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SIS-091
Internship in Int'l Affairs
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office.
OPEN
001
00.00
Jackson,P
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
002
00.00
Jackson,P
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-096
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
001
Int'l Rel: SIS Seminar Series
00.00
Atzili,B
Books
W
02:30PM
04:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/20/16
01/20/16
W
02:30PM
04:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/03/16
02/03/16
W
02:30PM
04:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/17/16
02/17/16
W
02:30PM
04:00PM
TBA
TBA
03/02/16
03/02/16
W
02:30PM
04:00PM
TBA
TBA
03/23/16
03/23/16
W
02:30PM
04:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/06/16
04/06/16
W
02:30PM
04:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/20/16
04/20/16
International Relations: SIS Seminar Series The SIS seminar series focuses on academic paths in international relations. Each session features an SIS professor who talks about his or her research and career path. The seminar series introduces students to a variety of social science methodologies, helps students begin the process of dissertation writing by involving them in conversations about cutting-edge research topics in international relations, and helps students to develop a strategy for completing the Ph.D. in a timely and effective manner. May be taken Pass/Fail only. Open only to students in the PhD in International Relations.
CLOSED
002
Writing Fellows
00.00
Kennedy,M
Books
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
02/04/16
02/04/16
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
02/18/16
02/18/16
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
03/03/16
03/03/16
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
03/17/16
03/17/16
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
04/07/16
04/07/16
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
04/14/16
04/14/16
Writing Fellows This course is an opportunity for MA students to hone their professional writing skills, develop a strong voice, and cultivate a dynamic writing style as a key component of professional preparation for their careers. The course allows each student to discuss and workshop their writing in class with direct feedback from the instructor and other students. Only open to students in the Writing Fellows program.
SIS-099
Maintain Matriculation
OPEN
001
00.00
Books
SIS-600
Int'l Affairs Stats & Methods
OPEN
001
03.00
King,J
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
002
03.00
King,J
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
003
03.00
Hassan,M
Books
M
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
004
03.00
Hassan,M
Books
T
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-602
AU-Univ for Peace Exchange
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-606
Culture, PCR: Alt to Violence
OPEN
001
03.00
Eralp,D
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Eralp,D
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-607
Peace Paradigms
CLOSED
001
03.00
Gregorian,H
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-608
AU-University for Peace Prog
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
OPEN
002
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-609
Conf Anly & Res:Theory & Prac
CLOSED
001
03.00
Smith,M
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Hofmann,C
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-616
International Economics
Prerequisite: ECON-603 or equivalent.
OPEN
001
03.00
Porzecanski,A
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CLOSED
002
03.00
Brunel,C
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
003
03.00
Porzecanski,A
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-619
Special Studies in Int'l Pol
CANCELLED
001
Dialogue: Approaches & Applic
03.00
Abu-Nimer,M
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Dialogue: Approaches and Applications This course explores different theories and approaches to dialogue as a conflict transformation framework. It focuses on various types of identity-based conflict and the use of dialogue approaches and tools to transform and change the dynamics of ethnic, religious, and cultural conflicts. Interfaith, interethnic, and intercultural dialogue processes and case studies are explored and examined, especially their design, process, and possible impact.
CANCELLED
002
Gender and Conflict
03.00
Wien,B
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Gender and Conflict This seminar examines the gender dimensions of human wrongs associated with violent conflict. Students are encouraged to ask questions about the complexity of human rights problems and consider aspects of human rights problems made invisible to the outside world by silencing or obscuring the victims. Students also explore how each aspect of conflict is gendered. Of primary concern is gendered forms of resistance to and cooperation with agents of war and peace, the role gender plays in the militaries and militarization, the impact of militarization on the lives of men and women in both war and peace time, and recent legal and political attempts to address gender-based violence in human rights.
OPEN
003
Post-War Peacebuilding
03.00
Gregorian,H
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Post-War Peacebuilding This course considers strategic approaches to peacebuilding and conflict resolution interventions using case studies from several post-conflict regions.
CANCELLED
004
Comparative Peace Processes
03.00
Wanis-St. John,A
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Comparative Peace Processes Peace processes are far more complex than any other kind of international or intergroup negotiation and involve bargaining between the principal conflict parties and among their own internal factions and constituencies, and sometimes involve outside interveners who want to mediate among the parties. While classic approaches to peace processes tend to either emphasize the internal and external political contexts to explain success or failure, or test the theories of international relations related to the termination of war, this course looks at peace processes as complex negotiations that should lead to the end of armed conflict and continue into implementation and the reconstruction of peaceful social and political relations. The course examines peace processes that have failed, those that appear to be succeeding, and those whose outcome remains unclear. Students gain an understanding of the options for structuring such a negotiation, the issues that need to be resolved, the trade-offs and tensions that are involved, and the dangers and challenges along the way. Cases from the last three decades of peace negotiations are analyzed in depth to identify the dynamics, patterns, and factors involved.
CLOSED
005
Economics of Violence & Peace
03.00
Nuamah,K
Books
T
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Economics of Violence and Peace This course examines political economic issues concerning war and peace, including civil war, terrorism, and insurgency. Taking a broad view which emphasizes the interaction between economic and non-economic factors, including religion and culture, it discusses economic causes of wars, focusing on economic grievances, resources, environmental problems, and poverty; economic consequences of wars; and economic measures for conflict prevention and resolution, as well as post-conflict reconstruction.
OPEN
006
Human Rights and Conflict
03.00
Gamaghelyan,P
Books
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Human Rights and Conflict This course explores the increasingly relevant intersection of international human rights and conflict. It introduces students to many of the ethical and operational issues that policymakers, diplomats, human rights and humanitarian aid workers, soldiers, peace-keepers and civilian police face in responding to today's conflicts. In so doing, the course also provides students with basic understanding of humanitarian law. The class explores human rights as a cause or consequence of violent conflict; holding militaries and paramilitaries responsible for violations; peace negotiations and human rights advocacy; the truth vs. justice debate in truth commissions and war crimes trials; civil society as human rights safeguard; human rights implications of the war on terrorism; and the human rights of refugees and displaced people.
OPEN
007
Youth and Conflict
03.00
Shepler,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Youth and Conflict This course examines the relationship between youth and conflict, starting with an exploration of varying definitions of youth as a biological, cultural, and political category. The class discusses youth and children both as victims of conflict and as perpetrators of violence, as well as youth and nation, the effect of conflict on educational systems, the special concerns of girls, the efforts of international child protection agencies and NGOs, children's testimonies of violence, and youth-sponsored peace-building activities internationally.
OPEN
008
Peacebuilding in Africa
03.00
Lambright,G
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Peacebuilding in Africa This course examines problems of peace and security in Africa in the post-independence period, focusing on the past 15 years. It analyzes cases from different subregions of the continent, including Liberia, Sudan, and the Congo, and assesses the efforts of regional institutions, the United Nations and outside powers to find peaceful solutions.
CANCELLED
009
Human Rights in Middle East
03.00
Mokhtari,S
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Human Rights in Middle East Human rights tenets are deeply embedded in the religious vision of Islam. This course examines human rights as a value and norm in international relations and of Islam as a constituent of political culture. It explores the wealth of information dealing with the issue from the Quranic discourse, the Prophetic tradition, Muslim scholars' interpretations, modern humanism perspectives, international law documents, independent scholars' findings, and official and non-official declarations by the United Nations and other organizations. Questions explored include what people in Muslim cultures think about human rights and why; how Islam influences the understanding of human rights in Muslim societies; is there an antithesis between Islam as a religion and the value of human rights; and how proposals for a particularly Islamic conceptualization of human rights are evaluated.
OPEN
010
Security and Insecurity
03.00
Metelits,C
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Security and Insecurity: Conflict and Politics in a Global Era This course examines some of the main factors that have played a role in enhancing security or creating insecurity in the past, and examines the degree to which they have evolved in today's world. It addresses questions such as whether states fight more today than in the past; do they fight in different places and in different ways; have the dynamics, the institutions, and the actors that influenced conflict and war in the past changed in recent decades, or are they similar to past conflicts; and which fundamental concepts of security studies are still relevant today and which should be re-thought. The course considers, among other issues, alliances, territorial conflicts, civil-military relations, military doctrines, deterrence, nuclear weapons, and terrorism. Students examine these topics through the lenses of past and present cases of war and conflict, from World War I through conflicts of the twenty-first century.
OPEN
011
Stds in Asymmetric Movements
03.00
Belding,W
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Studies in Asymmetric Movements This seminar begins by examining insurgency and counterinsurgency theory, and then studies specific asymmetric conflicts since 1905. The principal goal is to identify the causes for movements to arise and the factors that determine their outcome.
CANCELLED
012
Int'l Law & the Global Order
03.00
Bosco,D
Books
F
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
International Law and the Global Order This course focuses on the role of international law in interstate relations and global order; analyzes the contribution of different international institutions in making of international law; and examines the effectiveness of international law in maintaining order in important areas of global affairs with emphasis on cases, treaties, and other documents.
OPEN
013
Foundations of Global Govern
03.00
Bates,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Foundations of Global Governance As transnational challenges intensify, the question of whether states and societies can cooperate effectively has become central. An array of formal international and regional organizations and less formal governance efforts have developed as a response. This course examines the complex interactions among these governance efforts and national governments, individuals and civil society. It considers the challenges and constraints facing global governance and multilateralism and identifies newer and emerging forms that are more attuned to the needs and demands of the twenty-first century. Open only to students in the MA in International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security.
OPEN
014
State-Building
03.00
Darden,K
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
State-Building This course examines the distinctive challenges of state-building in our time, and on efforts by occupying powers, international organizations, separatist movements, and historical empires to construct stable governance. After exploring some historical cases of West European state-building, the course focuses primarily on contemporary cases in Eurasia, particularly on Russia and Ukraine. The primary assignment for the course is a policy paper or research paper, allowing deep engagement with an empirical topic of each student's choice.
OPEN
015
Corp Soc Respons in Glbl Cntxt
03.00
Knight,S
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Context This course explores the benefits and limits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) with a particular focus on the global mining, electronics, and textile industries. It examines whether multinational corporations (MNCs) can govern themselves in the human rights and environmental arenas, and the appropriate role of international organizations, governments, non-governmental organizations, and investors in encouraging MNCs to be socially responsible.
CLOSED
016
Foundations of Global Security
03.00
Moriarty II,J
Books
W
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Foundations of Global Security This foundation course provides students with a survey of the main theories and concepts related to international security and considers a range of historical and contemporary cases. Open only to students in the MA in International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security.
OPEN
017
Political Risk Analysis
03.00
Richardson,J
Books
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Political Risk Analysis Political risk analysis techniques allow practitioners to gauge the political conditions that would be beneficial or harmful to investment and other activities. This methodology course covers approaches to political risk analysis and applications.
OPEN
018
Foundations of Global Security
03.00
Metelits,C
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Foundations of Global Security This foundation course provides students with a survey of the main theories and concepts related to international security and considers a range of historical and contemporary cases. Open only to students in the MA in International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security.
OPEN
019
Transnational Crime/Terrorism
03.00
Schneider,D
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Transnational Crime and Terrorism Transnational criminals and terrorists interact, particularly in conflict regions and regions of frozen conflict. Terrorists in many regions of the world depend on organized crime to finance their activities and provide them logistical support. This course examines the diverse forms of interaction of transnational crime and corruption, with the relationship of these different groups to the state a central part of the analysis. The class looks at the security, human rights, and social consequences of this interaction.
