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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-603
Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Selected topics dealing with cutting edge issues in international affairs. Usually offered every summer.

SIS-603
N01
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6)

South Africa: Democracy and Development

This course focuses on how South Africa is dealing with the social, political, and economic challenges of democracy and development. Taught in South Africa. Application required.

SIS-603
N02
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6)

Israel: Prospects for Peace

This course focuses on the longtime U.S. foreign policy objective of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. In addition to studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the program examines how security, environmental, and human rights issues converge to inform both domestic and foreign policy in Israel. Taught in Israel. Application required.

SIS-603
N03
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6)

Malaysia and Indonesia: Globalization, Government & Security

This course focuses on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as an important regional body and the issues facing Southeast Asia from the perspective of two of its major players, Malaysia and Indonesia. Application required.

SIS-603
N06
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6)

Cambridge, England: International Security and Intelligence

Through the lens of professional practitioners and former senior officials closely involved in the world of intelligence, students explore the role of the intelligence and security agencies in a democratic society, applying the enduring principles of intelligence and security to cutting-edge problems. Students have an opportunity to network with others across disciplines and sectors, as well as many international borders. Offered through the Pembroke College in the University of Cambridge. Taught in Cambridge, England. Application required.

SIS-603
N07
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6)

Geneva, Switzerland: WTO, International Trade & Development

This course offered at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland provides students a unique opportunity to enter into the analysis and atmosphere of multilateral trade atmosphere of multilateral trade just around the corner from the World Trade Organization (WTO). The course includes lectures, workshops, simulations, and discussions that deal with many dimensions of the challenges faced by trade analysts and negotiators across several interwoven domains. Taught in Geneva, Switzerland. Application required.

SIS-603
N04
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6)

Brazil: Rural Development: Forests and Livelihood

This course provides insight into agrarian development theories and practice through the topical lens of food systems. The class investigates specific dynamics of agricultural production, rural labor relations, land use, and economic markets as they intersect with poverty alleviation and food systems in rural areas. Taught in Brazil. Prerequisite: permission of SIS International Programs Office and application.

SIS-603
N05
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Special Institute in International Affairs (1-6)

Baku, Azerbaijan: Summer Energy School

The Baku Summer Energy School at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) exposes students to a wide range of issues, such as the fundamentals of energy, energy law, economics and politics of energy, environmental impacts, and strategic management. A special focus of the program is on the Caspian Basin, including regional pipeline network development, geopolitics of the Caspian Sea and its legal status, and the strategic outlook of SOCAR (State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic). Environmental issues, as well as revenue and resource management, are emphasized throughout the course. Taught in Baku, Azerbaijan. Application required.