INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-450
International Law and Organizations Seminar I (4)

Course Level: Undergraduate

The first of a two-part seminar, this course focuses on the expanding role of law in governing relations among nations while an interdependent world turns to multinational organizations in the making of global policy. Students examine the impact of the relationship between international law and organizations on security and terrorism, international trade and economic development, the environment, human rights, and humanitarian assistance. Students spend 13 weeks in Washington, D.C. meeting with international law practitioners and visiting organizations that shape policy, a week in New York City for a first-hand examination of the United Nations, and then travel to Europe for a series of seminars focusing on NATO and the European Union. Prerequisite: concurrent registration in SIS-451 and permission of Washington Semester Program.