Global Affairs

Director of undergraduate studies: Nuno Monteiro, 101 Horchow Hall, 432-3418;


Professors Julia Adams (Sociology), Elizabeth Bradley (Public Health), John Gaddis (History), Jeffrey Garten (School of Management), Jacob Hacker (Political Science), Oona Hathaway (Law School), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science), Paul Kennedy (History), James Levinsohn (Director) (School of Management), Mushfiq Mobarak (School of Management), Catherine Panter-Brick (Anthropology), W. Michael Reisman (Law School), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Political Science, Law School), Peter Schott (School of Management), Ian Shapiro (Political Science), Timothy Snyder (History), Aleh Tsyvinski (Economics), Christopher Udry (Economics), Steven Wilkinson (Political Science), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science), Ernesto Zedillo (Center for the Study of Globalization)

Associate Professors Costas Arkolakis (Economics), Ana De La O (Political Science), Alexandre Debs (Political Science), Kaveh Khoshnood (Public Health), Jason Lyall (Political Science), Nuno Monteiro (Political Science), Nancy Qian (Economics)

Assistant Professors Kate Baldwin (Political Science), Lorenzo Caliendo (School of Management), Lloyd Grieger (Sociology), Daniel Keniston (Economics), Adria Lawrence (Political Science), Thania Sanchez (Political Science), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)

Senior Lecturers Charles Hill (Humanities), Douglas McKee (Economics), Justin Thomas

Lecturers Michael Boozer (Economics), William Casey King, Matthew Kocher (Political Science), Vimal Ranchhod

Senior Fellows Sigridur Benediktsdottir, Eric Braverman, David Brooks, Howard Dean, Rosemary DiCarlo, Robert Ford, Thomas Graham, Unni Karunakara, Clare Lockhart, Stanley McChrystal, Stephen Roach, Dennis Ross, Emma Sky

The Global Affairs major, administered by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, prepares Yale students for global citizenship and leadership by enhancing their understanding of the world around them. Students in this interdisciplinary major develop expertise in contemporary global affairs that is strongly grounded in the social sciences.

Most Global Affairs courses are open to both majors and nonmajors. If a Global Affairs course requires an application, the application will be posted on the Jackson Institute Web site.

Students in the Global Affairs major concentrate their course work in one of two tracks. The International Development track focuses on economic development and poverty, including global public health, in all but the world's wealthiest countries. The International Security track focuses on international relations, foreign policy, and diplomacy and includes topics relevant to national and human security. All majors are required to take a core course in each track and complete at least five additional courses in a single track.

Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for the Global Affairs major. However, students interested in applying to the major are encouraged to complete the introductory economics sequence and work toward the foreign language requirement early in their course planning.

Requirements of the major for the Class of 2018 and previous classes Students in the Class of 2018 and previous classes may fulfill the requirements of the Global Affairs major that were in place when they entered the major, as described in previous editions of this bulletin. Alternatively, they may fulfill the requirements for the major as described below for the Class of 2019 and subsequent classes. Regardless of class year, it is strongly recommended that all majors in the International Security track take a game theory course, such as GLBL 180. Game theory courses will not fill the research design requirement.

Requirements of the major for the Class of 2019 and subsequent classes Twelve term courses are required for the major in addition to a foreign language requirement. Introductory courses in microeconomics (ECON 108, 110, or 115 ) and macroeconomics (ECON 111 or 116) are required for both tracks. All majors must take the core courses GLBL 225 and GLBL 275, and they must complete GLBL 121, prior to taking GLBL 225. Majors also take one research design course approved by the director of undergraduate studies and GLBL 499, Senior Capstone Project.

Majors in the International Development track take intermediate microeconomics (ECON 121 or 125) and four electives in their area of concentration. Those in the International Security track take a designated game theory course (such as GLBL 180) and four electives in their area of concentration. Game theory courses will not fill the research design requirement. Electives must be chosen from an approved group of courses in Global Affairs, History, Political Science, Economics, and other social science departments. For information about which courses qualify as electives within each track, see the Jackson Institute Web site and the course listings in this bulletin.

Language requirement Global Affairs majors are required to take a course designated L5 in a modern language. In exceptional cases, a demonstration of proficiency can fulfill this requirement.

