Formazione continuaLifelong Learning

Managing International Relations

Analyze, explain and forecast the pandemics effects in a complex world
Summer & Winter School
Area tematica:
Politica, società e relazioni internazionali
Settore professionale:
Scuola, università, ricerca

Online platform (Blackboard)

Da: 19/07/2021
A: 23/07/2021

Scadenza iscrizioni: 14/07/2021

Following the success of previous years, the course Managing International Relations is proposed this summer in an edition inevitably focused on the evolution of the international geopolitical and geo-economic context during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The course contents will be deployed both through methodological modules on the analysis of international relations and through in-depth modules on the most topical issues, thanks to the contribution of top-level experts.

It will be delivered in English thourgh live E-Learning sessions, in which participants will be involved in an intensive and interactive experience that will end with a group-work, aimed at immediately putting into practice the knowledge and skills acquired.

Have a look at the Digital Brochure of the course!

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Students and professionals from different backgrounds, such as young professionals, executives or managers of public and private companies or organizations.


The Summerschool "Managing International relations will provide you with:

  • An up-to-date perspective on international relations during the pandemic;
  • An interactive learning environment, mixing live sessions, contributions of experts, as well as self-study and self-assessment moments;
  • A practical outcome, thanks to the final group workshop.
Managing International Relations addresses to students and professionals who need to better understand and manage analytical activities on global issues, provided by a faculty of international experts. Aldo Pigoli - Scientific coordinator


A manager of international relations must be able to intercept, understand and manage change and complexity not only at a strategic level, as in the case of major trends, but also at an operational level. Therefore, the learning objectives of the course are:

  • Understand the main aspects of international dynamics at political, economic and security levels;
  • Acquire a simple but effective methodology of analysis;
  • Develop the basic tools to produce and disseminate analyses and evaluations useful for decision making.


The Summerschool offers a 5 days full immersion on-line course, from Monday to Friday, with live lessons in the morning (3 hours) and individual activities of study, in depth contributions of experts and self-assessment activities in the afternoon.

On the last day, a 4-hour workshop ending with a group-work is planned. To enhance interaction and promote debate, an on-line forum will be available for participants. Live sessions will be recorded.



Course Overview: Managing international relations (Prof Aldo Pigoli)
What is a manager in international relations? What are the knowledge base and the skills needed to manage international relations?

Introduction: The new challenges (Prof Vittorio Emanuele Parsi)
Vulnerable: How the pandemic is changing politics and the world

Module 1: OSINT and data gathering
The strategic role of information and how to deal with it

Expert Contribution
Intelligence analysis: approaches and tools for the decision maker (Mirko Lapi, Intelligence expert and President, OsintItalia - Social Promotion Association)


Module 2: Actors, Interests, Resources: what I need to know (Prof Aldo Pigoli)
How to analyze events, dynamics, and trends in international relations

Expert contribution
Managing information to protect business activities in critical times (Mark W. Lowe, CEO Monact Risk Assessment Services Ltd)


Module 3: How to make an analysis (Prof Aldo Pigoli)
How to design, make and disseminate an analysis

Expert Contribution
How unexpected factors should be considered from an analytical point of view: the case of the Mediterranean area (Riccardo Fabiani, North Africa Project Director, International Crisis Group)


Module 4: Key Geopolitical and Geo-economics factors (Prof Aldo Pigoli)
What are the key elements to take into consideration when dealing with geopolitical and geo-economic scenarios?

Expert contribution
The European Union and the pandemic: reflections and scenarios. (Prof Oreste Foppiani, Head of International Relations Department, Webster University Geneva)


Workshop and group-works: Analyse and disseminate (Prof Aldo Pigoli)
Search for data & information, produce an analysis, make a presentation.



To enroll for the course, access the [registration page.](

Registrations are open until July 12, 2021.


  • 150 Eur + VAT: full fee
  • 100 Eur + VAT: discounted fee reserved for Alumni of past editions of the ASERI Summerschools; current UCSC students; UCSC Alumni.

Payment modalities:

You can choose the following modalities:

  • Credit card
  • Bank transfer to: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore at Intesa Sanpaolo SpA - IBAN code IT07 W 03069 03390 211610000191, specifying the name of the participant and the name of the course (Summerschool Managing International Relations) in the purpose of the transfer. Payment receipt must be sent within five days from the date of registration, by email to:


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