Day and Time:
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 3 to June 7, 2015
First class meets on April 3, not March 27.
This course is designed to help you think systematically about international or global policy issues and topics that are of particular interest to you, and will guide you in writing a substantive research paper based on a topic of your choice. This course’s first objective is to provide academic background and guidance to students whose internships involve international policy, international organizations, globalization, and international relations in general. Students interning in NGO’s, government agencies, and non-profits doing international outreach programs will also find this course useful. Our second objective is to introduce participants to the latest literature and debates on international and global change. What are some of the key issues and problems that are of international and global scale? Who are the major actors in the international political arena of the 21st century? What are the characteristics of governmental, non-governmental, and intergovernmental actors engaged in international policy making? To what extent can we predict what type of international system we will live under during the next decades? Will the United States continue to be the dominant global power? We will seek to take advantage of our location in Washington as much as possible by bringing in guest speakers from different policy communities to speak to us about their work and/or attending different events around town as a class or individually.
Taught by Dr. Michael Danielson