Actors in international relations – governments, businesses, NGOs – face multiple economic, political, and security risks. In today’s globalized world, risks no longer exist individually in predefined lists, but instead, they are interconnected and influenced by one another.Understanding, analyzing, and navigating these risks has become a professional field – Risk Intelligence – sought after by world’s leaders in both the public and the private sectors.

This course introduces students to this field of Risk Intelligence. We will first explore the complexity of risks and their impacts on governments, businesses, and individuals alike. Second, we will provide students with practical techniques to analyze the risks, and with skills that will be valuable for their future careers across various sectors of international relations.