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Critical Issues

Join the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs in an examination of critical issues with global repercussions. This daylong seminar features four experts who, in lectures of 60 minutes each, probe the ramifications and contours of today’s most important topics. Each semester’s selection of topics reflects the most pertinent issues. Please find a list of the spring’s topics below:

  • The Geopolitics of Oil, Gas, and Renewable Energy
    Carolyn Kissane, Clinical Associate Professor
  • Power Play: How States Use Sports to Compete in Global Affairs
    Barbara Borst, Journalist Specializing in Global Affairs
  • The Decline of Democracy and the Rise of Populist Authoritarianism Around the World: Causes and Consequences
    Sylvia Maier, Clinical Associate Professor
  • Investing for Environmental and Social Benefits
    Steven Godeke, Principal, Godeke Consulting

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the role of social media in global affairs
  • Insights into pressing issues in global affairs

Ideal for

  • Students of current affairs who wish to deepen their understanding of global trends
  • Engaged individuals seeking broad analysis of today’s global issues
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.