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Approx. 18 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Learn more about the IO-MBA programme10m
Course Syllabus5m
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge before you start (not graded)30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Introduction to International Organizations

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 84 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Early examples of international organizations5m
Historical context of international organizations11m
Taxonomy - Different ways to classify organizations15m
The UN Charter and basic principles11m
The UN governance system6m
The UN Security Council6m
ECOSOC and the Sustainable Development Goals10m
UN Secretariat and Secretary General14m
5 readings
Explore the UN System20m
Additional Readings20m
Additional Readings40m
UN Charter10m
Explore the SDGs15m
1 practice exercise
Quiz week 120m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Shifting Context for International Organizations

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Networks and Hierarchies11m
Global supply chains and production networks6m
Regional and plurilateral trade agreements5m
Global efforts to address climate change6m
Practical example - Combating deforestation3m
Internet history and cyber-security of nation states9m
Internet governance and global policy debates3m
Conclusion 7m
4 readings
Additional Readings15m
Additional Readings20m
Additional Readings20m
Additional Readings20m
1 practice exercise
Quiz week 220m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Leadership in the UN System

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 111 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
UN strategic alignment and creating space10m
Expectations of the Secretary-General10m
Authority of the Secretary-General in the UN Charter11m
Example: Dag Hammarskjöld on creating space15m
UN convening power and high-level panels11m
UN leadership through setting goals7m
UN leadership through data and bold visions11m
Introduction to Part 4 and 553s
Four scenarios on the future of multilateralism7m
The UN's role in norms and global public goods7m
Conclusions 4m
5 readings
Strategy and Leadership20m
Dag Hammarskjöld20m
Additional Readings20m
Additional Readings30m
Additional Readings30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz week 320m

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