SIS-099
Maintain Matriculation
Permission: SIS Graduate Advising Office.
OPEN
001
 
00.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-600
Int'l Affairs Stats & Methods
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Hart,A 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
002
 
03.00
Spath,A 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
003
 
03.00
King,J 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-602
AU-Univ for Peace Exchange
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-608
AU-University for Peace Prog
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-613
Reconciliation and Justice
OPEN
001
 
03.00
 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-616
International Economics
Prerequisite: ECON-603.
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Porzecanski,A 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
(Meets with ECON 670 001)
OPEN
002
 
03.00
Porzecanski,A 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
(Meets with ECON 670 002)
SIS-619
Special Studies in Int'l Pol
OPEN
001
Environmental Peacemaking 
03.00
Bruch,C 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Environmental Peacemaking (3) The focus of the emerging interdisciplinary field of environmental peacemaking is to identify ways that the environment, natural and human, provides opportunities for building bridges of collaboration between conflicting parties. In this course, students deal with concepts from ecopolitics, environmental security studies, international relations, and conflict resolution and develop an understanding of the theoretical framework informing the emerging environmental peacemaking paradigm. It also touches upon the nascent field of environmental peacebuilding, with its focus on relationship-building between conflict actors. The course examines the interactions among violence, conflict, peace, security, and the natural environment. It is structured to create the context for students to address questions including what impact violent conflict has on the environment; is environmental degradation itself a source or trigger of violent conflict; and how environmental cooperation can be used to promote peace and sustainable development.
OPEN
003
Human Rights and Conflict 
03.00
Gamaghelyan,P 
 
 
M       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Human Rights and Conflict (3) This course explores the increasingly relevant intersection of international human rights and conflict. It introduces students to many of the ethical and operational issues that policymakers, diplomats, human rights and humanitarian aid workers, soldiers, peace-keepers and civilian police face in responding to today's conflicts. In so doing, the course also provides students with basic understanding of humanitarian law. The class explores human rights as a cause or consequence of violent conflict; holding militaries and paramilitaries responsible for violations; peace negotiations and human rights advocacy; the truth vs. justice debate in truth commissions and war crimes trials; civil society as human rights safeguard; human rights implications of the war on terrorism; and the human rights of refugees and displaced people.
OPEN
004
Toward a Peace Economy 
03.00
Pemberton,M 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Toward a Peace Economy (3) Peacebuilding cannot succeed without attending to the economic underpinnings of war. This course provides a foundational understanding of the United States' permanent war economy: its history; its anatomy; how it operates; and how it perpetuates itself. The course also examines the conditions necessary to weaken war's hold on the U.S. economy and U.S. foreign policy, with attention to past strategies from the Cold War, post-Cold War and post-9-11 periods.
OPEN
005
Peace Operations 
03.00
Call,C 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Peace Operations (3) This course critically examines the political, security, and economic elements of peace operations. It explores the processes of authorization and force generation of peacekeeping missions, the nature of political missions, the relationship with counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, gender and sexual abuse, regional peace operations by the African Union and the EU, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants, and issues of justice and the economy. Drawing on some cases in depth, including the African Union (AU) mission in Somalia, and the UN missions in South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Haiti, East Timor, and the Central African Republic, students gain an understanding of the why, what, and how of multilateral peace operations.
OPEN
006
Studies in Asymmetric Movement 
03.00
Belding,W 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Studies in Asymmetric Movements (3) This seminar begins by examining insurgency and counterinsurgency theory, and then studies specific asymmetric conflicts since 1905. The principal goal is to identify the causes for movements to arise and the factors that determine their outcome.
OPEN
007
Found of Global Governance 
03.00
Gutner,T 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Foundations of Global Governance (3) As transnational challenges intensify, the question of whether states and societies can cooperate effectively has become central. An array of formal international and regional organizations and less formal governance efforts have developed as a response. This course examines the complex interactions among these governance efforts and national governments, individuals and civil society. It considers the challenges and constraints facing global governance and multilateralism and identifies newer and emerging forms that are more attuned to the needs and demands of the twenty-first century. Restriction: International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security (MA).
OPEN
008
Corp Soc Respons in Glbl Cntxt 
03.00
Knight,S 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Context (3) This course explores the benefits and limits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) with a particular focus on the global mining, electronics, and textile industries. It examines whether multinational corporations (MNCs) can govern themselves in the human rights and environmental arenas, and the appropriate role of international organizations, governments, non-governmental organizations, and investors in encouraging MNCs to be socially responsible.
OPEN
009
Foundations of Global Security 
03.00
Banks,D 
 
 
TH      08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Foundations of Global Security (3) This foundation course provides students with a survey of the main theories and concepts related to international security and considers a range of historical and contemporary cases. Restriction: International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security (MA).
OPEN
010
Foundations of Global Security 
03.00
Ohls,D 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Foundations of Global Security (3) This foundation course provides students with a survey of the main theories and concepts related to international security and considers a range of historical and contemporary cases. Restriction: International Affairs: Global Governance, Politics, and Security (MA).
OPEN
011
NGOs in Global Governance 
03.00
Robinson,R 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
NGOs in Global Governance (3) This course critically examines the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in international affairs broadly, including global and national governance, civil society and social movements, and socioeconomic development. While the number of NGOs has proliferated since the 1980s, it remains an open question when and whether they influence transnational processes, social norms, or human wellbeing. Throughout the course, primary and secondary sources are used to address these questions. The course considers NGOs at the global and local levels, with a particular focus on the world's poorest countries. The course includes the opportunity to be involved in an ongoing research project, a visit an NGO in Washington, DC, as well as guest speakers from NGOs.
OPEN
012
Migration and Security 
03.00
Rudolph,C 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Migration and Security (3) Few issues pose as significant a challenge to states as international migration does, affecting nearly all critical aspects of governance. The myriad ways that immigration and refugee flows affect state interests, both material and idealistic, creates highly contentious politics where domestic interests clash and defining a national interest is an elusive quest for the state. This course offers students a broad overview of migration and refugee dynamics, and identifies those aspects most challenging to state governance. This includes understanding the factors that generate migration and refugee flows, as well as the politics they generate, both international and domestic. The course examines the security implications (broadly defined) of global migration and refugee flows, including defense, homeland security, and economic and societal dimensions. It also considers carefully the human rights implications of these dynamics. The course also examines policy development over the past half-century in a comparative perspective with an eye towards identifying new challenges and generating questions for future research.
OPEN
013
Transnationl Crime & Terrorism 
03.00
Schneider,D 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Transnational Crime and Terrorism (3) Transnational criminals and terrorists interact, particularly in conflict regions and regions of frozen conflict. Terrorists in many regions of the world depend on organized crime to finance their activities and provide them logistical support. This course examines the diverse forms of interaction of transnational crime and corruption, with the relationship of these different groups to the state a central part of the analysis. The class looks at the security, human rights, and social consequences of this interaction.
OPEN
015
Violent Non-State Actors 
03.00
Stewart,M 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Violent Non-State Actors in Domestic Conflict: Security, Governance and International Politics (3) This seminar provides an in-depth treatment of the major scholarly works on civil war dynamics. Relying on a variety of methodological approaches, the course reviews the causes of conflict onset, how rebel organizations structure themselves and recruit members, the violent technologies insurgents deploy within domestic conflict, how pockets of governance and development can merge within state collapse, how insurgents engage in international politics: from lobbying the United Nations for international recognition to lobbying the U.S. Congress for military support, and what this actually means for civilians on the ground. The course draws from numerous contemporary and historical cases from across the globe, with emphasis on the Middle East. Students complete five policy memos, or develop a research design or write a research paper, and give an in-class briefing or research presentation.
OPEN
016
Peacebuilding Theory/Organiztn 
03.00
Call,C 
 
 
W       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Peacebuilding Theory and Organization (3) This course addresses the theory and organization of building peace in war-torn societies. It covers many of the core readings on peacebuilding. Students learn different conceptual approaches to peacebuilding and related concepts.
OPEN
017
Negotiation Analysis & Skills 
03.00
Wanis-St. John,A 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Negotiation Analysis and Skills (3) The ability to understand how a particular negotiation is unfolding and the skill to change its course for the better are important strategic interpersonal skills. This course provides theory and practice for developing both the analytical and behavioral aspects of one's negotiation skills, while making a link between personal skills, inter-communal, and international conflict contexts. While the analytical component of the course provides students with the tools to understand a diverse array of bargaining situations, the prescriptive component focuses on integrative, value-creating strategies that help achieve mutually-satisfying outcomes and elegant solutions to shared problems. Simulations and seminar discussions are used to illustrate analytical elements and practice new negotiation methods.
OPEN
018
Gender, Peace and Security 
03.00
Shepler,S 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Gender, Peace and Security (3) Women's right to participate in policy making on peace and security is a central need of the human race. Moreover, multiple forms of violence against women, from the home to the global system of militarism and sex trafficking, must be a central focus of national security. Militarized security depends on gender inequality, gender inequality is a form of structural violence, and war disproportionately impacts women. These reinforcing cycles of violence can be transformed with research, knowledge, mass participation, mobilization and skills. This course reconceptualizes international relations through a gender lens and "feminist curiosity".by studying gendered theories of power and nonviolent struggle, and exploring cutting-edge strategies for transforming cultural attitudes, norms, and institutions in order to build a more just, humane, and peaceful world order.
OPEN
019
Peacebuilding in Africa 
03.00
Nuamah,K 
 
