- Taught by Leading Journalists, Historians, and Authors
- Focuses on Issues Behind Today’s News
- Provides a Stimulating Environment for Discussion
If you are interested in current events, these courses will allow you to gain an in-depth and more contextualized understanding of today’s critical issues. This includes historic background, when appropriate, as well as an analysis of the actors and stakeholders affecting outcomes. Join your contemporaries for lively discussion and intellectual stimulation.
Discuss the US positioning with long-term allies, and assess how the Trump world view has affected, or will affect, alignments in the Americas.
Examine how the Trump administration communicates key global policies and how these messages are covered abroad.
This course will discuss the impact that significant changes to the leadership of several key nations around the world will have on global affairs.
Discuss how the Trump administration will affect security, economic, and environmental policies, as well as relations with other nations.
Acquire the skills needed to track and measure a nonprofit organization’s impact, including knowledge of Google Analytics and AdWords.
Examine candidate and party positions in the unfolding US presidential election on the role of the United States in the world.
This course examines how foreign policy and international affairs are being shaped in the age of the Internet.
Examine what is known about ISIS from award-winning journalism, and explore the terror group’s own media initiatives.
Examine the fundamentals of public policymaking, including how policies become reality and why certain policies succeed while others don’t.
Explore the causes of Islamic radicalism, including historical, psychological, religious, political, ideological, and socioeconomic dimensions.
Review the critical policy, personnel, and public affairs dimensions of the new presidential administration with special reference to global affairs.
This course will explore the political and societal factors that led from the hope of the Arab Spring to the chaos of the Islamic State.
Examine the presidential election as it unfolds this fall, review the outcome, and look ahead toward the transition to a new administration.
Discuss the impact of an unusual amount of change in international political leadership expected in the coming year, including a new US president.