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

Latin America: Adrift in a Perfect Storm

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

2021 Spring
1 section

Living in China's World

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 Spring
1 section

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.

2021 Spring
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 Winter
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.

America Through Foreign Eyes

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

The Americas' Season of Discontent: Political Upheavals, Trade, Trump, and Social Unrest

Join in the analysis and assessment of challenges facing Latin America at the start of the new decade.

China's Emergence as a Global Power

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