 
M       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Peacebuilding in Africa (3) This course examines problems of peace and security in Africa in the post-independence period, focusing on the past 15 years. It analyzes cases from different subregions of the continent, including Liberia, Sudan, and the Congo, and assesses the efforts of regional institutions, the United Nations and outside powers to find peaceful solutions.
OPEN
020
Economics of Violence & Peace 
03.00
Nuamah,K 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Economics of Violence and Peace (3) This course examines political economic issues concerning war and peace, including civil war, terrorism, and insurgency. Taking a broad view that emphasizes the interaction between economic and non-economic factors, including religion and culture, it discusses economic causes of wars, focusing on economic grievances, resources, environmental problems, and poverty; economic consequences of wars; and economic measures for conflict prevention and resolution, as well as post-conflict reconstruction.
OPEN
021
Arab-Jewish Peacemaking 
03.00
Thompson,E 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Arab-Jewish Peacemaking in Palestine: History and Lessons for the Future (3) This course examines four key moments in efforts to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine since 1917. Students explore how this history bears on prospects for peacemaking in the future.
OPEN
022
Youth and Conflict 
03.00
Cromwell,A 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Youth and Conflict (3) This course examines the relationship between youth and conflict, starting with an exploration of varying definitions of youth as a biological, cultural, and political category. The class discusses youth and children both as victims of conflict and as perpetrators of violence, as well as youth and nation, the effect of conflict on educational systems, the special concerns of girls, the efforts of international child protection agencies and NGOs, children's testimonies of violence, and youth-sponsored peace-building activities internationally.
OPEN
023
Human Rights in Middle East 
03.00
Mokhtari,S 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Human Rights in the Middle East (3) This course facilitates a critical assessment of the state of human rights and human rights advocacy in the Middle East. It considers the variety of factors which contribute to human rights violations in the region including the pervasiveness of authoritarian regimes which rely on elaborate security apparatuses repress dissent, social hierarchies, and Islamist politics. The course then examines the various responses of Middle Eastern governments to internal and international charges of human rights violations ranging from deploying anti-imperialist discourses intended to discredit the framework to co-opting it by signing international human rights treaties and creating domestic human rights institutions. The course devotes considerable attention to effective advocacy strategies, touching upon debates surrounding the appropriate role of Western actors, and whether and to what extent advocacy initiatives such as those promoting women's rights should deploy Islamic discourses. Finally, the course considers several contemporary case studies including shifting human rights dynamics spurred by the post-September 11th era and subsequently by Iran's Green Movement in 2009 and the 2011 Arab Uprisings. The course concludes by assessing whether the human rights paradigm has lived up to its emancipatory promise in the Middle East and considering the future of human rights conditions, consciousness and advocacy in the region.
OPEN
026
Transforming Cultures of Cnflt 
03.00
Eralp,D 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Transforming Cultures of Conflict (3) This course falls in the domain of advanced applied culture, peace and conflict resolution. It provides an overview of the cultures of conflict, and how exclusive social identity narratives impact seemingly intractable conflict processes. Students examine the cases of Colombia and Nepal among others, and learn about different tools that have helped transform erstwhile cultures of conflict in these societies. They develop individual cultural transformation toolkits for application to the frozen Kurdish conflict in Turkey.
OPEN
027
Nationalism and Identity 
03.00
Darden,K 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Nationalism and Identity (3) This course explores the sources of our most basic and powerful feelings of political loyalty: our ideas about who we are, who has the right to rule over us, who we are willing to kill and for whom we are willing to die. After exploring what nationalism is, why it is so powerful, and some of the different explanations of nationalism and identity-formation, the class looks at the role of nationalism and identity in a wide range of political phenomena: insurgency and resistance to occupation, the collapse of multi-ethnic states and empires, civil and international wars, and distinctive patterns of voting and violence.
OPEN
028
International Security in Asia 
03.00
Acharya,A 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. International Security in Asia (3) This course introduces students to alternative ways of looking at Asia's emerging security order using different theories and perspectives on international relations. It also informs students with a comprehensive background in Asian security problems and challenges including the rise of China, Japan, and India, territorial disputes in South and East China Sea, energy and maritime security issues, arms races, intervention, domestic strife and democratization, the role of the United States in Asian security and its military presence and bilateral alliances in the region, and the security architecture of Asia for the twenty-first century.
OPEN
029
Security and Insecurity 
03.00
Atzili,B 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Security and Insecurity: Conflict and Politics in a Global Era (3) This course examines some of the main factors that have played a role in enhancing security or creating insecurity in the past, and examines the degree to which they have evolved in today's world. It addresses questions such as whether states fight more today than in the past; do they fight in different places and in different ways; have the dynamics, the institutions, and the actors that influenced conflict and war in the past changed in recent decades, or are they similar to past conflicts; and which fundamental concepts of security studies are still relevant today and which should be re-thought. The course considers, among other issues, alliances, territorial conflicts, civil-military relations, military doctrines, deterrence, nuclear weapons, and terrorism. Students examine these topics through the lenses of past and present cases of war and conflict, from World War I through conflicts of the twenty-first century.
OPEN
030
Comp Int'l Defense Policy 
03.00
Moriarty II,J 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Comparative International Defense Policy (3) This course analyzes the defense policies of various countries and the impact of these policies including national security institutions and decision making, military strategy and doctrine, force structure and procurement priorities, and actual combat performance in war. Using a combination of historical and current case studies, students utilize a comparative analytical approach to examine the political, economic, cultural, strategic, and social influences on a nation's defense policy. A variety of countries are compared and contrasted, including the United States, several major NATO members, and select regional powers throughout the world. Students develop frameworks to critically analyze the defense policies of other countries as well as to articulate that analysis through verbal and written means.
OPEN
031
Dem Decay & Authoritarianism 
03.00
Schneider,C 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Democratic Decay and Authoritarianism in the West (3) It is often assumed that once a country achieves a certain level of economic and political development, absent a cataclysmic event, democratic consolidation is permanent. However, recent trends in American and European politics call this into question. This course looks at the causes and consequences of the erosion of democracy, paying particular attention to both warning signs and effective resistance efforts.
OPEN
032
Human Security 
03.00
Metelits,C 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Human Security (3) This course examines developments in and ways of thinking about security since the end of the bi-polar world order. The course considers ways of thinking about security other than through the national security framework; works towards an understanding of non-military threats to human life, communities, societies, and cultures; examines the intersection of globalism and new forms of security provision; examines the impact of organized crime; assesses the scope and consequences of light weapons proliferation, especially for developing countries; and analyzes forms of involvement in wars.
OPEN
401
Seminar in Int'l Affairs 
03.00
 
 
 
