Course 767 Applied History - Information Film
From Rikard Westerberg
Nobody can understand the present without a keen understanding of the past. After all, history is all we have to go on in providing the resources for making sense of the world we live in. Successful policymakers often understand this and turn a view of the past to their advantage in interpreting the present. They understand how any good strategy is grounded in a sound view of history.
This course aims at highlighting the importance of history, especially regarding great power rivalry and the formation of world orders, for our understanding of the age we live in. It is devised to teach students the many ways in which a deep historical understanding can expand their knowledge of contemporary policy issues in economics and politics