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An extensive amount of information on the kinds of programmes TNU offers it's participants is available on this site. However, some examples of our approach can help to crystallize what is described throughout. Below you can find links to our demonstration sites.
Transforming Civil Conflicts
Gender and Conflict Tranformation
Post-Conflict Politics
How to create an online course
Dynamics of the Water Sector
Youth Transforming Conflict
SRI: Socially Responsible Investment
Mapping the future: One of the central motivations for science is to build a clearer idea of what to expect from the future. We cannot predict it with certainty, but we can elaborate different scenarios, based on an interaction of trends that can already be discerned, which assist in expecting the unexpected. Will the Asian crisis usher in a general crisis for the world economy? Will African states become the next generation of newly industrialising countries? Will the State wither away and large corporations govern the world?This programme offers the participant a set of digital cartography tools that can assist in mapping out his/her own vision of the future issues facing our international political economy.
Knowledge Management: Learning at the speed of bytes
Sovereignty at Bay from NIEO to MAI: Since the 1960s multinational companies have dramatically increased in number, size and scope. Despite attempts in the 1970s, by governments supporting the New International Economic Order, to restrain the power of multinationals, they have grown through mergers and acquisitions as well as through strategic alliances. The current negotiations around the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) suggest that international companies will also be given unprecedented freedom to act in the same way as national companies. If governments tried to revert to the measures attempted earlier to restrict this freedom, they could be taken to court. Taking up the challenge of an essentially ahistorical medium such as the Internet, this programme offers an historical perspective on the relationship between states and multinational companies. Can multinationals keep sovereignty at bay?
The Asian Crisis: Geopolitics and the Asiandfssdf Crisis: This demonstration programme offers the student a framework for exploring different aspects of the current crisis in Asia through the metaphor of a game. By utilising the game metaphor the programme works from the principles of edu-tainment. Effective learning can be entertaining and engaging. The course content is centred around four key elements: the background to the crisis; the social implications of the crisis; a discussion of the geopolitical factors which have influenced the current Asian malaise and, the role played by international financial flows. The broad focus opens the potential for interdisciplinary intersections. Via the central game-board, the participant's acquired knowledge is tested by a computer-generated quiz. Once all the questions pertaining to that aspect of the course have been answered correctly, a corresponding pie piece appears on the student's own personal game-board. The assignments in the outer circle of the game-board ensure that the participants are using their cognitive capabilities to analyse and combine the material into academic submissions.
To begin the demo, click on the icon and let's roll the dice!
Implications of the EURO