Senior requirement In the fall term of the senior year, majors must complete a capstone project in GLBL 499. Small groups of students are each assigned to a policy task force in which they apply their academic training in the social sciences to a specific problem relevant to global affairs. Each task force presents its findings and recommendations to a real-world client such as a government agency, a nongovernmental organization or nonprofit group, or a private-sector organization in the United States or abroad.

Application to the major Students apply to the Global Affairs major in the fall of the sophomore year. The number of students accepted into the major is limited, and selection is competitive. The call for applications is posted each year on the Jackson Institute Web site, circulated through the residential college deans' offices, and noted on the Sophomore Web site. For application information, visit the Jackson Institute Web site.

Credit/D/Fail Courses taken Credit/D/Fail may not be applied to the requirements of the major, with the exception that a grade of Credit in an L5 language course may be used to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language.

Study abroad Global Affairs majors who plan to study abroad should consult the director of student affairs, Cristin Siebert, to devise a course of study prior to the term abroad.

Internships Students in the major are encouraged to take a summer internship in the field of global affairs after their junior year. The Jackson Institute's Career Services Office can help students find appropriate internships.


Prerequisites None

Number of courses 12 (incl senior req; excluding lang req)

Specific courses requiredBoth tracksECON 108, 110, or 115; ECON 111 or 116; GLBL 121, 225, 275; International Development trackECON 121 or 125; International Security trackGLBL 180, or alternate game theory course approved by DUS

Distribution of courses Both tracks—1 course in research design and 4 approved electives

Language requirement Advanced ability (L5) in 1 modern lang other than English

Senior requirement Senior capstone project in GLBL 499


GLBL 101a, Gateway to Global Affairs Emma Sky and Unni Karunakara

Collaboration between faculty and practitioners to discuss key topics and themes related to diplomacy, development, and defense.  SO
Global Affairs: Development
Global Affairs: Security

GLBL 121a or b, Applied Quantitative Analysis Justin Thomas

Mathematical fundamentals that underlie analytical approaches in public policy and the social sciences. Development of mathematical skills in areas such as linear functions, single and multiple variable differentiation, exponential functions, and optimization. Statistical approaches include descriptive statistics, principles of sampling, hypothesis tests, simple linear regression, multiple regression, and models for analyzing categorical outcomes.  QR

GLBL 180b / PLSC 346b, Game Theory and International Relations Alexandre Debs

Introduction to game theory and its applications in political science and economics, with a focus on international relations. Standard solution concepts in game theory; case studies from important episodes in the history of international relations, including World War II, the Cuban missile crisis, and the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Recommended preparation: introductory microeconomics.  QR, SO

* GLBL 189a / HLTH 325a / LAST 416a, Methods and Ethics in Global Health Research Leslie Curry

Introduction to research methods in global health that recognize the influence of political, economic, social, and cultural factors. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches; ethical aspects of conducting research in resource-constrained settings; the process of obtaining human subjects' approval. Students develop proposals for short-term global health research projects conducted in resource-constrained settings.  SORP
Global Affairs: Research

* GLBL 191a, Research Design and Survey Analysis Justin Thomas

Introduction to research design through the analysis of survey data. Policy and management issues explored using data from the United States as well as from several developing countries. A bridge between the theory of statistics/econometrics and the practice of social science research. Use of the statistical package Stata. Prerequisites: GLBL 121 or equivalent, and an introductory course in statistics or econometrics.  SO

GLBL 193b / HLTH 240b, Epidemiology and Public Health Marney White

A general introduction to epidemiology and the field of public health. Methods of epidemiological investigation, research, and practice. Emphasis on study design and the skills necessary for the conduct of mentored field research. Priority to Global Health Fellows.

* GLBL 195b / PLSC 341b, The Logic of Randomized Experiments in Political Science Alexander Coppock

Instruction in the design, execution, and analyzation of randomized experiments for businesses, nonprofits, political organizations, and social scientists. Students learn to evaluate the impact of real-world interventions on well-defined political, economic, and social outcomes. Specific focus on randomized experimentation through field and survey experiments, with design and analysis principles extending to lab and so-called "natural" experiments. Any introductory probability or statistics course.  QR

GLBL 211b / ECON 211b / SAST 278b, Economic Performance and Challenges in India Rakesh Mohan

