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Economist Education: International Relations: China, Russia, the US and the Future of Geopolitics

Gain exclusive global perspectives with specialists at The Economist.

Gain exclusive global perspectives with specialists at The Economist.

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This course is offered by , an edX partner
6 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Starts Oct 25, 2023
Enroll by Oct 17, 2023
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
6 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Starts Oct 25, 2023
Enroll by Oct 17, 2023
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this Course

Duration : 6 weeks (excluding orientation)

A shift within international politics is under way as Russia throws the geopolitical order into disarray and the rivalry between the United States and China intensifies. These risks, alongside climate change, migration levels and ageing populations are of critical concern to world leaders and business professionals alike.

International Relations: China, Russia, the US and the Future of Geopolitics is an online short course from Economist Education. It is designed to equip you with a unique blend of conceptual and practical understanding of global politics and its impact. This six-week course takes you through the main players in power, their political strategies, economic goals and relationships, crucial events, the role of technology and the sweep of global trends. You’ll learn how your organisation may be affected by recent events and how you should respond to emerging shifts.

Enjoy a free three-month digital subscription with this executive education course from The Economist. Read articles on Economist.com, listen to the weekly edition, watch videos, browse newsletters, immerse yourself in our podcasts and app, or join us at exclusive events.

This course is for senior professionals across industries, as well as in public policy and government, who are responsible for leading strategy or interested in professional development. It will equip executives and officials with the tools to plan effectively for change, and confidently discuss these themes with stakeholders inside and outside their organisations.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 50 hours of learning.

Note: should students wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon them. _Economist Education and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points._

Course curriculum

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Understand the implications of geopolitical change and how to adapt with confidence and agility as you work through the weekly modules of this online course.

Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1: From cold war to US-China rivalry

Module 2: The decline of US dominance

Module 3: The Chinese century

Module 4: The role of technology

Module 5: Disruptors, inbetweeners and game-changers

Module 6: Goodbye globalisation?

About the certificate

Assess the relevance of shifting global power dynamics on your business and personal context, and earn an official certificate of completion from The Economist.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with your digital certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you digitally upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

Some facts about the subject

​39%​

The share of US employees who felt their leaders communicated a clear plan of action in the wake of covid-19.

Gallup (Mar, 2020).

62%

The percentage of Americans who view China’s power and influence as a threat.

Pew Research Centre (Apr, 2020).

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