OPEN
020
Latin America Pol Econ
03.00
Taylor,M
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Latin America Political Economy Over the past century, Latin America has been a fertile testing ground for a variety of economic and political theories of development. Economic experiments have ranged from liberalism through socialism, passing through various forms of state-led capitalism along the way. Political experimentation has included everything from populist authoritarianism to military rule, and from hybrid democracies to vibrant multiparty presidential democracies. The remarkable variation in these forms of economic and political organization has been matched by the breadth of actors and ideologies present in the fabric of Latin American states. Drawing on the rich toolbox of comparative political science, this course examines how political and economic organization influence each other, the foundations of the ideas and beliefs that underpin political and economic institutions, and the evolution of Latin American states and economies since World War II.
OPEN
021
Complex Intervent/Peacekeepng
03.00
Trisko Darden,J
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Complex Intervention and Peacekeeping This course seeks to explain when and how international actors intervene in the domestic politics and economies of countries. The course addresses both the theory and application of various forms of social, political, and economic intervention including foreign aid; sanctions; humanitarian intervention; peacekeeping; and peacebuilding. The course material raises meaningful questions such as what factors motivate international intervention; what are the responsibilities of the interveners and the rights of the intervened upon; who does international intervention benefit; and how methods of intervention can be improved. The course provides an understanding of the broad nature of international intervention in global politics while grounding theoretical arguments in case-specific investigations. The seminar format involves discussion of the theoretical material as well as relevant current events.
OPEN
022OL
Regional Orgs: Security & Gov
03.00
Acharya,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Course taught entirely online. Regional Organizations: Security and Government This course compares major regional organizations in the world as well as examines how organizations promote regional cooperation in security and governance and a collective identity through a more detailed study of regionalism in Southeast Asia.
CANCELLED
023
Global Political Economy
03.00
Dore,G
Books
T
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Global Political Economy This course is concerned with the scope of political economy. The focus is on the origins of the modern global political economy and its institutional structure. It examines contemporary issues in political economy, using the division of labor as an organizing concept, and explores the prospects for global restructuring at the turn of the century.
OPEN
024
Migration and Security
03.00
Rudolph,C
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Migration and Security Few issues pose as significant a challenge to states as international migration does, affecting nearly all critical aspects of governance. The myriad ways that immigration and refugee flows affect state interests, both material and idealistic, creates highly contentious politics where domestic interests clash and defining a national interest is an elusive quest for the state. This course offers students a broad overview of migration and refugee dynamics, and identifies those aspects most challenging to state governance. This includes understanding the factors that generate migration and refugee flows, as well as the politics they generate, both international and domestic. The course examines the security implications (broadly defined) of global migration and refugee flows, including defense, homeland security, and economic and societal dimensions. It also considers carefully the human rights implications of these dynamics. The course also examines policy development over the past half-century in a comparative perspective with an eye towards identifying new challenges and generating questions for future research.
CANCELLED
025T
Seminar in Int'l Affairs
03.00
Nimer,M
Books
T
01:10PM
03:50PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Open only to Graduate Gateway students. Seminar in International Affairs This course introduces students to, establishes a theoretical foundation of knowledge in, and provides exposure to experts in the main fields of concentration available in the graduate programs of the School of International Service: international politics, international law and organizations, international peace and conflict resolution, comparative and regional studies, international communication, international economic relations, international development, global environmental politics, and U.S. foreign policy. The course improves students' understanding of these fields of study through experiential education and active learning; immerses students in both the theory and practice of these areas through meetings with experts and site visits to relevant agencies and organizations; explores relevant career opportunities and prepares students to pursue professional careers in these fields; and develops academic and professional skills relevant to these subject areas. Prerequisite: admission to the Graduate Gateway Program.
OPEN
026T
Seminar in Int'l Affairs
03.00
Nimer,M
Books
W
01:10PM
03:50PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Seminar in International Affairs This course introduces students to, establishes a theoretical foundation of knowledge in, and provides exposure to experts in the main fields of concentration available in the graduate programs of the School of International Service: international politics, international law and organizations, international peace and conflict resolution, comparative and regional studies, international communication, international economic relations, international development, global environmental politics, and U.S. foreign policy. The course improves students' understanding of these fields of study through experiential education and active learning; immerses students in both the theory and practice of these areas through meetings with experts and site visits to relevant agencies and organizations; explores relevant career opportunities and prepares students to pursue professional careers in these fields; and develops academic and professional skills relevant to these subject areas. Prerequisite: admission to the Graduate Gateway Program.
OPEN
027
NGOs in Global Governance
03.00
Robinson,R
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
NGOs in Global Governance The purpose of this course is to critically examine the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in international affairs broadly, including global and national governance, civil society and social movements, and socioeconomic development. While the number of NGOs has proliferated since the 1980s, it remains an open question when and whether they influence transnational processes, social norms, or human wellbeing. Throughout the seminar, primary and secondary sources are used to address these questions. The course considers NGOs at the global and local levels, with a particular focus on the world's poorest countries. As part of the course, students have a unique opportunity to be involved in an ongoing research project of the professor's, there are visits to the offices of at least one NGO in DC, as well as class speakers from NGOs.
OPEN
028
Cyber/Terror/Espionage/Crime
03.00
Novotny,E
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Cyber Warfare, Terrorism, Espionage, and Crime Cyberspace plays an increasingly important role in diplomacy and global conflict. This course examines the issues and controversies surrounding the use of cyberspace for warfare, terrorism, espionage, and cybercrime. Students gain a thorough knowledge of the core concepts, issues, policy options, and potential futures of conflict in cyberspace. Technical knowledge of digital media and networks is not required.
OPEN
029
Law of War
03.00
Harrison,A
Books
M
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Law of War This course examines the law regulating the conduct of war and other armed conflicts, including the history and development of the law. Special attention is given to how the law of armed conflict has been employed, challenged, changed, or modified during the United States' ongoing untraditional war against a transnational non-state actor. Students grapple with the same questions that confront practitioners and policy-makers on some of the most interesting and controversial issues of our time, such as detention policy, drone warfare, status of participants to the hostilities, and preemptive force.
OPEN
030
The United Nations
03.00
Schroeder,M
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The United Nations This course explores the birth, evolution, and performance of the United Nations. Students also examine how (and how well) the UN has addressed specific issues through cases studies in areas that include peacekeeping, environment, poverty reduction, and humanitarian assistance.
CANCELLED
031
Great Powers Politics
03.00
Books
W
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Great Powers Politics: Diplomacy, Order, and War This course helps students to unpack and discover the critical role that great power politics plays in ordering international politics. The course is broadly divided into four sections. First, the course specifies the concept of great powers, with a focus on the sources and nature of their political influence; then the course focuses on the manner in which great powers interact with one another and the institutions used to mediate their relationships. In the third section, students are introduced to concrete examples of great power order such as the Concert of Europe, the League of Nations, and the UN. Finally, how great power discord comes about and the consequences of this discord for international security is discussed.
OPEN
032
Environment, Peace, & Conflict
03.00
Conca,K
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Environment, Peace, and Conflict This course examines what is known about the relationships among environmental change, natural resources, and the dynamics of peace and conflict. The course asks questions about both conflict and peace, and approaches these questions from several different directions and at different levels of analysis: localized, national, transnational, and supra-national. Theoretical frameworks are combined with empirical material, including time- and place-specific studies of particular places, relationships, and conflicts, and macro-statistical analyses across space and time. In doing so, the class looks at many different types of human-environment interactions and a wide range of environmental issue areas, including but not limited to water, energy, deforestation, land use, mining, toxics, and climate change.
OPEN
033
Adaptation under Fire
03.00
Bensahel,N; Barno,D
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Adaptation under Fire This course examines the role of adaptation in war. It is intended to help graduate students understand the difficulties of accurately forecasting the nature of future conflicts, and how militaries must rapidly adjust to unexpected circumstances. The course highlights the challenges confronting militaries that enter conflicts with unproven theories and then must adjust those approaches to the painful realities of a new battlefield, or fail. Students study eight modern wars to examine how militaries adapted their doctrine, use of technology and leadership in order to become more effective. The course also highlights the viewpoints and experiences of individual service members in combat in dealing with fear and stress.
OPEN
034
Gender, Conflict & Peacebldng
03.00
Wien,B
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding This interactive course explores effective strategies for ending gender-related violence and tapping females as a global force for peace-building. The class studies 'gendered' theories of power and nonviolent struggle, engages in hands-on learning, and hears from foundations, scholars, advocates, and policymakers working to create a world without sexual violence and war. Students learn from transgender communities who offer inspiring stories and strategies of resilience, courage, and hope.
OPEN
035
Human Rights in Middle East
03.00
Mokhtari,S
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Human Rights in the Middle East This course facilitates a critical assessment of the state of human rights and human rights advocacy in the Middle East. It considers the variety of factors which contribute to human rights violations in the region including the pervasiveness of authoritarian regimes which rely on elaborate security apparatuses repress dissent, social hierarchies, and Islamist politics. The course then examines the various responses of Middle Eastern governments to internal and international charges of human rights violations ranging from deploying anti-imperialist discourses intended to discredit the framework to co-opting it by signing international human rights treaties and creating domestic human rights institutions. The course devotes considerable attention to effective advocacy strategies, touching upon debates surrounding the appropriate role of Western actors, and whether and to what extent advocacy initiatives such as those promoting women's rights should deploy Islamic discourses. Finally, the course considers several contemporary case studies including shifting human rights dynamics spurred by the post-September 11th era and subsequently by Iran's Green Movement in 2009 and the 2011 Arab Uprisings. The course concludes by assessing whether the human rights paradigm has lived up to its emanicipatory promise in the Middle East and considering the future of human rights conditions, consciousness and advocacy in the region.
OPEN
036
Negotiation Analysis & Skills
03.00
Wanis-St. John,A
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Negotiation Analysis & Skills The ability to understand how a particular negotiation is unfolding and the skill to change its course for the better are important strategic interpersonal skills. This course provides theory and practice for developing both the analytical and behavioral aspects of one's negotiation skills, while making a link between personal skills, inter-communal, and international conflict contexts. While the analytical component of the course provides students with the tools to understand a diverse array of bargaining situations, the prescriptive component focuses on integrative, value-creating strategies that help achieve mutually-satisfying outcomes and elegant solutions to shared problems. Simulations and seminar discussions are used to illustrate analytical elements and practice new negotiation methods.
OPEN
037
Adv Quant Meths in Human Rghts
03.00
King,J
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Abuse of Human Rights Studies This course surveys advanced statistical methods used in quantitative literature about state-sponsored abuse of human rights, globally and regionally. Emphasis is placed on replication, diagnostics, analysis of data, and substantive interpretation of results. Sudents learn from the literature in order to create original research. Prerequisite: SIS 600.
OPEN
038
Global Political Economy
03.00
Dore,G
Books
M
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Global Political Economy This course is concerned with the scope of political economy. The focus is on the origins of the modern global political economy and its institutional structure. It examines contemporary issues in political economy, using the division of labor as an organizing concept, and explores the prospects for global restructuring at the turn of the century.
OPEN
039
Int'l Law & the Global Order
03.00
Hafez,M
Books
T
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Law and the Global Order This course focuses on the role of international law in interstate relations and global order; analyzes the contribution of different international institutions in making of international law; and examines the effectiveness of international law in maintaining order in important areas of global affairs with emphasis on cases, treaties, and other documents.
OPEN
040
Nationalism and Identity
03.00
Darden,K
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Nationalism and Identity This course explores the sources of our most basic and powerful feelings of political loyalty--our ideas about who we are, who has the right to rule over us, who we are willing to kill and for whom we are willing to die. After exploring what nationalism is, why it is so powerful, and some of the different explanations of nationalism and identity formation, the class looks at the role of nationalism and identity in a wide range of political phenomena: insurgency and resistance to occupation, the collapse of multi-ethnic states and empires, civil and international wars, and distinctive patterns of voting and violence.
