As international organizations have become an integral part of a complex hub of a multi-level governance structure, and that international organizations have proliferated its roles in world governance under the effect of globalization, this course will study the development of international organizations and its emerging network in world governance by examining the nature, role, impact, and potential of international organizations. This course will also examine various actors who operate at the global level, including nation states, international organizations, multi-national corporations (MNCs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals, to better understand the perspectives these actors bring to global discussions and explore the mandate of these organizations through various issues: global and multilateral governance of public health, trade, energy, food safety, peace and security, global environmental governance, and settlement of transnational disputes.

Pre-requisite: None