W       11:20AM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Seminar in International Affairs (3) This course introduces students to, establishes a theoretical foundation of knowledge in, and provides exposure to experts in the main fields of concentration available in the graduate programs of the School of International Service: international politics, international law and organizations, international peace and conflict resolution, comparative and regional studies, international communication, international economic relations, international development, global environmental politics, and U.S. foreign policy. The course improves students' understanding of these fields of study through experiential education and active learning; immerses students in both the theory and practice of these areas through meetings with experts and site visits to relevant agencies and organizations; explores relevant career opportunities and prepares students to pursue professional careers in these fields; and develops academic and professional skills relevant to these subject areas. Restriction: Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) Program.
SIS-620
Stds in Global Envirn Politics
OPEN
001
Intro to Environmental Econ 
03.00
Onder,S 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Introduction to Environmental Economics (3) This course provides an overview of the uses of economics in the context of environmental issues and of the key topics in environmental policy today. The course introduces the market forces that affect the environment and discusses the relative merits of different methods of pollution control such as taxes or cap-and-trade. Students learn how to value the benefits and costs of an improvement in air quality or of the protection of a natural park. This knowledge is then applied to policy topics such as the links between economic growth and the environment, or the question of environmental justice. Prerequisite: ECON-603.
OPEN
002
Sustainable Dsg/LEED Training 
03.00
Kiechel,V 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Sustainable Design and LEED Training (3) Following the structure of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for green building rating systems, this course combines discussions of theories on sustainable design; field work on specific environmental topics ranging from sustainable sites through innovation in design; and directed study of the LEED Reference Guides and rating systems, with the goal of achieving the LEED Green Associate credential through examination.
OPEN
003
Politics of Conservation 
03.00
Freeman,S 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Politics of Conservation (3) How is the world to respond to increasing losses of biodiversity and habitats? This course looks at the environmental and human impacts of conservation interventions. By considering parks and protected areas to more recent measures such as forest preservation through carbon financing, students examine the grounded effects of interventions in order to design and implement more socially and ecologically sound responses.
OPEN
004
Policy Analysis for GEP 
03.00
Conca,K 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Policy Analysis for Global Environmental Politics (3) Provides critical literacy in the major policy-analytic techniques used in environmental policy, including cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, impact assessment, multi-stakeholder processes, effectiveness assessment, conflict/post-conflict assessment, sustainability indicators, and social marketing. Emphasis is placed on analytic techniques most commonly used in and around international institutions.
SIS-622
Human Rights
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Bachman,J 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-628
Advanced Topics in Int'l Comm
OPEN
001
Global Migration 
03.00
Persaud,R 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Global Migration, Modernity, and Culture (3) The cross-border migration of people is not a new phenomenon, what is new is the degree to which state and non-state actors are involved in encouraging, managing, and controlling the movement of people. This course on transnational migration in the twenty-first century introduces students to multidisciplinary frameworks for analyzing the phenomenon. It examines historical-structural forces that shaped migration during the colonial era, followed by their material and symbolic legacies in the present. Among the topics covered are international policies and conventions governing different dimensions (such as labor, asylum, and leisure) and modes (regular and irregular) of migration; the role of contemporary trade policies; the human trafficking-terrorism nexus; the emergence of transnational communities and identities; and the politics of immigration in receiving countries.
OPEN
002
Intercultural Leadership 
03.00
Sachs,N 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Program Fee: $40.00. Intercultural Leadership (3) This course examines global leadership in cross-cultural contexts in order to develop enhanced understanding of key leadership research and best practices and the characteristics of interculturally competent global leaders. Questions such as why leaders who are successful in domestic settings sometimes fail dramatically in international/intercultural contexts, and what is different about global/intercultural leadership, are addressed.
OPEN
003
Global Persp on Pub Diplomacy 
03.00
Kelley,J 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Global Perspective on Public Diplomacy (3) This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and theoretical foundations for public diplomacy programs, new media public diplomacy initiatives, and how media outlets are used by international actors to influence global public opinion. The course covers issues and theories related to soft power, strategic communication, and media-based international relations. It reviews contemporary debates on U.S. public diplomacy and the public diplomacy initiatives of other nation-states and non-state actors. The course is a comprehensive inquiry into assumptions that continue to justify and define the evolving range of policies related to public diplomacy and strategic communication. Meets with SIS-628 901.
(Meets with SIS 628 901)
OPEN
004
Comm, Culture & Int'l Conflict 
03.00
Venturelli,S 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Communication, Culture and International Conflict (3) The course examines the deeper sociocultural and communication drivers of conflict as seen in multiple regions of the world such as the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. The course examines the communication struggle for the hearts and minds of the population by key players in conflict environments, the evolution of insurgent networks, the sociocultural capabilities of security organizations in fighting the insurgency and winning the population's trust, the cultural beliefs, identities and interests of local populations, civilian governance and leadership in conflict zones, the role of international intervention and international organizations, the information, communication and media environment, the battle of narratives and narrative strategies, the challenge of strengthening national identity, intercultural relations, security and governance capabilities through aid and assistance, and sociocultural lessons for future conflicts.
CANCELLED
006
Glbl Media As Strat Cultl Dipl 
03.00
Moland,N 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    CANCELLED
 
Global Media as Strategic Cultural Diplomacy (3) This course follows the trajectory of global media initiatives from colonial periods through nation-building and modernization eras, and into the current development aid context. It considers how governments and international organizations have used global media initiatives to "educate" and "develop" populations, with the goals of strengthening democracy, creating stable economies, increasing literacy, improving health outcomes, and fostering peace and unity. Students critically examine how current media initiatives sometimes echo the imperialistic "civilizing" and "modernizing" missions of previous eras, and interrogate the power dynamics inherent in global media flows. In addition to examining Western and non-Western governments' use of media for development, case studies of transnational/multinational media corporations in disseminating knowledge and influencing consumption and markets are analyzed. Students draw on class theories and examples to create and propose a pilot global media initiative.
OPEN
007
Crisis Mgmt/Comm in Int'l Work 
03.00
Leki,R 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Crisis Management and Communication in International Work (3) This course provides students anticipating international careers with advanced competencies for dealing with a variety of crises overseas. The responsibilities for the success of an organization and the wellbeing of its people can be challenging in any context. In international environments, particularly in the developing world, the match between reliable resources for crisis mitigation and the vulnerabilities faced can become untenable. Learning to negotiate and navigate through these challenges is a prerequisite for international success. Content topics in this course include crisis management and communication, personal and organizational safety and security, an overview of the landscape of contemporary international threats, contingency planning, resource maximization, and risk management theory and practice.
OPEN
008
Strat Comm: Nations/Cultures 
03.00
Novotny,E 
 
 
W       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Strategic Communication Among Nations and Cultures (3) This course examines the rising importance of persuasive communication and its related strategies in international relations among both state and non-state actors. The course includes understanding strategic communication theories and approaches, the dynamics of cooperation and conflict in communication campaigns, communication-based influence operations (including "fake news"), the role of propaganda, and the uses of soft power by both state and non-state actors. Students learn how to develop and deploy strategic communication plans and campaigns and to understand the ethics of strategic communication.
OPEN
901
Global Persp on Pub Diplomacy 
03.00
Kelley,J 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Global Perspective on Public Diplomacy (3) This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and theoretical foundations for public diplomacy programs, new media public diplomacy initiatives, and how media outlets are used by international actors to influence global public opinion. The course covers issues and theories related to soft power, strategic communication, and media-based international relations. It reviews contemporary debates on U.S. public diplomacy and the public diplomacy initiatives of other nation-states and non-state actors. The course is a comprehensive inquiry into assumptions that continue to justify and define the evolving range of policies related to public diplomacy and strategic communication. Restriction: International Arts Management (Graduate Certificate). Meets with SIS-628 003.
(Meets with SIS 628 003)
SIS-635
Adv Topics in Development Mgmt
OPEN
001
Food Security: Institutl Persp 
03.00
Mendelson-Forman,J 
 
 
M       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Food Security: An Institutional Perspective (3) Food security is defined as the ability for all peoples at all times to have access to adequate and nutritious food Beyond the definition, ensuring food security in the United States and internationally requires a complex array of government, multilateral, and international organizations. It also engages the private sector and non-governmental organizations. Unpacking the way food security is managed is a complex task. This course walks students through the labyrinth of institutions, organizations, and individuals who ensure that the global vision of zero hunger, one of the main objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, can be reached by 2030.
OPEN
002
Rural Development 
03.00
Heath,J 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Rural Development (3) This course provides a background to the problems of rural development theory and practice today. Readings explore specific rural dynamics and present the complexities of culture, environment, production, and social change in different settings. The course looks at how rural development has re-emerged as a focal point for development organizations and assesses whether much has changed.
OPEN
005
Human Trafficking in Glbl Soc 
03.00
 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Human Trafficking in Global Society (3) This course helps students get a better understanding of contemporary human trafficking and modern day slavery. The course discusses the root causes of human trafficking in a globalized world, which includes an analysis of the complex North/South issues of supply and demand, immigration, irregular migration, conflict, and refugee issues; identifies components of anti-trafficking frameworks adopted by the UN, regional bodies and states; and evaluates the challenges in combatting human trafficking in a global society.
OPEN
006
Health Financing Practice 
03.00
 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Health Financing Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (3) This course explores the principal building blocks of health systems with a focus on health financing and how to sustainably finance health systems and priority health interventions, including through planning and prioritization processes, efficient and equitable delivery of services, and transparent systems for monitoring and accountability. Topics include the structure of health financing systems and their functions; success (and fail) stories from ambitious health financing reform; the political economy of financing reforms; trends in global health financing and aid flows for health; and the role of the private sector. The course not only covers technical theories and approaches, but also the practical application of such methods, so students learn about the how in addition to the why and what.
OPEN
007
Community Development 
03.00
Auerbach,A 
 