SIS-620
Stds in Global Envirn Politics
OPEN
001
Policy Analysis for GEP
03.00
Conca,K
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Policy Analysis for Global Environmental Politics Provides critical literacy in the major policy-analytic techniques used in environmental policy, including cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, impact assessment, multi-stakeholder processes, effectiveness assessment, conflict/post-conflict assessment, sustainability indicators, and social marketing. Emphasis is placed on analytic techniques most commonly used in and around international institutions.
OPEN
002
Political Ecology of Waste
03.00
Diamond,A
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Political Ecology of Waste How much waste a society produces, and what it does with it says a lot about societal attitudes towards nature, abundance and thrift, to say nothing of prevailing political and economic structures and ideologies and environmental conditions. This course examines the myriad ways that waste is produced and managed in developed and developing countries, with an eye towards uncovering how waste management paradigms are integrated with consumption and production patterns and influenced by geography and political-economy. Different levels of economic development influence what is valued as a resource as opposed to a waste material. Varying geographic conditions, from amount of land available per capita to scarcity of resources such as wood fiber and minerals influence policies pertaining to levels of waste produced, and what is done with it after it has no value as a commodity. Finally, the nature and scale of governance structures, prevailing ideologies, and how political institutions reflect or reproduce certain economic arrangements has tremendous impact on the overall direction of waste management.
OPEN
003
Politics of Conservation
03.00
Freeman,S
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Politics of Conservation How is the world to respond to increasing losses of biodiversity and habitats? This course looks at the environmental and human impacts of conservation interventions. By considering parks and protected areas to more recent measures such as forest preservation through carbon financing, students examine the grounded effects of interventions in order to design and implement more socially and ecologically sound responses.
CANCELLED
004
Global Energy Politics
03.00
Vogt,E
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Global Energy Politics This course offers a global and comparative assessment of national energy politics and policies. It moves from assessment of the current global energy landscape to examine national and regional technological, legal, policy, and financial innovations. The course asks, what is the state of energy today, and how can the world move to a sustainable energy future?
SIS-624
Children in Int'l Development
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SIS-627
Int'l Finance/Emerging Markets
Prerequisite: SIS-666 or ECON-672 or IBUS-700.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Porzecanski,A
Books
TH
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
(Meets with SISU 462 001)
SIS-628
Advanced Topics in Int'l Comm
CANCELLED
001
Health, Power and Justice
03.00
De Jesus,M
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Health, Power and Justice Global changes in migratory patterns, the increasing health inequalities faced by the poor in the United States and around the world, and the health risks faced by communities at the margins of global societies have drawn attention to the relevance of studying culture in order to understand health and health communication processes across global cultures. This course adopts a culture-centered approach to health communication. Using the case study method, the class examines immigrant and refugee populations in the United States and international health case studies to explore why culture matters and the values underlying health communication interventions. Effective and culturally responsive health communication requires an understanding of theoretical perspectives coupled with strategy and creativity to capture the attention of the target audience, convey a health message that resonates with the audience, and ultimately enhance individual, family, and/or community health. To this end, students learn not only important theories in this area of study but also concrete tools, such as how to develop audience-centered health messages, how to design an effective and culturally tailored health communication flyer, and how to analyze and evaluate the key elements of a media health campaign.
OPEN
002
Intercultural Leadership
03.00
Nam,K
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Intercultural Leadership This course examines global leadership in cross-cultural contexts in order to develop enhanced understanding of key leadership research and best practices and the characteristics of interculturally competent global leaders. Questions such as why leaders who are successful in domestic settings sometimes fail dramatically in international/intercultural contexts, and what is different about global/intercultural leadership, are addressed.
OPEN
003
Global Persp on Pub Diplomacy
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Global Perspective on Public Diplomacy This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and theoretical foundations for public diplomacy programs, new media public diplomacy initiatives, and how media outlets are used by international actors to influence global public opinion. The course covers issues and theories related to soft power, strategic communication, and media-based international relations. It reviews contemporary debates on U.S. public diplomacy and the public diplomacy initiatives of other nation-states and non-state actors. The course is a comprehensive inquiry into assumptions that continue to justify and define the evolving range of policies related to public diplomacy and strategic communication. Meets with SIS-628 901.
(Meets with SIS 628 902)
CLOSED
005
Global Migration
03.00
Chin,C
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Global Migration The cross-border migration of people is not a new phenomenon, what is new is the degree to which state and non-state actors are involved in encouraging, managing, and controlling the movement of people. This course on transnational migration in the twenty-first century introduces students to multidisciplinary frameworks for analyzing the phenomenon. It examines historical-structural forces that shaped migration during the colonial era, followed by their material and symbolic legacies in the present. Among the topics covered are international policies and conventions governing different dimensions (such as labor, asylum, and leisure) and modes (regular and irregular) of migration; the role of contemporary trade policies; the human trafficking-terrorism nexus; the emergence of transnational communities and identities; and the politics of immigration in receiving countries.
OPEN
007
Comm, Culture & Int'l Conflict
03.00
Venturelli,S
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Communication, Culture and International Conflict The course examines the deeper sociocultural and communication drivers of conflict as seen in multiple regions of the world such as the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. The course examines the communication struggle for the hearts and minds of the population by key players in conflict environments, the evolution of insurgent networks, the sociocultural capabilities of security organizations in fighting the insurgency and winning the population's trust, the cultural beliefs, identities and interests of local populations, civilian governance and leadership in conflict zones, the role of international intervention and international organizations, the information, communication and media environment, the battle of narratives and narrative strategies, the challenge of strengthening national identity, intercultural relations, security and governance capabilities through aid and assistance, and sociocultural lessons for future conflicts.
OPEN
008
Glbl Soc Media: Identity/Youth
03.00
Karudapuram,S
Books
W
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Global Social Media, Identity, Representation, and Youth Culture This interactive course illuminates the ways multimedia and social media platforms are used to negotiate identity, especially among youth. The course concerns itself with the ways in which youth harness and are subject to social media power by focusing on the interrelations among social media, economic practices, cultural identity constructions, representations, and contestations. Through examinations of social media and multimedia sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and global counterparts in countries like China and India, the course employs critical approaches to explore the uses of social media in the professional, cultural, social, political, and personal life contexts of youth. Particular attention is paid to the intersections of gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, and religion, social class, age, physical ability, and related identities. Topically, the course explores the power of social media to catalyze one's work life especially in a global economy; enhances or impairs education; promotes and limits cross-border cultural flows and cross-cultural communication through circulation of commodities, texts, and artifacts; opens up new avenues for public diplomacy as well as effective cross-cultural immersive experiences; and galvanizes or stymies civic engagement and social justice activities as older generations seek to reassert control over the threat of dissolution of tradition, conformity, and community. At a practical level, students are prepared to apply course knowledge and frameworks in professional contexts such as new public and cultural diplomacy, social entrepreneurship, arts management, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, cross-cultural training, and social justice activism in international and domestic contexts.
CANCELLED
901
Global Persp on Pub Diplomacy
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Global Perspective on Public Diplomacy This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and theoretical foundations for public diplomacy programs, new media public diplomacy initiatives, and how media outlets are used by international actors to influence global public opinion. The course covers issues and theories related to soft power, strategic communication, and media-based international relations. It reviews contemporary debates on U.S public diplomacy and the public diplomacy initiatives of other nation-states and non-state actors. The course is a comprehensive inquiry into assumptions that continue to justify and define the evolving range of policies related to public diplomacy and strategic communication. Meets with SIS-628 003.
OPEN
902
Global Persp on Pub Diplomacy
03.00
Kelley,J
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Global Perspective on Public Diplomacy This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and theoretical foundations for public diplomacy programs, new media public diplomacy initiatives, and how media outlets are used by international actors to influence global public opinion. The course covers issues and theories related to soft power, strategic communication, and media-based international relations. It reviews contemporary debates on U.S public diplomacy and the public diplomacy initiatives of other nation-states and non-state actors. The course is a comprehensive inquiry into assumptions that continue to justify and define the evolving range of policies related to public diplomacy and strategic communication. Open only to students in the Graduate Certificate in International Arts Management. Meets with SIS-628 003 SIS-628 901.
(Meets with SIS 628 003)
SIS-633
Sel Topics in Int'l Comm
OPEN
001
Devel Budget Models: Intl Prog
01.00
Dunsmore,L
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/06/16
02/07/16
Developing Budget Models for International Programs This course presents a number of different funding models and provides students with the skills needed to construct a viable financial plan for developing an international program initiative. It includes how to construct financial models in support of an international educational initiative, how to build a budget model for an exchange program, dual/joint degree program, or study abroad models and leverage existing institutional resources in support of the initiative.
OPEN
002
Headlines/Cultural Lines
01.00
Weil,L
Books
S
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/30/16
02/06/16
Headlines, Deadlines, and Cultural Lines This course explores how policy makers create and sustain narratives that successfully make an impact in a global news environment crowded with media options and moving at the speed of thought. The course is a soup-to-nuts overview of how to devise and execute a successful communications plan with global reach that includes the core principles and practices used to influence opinion through traditional and social media across markets that differ significantly from country to country. Topics include goal-setting, timelines and tools, with special emphasis on the difference between strategy and tactics. Real-world examples are analyzed, and students work from a single scenario to create plans for different outcomes depending on cultural context.
CLOSED
003
Global Dexterity
01.00
Gargano,T
Books
S
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/20/16
02/27/16
Global Dexterity: Intercultural Competency and Authenticity This highly interactive institute helps students develop global dexterity, the capacity to navigate cultural difference by exercising different communication styles while simultaneously maintaining personal authenticity. Drawing on intercultural assessments as a foundation, students develop their ability to recognize cultural codes and the challenges they can present when adapting behavior. Students examine practical ways to diffuse and resolve the manifestation of conflicting cultural values, while transforming the capacity to creatively respond to cross-cultural contexts and interactional dynamics that challenge authenticity. By modeling effective training methodologies and best practices, students develop a nuanced and critical understanding of western and non-western models of intercultural competency, create a toolbox to continue developing global dexterity, devise ways of fostering global leadership through cross-cultural mentoring, and design approaches to creativity engage with others in culturally blended spaces.
SIS-635
Adv Topics in Development Mgmt
OPEN
001
Soc Enterprise: Context/Pract
03.00
Tomasko,R
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Social Enterprise: Context and Best Practices Focuses on the ecology and tool kit of the successful social entrepreneur. Provides exposure to techniques such as appreciative inquiry and asset-based planning, design thinking, small wins, positive deviance, systems thinking, and applied innovation diffusion theory. The basics of branding, positioning, and revenue-based business models are also considered in relation to social enterprises.
CANCELLED
002
Intro to Social Enterprise
03.00
Fischer,S
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Introduction to Social Enterprise Exposure to the key ideas and institutions involved with social enterprise. The field's relationship with business entrepreneurship is considered, and special attention is paid to the ethical dilemmas faces by social entrepreneurs.
OPEN
004
Rural Development
03.00
Heath,J
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Rural Development This course provides a background to the problems of rural development theory and practice today. Readings explore specific rural dynamics and present the complexities of culture, environment, production, and social change in different settings. The course looks at how rural development has re-emerged as a focal point for development organizations and assesses whether much has changed.
CLOSED
005
Development Management
03.00
Hirschmann,D
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Development Management The problems of administering public programs in developing countries and the methods by which development projects are carried out. For foreign students who will be returning to developing countries as well as for Americans interested in international administration. Open only to students in the MS in Development Management. Meets with SIS-635 011.
