Building a Just Global Order
Our First Humanitarian Course! is collaborating with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada to offer the course: Building a Just Global Order. This course, developed by Dr. Mary-Wynne Ashford, will be’s first humanitarian-focused offering.

Humanity is currently facing various threats with catastrophic potential. Climate change, nuclear war, pandemics, and extreme financial inequality are just some of the issues requiring urgent attention. Individual nations cannot solve these challenges on their own; these global crises require global solutions that engage civil society and national governments worldwide. As such, effective and dedicated institutions of global governance are necessary to mobilize coordinated collective actions in response to the problems that threaten our society. To accomplish these objectives, it may be necessary to reform or even replace current institutions.

This new course will focus on exploring proposals for reform or replacement of the United Nations (UN), guided by the open-access book Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century. Students will be encouraged to probe the worldviews of the UN’s founders and their intentions to ensure that the great powers of 1945 would continue to hold power. They will also explore how reforming the UN can potentially benefit a new and ever-changing world.

Learners from diverse backgrounds are welcome to register for this course. Whether you are an activist, a Person of Faith, or just an individual concerned about global issues and wondering how you can help, this course is for you. The content and assignments are designed to help you analyze the potential of global governance to address global challenges effectively.

This course has a 9-week duration, beginning on September 18th, 2021. Registration, assessment, and all materials are completely free and you will be awarded a certificate of completion at the end. You can even choose to attend synchronous lecture sessions or learn on your own time! There will also be a Level 2 for this course, scheduled for January 2022. is committed to supporting global humanitarian efforts to build a brighter, more sustainable future for all. We encourage those who share our values to register for this course and learn how we can unify to address the global challenges that threaten humanity.