Online course

Principles, Practices and Terminologies of Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies

Assess whether the governing systems in place in society are able to rise to the challenges and build a resilient future.

Principles, Practices and Terminologies of Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 8 hours

Explore mechanisms of resilient governance

The course will introduce the twin geopolitical ideals of societal security and resilience as derived from the Copenhagen School, and refined elsewhere, along with theories and strategies of resilience designed to sustain, protect and nurture the preservation of sovereign nations, transnational organisations, and peoples.

The features of the course will centre on explaining different concepts of resilience and security as they relate to customs, cultures and geographical contexts.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understanding resilience
  • Societal security
  • Cyber security and resilience
  • Key aspects of resilient governance
  • Converging technologies

What will you achieve?

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

  • Discuss the meaning, various geopolitical perspectives, and definition of societal security and resilience
  • Assess the controversy over defining terms and how assigning conventional validity to them affects how we understand their dynamics
  • Explore mechanisms of resilient governance
  • Identify key features of emerging technologies that will be key to resilience and security

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at students who wish to explore features of emerging technologies that will be key to resilience and security.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Wayne Harrop

Wayne Harrop

Assistant professor and practitioner specialising in crisis management, risk, business continuity, security and resilience. A recipient of multiple awards having worked across 49 countries.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.