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The New Global Order: How Politics, Business and Technology are Changing

The Economist

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A shift within international politics is under way as the rivalry between the United States and China intensifies. Alongside this contest, the state of the climate, migration levels and ageing populations are all of concern to world leaders.

The New Global Order: How Politics, Business and Technology are Changing is an online short course from The Economist. 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 on a journey 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 throughout. You’ll gain a better understanding of how your organisation may be affected and how you should respond to emerging shifts.

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Is this course for you?

This course is created to provide leaders in business and politics with knowledge of the main themes that influence globalisation, international trade, security and power dynamics. Additionally, it will equip those in charge of directing their organisation’s response to global events with the tools to plan effectively for change, and confidently discuss these themes with stakeholders both 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 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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