Washington Center

International Development

Day and Time: 
Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Quarter Dates: 
March 23 to May 25, 2016
Core Seminar

This is an introductory course to the international development field. The focus is on some of the key questions, challenges and achievements in this field. Materials from the course (readings, documentaries, coverage of current events) will enhance your understanding of the complex causes and dimensions of poverty and the approaches to poverty alleviation, the role of inter/national development actors, organizations and institutions, the post-2015 Development Goals and the promises of greater inclusion and empowerment of women and youth. You will be exposed to the theoretical foundations of the field and will be expected to make sense of these by following current events and drawing on your internship experiences in the nation’s Capital as well as on your interactions with various experts, policy makers and development practitioners. The ultimate goal of the course is to enhance your understanding of the development field and encourage you to articulate your individual perspective on its successes and challenges.  

Taught by Loubna Skalli Hanna

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