(Meets with SIS 635 011)
CANCELLED
006
Urban Development
03.00
Bratman,E
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Urban Development This course focuses on how to make cities function better, rather than on how to reverse urban growth. The first part of the course reviews the literature on the origins and growth of cities and identifies contrasting views as to the role of cities in national development. The second part of the course takes up six major issues: emergency approaches to urban governance and politics; local economic development (LED) strategies; employment generation and entrepreneurship; slum and squatter upgrading; planning efficient and affordable water and sanitation systems; and urban environmental management (with a focus on waste management, air pollution and innovative transport planning).
OPEN
008
Globlztn, Human Traffckg & Dev
03.00
Samarasinghe,V
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Globalization, Human Trafficking and Development This course helps students gain a better understanding of contemporary human trafficking and modern day slavery. The main focus is on cross-border trafficking and includes trafficking for the purpose of exploitation and other slave-like practices, including forced labor, prostitution, transnational marriage, and trafficking for organ harvest. The class discusses the root causes of human trafficking in a globalized world, which includes an analysis of the complex North/South issues of supply and demand, the links to global inequality and poverty, irregular migration, conflict, and refugee issues. Components of anti-trafficking frameworks adopted by the UN, regional bodies, and states are identified and the challenges in combatting human trafficking in a global society are evaluated.
OPEN
009
Prog Planning in Global Health
03.00
Yamanis,T
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Program Planning In Global Health This course is designed to introduce development practitioners to the field of global public health. The course has two major aims. The first aim is to provide students with a survey of the major global health problems and solutions. The second aim is have students gain skills for addressing a global health problem at a micro level through intervention planning. Program planning is a necessary skill for any practitioner working with communities or organizations, and for those who want to have an understanding of how to evaluate programs from a policy perspective. Emphasis is placed on writing in a manner acceptable for grant proposals, an essential skill. Several skills are taught during course sessions, including: conducting a literature search on determinants of health for an identified target population; reviewing the evidence base for effective programs; designing a program using a planning model; creating SMART measurable objectives to evaluate your program; and developing a program budget.
OPEN
010
Intro to Economic Development
03.00
Poole,J
Books
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Introduction to Economic Development Why are some countries rich and some countries poor? This course introduces students to the leading issues in development economics at both the macro and micro levels. It weaves a historical overview of the last century with economic theory and empirical investigations, beginning with a discussion of developing country macro growth policies, the role of the state, debt, and the recent liberalization of foreign trade and financial policies. The focus then shifts to more micro-development topics such as poverty, inequality, education, health, gender, corruption, and crime. Prerequisite: ECON-603.
OPEN
011
Development Management
03.00
Hirschmann,D
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Development Management The problems of administering public programs in developing countries and the methods by which development projects are carried out. For foreign students who will be returning to developing countries as well as for Americans interested in international administration. Meets with SIS-635 005.
(Meets with SIS 635 005)
OPEN
012
NGO/Social Enterprise Mgmt
03.00
Fischer,S
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
NGO/Social Enterprise Management This course for students who plan on, or are considering, a career in nonprofit service-providing or advocacy organizations, gives students an opportunity to apply management best practices to the challenges of running a non-governmental organization (NGO). Students acquire the knowledge needed to organize an effective NGO from the ground up. Equal emphasis throughout the course is given to practicalities of management that keep an organization afloat, and the dynamics of leadership that move it forward. The course covers goal setting, fundraising, strategy formulation, governance, and organization design, and the techniques used to identify opportunities, motivate colleagues, build momentum, use power, and win hearts-and-minds. Special emphasis is given to the emerging practices used by social entrepreneurs and how they can be applied in a broad range of NGOs.
CANCELLED
013
Complex Emergencies
03.00
Montgomery,J
Books
M
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Complex Emergencies From Ebola to Syria, South Sudan to Haiti, the humanitarian community needs to respond quickly and at unprecedented scale. Within the complex, dynamic, and challenging contexts in which humanitarian actors implement lifesaving programs, it's essential to understand the systems and coordination mechanisms involved to carry out quality support to affected communities. Within the Field Operations for Humanitarian Assistance course students weave through the coordination, funding, logistics, programmatic, human resources, security, and monitoring and evaluation components to understand the "behind the scenes" challenges involved in carrying out relief efforts. This is done through daily case studies of current and past emergencies, in-depth class activities, and a scenario in which groups are tasked to complete a full response package including an overall response strategy based on NGO standards. The global needs won't diminish, yet continue to grow. This course allows students to understand what the life of working within the humanitarian sector is all about including the real life struggles - both personally and organizationally.
SIS-636
Micropolitics of Development
OPEN
001
03.00
Dixon,M
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
002
03.00
Dixon,M
Books
TH
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-637
International Development
OPEN
001
03.00
Freeman,S
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
CANCELLED
002
03.00
Books
T
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
003
03.00
Collins,E
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-638
Sel Topics in Int Devel Skills
OPEN
001
Accounting for Develop Pract
01.00
Robilliard,M
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/15/16
01/15/16
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/16/16
01/17/16
Accounting Comes Alive for Development Practitioners This course looks at the principles of accounting, finance, and business and their application to the development environment. Using the graphical Color Accounting learning system, the course establishes a logical and linguistic foundation for accounting. With a solid reporting framework in place, case studies of real business situations are examined. Students learn to use balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements to analyze the performance of reporting entities. The challenges of financial management and control are explored, along with practices for auditing and mitigating those challenges. The key issues of generally-accepted accounting practice are covered, along with abuses thereof so that the students can test the veracity of information they receive.
OPEN
002
Network Analysis
01.00
Gray,J
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/29/16
01/29/16
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/30/16
01/31/16
Network Analysis: Theory, Practice, and Application in Development This interactive skills institute introduces students to Network Analysis, a tool which in recent years has become widely referenced within donor project solicitations and applied in research and development projects to map, analyze, assess and monitor system change. The course provides both visual and mathematical analysis of relationships in a system. It has been used by project implementers, researchers, and M&E specialists to identify roles and interactions between actors in a system, critical leverage points; structural gaps, bottlenecks, strengths and deficiencies in the flow of information, knowledge and resources. Students are introduced to systems theory, and network analysis theory, concepts and metrics. Students gain basic skills in mapping and analyzing networks using two network analysis software programs, NodeXL and ORA, and explore applications in existing research and development projects. The course culminates with students applying knowledge gained by designing a solution to a USAID project solicitation.
OPEN
003
Budgeting for Development
01.00
Ragan,K; Brown,N
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/12/16
02/12/16
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/13/16
02/14/16
Budgeting for Development A basic understanding of how the U.S. government's budget, through the allocation of foreign aid, is managed to address international development challenges such as literacy, maternal and child health, good governance, clean water, and food security, is needed to understand how international development works. At a more practical level to work on any development project requires an understanding of how to build, manage and report on a budget. In this course, students learn the overall framework for how funding is allocated to the US Agency for Internal Development (USAID), how priorities are set, and how funds make their way to the USAID Mission managing resources at the country level. The course follows the program process within USAID as a guide to understanding how the budget flows down to individual projects and how NGO and for profit implementers use budgets to deliver assistance on the ground. Students learn the fundamentals of how to construct a budget, be introduced to budget monitoring methodologies, as well as get hands-on experience in basic budget forecasting and standard budget reporting.
CANCELLED
004
Data Anlytics for Fin Inclusn
01.00
Menajovsky,J
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Data Analytics for Financial Inclusion This course focuses on the development of skills to analyze data and support decision making in financial inclusion programs using statistical software. Students are exposed to basic statistical concepts and applications through hands-on exercises on real data from a country representative survey that targets users and non-users of digital financial services in Kenya. Additionally, students are exposed to socio-economic and poverty indicators that are widely used by global NGOs, microfinance institutions, social businesses and the multilateral development banks.
OPEN
005
Data Analytics for Fin Inclusn
01.00
Menajovsky,J
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/08/16
04/10/16
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/08/16
04/10/16
Data Analytics for Financial Inclusion This course focuses on the development of skills to analyze data and support decision making in financial inclusion programs using statistical software. Students are exposed to basic statistical concepts and applications through hands-on exercises on real data from a country representative survey that targets users and non-users of digital financial services in Kenya. Additionally, students are exposed to socio-economic and poverty indicators that are widely used by global NGOs, microfinance institutions, social businesses and the multilateral development banks.
SIS-639
Sel Topics in Int'l Conf Res
CLOSED
001
Countering Violent Extremism
01.00
Turner,P
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/16/16
01/17/16
Countering Violent Extremism The theme of this Skills Institute is the use of policy and practice to counter violence extremism (CVE). The Institute seeks to define CVE and the scope of the challenge, identifying its global manifestations. Moreover, in many locations, violent extremism thrives due to the interdependence among organizations. Understanding these interconnections is important prior to a discussion about local, national, or international policies. Students examine the policy actions of the international community to facilitate countering violence extremism and seek to identify policies that are impacting the challenge in positive and negative ways. Given as this is a global challenge, policies from the United States, Europe, and countries in the Global South are discussed. Successful efforts at CVE are typically local. Students explore frameworks applied to diagnose the problem and review applications of programs in order to consider their successes and failures. These lessons learned and best practices inform an exercise to apply learning to designing countering violent extremism interventions.
CLOSED
002
Art and Post-War Healing
01.00
Gregorian,H
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/20/16
02/21/16
Art and Post-War Healing The humanities are a rich, if an inexplicably muted color in the peacebuilding palette. Revealing a traumatic experience induces feelings of shame as well as a threat to self-survival. This course examines forms of self-expression that can help to restore self-stability and proceeds on the assumption that individual healing is one good path to community recovery and resilience. Students are exposed to various arts-based healing techniques and learn about the current practices in the use of the arts for post-conflict healing, as well as the effects of traumatic events on the body and mind and strategies for practitioner self-care.
OPEN
003
Peacebuilding Technology
01.00
Lopez,G
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
03/19/16
03/20/16
Peacebuilding Technology In this course, students gain a broad awareness of technologies used in the peacebuilding field, as well as their practical applications. The course explores the concept of technology for peace and a variety of efforts that have helped to support the use of low-cost technologies in peacebuilding efforts. Students become well-versed in a range of tools used from the international to the local level to prevent and respond to the drivers of violent conflict. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using a selection of these technologies and develop a project proposal for an actual organization to implement one of these technologies in their work.
CLOSED
004
Political Accommodatn Methdlgy
01.00
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/02/16
04/03/16
Political Accommodation Methodology How do people deal with political differences? This question is central to the effective running of any society, and it is especially important when societies experience violent conflicts and political change. Political Accommodation offers a powerful approach for how people can sort out their differences peacefully. Using practical examples from Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Syria, the course describes how Political Accommodation methodology can be used to prevent and resolve violent conflict. Students learn what Political Accommodation means, what the methodology entails, and how to apply it in different contexts to work towards sustainable peace.
OPEN
005
Conducting Effective Dialogue
01.00
Barth,A
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/16/16
04/17/16
Conducting Effective Dialogue This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the intergroup dialogue process - from conception to application to the challenges of evaluation. It focuses on convening dialogue around culture and identity to foster constructive social and institutional change. Students have an opportunity to clarify what dialogue is (and is not); to learn about designing a dialogue process; and to begin to acquire tools to hold safe and meaningful conversations around potentially divisive issues. Students are provided with a historical and theoretical framework for dialogue, but the emphasis is on skill development and practice, particularly on effective communication and facilitation.
