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The United Nations

  • Taught by UN Staff and Employees of Affiliated Agencies
  • Assesses Current Debates Regarding UN Reform
  • Provides Overview of History and Structure

The United Nations and its affiliated agencies remain the most significant multilateral organization for diplomacy, peace and security, development, and humanitarian assistance. These courses expore the history of the UN, its structure, and its evolution from the Cold War to the War on Terror. They assess debates over UN reform and the increasing influence of civil society and the private sector. They explore whether the UN can respond to global threats such as civil conflict, the rise of sectarian extremism, and climate change.

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

Scenarios Planning

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

2021 Fall
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From the Inside: The United Nations at 75--Where It's Been and What Comes Next

For the UN's 75th anniversary, consider its various bodies, examine the structures that carry out its mission, and analyze successes and failures.