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Civil Society and NGOs

  • Taught by Activists, Nonprofit Pros, and UN Staff
  • Explores How Communities Affect Change Globally
  • Examines Civil Society Organizations

Civil society (non-state and non-business actors) has long been a force of change on the local and global scene. These courses analyze the evolving role of civil society organizations by examining their engagement with governments, international organizations, and the private sector, as well as their role in setting the agenda for change at local, national, and international levels.

Facilitating Intergroup Dialogue

Gain an introduction to the role facilitation can play in creating space for groups to build authentic relationships, be creative, and take action.

2018 Fall
1 section

Crisis Communication: Strategies for Constructive Resolutions

Acquire a framework to apply the many communications tools available to resolve conflict situations and achieve a successful conclusion.

2018 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Applied Arts for Social Justice

Gain practical knowledge and skills in arts-based approaches to peacebuilding through exercises and activities, readings, and discussions.

2018 Summer
1 section

Global Civil Society Organizations

Analyze the evolving role of civil society organizations by examining their interactions with international organizations and the private sector.

Intro to Analytics and Digital Tools for Global Nonprofit

Whether you already or plan to work in the nonprofit sphere, acquire skills for tracking and measuring an organization’s impact.

Practicing Qualitative Research

This hands-on course, which can be tailored to your own professional or personal interests, introduces critical concepts in qualitative thinking.

Sustainable Development: The Case for a Living Wage

This course examines the contemporary sustainable-development and living-wage movements and interrogates their intersections.