Washington Center

International Policy

Day and Time: 
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Quarter Dates: 
September 28 - December 7, 2017
Semester Dates: 
August 31 - December 7, 2017
Core Seminar

This seminar is designed to help you to engage critically and think systematically about crucial questions of international and global policy. Through weekly 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. The approach of this section of the seminar is practical, civic, and polemical, as opposed to academic and theoretical. Over the course of term, each student will complete a series of written, visual, and oral assignments on a contemporary political or policy problem that is global in scope.

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 Thursdays, beginning September 28, 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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