SIS-641
Psych & Cul Bases of Intl Pol
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Weaver,G
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SIS-649
Environment and Development
OPEN
001
03.00
Broad,R
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-650
Global Econ & Sustainable Dev
Prerequisite: SIS-637 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Broad,R
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SIS-653
Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy
OPEN
001
National Security Resources
03.00
Kosiak,S
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
National Security Resources This course examines in detail how the federal government determines the budgets for defense, foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence. It also analyzes how the executive and congressional processes for allocating national security resources affect national security itself.
CANCELLED
002
USFP toward the Middle East
03.00
Howard,P
Books
W
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Middle East This course provides students with a detailed understanding of the history of America's relations with the countries of the greater Middle East as well as of current issues in United States policy towards the region. The course not only analyses the Arab-Israeli issue in depth, but also explores the domestic and international constraints which affect overall U.S. policy toward the Middle East.
OPEN
003
Countering Terrorism
03.00
Moriarty II,J
Books
M
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Countering Terrorism This course focuses on terrorism and how to counter it, utilizing case studies from multiple regions. Students may focus their research on an area of interest.
OPEN
004
Diplomatic Practice
03.00
Quainton,A
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Diplomatic Practice This seminar studies diplomacy in theory, history, and practice, as a political process and as an instrument of foreign policy. It covers diplomats' relations with their own governments as well as the countries in which they serve; how they use information on the politics, economics, and society of their host nation; the origin and costs of mistakes; and the future of diplomacy in an era of globalization and instant communication. It seeks to illustrate approaches to diplomacy through historical examples and contemporary case studies, linking diplomatic practice to current events.
OPEN
005
Issues in Intelligence
03.00
Keeley,G
Books
T
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Issues in Intelligence Changes in technology, law, society, and governance are changing the business and possibilities of intelligence. On one hand, states and non-state actors have powerful new tools for surveillance, analysis, and disruption. On the other, formerly successful institutional forms find themselves unable to adjust, and public scrutiny of clandestine activities has never been greater. This course examines the theory and history of intelligence to establish a context for understanding these trends, and then explores recent events and likely developments to gain insight into the future of intelligence as a tool of state policy and a factor in international affairs.
CANCELLED
006
US Defense Politics
03.00
Dalzell,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
US Defense Politics This seminar examines how U.S. defense and national security policy is influenced by international relations, organizational interests, and domestic politics. The class looks at the history of a particular defense issue and uses the relevant theories and approaches to analyze, discuss, and probe contemporary issues in U.S. defense policy, including such persistent problems as acquisition reform, funding defense, the role of private military contracts, and changes in warfare, among other issues. Through the course assignments, students also learn how to ask and pursue interesting research questions and write a critical literature review.
OPEN
007
Bioterror in the 21st Century
03.00
Gerstein,D
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Bioterror in the Twenty-first Century This course examines the potential for bioterror attack. In this twenty-first century globalized world, the proliferation of biotechnology and a new wave of terror have combined to set the conditions for an increasingly likely attack using weapons of mass destruction (WMD) including biological weapons. The course also introduces the science behind biological weapons, examines U.S. government efforts to prepare for and respond to a bioterror attack, and investigates the policy implications of this emerging threat. Meets with SISU-463 001.
(Meets with SISU 463 001)
CANCELLED
008
History of US Hum Right Pol
03.00
Snyder,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
History of US Human Rights Policy Since 1941, United States attention to human rights abuses has risen and waned. Students explore how concern for human rights has influenced United States foreign policy and raise questions about the consistency and durability of that commitment throughout the Cold War and in the years that followed the Soviet Union's collapse. The course concludes with an examination of contemporary struggles to balance morality and adherence to "American values" with the preservation of national security.
OPEN
009
Transatlantic Security
03.00
Martin,G
Books
T
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Transatlantic Security This course examines the evolution of trans-Atlantic security policy and defense planning. It begins with a review of the formation of NATO and of trans-Atlantic defense policy and military force planning through the Cold War to the breakup of the Soviet Union. The course then focuses in some detail on the transformation that trans-Atlantic security relations have undergone, in particular the shift of NATO's focus from defense of European territory to expeditionary operations outside its boundaries and the European Union's assuming a strong role in defense planning.
OPEN
010
USFP toward the Middle East
03.00
Howard,P
Books
M
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Middle East This course provides students with a detailed understanding of the history of America's relations with the countries of the greater Middle East as well as of current issues in United States policy towards the region. The course not only analyses the Arab-Israeli issue in depth, but also explores the domestic and international constraints which affect overall U.S. policy toward the Middle East.
SIS-658
Financial Issues in Latin Amer
Prerequisite: ECON-601 or permission of instructor.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Wolfe,A
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
(Meets with SISU 462 002 ECON 496 001 ECON 696 001)
SIS-662
AU-Peruvian Diplomatic Acad
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-666
Int'l Financial Relations
Prerequisite: SIS-616 or equivalent.
OPEN
001
03.00
Henning,R
Books
W
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-676
Sel Topics in Cross-Natl Study
OPEN
001
Gov & Devel in Latin America
03.00
Giraudy,M
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Government and Development in Latin America Over the last decades, most developing countries have undergone major reforms that devolved administrative responsibilities, fiscal resources, and political authority from the central governments to the states and municipalities. As a result, political, institutional, societal, and economic dynamics have increasingly become independent from nationally-led processes. The goal of this course is to study and analyze these dynamics and processes, which to a great extent shape the daily lives of citizen living beyond the country capitals. Some of the topics addressed in the seminar are: advancement and setbacks of subnational democracy, the prospects of social policy design and implementation at subnational levels of government, the possibilities of crafting autonomous subnational judicial institutions, the politics of subnational service delivery, among others. While the primary focus of the course is on Latin America, other regions of the world are studied.
OPEN
002
SE Asia, US & Regional Powers
03.00
Heng-Blackburn,P
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Southeast Asia, United States, and Regional Powers This course examines the roles and impact of the United States, Japan and China, and other regional powers on the transformation of security and economic frameworks in East and Southeast Asia from the end of the Second World War to the present. The security analysis treats developments during the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and issues in the post-Cold War era, particularly those pertaining to militant Islamic movements and non-traditional/human security challenges such as transnational labor flows, trafficking in persons, environmental degradation and natural disasters. The economic dimension highlights the impact of globalization on the region, and the emergence and evolution of regional economic cooperation. A major theme is the manner in which growing Chinese political influence and trade initiatives in recent years have impacted on long-standing American security and commercial interests, as well as on Japanese economic interests in the region.
(Meets with SISU 472 002)
OPEN
003
Political Economy of MENA
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa This course examines the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The course introduces students to the complex sets of political and economic factors that shape state and society in the region. Topics covered include economic history and development; different models of the state; the role of culture and identity in politics; and state-society dynamics. Themes covered include the legacy of colonialism, rentier states and military autocracies, religious political and economic institutions, informal economies, and grassroots mobilization in autocratic states.
OPEN
004
Oil, Islam & Politics in Gulf
03.00
Diwan,K
Books
W
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Oil, Islam and Politics in the Gulf The states of the Arab Gulf are currently undergoing profound transformations. This course studies these transformative global economic forces and domestic and international political pressures in order to assess both the potential for and limitations on political and economic reform in the Arab Gulf states. The class proceeds by first gaining a strong understanding of the dynamics of governance in Gulf monarchies by setting out four key themes: the political economy of oil rent, the tribal patriarchal social base, Islam as a political force, and the security imperative. The course examines in detail the countries and issues of the Gulf, with the goal of understanding how these general dynamics play out in specific cases due to different national histories, social compositions, economic endowments, and strategic choices. How the U.S. intervention in Iraq, the showdown with Iran, and the Arab citizen revolts are impacting the political and economic trajectories of Gulf states are also considered.
OPEN
005
U.S.-China Relations
03.00
Zhao,Q
Books
T
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
U.S.-China Relations This course begins with an overview of U.S.-China relations from historical and theoretical perspectives, providing the background necessary to comprehend the domestic foundations of foreign policy. It then examines politics and foreign policies of China and the United States, and interactions between the two powers. Includes security, economic, and diplomatic relations as well as their impact on international relations in Asia-Pacific including Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. The course also introduces a variety of perspectives as analytical tools for research, and analyzes significant controversies as a way of participating in the field's theoretical and policy debates.
(Meets with SISU 472 001)
OPEN
006
U.S. Strategy in East Asia
03.00
Lee,J
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
U.S. Strategy in East Asia The course is designed to examine U.S. strategy in East Asia and U.S. military presence in Japan, South Korea, and Australia. The focus is to investigate how China's rise affects U.S. strategic thinking toward the region, including the US-led "hub-and-spoke" alliance structure. The course first discusses relevant concepts and theories and then explores the history of America's engagement with Asia before looking to the future. The questions addressed in this course include but are not limited to: How does China's defense spending and military modernization affect US defense policy; what are the major pros and cons of the US-led regional ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in the region; what is the current US approach to North Korea's nuclear development program; what are the pros and cons of the Obama administration's "rebalancing" toward Asia?
SIS-682
Foreign Pol: Institutions/Proc
OPEN
001
03.00
Tama,J
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-686
Proseminar:Int'l Affairs I
Prerequisite: admission to MIS program.
OPEN
001OL
03.00
Shirk,M
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Open only to students in the MIS online program.
(Meets with SIS 686 002OL)
CLOSED
002OL
03.00
Shirk,M
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online.
(Meets with SIS 686 001OL)
OPEN
003OL
03.00
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Open only to students in the MIS online program.
SIS-687
Proseminar:Int'l Affairs II
Prerequisite: admission to MIS program.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Hofmann,C
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SIS-688
Domestic Sources of USFP
OPEN
001
03.00
Murray,S
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-689
Foreign Pol: Theor Decisn Mkng
OPEN
001
03.00
Mislan,D
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-690
Ind Study in Int'l Studies
Prerequisite: permission of instructor and SIS graduate studies office.
OPEN
011
Review of Citizen Engagement
03.00-06.00
Fox,J
Books
SIS-691
Internship in Int'l Affairs
Prerequisite: permission of internship coordinator and SIS graduate studies office.
OPEN
300OL
01.00-06.00
Hofmann,C
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Course taught entirely online.
SIS-693
Action Research in Devel Mgmt
Prerequisite: admission to MS in Development Management program and permission of instructor.
OPEN
001
01.00-06.00
Hirschmann,D
Books
SIS-694
AU-Ritsumeikan Exchange
Prerequisite: permission of SIS dean's office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-696
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
CANCELLED
001
Proj Des/Proj Monitorng & Eval
02.00
Books
F
05:00PM
06:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
F
05:00PM
06:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Project Design/Project Monitoring and Evaluation The project design portion of this course guides students through the first two of the six phases of the project cycle: project identification and design; and project initiation. The hard skills learned or strengthened are as follows: problem analysis, objectives analysis, organizational capacity assessment, stakeholder analysis, theory of change (pathway of change, interventions, indicators, assumptions), grant proposal elements, and selection of implementing partner. The project monitoring and evaluation portion then guides students through phases three, four, and five of the six phases of the project cycle: project planning; project implementation; and project evaluation. The hard skills learned or strengthened are as follows: initial community visits (data collection tools, quantitative and qualitative, including information and communications technology (ICT) solutions); logical framework (both horizontal template and 4x4 matrix) (inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, indicators, means of verification, assumptions); indicator protocols, process and informative evaluations, monitoring and evaluation means of verification templates (including survey construction), data quality protection; and communication plan (including change management system). May be taken pass/fail only. Prerequisite: SIS-600 and prior academic experience with writing a literature review based on explanatory social science research.
