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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.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

China and America: A Global Power Struggle

Explore the competition between the US and China, from trade tensions to Beijing's censorship of Hollywood films to the battle for tech dominance.

2021 Fall
1 section

Latin America: New Challenges & Shifting Relations

Join in the analysis and assessment of the critical and evolving challenges facing Latin America.

2021 Fall
1 section

A Holistic Look at Iran: Economics, Religion, Politics, and More

Take a holistic look at the various aspects of Iran: environment, ethnolinguistic composition, religious proclivities, economics, and politics.

2021 Fall
1 section

Midway to the Midterms: Politics, Priorities, and Policy

Almost a year into the Biden administration and with the congressional midterm elections next year, the United States continues to face serious...

2021 Fall
1 section

Scenarios Planning

The course addresses scenarios as a forecasting and planning tool. In a turbulent world, organizations-in public and private sectors-must make...

2021 Fall
1 section

Spies at War: Fact vs. Fiction

World War II was a critical challenge for the intelligence services of the major powers, laying the groundwork for espionage during the Cold War...

2021 Fall
1 section

Global Uncertainty: Money, Diplomacy, and Technological Change in the 21st Century World

What should we expect from the 21st century? A period of Great Power war, similar to the 20th century, or a long and commercial peace, similar...

2021 Fall
1 section

Health in Developing Countries

The world has made immense strides in improving health outcomes and increasing life-expectancy over the past century in large part due to...

2021 Fall
1 section

Managing Risk and Uncertainty

Operating in conditions of uncertainty can be disorienting and bewildering. A risk-informed approach can allow global leaders to make informed...

2021 Fall
1 section

Brexit: Cause, Course, and Consequence

Taught by a former British trade official, this unique course will explain the causes and implications of the United Kingdom's (UK) exit...

2021 Summer
1 section

Quantitative Boot Camp: Foundational Statistics for Global Affairs and Beyond

Gain a practical, hands-on foundation in basic statistics by leveraging open data sources and free, open-source data analysis tools.

2021 Summer
1 section

America Through Foreign Eyes

Taught by a former Mexican foreign minister, this course explores how the relationship between nationalism and nostalgia impacts American politics.

An Introduction to the Culture and Structure of the Islamic World

This course will look at Islam’s cultural diversity, touch on its history, and give an overview of Islam today by comparing its main schools.

Education and International Development

According to the World Bank, education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and...

Applied Project - Managing Risk and Scenarios Planning

Working with a dedicated faculty advisor, students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the previous courses to...

Politics and Development

"Good governance" is an essential condition for growth in low-income countries, and for human development as well. A number of the...

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

This course will examine the economic challenges poor countries face and the strategies proposed to deal with them, beginning with an analysis...