In this free, four-part mini-course, Professor Jeffrey Sachs argues that we have always lived in a global world. He takes students on a historical and anthropological tour of six distinct waves of globalization and outlines the key factors that drove innovation, technology dispersal and development during these epochs.
The course tells the story of a global humanity and asks the question: What lessons can we pull from history to help understand the tumultuous changes underway today?
Transcripts available in: English, Русский.Download Syllabus
Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students studying international development or relations, economics, sustainable development and other related topics.
Practitioners in the fields of policy, government relations, international trade, finance and related fields who are interested in the historical context of our current geopolitical environment and technological revolution.
- The six waves of globalization, from trade by sea to the fourth industrial revolution.
- Emerging leaders - the nations pushing progress and dominating the global economy.
- Globalization and sustainable development -- the value of a shared global vision and ethics.