India's transition from being one of the poorest countries in the world to having one of the fastest-growing economies. Economic reform processes, trade and policy implications, and changes within the agriculture, industry, and service sectors. Prerequisites: introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics.  SO

* GLBL 213a / EP&E 352a / PLSC 348a, Democratization Milan Svolik

Scientific study of the processes, causes, and consequences of democratization and how to apply insights gained from such study to evaluate public policy discourse. Topics include the emergence of modern democracy in the nineteenth century; the rise of fascism in inter-war Europe; the breakdown of democracy in Latin America; the collapse of communism and the resurgence of authoritarianism in Eastern Europe; and the Arab Spring and its aftermath.  SO

* GLBL 215a or b / LAST 386a or b / MGRK 237a or b / PLSC 375a or b / SOCY 389a or b, Populism from Chavez to Trump Paris Aslanidis

Investigation of the nature of the populist phenomenon and its impact on politics, society, and the economy in various regions of the world. Conceptual and methodological analyses are supported by comparative assessments of various empirical instances, from populist politicians such as Hugo Chavez and Donald Trump, to populist social movements such as the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street.  SO

GLBL 217a / EVST 292a / PLSC 149a, Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century Daniel Esty

Sustainability as an overarching framework for life in the twenty-first century. Ways in which this integrated policy concept diverges from the approaches to environmental protection and economic development that were pursued in the twentieth century. The interlocking challenges that stem from society's simultaneous desires for economic, environmental, and social progress despite the tensions across these realms.  SO

GLBL 223b / HLTH 230b, Global Health: Challenges and Responses Kristina Talbert-Slagle

Overview of the determinants of health and how health status is measured, with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. The burden of disease, including who is most affected by different diseases and risk factors; cost-effective measures for addressing the problem. The health of the poor, equity and inequality, and the relationship between health and development.  SO

* GLBL 225b, Approaches to International Development Daniel Keniston

The unique set of challenges faced by households in developing countries, and the economic theories that have been developed to understand them. Health, education, and discrimination against women in the household; income generation, savings, and credit; institutions, foreign aid, and conflict. Recent econometric techniques applied to investigate the underlying causes of poverty and the effectiveness of development programs. Enrollment limited to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Prerequisite: GLBL 121.  QR, SO

* GLBL 233b / ECON 470b / EP&E 232b, Strategies for Economic Development Rakesh Mohan

How strategies for economic development have changed over time and how dominant strands in development theory and practice have evolved. Students trace the influence of the evolution in thinking on actual changes that have taken place in successful development strategies, as practiced in fast growing developing countries, and as illustrated in case studies of fast growth periods in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, China, and India. Prerequisites: introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics.

GLBL 237a / ECON 185a, Debates in Macroeconomics Stephen Roach and Aleh Tsyvinski

Introduction to current theoretical and practical debates in macroeconomics. In-class debates between the instructors on topics such as economic crises, fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, debt, and financial regulations. Prerequisites: introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 238b / ECON 408b, International Trade Policy Giovanni Maggi

Analysis of issues concerning international trade policy and agreements, including recent academic research. Welfare analysis of trade policy; the political economy of trade policy; international trade agreements. Attention to both theoretical methods and empirical research. Prerequisites: intermediate microeconomics and ECON 184.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 243a / AFST 347a / EP&E 484a / LAST 348a / PLSC 347a, Post-Conflict Politics David Simon

Consideration of a range of issues and challenges faced by countries emerging from domestic conflict. Focus on elements of peace-building—disarmament and demobilization, post-conflict elections, institution-building, and reconstruction—as well as modes of transitional justice and mechanisms for truth and reconciliation.  SO

GLBL 247b / PLSC 128b, Development Under Fire Jason Lyall

The recent emergence of foreign assistance as a tool of counterinsurgency and post-conflict reconciliation. Evaluation of the effects of aid in settings such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, and the Philippines. Examination of both theory and practice of conducting development work in the shadow of violence. Strengths and weaknesses of different evaluation methods, including randomized control trials (RCTs) and survey experiments.  SO
Global Affairs: Development
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 252b, Courage in Theory and Practice Rosalind Savage

The concept of courage from philosophical, historical, and psychological perspectives, with particular emphasis on intellectual and moral courage. Topics include definitions of courage, critical thinking skills, the practical application of courage, and how to promote courage. Study of both the theory and practice of courage.

