The Changing Global Order: Online course by Leiden University

The Changing Global Order: Online course


The Changing Global Order, deals with with international relations, peace and security and brings together a number of experts from the field and academia to share their perspectives. The course shall help students gain insight into conflict resolution and the role organisations such as the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, the African Union and NATO play in a changing world.

About the course

This course familiarises students with some main theories of international relations, shows how the global order is gradually changing and discusses how selected international and regional organisations contribute to the maintenance of global peace and security.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to International Relations

Week 2: The Changing World Order: Rising Powers and International Institutions

Week 3: Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Security

Week 4: Regional Organizations in Global Affairs: The Examples of the European Union, the African Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the Arctic Council

Week 5: NATO in a Changing World

Week 6: Reforming the United Nations Security Council: Strategies and Proposals

Course Sessions

October 20, 2014 - December 1, 2014

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