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International Relations

  • Provides Historical and Geopolitical Contexts
  • Focuses on Today’s Power Dynamics
  • Explores Framework and Goals of Diplomacy

The world order that emerged following World War II continues to influence today’s geopolitical and economic landscape, reflecting the shift into post-colonial and post-Cold War political alignments. These courses analyze foreign policy strategies by exploring the historical and geopolitical contexts that inform them, as well as the potential impacts of these policies as they are enacted globally. They are taught by faculty members from private sector, government, and multilateral organizations. 

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

Examining the World Through International Relations

Explore the foundational theories and history of international relations, and analyze the competing ideologies, threats, and challenges.

2020 Summer
1 section

Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

Explore contemporary methods for peacemaking and peacebuilding as responses to real and potential deadly international conflicts.

2020 Summer
1 section

Country Risk: Geopolitics, Policy, and Regulation

Gain an understanding of the drivers and costs associated with specific risks in the context of energy markets and project finance.

2020 Summer
1 section

International Relations

Gain an in-depth understanding of the post-Cold War world order and the Cold War’s impact on current geopolitical and economic landscapes.

2020 Summer
1 section

Decision-Making in Foreign Affairs

Gain an introduction to the analysis of foreign policy decision-making, as conducted at the individual, group, and organizational levels.

Global Conflict and the Crisis of Diplomacy

Examine WWI’s impact on the first half of the 20th century, including the emergence of communism and fascism and the rise of dictatorships.

Leadership and Governance: Populism, Pluralism, and Everything in Between--Visionaries, Demagogues, Autocrats, and Democrats

Analyze the effectiveness of leaders in nation building and development from World War II to today.

International Development

Explore the main elements of country development—from economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental perspectives.

1914: The History of the Descent into World War I

This full-day course will trace the origins of World War I, from its beginnings in the French Revolution to its volcanic eruption in 1914.

Communication Strategies for Successful Crisis Management, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution

Acquire a framework to apply the many communications tools available to resolve conflict situations and achieve a successful conclusion.