OPEN
002OL
International Negotiation
03.00
Ghais,S
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. International Negotiation International Negotiation, that is, the use of non-violent engagement to resolve international disputes or advance international cooperation -- is a foundational tool of international relations. The Art of Negotiation delves into the origins of international negotiation, providing students with an understanding of theories of international negotiation, developing their capacity to analyze international negotiation strategies and tactics, and improves their own negotiation skills through simulation exercises and cases studies. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-696 009OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 009OL)
OPEN
003OL
US as World Power Since 1898
03.00
Pietrobon,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. The United States as a World Power Since 1898 This course offers students an introduction to the history of U.S. foreign relations in the twentieth century and beyond. Students in the course assess continuity and change in U.S. foreign relations as well as how ideas of racial superiority, economic factors, geography, and non-state actors influenced U.S. foreign relations in these years. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-696 010OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 010OL)
OPEN
004OL
USFP: Institutions/Processes
03.00
Marlo,F
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. USFP: Institutions and Processes This course introduces students to the institutions and processes involved in making U.S. foreign, defense and intelligence policy. The course provides a brief overview of the foreign and national security challenges facing the United States and focuses on the institutions, decision-making processes and politics of U.S. foreign and national security policy-making. It covers the State and Defense departments, the intelligence community, the White House, interagency processes, the Congress, and outside participants in the policy process. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-696 011OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 011OL)
OPEN
005OL
Understndg Global Econ & Mrkts
03.00
Tyndorf,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Understanding Global Economics and Markets This course provides an understanding of the main economic forces which have driven the globalization process. It covers the fundamental facts, main lessons of experience, and leading principles of micro- and macroeconomics and the financial markets without recourse to unnecessary jargon, mathematics, or statistics. Topics include the role of markets and prices; the economics of businesses; features of labor markets; elements of financial and non-financial investments; essentials of money and banking; the economics of government finances; the principles behind international trade, finance, and income disparities; and the workings of the foreign exchange, stock, bond, and other financial markets. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-696 012OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 012OL)
OPEN
006OL
Understndg Global Econ & Mrkts
03.00
Tyndorf,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Understanding Global Economics and Markets This course provides an understanding of the main economic forces which have driven the globalization process. It covers the fundamental facts, main lessons of experience, and leading principles of micro- and macroeconomics and the financial markets without recourse to unnecessary jargon, mathematics, or statistics. Topics include the role of markets and prices; the economics of businesses; features of labor markets; elements of financial and non-financial investments; essentials of money and banking; the economics of government finances; the principles behind international trade, finance, and income disparities; and the workings of the foreign exchange, stock, bond, and other financial markets. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-696 013OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 013OL)
OPEN
007OL
Understndg Global Econ & Mrkts
03.00
Porzecanski,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Understanding Global Economics and Markets This course provides an understanding of the main economic forces which have driven the globalization process. It covers the fundamental facts, main lessons of experience, and leading principles of micro- and macroeconomics and the financial markets without recourse to unnecessary jargon, mathematics, or statistics. Topics include the role of markets and prices; the economics of businesses; features of labor markets; elements of financial and non-financial investments; essentials of money and banking; the economics of government finances; the principles behind international trade, finance, and income disparities; and the workings of the foreign exchange, stock, bond, and other financial markets. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-696 014OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 014OL)
OPEN
008OL
Post-War Transitions
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Post-War Transitions This course critically examines some of the many multidimensional challenges and opportunities that confront nation-states emerging from war. It exposes students to debates and tensions in the field and introduces them to some of the techniques and tools used by both international intermediaries (states, IOs, NGOs) and local stakeholders to address top-down and bottom up issues of economic reconstruction, political governance, security and legal reform, as well as human rights, rights of refugees and IDP populations and questions of post-conflict justice. The course relies on case studies and encourages students to design sustainable solutions to specific challenges of post-war transitions, while developing a realistic empathy for the constraints that confront decision-makers in dynamic environments characterized by uncertainty and limited information. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-696 015OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 015OL)
CLOSED
009OL
International Negotiation
03.00
Ghais,S
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
International Negotiation International Negotiation, that is, the use of non-violent engagement to resolve international disputes or advance international cooperation -- is a foundational tool of international relations. The Art of Negotiation delves into the origins of international negotiation, providing students with an understanding of theories of international negotiation, developing their capacity to analyze international negotiation strategies and tactics, and improves their own negotiation skills through simulation exercises and cases studies. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-696 002OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 002OL)
CLOSED
010OL
US as World Power Since 1898
03.00
Pietrobon,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. The United States as a World Power Since 1898 This course offers students an introduction to the history of U.S. foreign relations in the twentieth century and beyond. Students in the course assess continuity and change in U.S. foreign relations as well as how ideas of racial superiority, economic factors, geography, and non-state actors influenced U.S. foreign relations in these years. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-696 003OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 003OL)
CLOSED
011OL
USFP: Institutions/Processes
03.00
Marlo,F
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. USFP: Institutions and Processes This course introduces students to the institutions and processes involved in making U.S. foreign, defense and intelligence policy. The course provides a brief overview of the foreign and national security challenges facing the United States and focuses on the institutions, decision-making processes and politics of U.S. foreign and national security policy-making. It covers the State and Defense departments, the intelligence community, the White House, interagency processes, the Congress, and outside participants in the policy process. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-696 004OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 004OL)
OPEN
012OL
Understndg Global Econ & Mrkts
03.00
Tyndorf,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Understanding Global Economics and Markets This course provides an understanding of the main economic forces which have driven the globalization process. It covers the fundamental facts, main lessons of experience, and leading principles of micro- and macroeconomics and the financial markets without recourse to unnecessary jargon, mathematics, or statistics. Topics include the role of markets and prices; the economics of businesses; features of labor markets; elements of financial and non-financial investments; essentials of money and banking; the economics of government finances; the principles behind international trade, finance, and income disparities; and the workings of the foreign exchange, stock, bond, and other financial markets. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-696 005OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 005OL)
OPEN
013OL
Understndg Global Econ & Mrkts
03.00
Tyndorf,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Understanding Global Economics and Markets This course provides an understanding of the main economic forces which have driven the globalization process. It covers the fundamental facts, main lessons of experience, and leading principles of micro- and macroeconomics and the financial markets without recourse to unnecessary jargon, mathematics, or statistics. Topics include the role of markets and prices; the economics of businesses; features of labor markets; elements of financial and non-financial investments; essentials of money and banking; the economics of government finances; the principles behind international trade, finance, and income disparities; and the workings of the foreign exchange, stock, bond, and other financial markets. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-696 006OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 006OL)
OPEN
014OL
Understndg Global Econ & Mrkts
03.00
Porzecanski,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Understanding Global Economics and Markets This course provides an understanding of the main economic forces which have driven the globalization process. It covers the fundamental facts, main lessons of experience, and leading principles of micro- and macroeconomics and the financial markets without recourse to unnecessary jargon, mathematics, or statistics. Topics include the role of markets and prices; the economics of businesses; features of labor markets; elements of financial and non-financial investments; essentials of money and banking; the economics of government finances; the principles behind international trade, finance, and income disparities; and the workings of the foreign exchange, stock, bond, and other financial markets. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-696 007OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 007OL)
CLOSED
015OL
Post-War Transitions
03.00
Sajjad,T
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Post-War Transitions This course critically examines some of the many multidimensional challenges and opportunities that confront nation-states emerging from war. It exposes students to debates and tensions in the field and introduces them to some of the techniques and tools used by both international intermediaries (states, IOs, NGOs) and local stakeholders to address top-down and bottom up issues of economic reconstruction, political governance, security and legal reform, as well as human rights, rights of refugees and IDP populations and questions of post-conflict justice. The course relies on case studies and encourages students to design sustainable solutions to specific challenges of post-war transitions, while developing a realistic empathy for the constraints that confront decision-makers in dynamic environments characterized by uncertainty and limited information. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-696 008OL.
(Meets with SIS 696 008OL)
OPEN
016
Professional Competences II
01.00
Tomasko,R
Books
SU
05:30PM
08:30PM
TBA
TBA
01/24/16
01/24/16
SU
05:30PM
08:30PM
TBA
TBA
02/21/16
02/21/16
SU
05:30PM
08:30PM
TBA
TBA
03/20/16
03/20/16
SU
05:30PM
08:30PM
TBA
TBA
04/10/16
04/10/16
SU
05:30PM
08:30PM
TBA
TBA
04/24/16
04/24/16
Professional Competences II This course is the second of a three-semester course sequence dealing with the key skills and competences required of social entrepreneurs. Topics covered include self-assessment and career development, creating and implementing a personal development plan, network-building, and applying positive psychology. Open only to students in the MA in Social Enterprise program.
CLOSED
017
Proj Des/Proj Monitorng & Eval
02.00
Roberts,C
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/09/16
04/10/16
Project Design/Project Monitoring and Evaluation The project design portion of this course guides students through the first two of the six phases of the project cycle: project identification and design; and project initiation. The hard skills learned or strengthened are as follows: problem analysis, objectives analysis, organizational capacity assessment, stakeholder analysis, theory of change (pathway of change, interventions, indicators, assumptions), grant proposal elements, and selection of implementing partner. The project monitoring and evaluation portion then guides students through phases three, four, and five of the six phases of the project cycle: project planning; project implementation; and project evaluation. The hard skills learned or strengthened are as follows: initial community visits (data collection tools, quantitative and qualitative, including information and communications technology (ICT) solutions); logical framework (both horizontal template and 4x4 matrix) (inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, indicators, means of verification, assumptions); indicator protocols, process and informative evaluations, monitoring and evaluation means of verification templates (including survey construction), data quality protection; and communication plan (including change management system). May be taken pass/fail only. Prerequisite: SIS-600 and prior academic experience with writing a literature review based on explanatory social science research.
SIS-697
AU-Korea University Exchange
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-698
AU-Sciences Po Exchange,Paris
OPEN
001
01.00-09.00
Books
SIS-710
Colloquium in Int'l Relations
OPEN
001
Advanced International Law
03.00
Williams,P
Books
W
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Advanced International Law Students pursue special projects associated with the role of law in peace negotiations and the development of post-conflict constitutions. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
SIS-730
Skills Inst in Int'l Affairs
CANCELLED
001
Crowdfunding
01.00
Tuomi,K
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is a potentially groundbreaking way of financing and promoting ideas. Moreover, new forms, platforms and laws are being developed all the time. This course covers the following topics: an overview of the crowdfunding world; a comparison of the different types of crowdfunding and the types of projects that each supports; a comparison of the main US platforms; as well as some of the niche ones (DC's equity eats, etc); the practical steps to a successful fundraising campaign; the tools to be a wise investor; and an analysis of what to do after a campaign either in the event of failure/success.
CANCELLED
002
Writing Op-Eds
01.00
Peritz,A
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Writing Op-Eds This course introduces the nuts and bolts of conceptualizing, drafting, and pitching op-eds. Students learn about the basic structures of op-eds, determine what publications are looking for in opinion pieces, and capitalize upon unique personal experiences to get their foot in the door. Students also learn the undervalued skillset of pitching articles to publications and editors. In this hands-on course students draft sections of op-eds during class for real-time feedback.
OPEN
003
Understanding the Military
01.00
Bensahel,N; Barno,D
Books
SU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/31/16
02/07/16
Understanding the Military What could be called "A Field Guide to Silver Eagles and Trained SEALs," this course is designed to familiarize students with the structure, processes, jargon and culture of the US Defense Department and the different Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines). The objective is that students will leave the course better able to work with military personnel in their future assignments, whether as government employees, academics, policy analysts, or representatives of NGOs or IOs. The course methodology focuses on lecture and discussion, with outside video and guest speakers to expand on concepts. In addition to assigned readings and classroom participation, each student writes and presents a short analysis of an outside work that illustrates the ideas covered in the course.