* GLBL 253a / ARCH 341a / LAST 318a, Globalization Space Keller Easterling

Infrastructure space as a primary medium of change in global polity. Networks of trade, energy, communication, transportation, spatial products, finance, management, and labor, as well as new strains of political opportunity that reside within their spatial disposition. Case studies include free zones and automated ports around the world, satellite urbanism in South Asia, high-speed rail in Japan and the Middle East, agripoles in southern Spain, fiber optic submarine cable in East Africa, spatial products of tourism in North Korea, and management platforms of the International Organization for Standardization.  HU

GLBL 260b / PLSC 130b, Nuclear Politics Alexandre Debs

The pursuit, use, and non-use of nuclear weapons from the Manhattan Project to the present. The effect of the international system, regional dynamics, alliance politics, and domestic politics in the decision to pursue or forgo nuclear weapons. The role of nuclear weapons in international relations, the history of the Cold War, and recent challenges in stemming nuclear proliferation.  SO
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 261a or b / PLSC 409a or b, Civil Conflict Bonnie Weir

Forms of civil conflict and political violence and theories about reasons for and implications of these types of violence. Natural and philosophical foundations of political violence; the potential roles of ethnicity, economic factors, territory, and political institutions and structures in the onset and dynamics of civil conflict; problems of conflict termination.

GLBL 263b / PLSC 439b, Challenges of Young Democracies Ana De La O

Challenges faced by young democracies, such as organizing free and fair elections, controlling government corruption, building an accountable system of governance, sustaining development, and curtailing conflict and violence. Factors that lead to the consolidation of democratic politics or to stagnation and a return to nondemocratic political systems.  SO
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 266a, Statecraft and Diplomacy Dennis Ross

Examination of American foreign policy through the lens of statecraft; study of the framework that constitutes statecraft. Topics include developing strategy, defining objectives and purposes, identifying the means available for pursuing that strategy, and then knowing how best to employ those means. Students apply statecraft framework to historical and contemporary cases.  SO

* GLBL 271a, Middle East Politics Emma Sky

Exploration of the international politics of the Middle East through a framework of analysis that is partly historical and partly thematic. How the international system, as well as social structures and political economy, shape state behavior. Consideration of Arab nationalism; Islamism; the impact of oil; Cold War politics; conflicts; liberalization; the Arab-spring, and the rise of the Islamic State.  SO

* GLBL 274a or b / PLSC 137a or b, Terrorism Bonnie Weir

Theoretical and empirical literature used to examine a host of questions about terrorism. The definition(s) of terrorism, the application of the term to individuals and groups, the historical use and potential causes of terrorism, suicide and so-called religious terrorism, dynamics within groups that use terrorism, and counterterrorism strategies and tactics. Theoretical readings supplemented by case studies.  SO

* GLBL 275a or b, Approaches to International Security Staff

Central topics and major approaches in the contemporary academic study of international security. Focus on the use of violence among and within states by both state and nonstate actors. Analysis of the potential and the shortcomings of current theoretical and empirical work. Not open to freshmen. Priority to Global Affairs majors.  SO

* GLBL 277a / ER&M 213 / WGSS 217a, Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery Wendy Hesford

Drawing upon feminist and human rights theories, students will examine legally and culturally driven representations of human trafficking and modern-day slavery; the scholarly promise and limitations of the analogy between modern trafficking in humans and the slave trade of the past; and how anti-trafficking laws allow for the moral condemnation of modern-day slavery, and yet run the risk of obscuring ongoing relations of racial slavery, gendered oppression, and restrictive immigration policies.  WR, SO

* GLBL 279a / PLSC 141a, Global Governance Yuriy Sergeyev

Examination of global policy problems, the acceleration of interdependence, and the role, potential, and limits of the institutions of global governance to articulate collective interests and to work out cooperative problem solving arrangements. Consideration of gaps in global governance and controversies between globalization and state sovereignty, universality, and tradition.  SO

GLBL 281a / HIST 221a, Military History of the West since 1500 Paul Kennedy

A study of the military history of the West since 1500, with emphasis on the relationship between armies and navies on the one hand, and technology, economics, geography, and the rise of the modern nation-state on the other. The coming of airpower in its varied manifestations. Also meets requirements for the Air Force and Naval ROTC programs.  HU
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 290b, United States and Russian Relations since the End of the Cold War Thomas Graham

