Lessons from History: The Rise and Fall of Nations

Lessons from History: The Rise and Fall of Nations

About This Course

"The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding." 
- Will Durant
Learn why history matters - how if we can understand it well, we can unlock recurring patterns and gain new perspectives on how government leaders can build strong nations for the next generation.

Training Dates

To be advised.
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 Approximately 4 hours

Learning Mode

Live instruction – online or in-person


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No pre-requisites required

Learning Objectives

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the patterns of history and which factors contribute towards building a strong nation, and which can cause its decline
  • Analyse the reasons for the rise and fall of nations using country case studies
  • Analyse and discuss a model for building strong nations

Who This Is For

Public servants, of all levels, who want to understand the importance of history and its significance for good governance. 

Course Outline

The different trajectories for the rise and fall of nations 

Theories that explain the rise and fall of nations

Discuss historical case studies 

Apply the lessons from history towards building strong nations  

Expert Contributors & Trainers

Kenneth Sim
Managing Director (Strategy and Research)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to access the course?

You will have access for one year.

What do pre-requisites mean?

Some courses require that you have a particular set of skills or knowledge before you begin the course.  You are strongly encouraged to complete the pre-requisite course first if there is one listed on the course page.

Can I pay via other channels other than credit card, Google Pay and Apple Pay?

Unfortunately, not at the moment. 

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