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 Our Deep Dives  

Data and Digital Technologies

International Trade and Investment

China

Financing ESG Outcomes

Climate Change

Privacy
China's Digital Governance and Its Global Implications 
Learn about developments in China's digital policies from privacy to security, what these developments mean for data flows and investment, and how countries such as the US are responding. 

Open for enrollment

 Samm Sacks

Yale University

Global Developments in Privacy Law and Policy
Examine key concepts for understanding how information privacy law works, learn about the key international approaches to protection personal information in the U.S., the EU and China, and understand the different approach to cross-border flow of personal data and what is being done to enable cross-border flows of personal data.  
Open for enrollment

Paul Schwartz

University of California, Berkeley

Governing Digital Trade and Data Flows
Learn how cross-border data flows and digital technology such as AI are transforming international trade and the economic implications, and the international trade rules that apply and being developed and the different approaches being taken by the US, China and Europe. 

Open for enrollment

Joshua P. Meltzer
Brookings Institution

Export Controls and their National Security and Foreign Policy Objectives 
Learn how export controls work, their national security and foreign policy objectives and fully understand the legal, political, economic, and policy levers and trade-offs inherent in any discussion of export control policy.

Kevin Wolf

Aikin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Regulating Artificial Intelligence
Learn about how AI will affect economic growth, trade and international relations, the national and global efforts to govern AI, including ethical AI principles, AI regulation and the development of international AI standards. 

Joshua P. Meltzer

Brookings Institution 

Intellectual Property Rights in a Global and Digital Economy
Learn about how intellectual property (IP) rights are managed globally, including through trade and investment agreements and the role of IP in enabling development of critical technologies such as AI and biotechnology. 

Bryan Mercurio

Chinese University of Hong Kong

The impacts of climate change on international trade
Learn how climate change is impacting global trade and investment policy and the efforts to align the trade, investment and climate agendas.

Open for enrollment

Emily Lydgate

University of Sussex

Labor Standards and Human Rights in Global Supply Chains
Learn how compliance with labor and human rights standards is being approached by governments domestically and in international trade agreements, and by firms themselves as they seek to respond to consumer demand for ethically produced goods.
Open for enrollment

Kevin Kolben
Rutgers University

Governing Digital Trade and Data Flows
Learn how cross-border data flows and digital technology such as AI are transforming international trade and the economic implications, and the international trade rules that apply and being developed and the different approaches being taken by the US, China and Europe. 

Open for enrollment

Joshua P. Meltzer
Brookings Institution

Developments in International Investment Policy
Learn about the latest developments in international investment policy, including the trend in the U.S. and globally towards stricter investment screening, the latest in investment treaty commitments, and the implications for foreign investors.  .
On Demand

Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen OBE

University College London

Export Controls and their National Security and Foreign Policy Objectives 
Learn how export controls work, their national security and foreign policy objectives and fully understand the legal, political, economic, and policy levers and trade-offs inherent in any discussion of export control policy.

Kevin Wolf

Aikin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

China's Digital Governance and Its Global Implications 
Learn about developments in China's digital policies from privacy to security, what these developments mean for data flows and investment, and how countries such as the US are responding. 
Open for enrollment

 Samm Sacks

Yale University

Global Developments in Privacy Law and Policy
Examine key concepts for understanding how information privacy law works, learn about the key international approaches to protection personal information in the U.S., the EU and China, and understand the different approach to cross-border flow of personal data and what is being done to enable cross-border flows of personal data.  
Open for enrollment

Paul Schwartz

University of California, Berkeley

Governing Digital Trade and Data Flows
Learn how cross-border data flows and digital technology such as AI are transforming international trade and the economic implications, and the international trade rules that apply and being developed and the different approaches being taken by the US, China and Europe. 
Open for enrollment

Joshua P. Meltzer
Brookings Institution

Export Controls and their National Security and Foreign Policy Objectives 
Learn how export controls work, their national security and foreign policy objectives and fully understand the legal, political, economic, and policy levers and trade-offs inherent in any discussion of export control policy.

Kevin Wolf

Aikin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Outcomes-Based Financing: impact bonds and outcomes funds
Learn about how outcomes-based financing such as how impact bonds can be used to unlock private investment to fund social and environmental services.
Open for enrollment

Emily Gustafsson-Wright

Brookings Institution 

The impacts of climate change on international trade
Learn how climate change is impacting global trade and investment policy and the efforts to align the trade, investment and climate agendas.
Open for enrollment

Emily Lydgate

University of Sussex

Global Developments in Privacy Law and Policy
Examine key concepts for understanding how information privacy law works, learn about the key international approaches to protection personal information in the U.S., the EU and China, and understand the different approach to cross-border flow of personal data and what is being done to enable cross-border flows of personal data.  
Open for enrollment

Paul Schwartz

University of California, Berkeley

China's Digital Governance and Its Global Implications 
Learn about developments in China's digital policies from privacy to security, what these developments mean for data flows and investment, and how countries such as the US are responding. 

Open for enrollment

 Samm Sacks

Yale University

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 Where some of our students work

Government Agencies  

  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • United States Trade Representative (USTR)
  • Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • USAID

International Organizations and Development Banks  

  • The World Bank
  • The International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • The European Free Trade Association  
  • The World Economic Forum


The Private Sector   


  • PwC
  • Deloitte 
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Luminos Fund
  • The Business Software Alliance

Philanthropic Organizations and NGOs

  • National Center for APEC 
  • Teach for India 
  • Dubai Cares
  • Care Social Ventures
  • Atlantic Council
What our students are saying
"Great faculty and engaged participants and the online format allowed me to balance professional work commitments and learning objectives."
Sara Khan
Teach for India 
"Everything you need to know about the current state of affairs regarding China's data governance and the role that  this is currently playing in US-China relations. I would highly recommend this Deep Dive."
Kenton Thibaut
Atlantic Council
"A great network of like-minded individuals, with plenty of opportunity to share ideas, learn more and get practical suggestions."
Mila Nepomnyashchiy
USAID
"The industry insights were extremely valuable and otherwise difficult to get."
Lei Jiahui
Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry
"A fantastic instructor who is extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter."
Amy Bernath
IREX 
"I really appreciated the instructor's ability to summarize and contextualize major policy developments and legislation in China. Analysis of the interplay between Chinese policies, the US response and Chinese counter responses was most interesting."
 Jared Ragland
 Business Software Alliance
"A brilliantly structured and delivered course, providing practitioners a concise but comprehensive overview of the topic."
ADITI Verghese
World Economic Forum

"I have developed a big picture understanding of digital trade, which will help me in my job working at APEC, including how APEC discussions fit more broadly into global discussions."

Loraine Ashcroft
National Center for APEC

"The knowledge I gained in this Deep Dive will be applied in our institution's efforts to facilitate the set-up of an impact bond."

Official

International Organization

"This Deep Dive has significantly improved my understanding of forms of governance for digital trade and AI."

Johannes Schwartz
The European Free Trade Association  

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