Managing Chaos Worldwide: Surviving International Politics

In this course, students will explore the complexities of international politics and the strategies necessary to manage the chaos that arises in the global arena. Through case studies and interactive discussions, students will examine the various political risks companies face in a globalized world, including government regulations, wars, terrorism and corruption. The course will begin by introducing students to the major theories of international relations and their relevance to multinational corporations. The course will also focus on the tools and techniques necessary to navigate these risks, such as risk assessment and stakeholder engagement. Throughout the course, students will engage in critical thinking and problem-solving activities that require them to apply the concepts and strategies learned in class to real-world situations. Students will also be expected to participate in group projects and presentations that allow them to develop their teamwork and leadership skills. By the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of the political risks faced by multinational companies and the strategies necessary to manage those risks. 

Faculty: Gilberto Sarfati

Course Date & Time

Tuesdays - 700-850PM Sao Paulo Time,
9 meetings: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 31; November 7, 14