 
TH      08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Community Development (3) This course provides an overview of issues that affect development practices at the grassroots level. Its overall focus is based on a people-to-people approach. Instead of treating communities as target populations and passive beneficiaries in need of external help, it recognizes peoples' own initiatives, skills, and particular histories. Rather than a technical package for dealing with community development issues, the course nurtures analytic skills and learning abilities that can help would-be practitioners reach a critical, empathetic, and practical discernment of the problems faced in the field. The issues covered by the course enhance awareness of multiple aspects and levels of analysis involved in community development.
OPEN
008
Prog Planning in Global Health 
03.00
Yamanis,T 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Program Planning in Global Health (3) This course introduces development practitioners to the field of global public health. The course provides students with a survey of the major global health problems and solutions. Students gain skills for addressing a global health problem at a micro level through intervention planning. Program planning is a necessary skill for any practitioner working with communities or organizations, and for those who want to have an understanding of how to evaluate programs from a policy perspective. Emphasis is placed on writing in a manner acceptable for grant proposals, an essential skill. Skills taught also include conducting a literature search on determinants of health for an identified target population; reviewing the evidence base for effective programs; designing a program using a planning model; creating SMART measurable objectives to evaluate programs; and developing a program budget.
OPEN
009
Education and Development 
03.00
 
 
 
M       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Education and Development (3) This course addresses the role of education in development, different approaches to education management and reform, and the role of development in political change. The course introduces examples from developing countries and countries in transition from different regions to education systems, the politics behind education reform, and the social and political roles of education.
OPEN
010
Soc Enterprise: Context/Pract 
03.00
Tomasko,R 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Social Enterprise: Context and Best Practices (3) Focuses on the ecology and tool kit of the successful social entrepreneur. Provides exposure to techniques such as appreciative inquiry and asset-based planning, design thinking, small wins, positive deviance, systems thinking, and applied innovation diffusion theory. The basics of branding, positioning, and revenue-based business models are also considered in relation to social enterprises.
OPEN
011
Social Accountability 
03.00
Fox,J 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Social Accountability (3) This course addresses the challenges involved in promoting pro-poor institutional change. Despite the proliferation of elected governments around the world, accountable governance remains elusive for many. Governance refers to how public, civil society and private sector organizations make decisions, while accountability refers to the processes through which actors are held responsible for their decisions. The study of the relationship between governance and accountability sheds light on the classic question of "who gets what, how and why." This course focuses on institutional innovations that attempt to make development policy more publicly accountable, across a wide range of countries, actors, issue areas and institutions. The course analyzes who is, or should be, accountable to whom, as clients become citizens and bureaucrats become public servants. Cases include both state and society-led change initiatives, including experiences with state-society partnerships. The course's core concepts draw from interdisciplinary institutional analysis, and research strategies studied include the comparative method, institutional ethnography and semi-experimental approaches.
OPEN
012
NGO/Social Enterprise Mgmt 
03.00
Fischer,S 
 
 
TH      02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
NGO/Social Enterprise Management (3) This course for students who plan on, or are considering, a career in nonprofit service-providing or advocacy organizations, gives students an opportunity to apply management best practices to the challenges of running a non-governmental organization (NGO). Students acquire the knowledge needed to organize an effective NGO from the ground up. Equal emphasis throughout the course is given to practicalities of management that keep an organization afloat, and the dynamics of leadership that move it forward. The course covers goal setting, fundraising, strategy formulation, governance, and organization design, and the techniques used to identify opportunities, motivate colleagues, build momentum, use power, and win hearts-and-minds. Special emphasis is given to the emerging practices used by social entrepreneurs and how they can be applied in a broad range of NGOs.
SIS-636
Micropolitics of Development
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Dixon,M 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-637
International Development
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Freeman,S 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
002
 
03.00
Collins,E 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-642
Intercultural Relations
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Moland,N 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-644
Communic & Social & Econ Devel
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Levinson,N 
 
 
TH      02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-653
Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy
OPEN
001
Issues in Intelligence 
03.00
Keeley,G 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Issues in Intelligence (3) Changes in technology, law, society, and governance are changing the business and possibilities of intelligence. On one hand, states and non-state actors have powerful new tools for surveillance, analysis, and disruption. On the other, formerly successful institutional forms find themselves unable to adjust, and public scrutiny of clandestine activities has never been greater. This course examines the theory and history of intelligence to establish a context for understanding these trends, and then explores recent events and likely developments to gain insight into the future of intelligence as a tool of state policy and a factor in international affairs.
OPEN
002
National Security Resources 
03.00
Kosiak,S 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
National Security Resources (3) This course examines in detail how the federal government determines the budgets for defense, foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence. It also analyzes how the executive and congressional processes for allocating national security resources affect national security itself.
OPEN
003
Bioterror in the 21st Century 
03.00
Gerstein,D 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Bioterror in the Twenty-first Century (3) This course examines the potential for bioterror attack. In this twenty-first century globalized world, the proliferation of biotechnology and a new wave of terror have combined to set the conditions for an increasingly likely attack using weapons of mass destruction (WMD) including biological weapons. The course also introduces the science behind biological weapons, examines U.S. government efforts to prepare for and respond to a bioterror attack, and investigates the policy implications of this emerging threat.
OPEN
005
Continuity & Change in USFP 
03.00
Brenner,P 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Continuity and Change in U.S. Foreign Policy (3) This course examines continuities and incongruities in U.S. foreign policy since 1789, with the greatest emphasis on the Cold War and post-Cold War periods. It includes extensive use of primary documents.
OPEN
006
Transatlantic Security 
03.00
Martin,G 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Transatlantic Security (3) This course examines the evolution of trans-Atlantic security policy and defense planning. It begins with a review of the formation of NATO and of trans-Atlantic defense policy and military force planning through the Cold War to the breakup of the Soviet Union. The course then focuses in some detail on the transformation that trans-Atlantic security relations have undergone, in particular the shift of NATO's focus from defense of European territory to expeditionary operations outside its boundaries and the European Union's assuming a strong role in defense planning.
OPEN
007
Terrorism and Counterterrorism 
03.00
Tankel,S 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Terrorism and Counterterrorism (3) This course focuses on terrorism and how to counter it, utilizing case studies from multiple regions. Students may focus their research on an area of interest.
OPEN
008
Nuclear Weapons: Pol & Prolif 
03.00
Weiner,S 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Nuclear Weapons: Politics and Proliferation (3) Nuclear weapons have played a central role in U.S. national security and international security since 1945. The United States is currently poised to modernize its nuclear arsenal over the coming decades and terrorist access to nuclear weapons and materials remains a top national security concern. Other countries, specifically Russia, are also modernizing their nuclear weapons. At the same time, pressure is growing for disarmament. This course helps students understand the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. decisions about national security, including the politics of nuclear weapons decision making in the United States, the role of nuclear weapons more broadly in U.S. strategy, and explanations for why other countries pursue, develop, or forego nuclear weapons.
OPEN
009
Nat'l Security in Cyberspace 
03.00
Rovner,J 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
National Security in Cyberspace (3) This course explores how states use cyberspace to achieve their objectives; how offensive and defensive cyber capabilities interact with traditional policy tools; and how the U.S. approach to cybersecurity has evolved.
OPEN
010
Grand Strategy 
03.00
Cronin,A 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Grand Strategy (3) This course uses the traditional tools of history and political theory to analyze the concept of grand strategy. Grand strategy is the highest and most complex level of strategy, involving all the resources of the state (political, cultural, military, economic, etc.), and integrating all the tools of the government (diplomacy, economic aid, military force, trade, and so forth) to achieve the objectives of policy. The course begins by analyzing Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War, then examines China during the warring states period and Machiavelli's Florence in the sixteenth century. From there, the course addresses war and statecraft throughout the modern era, including Clausewitz and the French Revolution, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, nuclear strategy, decolonization and insurgency, and finally the so-called Global War on Terrorism, and finally considering if grand strategy is looking beyond war to the nature of peace, what that can tell us about war and peace in the twenty-first century.
OPEN
011
How Terrorism Ends 
03.00
Cronin,A 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
How Terrorism Ends (3) This seminar examines the long-standing experience of how terrorist campaigns end in order to encourage a strategic approach to reducing this form of violence. Among other things, the class discusses the political and historical context for today's terrorist threat; how the threat of terrorism is likely to evolve and how terrorists innovate; why some terrorist organizations eventually transform into more peaceful political movements or disappear; the international experience in responding to a terrorist threat; what are effective strategies for preventing terrorism from arising in the first place; and, especially, how do terrorist campaigns end.
OPEN
012
USFP: South Asia/Persian Gulf 
03.00
Singh,A 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. U.S. Foreign Policy toward South Asia and the Persian Gulf (3) The South Asian region from India westward through the Persian Gulf is potentially one of the most explosive areas in the world, and yet critical to U.S. security interests. Analyses too often compartmentalize countries in the region. In contrast, this course looks at the connections between the parts of the region, the ways in which U.S. policy towards one country historically has affected other countries and in turn challenged U.S. goals, and the prospects for peace and development in the region.
OPEN
013
Diplomatic Practice 
03.00
Quainton,A 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Diplomatic Practice (3) This seminar studies diplomacy in theory, history, and practice, as a political process and as an instrument of foreign policy. It covers diplomats' relations with their own governments as well as the countries in which they serve; how they use information on the politics, economics, and society of their host nation; the origin and costs of mistakes; and the future of diplomacy in an era of globalization and instant communication. It seeks to illustrate approaches to diplomacy through historical examples and contemporary case studies, linking diplomatic practice to current events.
SIS-658
Financial Issues in Latin Amer
Prerequisite: ECON-601.
CANCELLED
001
 
