Globalisation has made the world a smaller place – offering huge business opportunities, but also causing instability and increased competition in both developed and developing nations.
This ExpertTrack offers a look at demography, geography, international affairs, and foreign policy as you build a clear picture of the risk and threats within today’s interconnected world. You’ll learn about key concepts in international relations, and how organisations and cultures can work together.
The 3 courses included as part of this ExpertTrack are designed for professionals working in a global network, students of foreign affairs, or learners with a strong interest in world politics.
Understand globalisation and opposition to it
Globalisation has had a huge impact on trade, culture, competition, and the environment. Exports today are 40x larger than they were in 1913, and the value of exported goods is around 25% of GDP worldwide. This trade generates efficiency gains and offers opportunities for economic growth. However, studies have also shown its effects on cost of living and jobs.
You’ll explore arguments for and against globalisation, and understand the shifting tides of alliances, treaties, and waves of globalisation. This ExpertTrack covers global competition, protectionism, and how democratic fatigue interacts with populist demands.
Find out how globalisation affects culture
Different cultures have different communication styles, priorities, and environments, but globalisation forces nations to find a middle-ground to form alliances. You’ll consider whether cooperation is possible in the long-term despite all of these differences.
These courses span 100 years – looking at the world in 1925 and building a picture of what it may be like in 2025, considering non-linear change, nationalism, anti-colonialism, and modernity.
Learn to make market and political predictions
Understanding historical patterns and the levers behind them is key to making predictions. Whether you want to make economic predictions or well-founded guesses about political futures, this ExpertTrack offers you the tools to assess threats, consider relevant factors, and consider what challenges the world will face tomorrow.