and you will get:
Do you know someone who’d love this course? Tell them about it...
You can use the hashtag #FLglobalrisks to talk about this course on social media.