03.00
Wolfe,A 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    CANCELLED
 
SIS-662
AU-Peruvian Diplomatic Acad
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-666
Int'l Financial Relations
Prerequisite: SIS-616.
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Henning,R 
 
 
W       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-676
Sel Topics in Cross-Natl Study
OPEN
002
SE Asia, US & Regional Powers 
03.00
Heng-Blackburn,P 
 
 
M       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Southeast Asia, United States, and Regional Powers (3) This course examines the roles and impact of the United States, Japan and China, and other regional powers on the transformation of security and economic frameworks in East and Southeast Asia from the end of the Second World War to the present. The security analysis treats developments during the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and issues in the post-Cold War era, particularly those pertaining to militant Islamic movements and non-traditional/human security challenges such as transnational labor flows, trafficking in persons, environmental degradation and natural disasters. The economic dimension highlights the impact of globalization on the region, and the emergence and evolution of regional economic cooperation. A major theme is the manner in which growing Chinese political influence and trade initiatives in recent years have impacted on long-standing American security and commercial interests, as well as on Japanese economic interests in the region.
OPEN
003
Bridging the Great Divide 
03.00
Ahmed,A 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Bridging the Great Divide (3) No two religions are closer together than Judaism and Islam, and yet ironically, no two religions are further apart. This innovative course creates an interfaith dialogue necessary for understanding critical issues in today's world. It explores the history, culture, and theology of Muslims and Jews, reflecting both on similarities and differences, as well as the major challenges. Assisted by leading scholars in the United States and Europe, the course also offers strategies for building bridges between the communities and thus for bridging the political divide in world affairs.
OPEN
006
Chinese Politics & Foreign Pol 
03.00
Zhao,Q 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy (3) This course starts with an overview of the process of Chinese politics from 1949 to the present, focusing on the transition from the era of revolution to the era of modernization (reform). It pays close attention to such important issues as the party-state system, political leadership, the role of intellectuals, economic and political reforms, and the demand for democratization. It also examines the decision-making process, state-society relations, and the evolving role of the military, thereby providing a comprehensive framework for understanding contemporary Chinese politics and society. The course provides the background necessary to comprehend the domestic foundations of China's external behavior. Close attention is paid to Chinese foreign policy towards major powers, such as the United States, Japan, Russia, the two Koreas, and other players in Asia Pacific. The course introduces a variety of perspectives as analytical tools for research, and analyzes significant controversies as a way of participating in the field's theoretical and policy debate.
OPEN
007
Comp Pol of Mid East/N. Africa 
03.00
Hardig,C 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/22/18 01/22/18
M 05:30PM 08:00PM TBA TBA 02/05/18 02/05/18
M 05:30PM 08:00PM TBA TBA 02/19/18 02/19/18
M 05:30PM 08:00PM TBA TBA 03/05/18 03/05/18
M 05:30PM 08:00PM TBA TBA 03/19/18 03/19/18
M 05:30PM 08:00PM TBA TBA 04/09/18 04/09/18
M 05:30PM 08:00PM TBA TBA 04/23/18 04/23/18
 
Instructional Method: Hybrid. Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (3) This course introduces students to the dynamic politics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Students examine the region's various political systems and societal structures, as well as aspects of the political economy and role of external actors. Students are also introduced to key theoretical approaches to explaining politics in the region, including theories on democratization and social movement formation. Through historical and contemporary case studies, the course covers a wide range of topics, including the colonial legacy, authoritarian persistence, Islamist politics, civil society and social movement formation, rentier states, and sub- and supra-national identity politics.
SIS-682
Foreign Pol: Institutions/Proc
OPEN
002
 
03.00
Tama,J 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-686
Proseminar:Int'l Affairs I
Restriction: MIS program.
OPEN
001
 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online.
(Meets with SIS 686 301)
OPEN
002
 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online.
(Meets with SIS 686 302)
OPEN
301
 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online.
(Meets with SIS 686 001)
OPEN
302
 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online.
(Meets with SIS 686 002)
SIS-687
Proseminar:Int'l Affairs II
Restriction: MIS program.
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Hofmann,C 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-689
Foreign Pol: Theor Decisn Mkng
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Murray,S 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-691
Internship in Int'l Affairs
Permission: internship coordinator and SIS graduate studies office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-06.00
Schneider,D 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online.
SIS-693
Action Research in Devel Mgmt
Restriction: Development Management (MS). Permission: instructor.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-06.00
Fischer,S 
 
 
 
SIS-694
AU-Ritsumeikan Exchange
Permission: SIS dean's office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-696
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
001
Methods of Social Innovation 
03.00
Meade,E 
 
 
SU      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/21/18 01/21/18
SU 05:30PM 08:00PM TBA TBA 02/04/18 02/04/18
SU 05:30PM 08:00PM TBA TBA 04/22/18 04/22/18
 
Instructional Method: Hybrid. Methods of Social Innovation (1) This course introduces a wide range of social innovation methodologies that are important to the practice of social enterprise. Students relate these to social issues they plan to address in their career, and use them to broaden their professional toolkit and increase their capacity for effective action. Restriction: Social Enterprise (MA).
CANCELLED
101
Private Sector Engagement 
03.00
 
 
 
                         TBA  TBA    CANCELLED
 
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Private Sector Engagement (3) This course focuses on how business/society relations have evolved, from World War II to the present, including current trends within the United States, as well as other capitalistic systems. Specific social issues include corporate governance ethics, human and labor rights, and adherence to principles of fair competition. Students explore practical ideas about how to engage with corporations, both from a regulatory perspective and a partnership perspective. Students also gain an understanding of hybrid structures and how to build elements of corporate social responsibility into any organization. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-696 301.
(Meets with SIS 696 301)
CANCELLED
301
Private Sector Engagement 
03.00
 
 
 
                         TBA  TBA    CANCELLED
 
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Private Sector Engagement (3) This course focuses on how business/society relations have evolved, from World War II to the present, including current trends within the United States, as well as other capitalistic systems. Specific social issues include corporate governance ethics, human and labor rights, and adherence to principles of fair competition. Students explore practical ideas about how to engage with corporations, both from a regulatory perspective and a partnership perspective. Students also gain an understanding of hybrid structures and how to build elements of corporate social responsibility into any organization. Meets with SIS-696 101.
(Meets with SIS 696 101)
SIS-697
AU-Korea University Exchange
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-698
AU-Sciences Po Exchange,Paris
OPEN
001
 
01.00-09.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-710
Colloquium in Int'l Relations
OPEN
001
Advanced International Law 
03.00
Williams,P 
 
 
W       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Advanced International Law (3) Students pursue special projects associated with the role of law in peace negotiations and the development of post-conflict constitutions. Permission: instructor.
SIS-730
Skills Inst in Int'l Affairs
OPEN
001
Crowdfunding 
01.00
Tuomi,K 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/26/18 01/26/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 01/27/18 01/28/18
 
Crowdfunding (1) Crowdfunding is a potentially groundbreaking way of financing and promoting ideas. Moreover, new forms, platforms and laws are being developed all the time. This skills institute covers the following topics: an overview of the crowdfunding world; a comparison of the different types of crowdfunding and the types of projects that each supports; a comparison of the main US platforms; as well as some of the niche ones (DC's equity eats, etc); the practical steps to a successful fundraising campaign; the tools to be a wise investor; and an analysis of what to do after a campaign either in the event of failure/success. Meets with SIS-730 201.
(Meets with SIS 730 201)
OPEN
002
Policy Briefing 
01.00
Schmall,C 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/27/18 01/28/18
 
Policy Briefing (1) This course gives students the tools and confidence to handle a briefing at any level in the policy world with a combination of presentations and group discussion on the art of proper preparation, real-life examples of policy briefings, and challenging practical exercises. Students learn how to develop and present a relevant, tailored, and effective briefing by crafting the briefing to account for the policymaker's level of knowledge, biases, and needs; understanding an issue's place in the policy process and how that impacts the presentation; utilizing graphics to make the complex easy to understand; writing talking points to guide the briefing; being flexible; and dealing with demanding or hostile audiences. Meets with SIS-730 202.
(Meets with SIS 730 202)
OPEN
003
Contemporary Public Diplomacy 
01.00
Weil,L 
 
