Washington, D.C., July 25, 2013 – This fall, The Institute of World Politics will offer a new course on Forecasting and Political Risk Analysis, taught by veteran U.S. government official and political risk analyst Dr. David A. Glancy.
“The current international environment is characterized by volatility, uncertainty and complexity,” says Prof. Glancy. “This course will provide students with the skills to analyze and understand this difficult environment and better anticipate how future events will unfold.”
Students interested in policy, intelligence, and business will benefit from this course, which will cover the fundamentals of forecasting, the different types of political risks, and methods for analyzing these risks.
“Historically, the U.S. Government has focused on such an intelligence discipline as ‘warning,’ but has not emphasized as much the art of forecasting,” comments IWP founder and president John Lenczowski. “This course will bring together the best perspectives from U.S. intelligence and private sector political risk analysis for the benefit of both the U.S. Government and private industry.”
This course, along with Cyber Statecraft (a new course in summer 2013) and Corporate Statecraft (a new course in fall 2013) will be included in the building of the school’s larger corporate statecraft program.