CLOSED
004
Strategic Planning
01.00
Meade,E
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/19/16
02/19/16
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/20/16
02/21/16
Strategic Planning This course prepares students to work with organizations in need of strategic planning. The course gives students basic tools to help organizations find their way. Students learn to detect mission drift, map their ecosystem, construct a theory of change, diagnose sustainability, and more. These key skills are applicable to government entities and NGOs, to large and small organizations. The course is taught via case studies and simulations based on actual recent strategic planning projects.
CLOSED
005
Strategic Analytic Techniques
01.00
Sullivan,R
Books
F
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/26/16
02/26/16
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/27/16
02/28/16
Strategic Analytic Techniques This workshop introduces students to multiple qualitative structured analytic tools and techniques they can use to structure their analysis, generate forecasts, and avoid major mistakes. In numerous hands-on exercises, students practice specific skills to help them overcome mindsets, organize information, diagnose problems, explore different ways of thinking, and avoid surprise. Concepts introduced include analytic traps and mindsets; why we are so quick to fall into mindsets and why they so hard to overcome; the value of structured analytic techniques; and how best to apply these tools and techniques to problems encountered every day.
CLOSED
006
Policy Briefing
01.00
Schmall,C
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/09/16
04/10/16
Policy Briefing This course gives students the tools and confidence to handle a briefing at any level in the policy world with a combination of presentations and group discussion on the art of proper preparation, real-life examples of policy briefings, and challenging practical exercises. Students learn how to develop and present a relevant, tailored, and effective briefing by crafting the briefing to account for the policymaker's level of knowledge, biases, and needs; understanding an issue's place in the policy process and how that impacts the presentation; utilizing graphics to make the complex easy to understand; writing talking points to guide the briefing; being flexible; and dealing with demanding or hostile audiences.
CLOSED
007
Driving Change within an Org
01.00
Londono Villa,R
Books
F
06:00PM
08:30PM
TBA
TBA
02/26/16
02/26/16
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/27/16
02/28/16
Driving Change from within an Organization The role of innovators within large organizations, the dynamics of how they drive change from positions in the middle or margins of their organization, find resources, win hearts and minds of their supporters, overcome resistance, and bounce-back from set-backs. This highly participative took-kit oriented course is based on research done by the League of Intrapreneurs.
OPEN
008OL
Writing Op-Eds
01.00
Peritz,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/30/16
01/31/16
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
02/06/16
02/07/16
Course taught entirely online. Writing Op-Eds This course introduces the nuts and bolts of conceptualizing, drafting, and pitching op-eds. Students learn about the basic structures of op-eds, determine what publications are looking for in opinion pieces, and capitalize upon unique personal experiences to get their foot in the door. Students also learn the undervalued skillset of pitching articles to publications and editors. In this hands-on course students draft sections of op-eds during class for real-time feedback. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program.
OPEN
009OL
Structured Analytic Techniques
01.00
Boardman,M
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
02/20/16
02/21/16
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
02/27/16
02/28/16
Course taught entirely online. Structured Analytic Techniques This course introduces students to multiple qualitative structured analytic tools and techniques they can use to structure analysis, generate forecasts, and avoid major mistakes. In numerous hands-on exercises, students practice specific skills to help them overcome mindsets, organize information, diagnose problems, explore different ways of thinking, and avoid surprise. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program.
OPEN
010
Writing Op-Eds
01.00
Peritz,A
Books
SSU
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/23/16
04/24/16
Writing Op-Eds This course introduces the nuts and bolts of conceptualizing, drafting, and pitching op-eds. Students learn about the basic structures of op-eds, determine what publications are looking for in opinion pieces, and capitalize upon unique personal experiences to get their foot in the door. Students also learn the undervalued skillset of pitching articles to publications and editors. In this hands-on course students draft sections of op-eds during class for real-time feedback.
OPEN
011
Crowdfunding
01.00
Tuomi,K
Books
MT
09:00AM
05:00PM
TBA
TBA
03/07/16
03/08/16
Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is a potentially groundbreaking way of financing and promoting ideas. Moreover, new forms, platforms and laws are being developed all the time. This course covers the following topics: an overview of the crowdfunding world; a comparison of the different types of crowdfunding and the types of projects that each supports; a comparison of the main US platforms; as well as some of the niche ones (DC's equity eats, etc); the practical steps to a successful fundraising campaign; the tools to be a wise investor; and an analysis of what to do after a campaign either in the event of failure/success.
SIS-750
Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs
OPEN
001
Proj Design, Monitoring & Eval
03.00
Hassan,M
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of qualitative and basic quantitative tools and approaches to international program evaluation. With needs, priorities, and agendas contested across political scales and economic sectors, evaluation is not only a technically demanding exercise; it is an intensely political process. Students develop skills in understanding methodological as well as epistemological and ontological underpinnings of program evaluation and how these influence research design and data interpretation; designing research for evaluative purposes and critically assessing its validity, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness; reading and coding data, developing report outlines, and presenting findings in appropriate formats. In addition to skill development, the course also challenges students in their roles as development practitioners to identify ethical dilemmas in the context of evaluation and to reflect on appropriate responses. The course includes brief lectures, in-class exercises, problem sets, a real world case study, and discussion in groups and plenary.
CLOSED
002
International Policy Analysis
03.00
Jain,A
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
International Policy Analysis This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of public policy analysis in international affairs, focusing on the methods used to analyze and evaluate policy, the various issues associated with policy formation, and the application of these methods to different policy areas.
OPEN
003
Qual Methods & Methodology
03.00
Hardig,C
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Qualitative Methods and Methodology This course examines three leading qualitative approaches to the production of knowledge about world politics: comparative case studies, participant observation, and the analysis of social networks. It considers theoretical and application issues, as well as reading and discussing exemplary work in each of these different approaches. The course provides students with a "toolkit" for the analysis of questions and issues not amenable to quantification.
OPEN
004OL
Big Data & Text Mining
03.00
Cogburn,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Course taught entirely online. Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research This online course helps students understand the tools and techniques used in contemporary analysis of large-scale unstructured textual data with applications for international affairs and a range of social science research topics. While the concept of Big Data is relative, and how it is defined varies from field to field, text-based data is perhaps the largest single source of data available to the modern investigator. This includes numerous genres of textual data, from email archives, websites, twitter feeds and other social media, blog posts, speeches, annual reports, published articles, and much more. In the aggregate, these sources can easily run into thousands and thousands of discrete items. This form of Big Data is particularly challenging to the analyst using only traditional forms of content analysis. In this course, students learn techniques to help them begin to see the power of computational approaches to the large-scale analysis of unstructured text-based data. Essentially, this course helps to find the proverbial needle in the international affairs data haystack.
CLOSED
005OL
Plan, Forecast & Decision Mkng
03.00
Rohr,K
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Planning, Forecasting, and Decision Making This course introduces students to a range of planning and forecasting techniques used in the defense and foreign policy communities. Fog and friction define not just war, but policy in general. The future is uncertain and subject to unanticipated changes. To meet these challenges, professionals require techniques to visualize alternative futures and make plans to maximize opportunities and minimize likely risks. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-750 007OL.
(Meets with SIS 750 007OL)
OPEN
006OL
Project Des, M & E: Int'l Rel
03.00
Krupar,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluations: International Relations This course introduces the six phases of a project cycle and is designed to build and/or strengthen students' knowledge, methods, and skills to design a development, governance, or post-conflict project for a specific population, and then develop a project monitoring and evaluation plan for ensuring project efficiency and measuring project effectiveness. Tools learned and practiced include problem/objectives analysis; theories of change; needs assessments; logical frameworks; indicator protocol sheets; data collection toolkits; means of verification; and monitoring, evaluation, learning and report (MERL) plan. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program. Meets with SIS-750 008OL
(Meets with SIS 750 008OL)
CLOSED
007OL
Plan, Forecast & Decision Mkng
03.00
Rohr,K
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Planning, Forecasting, and Decision Making This course introduces students to a range of planning and forecasting techniques used in the defense and foreign policy communities. Fog and friction define not just war, but policy in general. The future is uncertain and subject to unanticipated changes. To meet these challenges, professionals require techniques to visualize alternative futures and make plans to maximize opportunities and minimize likely risks. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-750 005OL.
(Meets with SIS 750 005OL)
OPEN
008OL
Project Des, M & E: Int'l Rel
03.00
Krupar,A
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluations: International Relations This course introduces the six phases of a project cycle and is designed to build and/or strengthen students' knowledge, methods, and skills to design a development, governance, or post-conflict project for a specific population, and then develop a project monitoring and evaluation plan for ensuring project efficiency and measuring project effectiveness. Tools learned and practiced include problem/objectives analysis; theories of change; needs assessments; logical frameworks; indicator protocol sheets; data collection toolkits; means of verification; and monitoring, evaluation, learning and report (MERL) plan. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office. Meets with SIS-750 006OL.
(Meets with SIS 750 006OL)
SIS-751
Int'l Political Economy
Prerequisite: SIS-616.
OPEN
001
03.00
Dore,G
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-753
Global Financial Governance
Prerequisite: SIS-616.
OPEN
001
03.00
Kahler,M
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-770
AU-Pontificia Univ Javeriana
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-771
AU-Koc University, Turkey
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-773
AU-Victoria Univ, New Zealand
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-774
AU-St.Petersburg Univ, Russia
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-775
AU-Norwegian Univ of Life Sci
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-776
AU-Freie Universitat, Berlin
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-779
AU-Peking University, Beijing
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-780
Master's International
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Academic Advising Office.
OPEN
001
01.00-06.00
Jackson,P
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-782
AU-Graduate Institute, Geneva
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Office of International Programs.
OPEN
002
01.00-12.00
Books
SIS-793
Practicum in Int'l Affairs
Prerequisite: permission of SIS Graduate Advising Office.
OPEN
001
U.S. Agricultural Policy
03.00
Graddy-Lovelace,T
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
U.S. Agricultural Policy In this practicum, students partner with executive directors and community leaders of the Rural Coalition/Coalicion Rural and the National Family Farm Coalition to conduct original research on domestic and international impacts of U.S. agricultural trade policies (on small and medium scale growers in the U.S. and the trading partner countries). The course investigates social, economic, ecological, and political implications of the U.S. Farm Bill and agricultural trade agreements -- both on the domestic and international fronts. Students work with community partners and faculty leaders to design a series of interrelated original research projects, drawing on student's qualitative and quantitative research methods. There are three case studies: one looks at the impact of agricultural policy on farmworker labor conditions and migration; one analyzes civil rights lawsuits against the USDA and community mobilizations fighting discrimination in farm credit; and one gathers farmer responses to climate change and how certain agricultural practices are deemed 'climate smart' and why.
OPEN
002
Corruption and Governance
03.00
Schneider,D
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Corruption and Governance For this practicum, students work for one of two clients and conduct research on topics concerning corruption and its cousin, governance. The clients for this practicum likely include the World Bank and Transparency International -- USA. The specific research topics students work on are likely to include: institution building, access to information, tracking and monitoring public procurement, illicit financial flows, and tax havens. The results and conclusions generated by this research fills important gaps in our understanding of corruption, the role of the financial system in facilitating corruption, and the effectiveness of specific policy responses to corruption.