 
SU      09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/28/18 01/28/18
SU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/04/18 02/04/18
 
Contemporary Public Diplomacy: Changes and Challenges (1) Contemporary U.S. public diplomacy is done in an ever-increasing variety of ways, including interaction between students, entertainers, educators and activists. Public diplomacy professionals today need to be digitally literate as well as sensitive to how social media are used differently from country to country. They must be prepared to stay on top of emerging trends and meet the shifting priorities of national security. This course combines recent readings on public diplomacy topics, discussion of a variety of U.S. public diplomacy programs in the public and private sectors, and practical exercises to help students manage the changing landscape of contemporary public diplomacy. Students learn about the latest issues and how they affect the field, delve into the main challenges faced in carrying out public diplomacy programs and build a toolkit for managing today's challenges. Meets with SIS-730 203.
(Meets with SIS 730 203)
OPEN
004
Devel Successful Career Path 
01.00
Ladek,S 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/02/18 02/02/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/03/18 02/04/18
 
Developing a Successful Career Path: Attracting Work and Delivering with Professionalism (1) This practical course focuses on two major skills that are essential for every professional path and in every sector: how to build a system for attracting and acquiring new work and opportunities; and how to deliver high value for current work. The course demystifies what it takes to make it, whether as a thought leader at a think tank, helping those in need at an NGO, in the private sector, government, or creating a company. Students gain a blueprint for how to create success for themselves, their group, or their organization. Meets with SIS-730 204.
(Meets with SIS 730 204)
OPEN
005
Understanding the Military 
01.00
Bensahel,N; Barno,D 
 
 
S       08:30AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/21/18 04/21/18
SU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 04/22/18 04/22/18
 
Understanding the Military (1) What could be called "A Field Guide to Silver Eagles and Trained SEALs," this course is designed to familiarize students with the structure, processes, jargon and culture of the US Defense Department and the different Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines). The objective is that students will leave the course better able to work with military personnel in their future assignments, whether as government employees, academics, policy analysts, or representatives of NGOs or IOs. The course methodology focuses on lecture and discussion, with outside video and guest speakers to expand on concepts. In addition to assigned readings and classroom participation, each student writes and presents a short analysis of an outside work that illustrates the ideas covered in the course. Meets with SIS-730 205.
(Meets with SIS 730 205)
OPEN
006
Real World Strategic Planning 
01.00
Meade,E 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/02/18 02/02/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/03/18 02/04/18
 
Real World Strategic Planning (1) This course prepares students to work with organizations in need of strategic planning. The course gives students basic tools to help organizations find their way. Students learn to detect mission drift, map their ecosystem, construct a theory of change, diagnose sustainability, and more. These key skills are applicable to government entities and NGOs, to large and small organizations. The course is taught via case studies and simulations based on actual recent strategic planning projects. Meets with SIS-730 206.
(Meets with SIS 730 206)
OPEN
007
Pers Trans for Peacebldng Prac 
01.00
Cromwell,A 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/17/18 02/18/18
 
Personal Transformation for Peacebuilding Practice (1) This course examines the role of the peacemaker in conflict resolution and transformation processes. A foundational assumption for the course is that to become effective conflict transformation practitioners, first developing constructive ways for dealing with conflict in their own lives is needed. To this end, students develop concrete skills for resolving intrapersonal and interpersonal conflicts with an eye on how these abilities can improve their future work in international conflict. Students learn frameworks for analyzing their role in the conflicts that they experience and develop skills in meditation, managing emotions, listening, asserting ones needs in difficult conversations, and third-party intervention tactics. Meets with SIS-730 207.
(Meets with SIS 730 207)
OPEN
008
Accounting for Develop Pract 
01.00
Robilliard,M 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/23/18 02/23/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/24/18 02/25/18
 
Accounting Comes Alive for Development Practitioners (1) This course looks at the principles of accounting, finance, and business and their application to the development environment. Using the graphical Color Accounting learning system, the course establishes a logical and linguistic foundation for accounting. With a solid reporting framework in place, case studies of real business situations are examined. Students learn to use balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements to analyze the performance of reporting entities. The challenges of financial management and control are explored, along with practices for auditing and mitigating those challenges. The key issues of generally-accepted accounting practice are covered, along with abuses thereof so that the students can test the veracity of information they receive. Meets with SIS-730 208.
(Meets with SIS 730 208)
OPEN
009
Adaptive Management Learning 
01.00
Roberts,C; Bazaz Smith,K 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/24/18 02/25/18
 
Adaptive Management Learning (1) This course focuses on improving the way international development and other social impact projects are delivered, focusing on results and inclusion. Students explore the trends that are shaping international development, program design, and implementation. In the course, students gain knowledge about concepts of adaptive management, continuous learning, and feedback loops; develop an understanding of when, why, and how the concepts above should be incorporated into new or existing projects; and become proficient at applying a variety of tools and processes to support this work. Meets with SIS-730 209.
(Meets with SIS 730 209)
OPEN
010
Building Resilience 
01.00
Burke,K 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    03/02/18 03/02/18
S 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 03/03/18 03/03/18
SU 09:00AM 03:00PM TBA TBA 03/04/18 03/04/18
 
Building Resilience (1) This course provides students with practical strategies for developing resilience when working in high-threat environments, such as humanitarian, aid, or diplomatic work. Students look at the neurobiological effect of stress on human physiology; explore how to enhance their stress and self-management skills; and learn new practical methods to improve their ability to mitigate stress. Students can put these skills to use during their continued education to improve performance and interactions, establish their own sustainability habits, create a resilient base for their careers, and bring an intrapreneurial mindset to the organizations they join. Meets with SIS-730 210.
(Meets with SIS 730 210)
OPEN
011
Art and Post-War Healing 
01.00
Gregorian,H 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    03/03/18 03/04/18
 
Art and Post-War Healing (1) The humanities are a rich, if an inexplicably muted color in the peacebuilding palette. Revealing a traumatic experience induces feelings of shame as well as a threat to self-survival. This course examines forms of self-expression that can help to restore self-stability and proceeds on the assumption that individual healing is one good path to community recovery and resilience. Students are exposed to various arts-based healing techniques and learn about the current practices in the use of the arts for post-conflict healing, as well as the effects of traumatic events on the body and mind and strategies for practitioner self-care. Meets with SIS-730 011.
(Meets with SIS 730 211)
OPEN
012
Appld Strat Comm in Int'l Work 
01.00
 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    03/24/18 03/25/18
 
Applied Strategic Communications in International Work (1) Whether seeking funding through a grant application, convincing a government agency about the need for an intervention or program, or advocating about a social issue to the public, professionals depend on their ability to use language persuasively to effectively convey "why this matters." In this course, students focus on developing a statement of purpose for an organization, issue, program, or cause of their choosing. They are introduced to the analysis of features of language including framing, positioning, and reference, exploring how these work in constructing narratives. Students bring in examples, and work with a framework to create their own language which can be used in verbal or written introductions or "About Us" sections of organizational websites and have the opportunity to deliver these orally, and following a rubric, give and receive feedback about their effectiveness. Meets with SIS-730 212.
(Meets with SIS 730 212)
OPEN
013
Data Analytics for Fin Inclusn 
01.00
Menajovsky,J 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/06/18 04/06/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 04/07/18 04/08/18
 
Data Analytics for Financial Inclusion (1) This course focuses on the development of skills to analyze data and support decision making in financial inclusion programs using statistical software. Students are exposed to basic statistical concepts and applications through hands-on exercises on real data from a country representative survey that targets users and non-users of digital financial services in Kenya. Additionally, students are exposed to socio-economic and poverty indicators that are widely used by global NGOs, microfinance institutions, social businesses and the multilateral development banks (MDBs). Meets with SIS-730 213.
(Meets with SIS 730 213)
OPEN
014
Smartphone Media Production 
01.00
Engel,L 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/07/18 04/08/18
 
Smartphone Media Production (1) This course helps students self-document events, research, fieldwork, and other real-world encounters using nothing more than their smartphone. Students learn how to make best use of the tools they already have to preserve key audio and visual information, and how to turn that information into a compelling story for their project. The course discusses the basics of visual storytelling in photography and video, skill sets in creating compelling images and scenes, and the basics of editing. Students also add hardware and software to their smartphone and learn to work with small camcorders. Students need a fully-charged smartphone and a laptop, and are encouraged to also bring other cameras. Meets with SIS-730 214.
(Meets with SIS 730 214)
OPEN
015
Analytic Writing 
01.00
Armstrong,F 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/07/18 04/08/18
 
