Global Economy

  • Examines Global Role of Economic Activity
  • Explores Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Investigates Economic Relations Between Nations

These courses investigate the economic relations between nations and the increasing role of the private sector in government and civil society. They cover emerging economies in the global landscape, international business and finance, global capital markets, public-private partnerships, and international and multilateral financial institutions. They explore the emergence of corporate social responsibility and the influence of social entrepreneurship and impact investment. Faculty members include international bankers, financial advisers, and political risk managers.

This Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Quantitative Boot Camp: Foundational Statistics for Global Affairs and Beyond

Gain a practical, hands-on foundation in basic statistics by leveraging open data sources and free, open-source data analysis tools.

2022 Summer
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Clean Energy Entrepreneurship

Examine strategies and methods for creating and sustaining startups, early-stage companies, and small businesses in the cleantech sector.

2022 Summer
1 section

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Learn the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies, become familiar with Bitcoin, and gain a broad overview of blockchain concepts.

2022 Summer
1 section

Critical Issues and Careers in Global Affairs

Thinking about grad school? Considering an impactful career in the global arena? Spend two weeks this summer in the heart of New York City...

2022 Summer
1 section

Clean Energy Capstone Project: Putting Knowledge to Practice

Gain real-world experience working directly with a New York City-based clean energy company that is aligned with your interests.

Foundations of Clean Technology

Gain foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape, as well as of electricity generation, distribution, and transition.

International Political Economy

Gain a better understanding of the state of the world economy and the opportunities and challenges posed by international economic interdependence.

Education and International Development

According to the World Bank, education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and...

Analytics for Energy Professionals

Explore methods for energy analysis and management and processes to collect and analyze data, and then practice interpreting and utilizing it.

Human Rights and Development

A rights-based approach to development has become increasingly central in explaining and addressing the underlying issues related to economic,...

Global Uncertainty: Money, Diplomacy, and Technological Change in the 21st Century World

What should we expect from the 21st century? A period of Great Power war, similar to the 20th century, or a long and commercial peace, similar...

Health in Developing Countries

The world has made immense strides in improving health outcomes and increasing life-expectancy over the past century in large part due to...

Impact Investing and Financial Inclusion

Impact investors seek to generate environmental and social impacts in addition to financial returns. This course introduces you to how markets...

Politics and Development

"Good governance" is an essential condition for growth in low-income countries, and for human development as well. A number of the...

Scenarios Planning

The course addresses scenarios as a forecasting and planning tool. In a turbulent world, organizations-in public and private sectors-must make...

Applied Project: Managing Risk and Scenarios Planning

Working with a dedicated faculty advisor, students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the previous courses to...

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

This course will examine the economic challenges poor countries face and the strategies proposed to deal with them, beginning with an analysis...

Managing Risk and Uncertainty

Operating in conditions of uncertainty can be disorienting and bewildering. A risk-informed approach can allow global leaders to make informed...