The Many Faces of Globalization
An Ashoka University online course for high-school students.
13th – 22nd Dec
5 – 6:30PM
Pre-college courses to explore specific disciplines
3-Weeks live, online courses during holidays
India's best faculty, amazing peers & learning support
Completion certificate from ashoka university
About The Course
The East India Company came to India in 1608 to trade in spices and cotton but stayed on to rule India till 1947. In the early 2000s, we saw a reversal of roles when the Indian conglomerate Tata Group expanded their global operations by acquiring several British companies such as the steel giant Corus, Jaguar Land Rover, to name a few. While control over indigenous people was essential for profitability in the 1600s, it is not so today. In this course, we will discuss changes in global patterns of trade and their effects on different people in the economy. What is the role of policy and technology in influencing international movements of goods and labor? Can anyone get high-quality goods and services from around the world or is it a privilege reserved for the wealthy? As skilled labor in a developing economy, what is the world that you will inherit? The course will use economic tools to understand the complex issues in international trade.
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Ph.D. Indian Statistical Institute
Professor Saha’s research interests include Macroeconomic Theory, Growth Theory, and Development Economics. Her thesis focused on sectoral growth with emphasis on services sector dynamics. She is currently working on characterizing international trade in services and has recently started studying the effects of monetary and fiscal policy in emerging economies. She is trying to understand how the effectiveness of these policies depends on institutions and market structures.
Hear from Past Learners
The AshokaX Popular Culture & International Relations course was one of the most enriching educational experiences I have taken part in. The course not only gave me an insight into International Relations as a discipline but also changed my perspective towards online learning.
The Shishukunj International School
I was fortunate enough to attend Ashoka X's 'International Relations and Popular Culture' Course. Before enrolling, I was a complete novice in the domain of foreign affairs but after completing the course, I am now confident in the IR field and it has helped me in registering for a competition! The course really did 'Expand My Horizons'.
John Priyanshu Singh
Don Bosco School, Bandel, West Bengal
The 'Writing Across Forms' course at AshokaX, taught by Sumana Roy, was really very helpful for me as a still-amateur writer, and exposed me to a lot of ideas and works I hadn't encountered before, as well as a bunch of other young writers - I enjoyed it a lot!
The 'Creativity and Design Thinking' course essentially rewired my thinking process. Through interactive and engaging classes, we were shown techniques that are tools I can carry forward and use in all future problem-solving.