PPS 196.03 – LEADING IN A NEW WORLD
In General Zinni’s last book, The Battle for Peace, he described how the world has significantly changed beginning with the collapse of the Soviet Union near the end of the last century. That collapse seemed to unleash a series of events and unprecedented phenomena that led to the reordering and altering of almost every aspect of our global society. Globalization, the rise of non-state entities, mass migrations, access to new technologies, the arrival of the Information Age, the emergence of new powers in the world, and many other world altering factors have caused a confluence of major changes that have reshaped our world and the way we must operate in it. This means that it has become necessary to develop fresh approaches to ensuring our security, governing ourselves, economically prospering, dealing with our environment, and adapting to social change. There is a new leader emerging who has combined some new skills with some selected tried and true skills into what seems to be the right blend required to succeed today. In this course, students will examine the trends that have reshaped our world and the ways in which visionary leaders and organizations have effectively responded to such change.
[Areas of Knowledge: SS] PERMISSION REQUIRED