Analytic Writing (1) This course introduces students to analytic writing as it is used in intelligence, policy, and nonprofit work. Policy-focused careers in Washington, DC often require familiarity with concise, direct, and terse prose that puts the bottom line up front. Through a series of conversations and exercises, students learn to present their ideas in a writing style recognized by the policy community. Meets with SIS-730 215.
(Meets with SIS 730 215)
OPEN
016
Int'l Edu Program Evaluation 
01.00
Helms,R 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/13/18 04/13/18
S 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 04/14/18 04/14/18
SU 09:00AM 03:00PM TBA TBA 04/15/18 04/15/18
 
International Education Program Evaluation: Taking Stock of Outcomes and Impact (1) International education professionals appreciate hearing "studying abroad changed my life." However, as the international education field has matured, the need to understand outcomes and impact in more concrete terms has been recognized. Designed for program managers and other practitioners in the field, this course provides an overview of program evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, project types and rationales, and reporting strategies. Students review case examples and design an evaluation plan for a sample program. Meets with SIS-730 216.
(Meets with SIS 730 216)
OPEN
017
Green Recov & Recon Training 
01.00
Kelly,C 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/21/18 04/22/18
 
Green Recovery and Reconstruction Training (1) In the wake of natural or man-made disasters, governments and disaster-response agencies are under considerable pressure to assist communities to rebuild rapidly and promote economic recovery. In these circumstances, recovery and rehabilitation projects often result in environmental damage, unsustainable practices, and resulting harm to disaster survivors. This course trains students in use of the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT), developed by the World Wildlife Fund and American Red Cross to facilitate recovery planning and project design that promote for sustainable, resilient communities. The course examines the need for a more environmentally sound recovery process, describes the elements of the GRRT, focuses on how sections of the GRRT can be used in project design, implementation and monitoring and reviews practical ways the GRRT can be used to improve project impacts, outcomes and conditions for disaster survivors. Meets with SIS-730 217.
(Meets with SIS 730 217)
OPEN
018
Program Dsgn, M&E, Learning 
01.00
Gray,J 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/16/18 02/16/18
S 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/17/18 02/17/18
SU 09:00AM 03:00PM TBA TBA 02/18/18 02/18/18
 
Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (1) This course introduces methods and skills used in evaluating international development programs with a focus on planning and design. The course introduces students to the evaluation process and various evaluation designs, as well as methods for data collection and analysis. The course has a practical focus as it prepares students for performing work funded by international organizations, bilateral aid agencies, philanthropic foundations, or other global development donors. Students develop a broad understanding of program evaluation and how to apply tools and templates to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities. The primary skills include how to develop a theory of change, a results framework, and learning plan; how to differentiate among the many approaches to evaluation, such as performance, impact, developmental, utilization-focused, etc., and develop an understanding regarding when and how each should be used; the ability to use information and communications technology (ICT) tools for surveys; and an understanding of approaches required to communicate results in an accessible manner. Meets with SIS-730 218.
(Meets with SIS 730 218)
OPEN
201
Crowdfunding 
01.00
Tuomi,K 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/26/18 01/26/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 01/27/18 01/28/18
 
Crowdfunding (1) Crowdfunding is a potentially groundbreaking way of financing and promoting ideas. Moreover, new forms, platforms and laws are being developed all the time. This skills institute covers the following topics: an overview of the crowdfunding world; a comparison of the different types of crowdfunding and the types of projects that each supports; a comparison of the main US platforms; as well as some of the niche ones (DC's equity eats, etc); the practical steps to a successful fundraising campaign; the tools to be a wise investor; and an analysis of what to do after a campaign either in the event of failure/success. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 001.
(Meets with SIS 730 001)
OPEN
202
Policy Briefing 
01.00
Schmall,C 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/27/18 01/28/18
 
Policy Briefing (1) This course gives students the tools and confidence to handle a briefing at any level in the policy world with a combination of presentations and group discussion on the art of proper preparation, real-life examples of policy briefings, and challenging practical exercises. Students learn how to develop and present a relevant, tailored, and effective briefing by crafting the briefing to account for the policymaker's level of knowledge, biases, and needs; understanding an issue's place in the policy process and how that impacts the presentation; utilizing graphics to make the complex easy to understand; writing talking points to guide the briefing; being flexible; and dealing with demanding or hostile audiences. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 002.
(Meets with SIS 730 002)
OPEN
203
Contemporary Public Diplomacy 
01.00
Weil,L 
 
 
SU      09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/28/18 01/28/18
SU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/04/18 02/04/18
 
Contemporary Public Diplomacy: Changes and Challenges (1) Contemporary U.S. public diplomacy is done in an ever-increasing variety of ways, including interaction between students, entertainers, educators and activists. Public diplomacy professionals today need to be digitally literate as well as sensitive to how social media are used differently from country to country. They must be prepared to stay on top of emerging trends and meet the shifting priorities of national security. This course combines recent readings on public diplomacy topics, discussion of a variety of U.S. public diplomacy programs in the public and private sectors, and practical exercises to help students manage the changing landscape of contemporary public diplomacy. Students learn about the latest issues and how they affect the field, delve into the main challenges faced in carrying out public diplomacy programs and build a toolkit for managing today's challenges. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 003.
(Meets with SIS 730 003)
OPEN
204
Devel Successful Career Path 
01.00
Ladek,S 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/02/18 02/02/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/03/18 02/04/18
 
Developing a Successful Career Path: Attracting Work and Delivering with Professionalism (1) This practical course focuses on two major skills that are essential for every professional path and in every sector: how to build a system for attracting and acquiring new work and opportunities; and how to deliver high value for current work. The course demystifies what it takes to make it, whether as a thought leader at a think tank, helping those in need at an NGO, in the private sector, government, or creating a company. Students gain a blueprint for how to create success for themselves, their group, or their organization. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 005. Meets with SIS-730 004.
(Meets with SIS 730 004)
OPEN
205
Understanding the Military 
01.00
Bensahel,N; Barno,D 
 
 
S       08:30AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/21/18 04/22/18
SU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 04/21/18 04/22/18
 
Understanding the Military (1) What could be called "A Field Guide to Silver Eagles and Trained SEALs," this course is designed to familiarize students with the structure, processes, jargon and culture of the US Defense Department and the different Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines). The objective is that students will leave the course better able to work with military personnel in their future assignments, whether as government employees, academics, policy analysts, or representatives of NGOs or IOs. The course methodology focuses on lecture and discussion, with outside video and guest speakers to expand on concepts. In addition to assigned readings and classroom participation, each student writes and presents a short analysis of an outside work that illustrates the ideas covered in the course. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 005.
(Meets with SIS 730 005)
OPEN
206
Real World Strategic Planning 
01.00
Meade,E 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/02/18 02/02/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/03/18 02/04/18
 
Real World Strategic Planning (1) This course prepares students to work with organizations in need of strategic planning. The course gives students basic tools to help organizations find their way. Students learn to detect mission drift, map their ecosystem, construct a theory of change, diagnose sustainability, and more. These key skills are applicable to government entities and NGOs, to large and small organizations. The course is taught via case studies and simulations based on actual recent strategic planning projects. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 006.
(Meets with SIS 730 006)
OPEN
207
Pers Trans for Peacebldng Prac 
01.00
Cromwell,A 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/17/18 02/18/18
 
Personal Transformation for Peacebuilding Practice (1) This course examines the role of the peacemaker in conflict resolution and transformation processes. A foundational assumption for the course is that to become effective conflict transformation practitioners, first developing constructive ways for dealing with conflict in their own lives is needed. To this end, students develop concrete skills for resolving intrapersonal and interpersonal conflicts with an eye on how these abilities can improve their future work in international conflict. Students learn frameworks for analyzing their role in the conflicts that they experience and develop skills in meditation, managing emotions, listening, asserting ones needs in difficult conversations, and third-party intervention tactics. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 007.
(Meets with SIS 730 007)
OPEN
208
Accounting for Develop Pract 
01.00
Robilliard,M 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/23/18 02/23/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/24/18 02/25/18
 
Accounting Comes Alive for Development Practitioners (1) This course looks at the principles of accounting, finance, and business and their application to the development environment. Using the graphical Color Accounting learning system, the course establishes a logical and linguistic foundation for accounting. With a solid reporting framework in place, case studies of real business situations are examined. Students learn to use balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements to analyze the performance of reporting entities. The challenges of financial management and control are explored, along with practices for auditing and mitigating those challenges. The key issues of generally-accepted accounting practice are covered, along with abuses thereof so that the students can test the veracity of information they receive. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 008.
(Meets with SIS 730 008)
OPEN
209
Adaptive Management Learning 
01.00
Roberts,C; Bazaz Smith,K 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/24/18 02/25/18
 
