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Intermediate Level

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Subtitles: English, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to the course

1 video (Total 5 min), 5 readings
5 readings
Meet the instructors & the team3m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Tips for studying online5m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
3 hours to complete

Theories of International Relations

7 videos (Total 49 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction the United Nations Security Council (Prof. dr. Van den Herik)8m
Realism12m
Liberalism11m
Constructivism8m
Wrap Up1m
Extra Video: Do Institutions Matter? 3m
4 readings
Waltz: Structural Realism after the Cold War1h
Keohane & Martin: The Promise of Institutionalist Theory40m
Snyder: Bridging the Realist Constructivist Divide: The Case of the Counterrevolution in Soviet Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War10m
Additional Readings
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

The Changing World Order: Rising Powers and International Institutions

6 videos (Total 47 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Power Politics (Prof. dr. Rob de Wijk)12m
Rise of China (Prof. dr. Rob de Wijk)11m
The Role of Russia (Prof. dr. André Gerrits)9m
Russia in International Organizations (Prof. dr. André Gerrits)10m
Wrap Up1m
4 readings
De Jong, Korteweg, Polchar & Usano: New Players, New Game? The Impact of Emerging Economies on Global Governance1h
Monaghan: The New Russian Foreign Policy Concept: Evolving Continuity, Russia and Eurasia30m
Jones: Making Multilateralism Work: How the G-20 Can Help the United Nations30m
Additional Readings
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge20m
Week
3
9 hours to complete

Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Security

9 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Resolving Conflict Through Negotiation (Dr. Sinisa Vukovic)7m
Resolving Conflict Through Mediation (Dr. Sinisa Vukovic)7m
Peace Enforcement Mechanisms: UNSC Sanctions (Prof dr. Larissa van den Herik)8m
International Criminal Court (Prof. dr. Larissa van den Herik)7m
Wrap Up1m
Extra Video: Interview Paul Meerts - Negotiation in Practice 10m
Extra Video: Interview Carsten Stahn - International Law 7m
Extra Video: Interview Gideon Shimshon & Ulrich Mans - Peace Informatics Lab 8m
3 readings
Bercovitch & Lee: Mediating International Conflicts: Examining the Effectiveness of Directive Strategies40m
Van den Herik: U.N. Peace-Enforcement Missions and International Criminal Law1h
Additional Readings
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Regional Organizations in Global Affairs

10 videos (Total 98 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
The Development and Integration of the EU Over Time10m
EU's Foreign Policy10m
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Prof. dr. Giles Scott-Smith)11m
Arctic Council (Prof. dr. Giles Scott-Smith)9m
Wrap Up1m
Extra Video: Interview Mohamed Salih - African Union 11m
Extra video: Regionalism in Latin America - Joren Selleslaghs8m
Extra Video: Interview with Hetty Burgman - Cordaid 9m
Extra Video: Guest Lecture by Federica Mogherini at Leiden University24m
3 readings
Vanhoonacker & Pomorska: The European External Action Service and Agenda-Setting in European Foreign Policy1h
Frost: The Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and Russia’s Strategic Goals in Central Asia1h
Additional Readings
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge20m
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Top reviews from The Changing Global Order

By MPNov 29th 2018

Great course, I really enjoyed it! I've learned everything I didn't know i needed to know before the start of my post-graduate degree in International Relations! Would definitely recommend it!

By SSApr 22nd 2017

Undoubtedly one of the best courses. Loved it. The additional readings were really very useful and the lecture content was manageable and interesting. A must try!

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Madeleine Hosli

Prof. Dr.
Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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