IGA-218M: Inclusive Security

Semester: January

Credit: 2.0

Faculty: Swanee Hunt


Day Time Location
Term Start Date 1/4
Meet Day M/T/W/Th/F/S 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Littauer Bldg 280 (HKS)


Here is an unusual opportunity to break open the traditional concept of security and tackle an array of leadership skills while examining the little-understood structure of women's critical role in preventing or stopping violent conflict. Working in groups, you'll formulate concrete policy recommendations for women's full inclusion in formal and informal peace processes. The course bridges theory and practice, providing students close interaction with inspiring women leaders from conflicts worldwide. In addition, you'll receive individual classroom coaching to develop nuanced presentation skills. Grades are heavily based on an analytical briefing paper for a policymaker, as well as class participation. Role-play, debate, videos, a mock policy briefing, a Forum presenation, and small group work enrich the readings, lectures, and classroom discussion. Many students describe this course as not only iconoclastic, but also transformational.

Course meeting times may vary; please see syllabus for updates.

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