This course is a wide-ranging introduction to the core principles of international and global affairs. Introductory sessions will cover key concepts and theories of international relations and global governance and the challenges of policy analysis in these domains. Subsequent weeks will apply these ideas to diverse set of policy problems reflecting the current agendas of professionals working in international and global affairs. Individual IGA faculty will cover topics drawn from their own research and policy interests. The course also emphasizes skill development, through an array of written and oral exercises and team activities.
Priority will be given to MPP1 students enrolled in the IGA integrated cohort, with remaining enrollment space open to MPP2, MPA, MC/MPA, and MPA/ID students. Required for those considering a concentration in IGA. Will draw on skills/concepts presented in MPP core courses offered during the spring semester that have been tailored to the needs of prospective IGA concentrators - i.e. API-102I, API-202I, DPI-101I.