Italy, online

Summer School - Managing International Relations

when 14 June 2019 - 18 July 2019
language English
duration 5 weeks

Part One (MOOC) will provide:

- a methodological basis to start moving in the “troubled waters” of analysis of international relations;
- basic knowledge for managing the major geopolitical and geo-economic issues; ability to deal with data collection and analysis, and to be aware of the key elements of international negotiations.

Introduction – Managing international relations
What is the profile of a manager in international relations? What knowledge and skills are needed to manage international relations?

Module 1 - International scenario of the 21st century
How is the international context changing and what are the main challenges we are facing?

Module 2 - Managing complexity in a changing world
The Middle East as an example of complexity

Module 3 - Toolkit for the manager
The strategic role of information

Module 4 - Bargaining in a complex world
Strategies and tools for confronting complex situations with successful outcomes

a) Video lessons
b) Reading and study materials
c) Assignments and exercises
d) Discussion Forum

Part One (MOOC) will require an average of 12 hours of work/study in total.

Part One (MOOC – free online module) gives the opportunity to explore the course structure, the learning methodology, and see who the instructors are. If you miss the starting date of the MOOC do not worry: the content of this module will also be available for the subsequent e-learning course.

Course leader

Aldo Pigoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Target group

The Managing International Relations course is aimed at university students, young professionals and experienced workers.

Course aim

Those who are already working, or are getting ready to work, in an international environment face a number of key challenges. They have to endeavor to understand the major international political economic and security dynamics in order to be able to forecast the direction they will take in the future. The capabilities needed to accomplish this make for a truly value-added skills set for a globalized world which is increasingly characterized by complex, interconnected issues in constant evolution.

Managers in International Relations, whether by choice or necessity, need to be able to deal with a wide range of tasks:

- Gather and use information at an international level, in order to build a proper knowledge base and to be better prepared to make decisions;
- Understand political, economic and security changes and their evolution, e.g. Brexit, currency wars, the conflict in Syria and so on;
- Manage negotiation processes in a multicultural world.

This Managing International Relations course is aimed at university students, young professionals and experienced workers. Participants build up a toolkit which they can use to better understand, analyze and manage international relations.

Fee info

EUR 0: MOOC couse is free