Course description

The US and the global community face a number of complex, interconnected and enduring issues that pose challenges for our political and policy governance institutions and society at large. Exploring how the US and the world conceive of the challenges and take action on them is fundamental to understanding them. This course investigates such issues, especially ones that fit into the critically important areas of sustainability, social justice, technology, public health and globalization, security and conflict, among others. Students will engage with these areas and issues and the challenges they pose, using multiple frameworks and approaches, through weekly class discussions and lectures.

Intended for Summer in Washington participants only

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Summer 2023:

David Silbey
David Silbey
Associate director, Cornell in Washington
Section ID:PAM 3071 001-LEC
Number:1908
Program:Cornell in Washington Summer Program
Session:Summer Extra-session
Class dates:June 5-July 28, 2023
Final exam/project due:Monday July 31, 6:30 PM - 10 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:TR 6:30 PM - 10 PM / TBA
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:4
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Denker, E. (ed63)
Silbey, D. (ds90)
Max. enroll:10
Restrictions:Intended for Summer in Washington participants only
Notes:Intended for Summer in Washington participants only
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 3071 001-LEC
Notes:

The US and the global community face a number of complex, interconnected and enduring issues that pose challenges for our political and policy governance institutions and society at large. These include sustainability, social justice, technology, public health, security and conflict, and globalization, among others. Students will investigate these issues, and the challenges they pose, through weekly case studies, class discussions, lectures and guest speakers, guided by a number of robust and generalizable analytical frameworks.

To enroll:See Cornell in Washington Summer Program for enrollment information.