Milan, Italy

Managing International Relations Part 1

online course
when 9 June 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 5 weeks

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.

Part One (MOOC) will provide
a) a methodological basis to start moving in the “troubled waters” of analysis of international relations;
b) 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 system 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.

Course leader

Aldo Pigoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Aldo Pigoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Riccardo Redaelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Leonida Reitano, Associazione di Investigativo (AGI)
Manuela Tortora, former UN

Target group

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

Course aim

Part One gives the opportunity to explore the course structure, the learning methodology, and see who the instructors are. The content of this module will also be used for the subsequent Part Two, the E-learning course.

For more information about Part Two please see “Managing International Relations - Part Two (e-learning course): Analyzing and understanding the complexity of a changing world”.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation in the Part one - MOOC is free.