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KULeuvenX: Introduction to Global Governance

Many of the most pressing challenges we are experiencing today are global. Consider issues such climate change, health pandemics, terrorism, food insecurity, loss of biodiversity, cybersecurity threats or even congestion in the Earth’s orbit. These challenges, like many others, do not stop or start at the borders of any particular country.

Dealing with global challenges such as these is often complicated and involves a great number of different actors and approaches. We use the concept of global governance to describe the collective activities taking place to manage these challenges.

Consisting of 7 modules, this course, which brings together leading global governance experts, provides an entry-level introduction to global governance and the different institutions involved in governing global challenges. The course takes place over 7 weeks (2-3 hours per week) and consists of videos explaining key concepts and institutions, GLOBE webinars which delve deeper into specific topics, up-to-date reading materials, and a variety of exercises and activities throughout. It is geared towards students, researchers and policy-makers.

The course is available now (for free) on EdX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-to-global-governance