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Foundations of Transnational Security

The concerns of national and international security have evolved considerably since the days of the Cold War. While states are still concerned with traditional threats such as military aggression from other states, emerging issues present different, yet no less compelling, challenges to security. These new challenges include terrorism, failed states, environmental catastrophes, and major public health crises. Explore how security policy issues are addressed at the national and international levels. How prepared are agencies and organizations to meet newer security challenges? How prepared is the international community to handle environmental volatility? To what extent can technology be relied upon as a tool to address current security needs?
Examine how states and non-state actors address these growing threats to global peace and security. Learn how state and non-state actors work together (or not) to mitigate these threats. This course is open to students of national and international security who wish to broaden their understanding of policy and procedure as well as security professionals looking to develop understanding of the new challenges to security.


  • Transnational Security— Definitions, Threats & Actors
  • Fragile States and New Security Issues
  • Terrorism and Organized Crime
  • Global Health and the Disease Burden
  • Climate Change and Security
  • The Future of Transnational Security

This course is a mix of asynchronous weekly modules and synchronous live sessions.
This course is eligible towards the completion of the Certificate in Global Affairs . Bundle your coursework and earn a professional credential that communicates knowledge and skills gained. Declared Certificate students receive 10% off of courses within the program. 

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to understand key security policies on national and international levels
  • Knowledge of how different agencies and organizations meet security challenges

Ideal for

  • Students of national and international security who wish to broaden their understanding policy and procedure
  • Security professionals looking to develop an understanding of the new challenges to security
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2024
    • Date

      May 20 - Jul 1
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Telab, Mohamed
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $649