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AI and Geopolitics: Issues and Strategies is a Course

AI and Geopolitics: Issues and Strategies

Apr 8, 2024 - Apr 13, 2024

$5,280 Enroll

Full course description

From the printing press to the nuclear reactor to the internet, advancements in technology have historically been major drivers of geopolitical shifts. Today, technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and nanotechnology have become indistinguishable from national and transnational interests.

Participants will gain the tools to understand and integrate the most ubiquitous of these disruptions, AI, in their analysis of geopolitics in the twenty-first century; examine how AI affects our societies, international relations, and the use of force; and the demands AI places on regulatory institutions in a world increasingly reliant on machines. The program is interactive and employs a suite of learning techniques, including academic scholarship, business case studies, and discussion with renowned subject-matter experts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the competing ways in which AI will become an object and driver of geopolitical cooperation and competition.
  • Evaluate and critique specific regional and country cases of political, economic, and social risks driven by AI.
  • Develop a strategy for navigating and managing core geopolitical risks and opportunities to ensure an organization's successful AI adoption.

This in-person certificate-granting program will combine lectures, group discussions, case studies, capstones, talks from field professionals, and simulations to ensure that leaders, senior professionals and executives from the industry, government, and non-governmental sectors gain applicable and transformative knowledge and professional skills for maximum impact in their fields.

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This course does not convey academic credit and is not included on a JHU Academic Transcript. This course is intended for personal and professional skills enrichment. Any certificate earned for the successful completion of this course is intended for proof of completion only.


Location, Date and Time

  • Format: In-Person
  • Location: Hopkins Bloomberg Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC
  • Date: Monday, April 8, 2024 through Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Course Policies




Hardware: laptop computer; webcam; microphone and speakers or headset.

Software: current web browser; Canvas; Zoom web conferencing; Microsoft Office or similar; Email; course specific software


After registering you will receive an email confirming your registration. You will be given access to a Canvas course that includes complete course information. You will have access to the Canvas course for the duration of the course.  


The refund policy is documented in the subsequent list. Participants may receive an exception to the refund policy for documented extenuating circumstances, such as medical situations or military requirements. Petitions should be submitted to the SAIS Office of Executive Education. Refund requests should be emailed to* 

  • Refund 100% prior to course start date. 
  • Refund 50% prior to halfway point of the course. 
  • No refund after the halfway point of the course. 


JHU SAIS is committed to providing all participants with the opportunity to pursue excellence in their academic endeavors. This includes providing disability related accommodations and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and our goal of delivering accessible, inclusive experiences. If you require accommodations to complete this course, please reach out to* 


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