In 2013, Vesalius College, the Institute for European Studies (IES) and the Global Governance Institute (GGI) created an Advanced Certificate in Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management that included 10 modules. The Red Team took an active part in the curriculum design of the first part “Risk Analysis and Early Warning” at the start of the programme, as well as in the training between 2013 and Winter 2020.

The seminars, held over Friday evenings and Saturdays once a month by leading faculty and experts from government, research, and industry provided trainees with the research, analytic and methodological skills needed to avoid surprise, foresee crises and thus manage risks.

The complete list of modules could be consulted on the Vesalius College website. 

Beyond the course offered by Vesalius, to also allow trainees to further enhance their knowledge and practice of strategic foresight and warning, we developed our own online training courses (analytical modeling, scenario building and mitigating biases properly), as well as custom training courses.

Featured image: Dr Strangelove, the War Room, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Published by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the President/CEO of The Red Team Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for international relations, national and international security issues. Her current focus is on the war in Ukraine, international order and the rise of China, the overstepping of planetary boundaries and international relations, the methodology of SF&W, radicalisation as well as new tech and security.

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