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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

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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?

Ast. professor and practitioner in crisis management, risk, BCM, security and resilience. A recipient of 3 awards having worked across 49 countries. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-harrop-2b54b83/

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.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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