Washington Center

International Policy

Day and Time: 
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Quarter Dates: 
September 26 - December 5, 2017
Semester Dates: 
August 29 - December 5, 2017
Core Seminar

This course is designed to help you think systematically about international and global policy issues, and will guide you in writing a substantive research paper based on a topic of your choice. The course seeks to consider contemporary events and policy questions with reference to the recent history of world politics and foundational theories of comparative and international politics. Through news briefings, student research, and course readings, we will engage with a wide range of issues and problems that are of international and global scale, while identifying and trying to understand the behavior of major actors in the international political arena of the 21st century. Within this framework, we will also reflect on continuities and changes to the international system and the possible future trajectories of world (dis)order.

Draft Syllabus


*Required for all semester students enrolled in the Congress, Supreme Court, Presidency, International Policy and Media seminars:  

The first four weeks of this semester (August 30 to September 20) will be spent in a special topics module taught by Professor Jennifer Diascro on Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. This module will account for 15% of the core seminar final course grade. See syllabus below (forthcoming). Please contact Dr. Diascro at jennifer.diascro@ucdc.edu with questions. 

Dr. Danielson will begin teaching the International Policy seminar on Tuesdays, beginning September 26, and he will officially be your instructor of record for the term, responsible for computing and submitting final course grades at the end of the term.

**NO additional registration required.

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