Fall 2013 - 63542 - PA188G - Topics in Global Policy Studies
The Art of Strategy: Planning for the Future in Uncertain Times
This short course will expose students to the discipline and art of strategic thinking, employing lessons from both diplomacy and business. In particular, we will explore the use of techniques such as decision trees, game theory, and scenarios, as well as discontinuities and wild card events. For the main written assignment, students will prepare a strategy document or scenarios paper about a country or issue area (e.g., “Brazil 2030” or “Global Energy Futures: Three Scenarios”).
This course will be taught from from 11/6 through 12/4/13.