Shifting Global and Domestic Paradigms and the 2022 Midterms
Register for this Fall 2022 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Significant global and domestic developments—Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the economy, the Supreme Court, and cultural issues—are playing out in the context of the 2022 US midterm elections that will determine control of the Senate and House and the course of the next two years of American politics. We’ll look at new potential paradigms in the global and US political order. We’ll analyze global issues including the war in Ukraine, considering the position of the US as world leader, the role of alliances, challenges to traditional diplomacy, norms and the rule of law, nuclear threats, autocracy vs. democracy, the information landscape, the ambivalence of the developing world, and implications for future global conflicts. We’ll examine the role of the Biden administration in Ukraine and broader foreign policy in the midterms, and we’ll look at domestic issues, including inflation, the culture wars, and voting and civil rights as they play out in the campaign. We’ll explore the roots and consequences of polarization in US politics, and finally, we’ll assess the implications of the current global and domestic scene for the 2024 election and beyond.
Fall 2022 tuition is $425.