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Regional Affairs

  • Taught by Regional Experts
  • Focuses on Economic and Political Relations
  • Offers a Multidisciplinary Perspective

These courses examine individual countries or regional groups from a multidisciplinary perspective. They provide a focus on the economic rise of a particular state, its role on the world’s stage, and its economic or political relations with its neighbors or key allies or rivals.

African Civil Wars

Investigate the origins and impact of civil wars in Africa, experienced by nearly half of African countries since the end of the Cold War.

2017 Summer
1 section

China's Emergence as a Global Power

Explore China’s emergence as a global economic, financial, political, and military power.

2017 Summer
1 section

Cuba After Fidel: Economic Reform, Political Liberalization, and Foreign Relations

Discuss the main changes in Cuba’s economy, domestic politics, and foreign relations of the last decade and a half.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Doing Business in China in an Era of Questionable Globalization

Gain a more-nuanced understanding of the critical changes that are shaping current Sino-US economic relations.

2017 Fall
1 section

Economic Advancement in the Middle East: A Global Priority

Given the challenges facing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and their implications for global peace and security, economic...

2017 Fall
1 section

India in Transition

Examine the key issues and sociocultural forces related to the development of contemporary India.

2017 Fall
1 section

The European Union¿s Role in Resolving Multiple Middle East Conflicts

Gain a comprehensive understanding of EU institutions and the various diplomatic and political methods it employs to engender peace.

2017 Fall
1 section

Social Movements in Latin America

Gain a foundation in social movement theory and explore it through some of the most salient social movements in Latin America during the last decades.

2017 Summer
1 section

The Future of Taiwan: Critical Implications for the US and Mainland China

This course will explicate the tensions in US foreign policy regarding Taiwan, which lately have been pushed to the forefront.

2017 Summer
1 section

Brazil's Economic Development and Foreign Policy

Explore Brazil’s emergence as an economic power, and delve into the economic challenges it will face in the future.

Global Challenges for Latin America in 2017

Examine Latin America today, a region that grew rich on commodities that are now in steep decline.

The Future of Europe: Prospects for the World's Great Integration Experiment

This course will examine the future of Europe’s economic and political integration and its potential impact on the world stage.