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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.

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.

2018 Spring
1 section

China's Emergence as a Global Power

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

2018 Spring
1 section

The Raging Conflicts of the Middle East

This course will survey the geopolitics and the dynamics of eight different Middle East conflicts and examine how they relate to one another.

2018 Spring
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.

2018 Spring
1 section

Latin America and Asia: Power, Oil, Religion, and Culture

This course examines Asia’s impact on Latin America in trade, as well as in historical, cultural, religious, societal, and strategic factors.

2018 Spring
1 section

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.

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.

Economic Advancement in the Middle East: A Global Priority

Explore the economic challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa, the policies needed to address them, and the prospects for realizing them.

India in Transition

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

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.

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 the EU employs to engender peace.

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.