Examination of the factors, political, socio-economic, and ideological, that have shaped United States and Russian relations since the end of the Cold War and how each country constructs relations with the other to advance its own national interests. Topics include specific issues in bilateral relations, including arms control, counterterrorism, energy, and regional affairs.   SO

* GLBL 293a / PLSC 153a, Diplomacy and International Order Robert Trager

Study of the diplomatic interaction of states on issues of war and peace. Topics include: responsibilities of diplomats for conveying information about the states they represent; international agreements and conferences; the role of mediators; differing effects of signals sent through private and public channels. Fundamental knowledge of international relations and diplomatic history.  WR, SO

* GLBL 302b / ECON 452b / EP&E 300b, Contemporary Issues in Energy Policy Ioannis Kessides

Overview of challenges in the global energy framework generated by concerns about energy security and climate change; public policies necessary for addressing these issues. Potential contributions and limitations of existing, improved or transitional, and advanced technologies.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 305b / AFST 305b, Social Enterprise in Developing Economies I Robert Hopkins

Harnessing the power of markets in the fight against poverty. The use of social enterprise to foster local empowerment and establish the building blocks of regional economic development. Measuring the impact of grants and program-related investments from philanthropic organizations and for-profit corporations. Students design summer research projects. Followed by GLBL 306 in the fall term.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 307b / ECON 467b, Economic Evolution of the Latin American and Caribbean Countries Ernesto Zedillo

Economic evolution and prospects of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. Topics include the period from independence to the 1930s; import substitution and industrialization to the early 1980s; the debt crisis and the "lost decade"; reform and disappointment in the late 1980s and the 1990s; exploration of selected episodes in particular countries; and speculations about the future. Prerequisities: intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 310a / ECON 407a, International Finance Zhen Huo

A study of how consumers and firms are affected by the globalization of the world economy. Topics include trade costs, the current account, exchange rate pass-through, international macroeconomic co-movement, multinational production, and gains from globalization.  Prerequisite: intermediate macroeconomics or equivalent.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 311b / ECON 480b, Banking Crises and Financial Stability Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Focus on systemic risk, banking crises, financial stability and macroprudential policies. Additional emphasis on systemic risk and prudential policies in peripheral European economies and emerging economies. Prerequisites: ECON 115 and 116, or equivalent.  SO

* GLBL 312b / EAST 454b / ECON 474b, Economic and Policy Lessons from Japan Stephen Roach

An evaluation of modern Japan's protracted economic problems and of their potential implications for other economies, including the United States, Europe, and China. Policy blunders, structural growth impediments, bubbles, the global economic crisis of 2008, and Abenomics; risks of secular stagnation and related dangers to the global economy from subpar post-crisis recoveries. Focus on policy remedies to avert similar problems in other countries. Prerequisite: an introductory course in macroeconomics.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

GLBL 318a / EAST 338a / ECON 338a, The Next China Stephen Roach

Economic development in China since the late 1970s. Emphasis on factors pushing China toward a transition from its modern export- and investment-led development model to a pro-consumption model. The possibility of a resulting identity crisis, underscored by China's need to embrace political reform and by the West's long-standing misperceptions of China. Prerequisite: introductory macroeconomics.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 328b / AFST 413b / PLSC 413b, Governance in Africa Malte Lierl

Engagement with governance problems in developing countries, without taking policy rhetoric of the international development sector at face value. Identification of governance failures and innovative solutions. Basic understanding of social science research methods and interest in the international development sector is assumed.  

* GLBL 330a / ECON 465a / EP&E 224a, Debating Globalization Ernesto Zedillo

Facets of contemporary economic globalization, including trade, investment, and migration. Challenges and threats of globalization: inclusion and inequality, emerging global players, global governance, climate change, and nuclear weapons proliferation. Prerequisite: background in international economics and data analysis. Preference to seniors majoring in Economics or EP&E.  SORP
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 331a / EP&E 254a, Evolution of Central Banking Rakesh Mohan

Changes in the contours of policy making by central banks since the turn of the twentieth century. Theoretical and policy perspectives as well as empirical debates in central banking. The recurrence of financial crises in market economies. Monetary policies that led to economic stability in the period prior to the collapse of 2007–2008. Changes in Monetary Policies since the Great Financial Crisis. Prerequisite: ECON 122.  SO

