War, famine, drought, disease, economic crises and natural disasters have disrupted and radically altered all societies including our own. They also seem set to continue to do so.
You’ll explore case studies from the ancient world to the present to understand the future. You’ll study how societies have dealt with major crises and catastrophes in the past, such as: the destruction of states from the Romans to the Mongols, Indigenous population collapse under iimperial expansion, the Black Death in Asia and Europe, The Spanish Flu, and the Global Great Depression, to name a few. This will equip you with the knowledge to assess which social and political strategies could work, or will fail, in the future.