International Relations and Decision Making in challenging times
Apply theories of international relations to world problems, such as international conflict, economic crises, and the current global pandemic. Create a marketing campaign to advise world leaders on dealing with these crises.
13 July 2020
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About the Course
(This course is targeted at children entering Grades 8, 9, 10 in 2020-21)
How do leaders like Prime Minister Modi or President Trump respond to global challenges? How does a country determine the best strategy to contain an epidemic or grow their economy? This project-based course explores international relations, leadership and strategic decision-making. First, students will work through major concepts such as anarchy, power, security, cooperation, and rationality. Then, students will apply theories of international relations such as realism or liberalism to world problems, such as international conflict, economic crises, and the current global pandemic. Students will identify barriers to change and critically assess possible solutions. Finally, using insights from a variety of disciplines—political science, economics, public health, marketing—students will create a marketing campaign aimed at leaders and the general public. Through applying different theories of international relations to case studies, students will gain a fuller understanding of how the world works and how to identify solutions to world problems.
Read about the course facilitator, Sarah Fisher's experience in a past edition of this course in this blog post.
About our Facilitator:
Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.
Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.
Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.