The Changing Global Order




Leiden University




Free (certificate fee: USD$ 28, optional)

Available in

English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Russian


This course discusses the role of international organizations and theories of international relations in maintaining peace and security amid a changing global order. It is offered by Leiden University through Coursera, an online education platform.

The course elaborates on the role of the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the African Union in preventing and stopping conflicts. Additionally, it discusses how the membership of the United Nations Security Council could be adapted to reflect the changing dynamics of international relations. The interviews of experts are cited to explain the strategies and tools used in conflict resolution.

Some of the course contents are:

  • Theories of international relations
  • Conflict, conflict resolution and security
  • Regional organizations in global affairs