Princeton University

Global Systemic Risk

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Miguel A. Centeno

Instructor: Miguel A. Centeno


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Beginner level
No prior experience required
20 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • We introduce several new analytical concepts and tools including globalization, complexity, networks, and risk analysis.

  • We use these to explore the contemporary world and the dynamics behind our modern life.

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6 quizzes

Taught in English

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There are 6 modules in this course

Welcome to Week 1 in which we define and analyze what we mean by globalization. In these lectures, you will be introduced to the origins, benefits, and costs of globalization.

What's included

14 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In Week 2, we learn about the concept of systems analysis and the insights it provides into a complex world.

What's included

10 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Week 3! At the end of this week, you will be better able to identify the sources of risk in our contemporary world and to integrate the concepts of globalization, systems, networks, and risk.

What's included

10 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Money and trade make the world go round, but the system is fragile.

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In Week 5, we analyze COVID-19 through a GSR lens and discuss the challenge of governing a global system.

What's included

5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this last unit, we finish with a discussion of what the worst that could happen is.

What's included

7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt


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4.9 (156 ratings)
Miguel A. Centeno
Princeton University
2 Courses78,890 learners

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