Globalization linked economies across the world together. It radically transformed the creation of wealth and the nature of business. Globalization also catalyzed the technology revolution. Combined, globalization and technology have “disrupted” power, shifting how it is gained and who has possession of it. That has affected the nation state and the world order. No longer does the “state” hold a monopoly on control or supremacy. Individuals and non-state actors have emerged to influence and direct events. The “world order” as we’ve known it since the end of World War II is in a state of flux. This course is designed to give students the foundations to better report on the fluid and interconnected nature of contemporary global issues.