* GLBL 335b, Causes, Consequences, and Policy Implications of Global Economic Inequality Vimal Ranchhod

Investigation of the causes and consequences of economic inequality and how the persistence of inequality arises. Mechanisms include financial markets, credit and savings, health, education, globalization, social networks, and political processes. Study of theoretical and empirical literature; possible policy interventions; and country-level case studies. Prerequisite: introductory microeconomics.  SO

* GLBL 336b / EP&E 243b / LAST 423b / PLSC 423b, Political Economy of Poverty Alleviation Ana De La O

Overview of classic and contemporary approaches to the question of why some countries have done better than others at reducing poverty. Emphasis on the role of politics.  SO
Global Affairs: Development

* GLBL 347b, Building Blocks of Successful Global Leadership and Life David Brooks

In an age of individualism and cosmopolitanism the ability to serve as an effective leader, and to lead a full life, depends on ability to end some freedoms and make crucial commitments: to spouse and family, to vocation, to faith or philosophy, and to community. Consideration of how to make commitments; how to decide on people and things to commit to; how to persevere within commitments; and the downsides of commitments. Preference given to upperclassmen and students associated with the Jackson Institute.

* GLBL 361a / PLSC 436a, Violence: State and Society Matthew Kocher

Examination of large-scale violence, generally within sovereign states. Why violence happens, why it takes place in some locations and not others, why it takes specific forms (insurgency, terrorism, civilian victimization), what explains its magnitude (the number of victims), and what explains targeting (the type or identity of victims).  SO
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 362b / AFST 373b / MMES 282b / SOCY 339b, Imperialism, Insurgency, and State Building in the Middle East and North Africa Jonathan Wyrtzen

The historical evolution of political order from Morocco to Central Asia in the past two centuries. Focus on relationships between imperialism, insurgency, and state building. Ottoman, European, and nationalist strategies for state building; modes of local resistance; recent transnational developments; American counterinsurgency and nation-building initiatives in the region.  SO
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 386a, The Politics of Human Rights Law Thania Sanchez

The effects of international efforts to promote respect for human rights. Analysis of policy tools used by states, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations to promote human rights work, including advocacy, law, sanctions, trade, aid, justice mechanisms, and diplomacy. Focus on issues such as genocide, torture, women's rights, children's rights, and civil and political rights.  WR, SO
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 388a, The Politics of Foreign Policy Howard Dean

Domestic political considerations that have affected U.S. foreign policy since World War II. Historical and modern case studies include the Marshall Plan, the Bay of Pigs and Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War, the opening of China, the Iran hostage crisis, the collapse of the USSR, the Iraq War, and the Keystone pipeline.  SO
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 390b, Cybersecurity, Cyberwar, and International Relations Edward Wittenstein

Analysis of international cyberrelations. Topics include cybercrime, cyberespionage, cyberwar, and cybergovernance. Readings from academic and government sources in the fields of history, law, political science, and sociology.  SO
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 392a, Intelligence, Espionage, and American Foreign Policy Edward Wittenstein

The discipline, theory, and practice of intelligence; the relationship of intelligence to American foreign policy and national security decision-making. Study of the tools available to analyze international affairs and to communicate that analysis to senior policymakers. Case studies of intelligence successes and failures from World War II to the present.  WR
Global Affairs: Security

* GLBL 393b / ANTH 386b, Humanitarian Interventions: Ethics, Politics, and Health Catherine Panter-Brick

Analysis of humanitarian interventions from a variety of social science disciplinary perspectives. Issues related to policy, legal protection, health care, morality, and governance in relation to the moral imperative to save lives in conditions of extreme adversity. Promotion of dialogue between social scientists and humanitarian practitioners.  WR, SO

* GLBL 450a or b, Directed Research Nuno Monteiro

Independent research under the direction of a faculty member on a special topic in global affairs not covered in other courses. Permission of the director of undergraduate studies and of the instructor directing the research is required.

* GLBL 499a, Senior Capstone Project Staff

Students work in small task-force groups and complete a one-term public policy project under the guidance of a faculty member. Clients for the projects are drawn from government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and nonprofit groups, and private sector organizations in the United States and abroad. Projects and clients vary from year to year. Fulfills the capstone project requirement for the Global Affairs major.