OPEN
003
Understndng/Combttng Terrorism
03.00
Schneider,D
Books
M
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Understanding and Combatting Terrorism The research students conduct helps fill the gaps in our understanding of terrorism and terrorist organizations, such as the dynamics that exist within terrorist groups and the factors that persuade people to join terrorist groups in the first place. Clients: Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, and the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
OPEN
004
Greenpeace Protest to Politics
03.00
Kiechel,V
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Greenpeace Protest to Politics This practicum researches and analyzes Greenpeace's current role, reputation, and effectiveness, and makes recommendations for incorporation into the 2016 three-year plan. The course focuses on analysis of two Greenpeace "action tracks": climate movement building, including Greenpeace's initiatives on clean energy and fossil fuels extraction and drilling; or corporate markets, including issues ranging from toxics and IT sector energy used for slavery and piracy in the fishing industry. The practicum work for either track accomplishes the following steps: a literature review on advocacy/campaign strategies, a comparative analysis of the literature and of Greenpeace strategies, an examination of Greenpeace strategies in context of other advocacy organizations, and a summary of the effectiveness of Greenpeace strategies and tactics.
OPEN
005
Post-Kyoto Climate Governance
03.00
Jinnah,S
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Post-Kyoto Climate Governance This practicum partners with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a leading environmental think tank in Washington DC, to address key issues coming out of the December 2015 United Nations climate change conference in Paris, France. The December conference is expected to outline the future path for global-level cooperation on climate change. Students involved in this practicum work in small groups to write a series of reports for WRI analyzing the policy implementation issues coming out of the Paris conference.
OPEN
006
Intelligence Analysis
03.00
Peritz,A
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Intelligence Analysis The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is the client for this practicum on intelligence. The class produces an intelligence report intended to serve as a DIA product to be posted on their internal web site serving the intelligence, defense, and State Department communities. The topic is selected after discussions with DIA management and based on intelligence priorities at the time.
CLOSED
007
Intelligence Analysis
03.00
Deni,J
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Intelligence Analysis The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) provides intelligence to the U.S. military and defense policymakers. This project seeks to fill a specific requirement in the DIA for information related to second and third order effects of the Syrian civil war. Students collectively research and write a substantial research report and an executive summary that describe and explain mechanisms the Lebanese government and the international community could employ to address the many economic, military, and political challenges facing Lebanon. The report includes recommendations on a variety of subtopics, such as the Lebanese military, politics and governance, economic policy, and counter-extremism. Students also deliver an oral presentation on their research and recommendations to officials from the DIA.
CLOSED
008
Issues of Multinatl Enterprise
03.00
Bocskor,C
Books
T
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Issues of Multinational Enterprise Students gain experience in the field of international business consulting by undertaking research projects for US and foreign multinational enterprises, giving the clients advice on real-life business and regulatory problems. The Practicum emphasizes research, data presentation and analytic skills, while teaching the students how to work together as a team. Students learn how to manage the clients' demands and expectations while working closely with high-level business executives who take a personal interest in the student's' growth and learning experiences. Practicum students also learn new oral and written presentation skills to enhance their resumes. Clients: Rosetta Stone, EchoStar (Dish Network), Freelusion, LLC, yummber, LLC.
OPEN
009
Issues in NGO Leadrship/Mgmt
03.00
Dambach,C
Books
M
08:10PM
10:40PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Issues in NGO Leadership and Management This practicum connects students with NGOs to explore the management and leadership issues they face, and students develop proposals for solutions to the priority problems. Resource development and financial management as well as programmatic issues are explored. Students are assigned to NGOs to learn what they do, how they are structured, what issues they confront, and how they are funded. Students help develop program plans and ascertain potential sources of funding and recommend strategies that might enable the NGOs to build their immediate and long term financial strength.
CLOSED
010
Transformation/Peacebldg & Dev
03.00
Gregorian,H
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Transformation, Peacebuilding and Development This practicum focuses on key aspects of contemporary peacebuilding: specifically on rebuilding, or building, social and political infrastructure in fragile and conflict prone states. Students work with international non-governmental organizations, such as the Dakar-based Soros Open Society Initiative for West Africa; government agencies, such as The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) at the United States Department of State; and for-profit clients such as Creative Associates International. Topics of likely emphasis include civil society building, empowerment of youth and women, economic and political governance, rule of law, human rights and countering violent extremism.
OPEN
011
Cultural Diplomacy/Int'l Exch
03.00
Mueller,S
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Cultural Diplomacy and International Exchange Practicum students learn about major actors and resources in the field and study a conceptual framework for evaluating the effectiveness of exchanges. Students also focus on efforts to conduct advocacy on behalf of US government sponsored flagship exchange programs, such as the Fulbright Program and the International Visitor Leadership Program, by building partnerships with elected officials.
CLOSED
013
Cuba: Broadening Normalization
03.00
Armstrong,F
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Cuba: Broadening Normalization The historic restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba marks the beginning of the broader process of normalization between governments, commercial sectors, and the people of both countries. This practicum assesses that process so far; analyzes the opportunities and obstacles ahead; and develops strategies for anticipating and resolving challenges to the evolution of the healthy, mutually beneficial relationship that both countries seek -- including legislative restrictions, legal disputes, and political and cultural sensitivities. The principal clients of the Practicum analysis and recommendations package are major organizations interested in promoting trade and other aspects of U.S.-Cuba relations. Secondary clients include Washington-based NGOs and policymakers in the Cuban and U.S. governments.
OPEN
014
Chile and Democracy Promotion
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Chile and Democracy Promotion This practicum studies the role played by the U.S. Government's democracy promotion programs in Chile in the run-up to the plebiscite on President Augusto Pinochet, the subsequent election for the presidency and the post-election period. The course begins by reviewing the origins of the U.S. Government's human rights policies and how they evolved into democracy promotion programs. The focus is on Latin America and specifically on Chile. One may assume that the client is the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State or the National Endowment for Democracy. Students study what the various U.S. Government democracy promotion programs in Chile involved and especially what their impact was on the transition to democracy. Students make recommendations for how those programs might have been improved.
OPEN
015
U.S. Policy toward Egypt
03.00
Aftandilian,G
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
U.S. Policy toward Egypt The practicum examines the intricacies of U.S. policy toward Egypt and the dilemmas U.S. policymakers face as they try to balance often contradictory interests in the strategic, political, economic and human rights spheres. The end result of the course is a student-prepared, major policy paper that is presented and briefed to the course's "client"--a State Department official who is policymaker on Egyptian affairs.
OPEN
016HB
Social Enterprise
03.00
Sachs,N
Books
SU
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/24/16
01/24/16
SU
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
02/28/16
02/28/16
SU
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/03/16
04/03/16
SU
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
04/24/16
04/24/16
The course is offered in hybrid format including face to face meeting and online work. Social Enterprise Students undertake projects that meet the Social Enterprise Practicum Guidelines. For MA in Social Enterprise students and students in other SIS masters programs who have taken a Social Enterprise concentration and/or have had significant experience working in social enterprise.
OPEN
017OL
Solutions for Cmplx Challenges
03.00
Millar,D
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Cooperative Solutions for Complex Challenges This course provides an important bridge between the academic setting and the professional world. Students work in teams on specific projects for one or more sponsoring clients. Over the course of these projects, students build on the substantive and methodological knowledge they have acquired. They also develop additional practical skills such as working in teams, oral and written communication, and project management in a professional context. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program.
OPEN
018OL
Solutions for Cmplx Challenges
03.00
Fischer,S
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/04/16
04/17/16
Course taught entirely online. Cooperative Solutions for Complex Challenges This course provides an important bridge between the academic setting and the professional world. Students work in teams on specific projects for one or more sponsoring clients. Over the course of these projects, students build on the substantive and methodological knowledge they have acquired. They also develop additional practical skills such as working in teams, oral and written communication, and project management in a professional context. Open only to students in the MA in International Relations or the MIS Online Program.
SIS-794
Substantial Res Paper w/ Crswk
Prerequisite: permission of department.
CLOSED
000
***** Varies by Student ******
03.00
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-795
Master's Research Requirement
Prerequisite: permission of department.
CLOSED
000
***** Varies by Student ******
01.00-03.00
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-797
Master's Thesis Supervision
Prerequisite: permission of department. May be taken SP/UP only.
CLOSED
000
***** Varies by Student *****
01.00-06.00
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
OPEN
001
Stateless Muslim Rohinga
01.00-06.00
Bachman,J
Books
OPEN
002
Remodeling Identity in Lahore
01.00-06.00
Ranganathan,M
Books
OPEN
004
Pol Fallouts/ Natual Disaster
03.00-06.00
Conca,K
Books
OPEN
005
France & Africa in the 1990'S
01.00-06.00
LeVan,A
Books
SIS-803
Adv Seminar in Int'l Relations
Prerequisite: admission to the PhD in International Relations.
OPEN
001
03.00
Young,J
Books
T
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-804
Soc Theory Comp & Int'l Persp
Prerequisite: admission to the PhD in International Relations.
OPEN
001
03.00
Shepler,S
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-807
Qual Methods in Intl Relations
Prerequisite: admission to the PhD in International Relations.
OPEN
001
03.00
Gallaher,C
Books
M
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-890
Doctoral Independ Study in IR
Prerequisite: permission of instructor and director of PhD program.
CLOSED
000
***** Varies by Student *****
01.00-06.00
Books
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
SIS-896
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
Prerequisite: admission to PhD program.
OPEN
001
Pol Choice/Strat in Intl Affrs
03.00
Ohls,D
Books
TH
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Political Choice and Strategy in International Affairs This course introduces the techniques of game theory through methodological instruction, reading prominent scholarly articles using formal models, and applying the tools to substantive research projects. Game theory is, essentially, the precise study of strategic interaction: how actors make choices trying to achieve their goals, taking into account the expected behavior of other actors doing the same. Models specify assumptions about the relevant actors involved, the interests they are pursuing, the opportunities available to them, the constraints they face, and the information environment in which choices are made. These models are then used to generate predictions about behavior and outcomes using solution concepts that specify how actors can achieve their best outcome possible, given the circumstances. In addition to, in fact more useful than, the precise prediction, model results yield comparative statics that suggest how outcomes are likely to change or be different as circumstances or assumptions change. These patterns then inform theory building and empirical testing.
OPEN
002
Adv Int'l Relations Theory
03.00
Tickner,J; Jackson,P
Books
M
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Advanced International Relations Theory This course examines works of and approaches to international theory that go beyond the Anglophone mainstream to incorporate a variety of alternate perspectives. Topics include feminist, post-colonial, post-structural, and post-modern theory, along with critical examinations of international relations as a field.
OPEN
003
Pol Analysis for Int'l Affairs
03.00
Compton,J
Books
M
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Policy Analysis for International Affairs This course provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations of policy analysis as well as its use as a method of inquiry.
SIS-898
Doctoral Continuing Enrollment
Prerequisite: doctoral students with permission of program director. May be taken SP/UP only.
OPEN
001
01.00-09.00
Books
OPEN
002
01.00-09.00
Atzili,B
Books
SIS-899
Doctoral Dissertation
Prerequisite: doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. May be taken SP/UP only.
OPEN
001
01.00-09.00
Atzili,B
Books
OPEN
002
01.00-09.00
Abu-Nimer,M
Books
OPEN
003
01.00-09.00
Fox,J
Books
OPEN
004
01.00-09.00
Gallaher,C
Books
OPEN
005
01.00-09.00
Weiner,S
Books
OPEN
006
01.00-09.00
Bernhofen,D
Books
OPEN
007
01.00-09.00
Rudolph,C
Books
OPEN
008
01.00-09.00
Acharya,A
Books
OPEN
009
01.00-09.00
Silvia,S
Books
OPEN
010
01.00-09.00
Jackson,P
Books
OPEN
011
01.00-09.00
Wanis-St. John,A
Books
OPEN
012
01.00-09.00
Broad,R
Books
OPEN
014
01.00-09.00
Schneider,C
Books
OPEN
015
01.00-09.00
Call,C
Books