Adaptive Management Learning (1) This course focuses on improving the way international development and other social impact projects are delivered, focusing on results and inclusion. Students explore the trends that are shaping international development, program design, and implementation. In the course, students gain knowledge about concepts of adaptive management, continuous learning, and feedback loops; develop an understanding of when, why, and how the concepts above should be incorporated into new or existing projects; and become proficient at applying a variety of tools and processes to support this work. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 009.
(Meets with SIS 730 009)
OPEN
210
Building Resilience 
01.00
Burke,K 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    03/02/18 03/02/18
S 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 03/03/18 03/03/18
SU 09:00AM 03:00PM TBA TBA 03/04/18 03/04/18
 
Building Resilience (1) This course provides students with practical strategies for developing resilience when working in high-threat environments, such as humanitarian, aid, or diplomatic work. Students look at the neurobiological effect of stress on human physiology; explore how to enhance their stress and self-management skills; and learn new practical methods to improve their ability to mitigate stress. Students can put these skills to use during their continued education to improve performance and interactions, establish their own sustainability habits, create a resilient base for their careers, and bring an intrapreneurial mindset to the organizations they join. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 010.
(Meets with SIS 730 010)
OPEN
211
Art and Post-War Healing 
01.00
Gregorian,H 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    03/03/18 03/04/18
 
Art and Post-War Healing (1) The humanities are a rich, if an inexplicably muted color in the peacebuilding palette. Revealing a traumatic experience induces feelings of shame as well as a threat to self-survival. This course examines forms of self-expression that can help to restore self-stability and proceeds on the assumption that individual healing is one good path to community recovery and resilience. Students are exposed to various arts-based healing techniques and learn about the current practices in the use of the arts for post-conflict healing, as well as the effects of traumatic events on the body and mind and strategies for practitioner self-care. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 011.
(Meets with SIS 730 011)
OPEN
212
Appld Strat Comm in Int'l Work 
01.00
 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    03/24/18 03/25/18
 
Special Tuition Rate. Applied Strategic Communications in International Work (1) Whether seeking funding through a grant application, convincing a government agency about the need for an intervention or program, or advocating about a social issue to the public, professionals depend on their ability to use language persuasively to effectively convey "why this matters." In this course, students focus on developing a statement of purpose for an organization, issue, program, or cause of their choosing. They are introduced to the analysis of features of language including framing, positioning, and reference, exploring how these work in constructing narratives. Students bring in examples, and work with a framework to create their own language which can be used in verbal or written introductions or "About Us" sections of organizational websites and have the opportunity to deliver these orally, and following a rubric, give and receive feedback about their effectiveness. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 012.
(Meets with SIS 730 012)
OPEN
213
Data Analytics for Fin Inclusn 
01.00
Menajovsky,J 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/06/18 04/06/18
SSU 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 04/07/18 04/08/18
 
Data Analytics for Financial Inclusion (1) This course focuses on the development of skills to analyze data and support decision making in financial inclusion programs using statistical software. Students are exposed to basic statistical concepts and applications through hands-on exercises on real data from a country representative survey that targets users and non-users of digital financial services in Kenya. Additionally, students are exposed to socio-economic and poverty indicators that are widely used by global NGOs, microfinance institutions, social businesses and the multilateral development banks (MDBs). Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 013.
(Meets with SIS 730 013)
OPEN
214
Smartphone Media Production 
01.00
Engel,L 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/07/18 04/08/18
 
Smartphone Media Production (1) This course helps students self-document events, research, fieldwork, and other real-world encounters using nothing more than their smartphone. Students learn how to make best use of the tools they already have to preserve key audio and visual information, and how to turn that information into a compelling story for their project. The course discusses the basics of visual storytelling in photography and video, skill sets in creating compelling images and scenes, and the basics of editing. Students also add hardware and software to their smartphone and learn to work with small camcorders. Students need a fully-charged smartphone and a laptop, and are encouraged to also bring other cameras. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 014.
(Meets with SIS 730 014)
OPEN
215
Analytic Writing 
01.00
Armstrong,F 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/07/18 04/08/18
 
Special Tuition Rate. Analytic Writing (1) This course introduces students to analytic writing as it is used in intelligence, policy, and nonprofit work. Policy-focused careers in Washington, DC often require familiarity with concise, direct, and terse prose that puts the bottom line up front. Through a series of conversations and exercises, students learn to present their ideas in a writing style recognized by the policy community. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 015.
(Meets with SIS 730 015)
OPEN
216
Int'l Edu Program Evaluation 
01.00
Helms,R 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/13/18 04/13/18
S 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 04/14/18 04/14/18
SU 09:00AM 03:00PM TBA TBA 04/15/18 04/15/18
 
International Education Program Evaluation: Taking Stock of Outcomes and Impact (1) International education professionals appreciate hearing "studying abroad changed my life." However, as the international education field has matured, the need to understand outcomes and impact in more concrete terms has been recognized. Designed for program managers and other practitioners in the field, this course provides an overview of program evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, project types and rationales, and reporting strategies. Students review case examples and design an evaluation plan for a sample program. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 016.
(Meets with SIS 730 016)
OPEN
217
Green Recov & Recon Training 
01.00
Kelly,C 
 
 
SSU     09:00AM 05:00PM  TBA  TBA    04/21/18 04/22/18
 
Special Tuition Rate. Green Recovery and Reconstruction Training (1) In the wake of natural or man-made disasters, governments and disaster-response agencies are under considerable pressure to assist communities to rebuild rapidly and promote economic recovery. In these circumstances, recovery and rehabilitation projects often result in environmental damage, unsustainable practices, and resulting harm to disaster survivors. This course trains students in use of the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT), developed by the World Wildlife Fund and American Red Cross to facilitate recovery planning and project design that promote for sustainable, resilient communities. The course examines the need for a more environmentally sound recovery process, describes the elements of the GRRT, focuses on how sections of the GRRT can be used in project design, implementation and monitoring and reviews practical ways the GRRT can be used to improve project impacts, outcomes and conditions for disaster survivors. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 017.
(Meets with SIS 730 017)
OPEN
218
Program Dsgn, M&E, Learning 
01.00
Gray,J 
 
 
F       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    02/16/18 02/16/18
S 09:00AM 05:00PM TBA TBA 02/17/18 02/17/18
SU 09:00AM 03:00PM TBA TBA 02/18/18 02/18/18
 
Special Tuition Rate. Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (1) This course introduces methods and skills used in evaluating international development programs with a focus on planning and design. The course introduces students to the evaluation process and various evaluation designs, as well as methods for data collection and analysis. The course has a practical focus as it prepares students for performing work funded by international organizations, bilateral aid agencies, philanthropic foundations, or other global development donors. Students develop a broad understanding of program evaluation and how to apply tools and templates to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities. The primary skills include how to develop a theory of change, a results framework, and learning plan; how to differentiate among the many approaches to evaluation, such as performance, impact, developmental, utilization-focused, etc., and develop an understanding regarding when and how each should be used; the ability to use information and communications technology (ICT) tools for surveys; and an understanding of approaches required to communicate results in an accessible manner. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-730 018.
(Meets with SIS 730 018)
SIS-731
Economic Development
Prerequisite: ECON-603.
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Poole,J 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-734
Int'l Peace & Confl Res Sem II
Restriction: International Peace and Conflict Resolution (MA) or Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (MA).
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Gregorian,H 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
003
 
03.00
Eralp,D 
 
 
M       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-750
Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs
OPEN
001
Proj Design, Monitoring & Eval 
03.00
Onder,S 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of qualitative and basic quantitative tools and approaches to international program evaluation. With needs, priorities, and agendas contested across political scales and economic sectors, evaluation is not only a technically demanding exercise; it is an intensely political process. Students develop skills in understanding methodological as well as epistemological and ontological underpinnings of program evaluation and how these influence research design and data interpretation; designing research for evaluative purposes and critically assessing its validity, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness; reading and coding data, developing report outlines, and presenting findings in appropriate formats. In addition to skill development, the course also challenges students in their roles as development practitioners to identify ethical dilemmas in the context of evaluation and to reflect on appropriate responses. The course includes brief lectures, in-class exercises, problem sets, a real world case study, and discussion in groups and plenary.
OPEN
002
Political Risk Analysis 
03.00
Richardson,J 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Political Risk Analysis (3) Political risk analysis techniques allow practitioners to gauge the political conditions that would be beneficial or harmful to investment and other activities. This methodology course covers approaches to political risk analysis and applications.
OPEN
003
Proj Design, Monitoring & Eval 
03.00
Campbell,S 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of qualitative and basic quantitative tools and approaches to international program evaluation. With needs, priorities, and agendas contested across political scales and economic sectors, evaluation is not only a technically demanding exercise; it is an intensely political process. Students develop skills in understanding methodological as well as epistemological and ontological underpinnings of program evaluation and how these influence research design and data interpretation; designing research for evaluative purposes and critically assessing its validity, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness; reading and coding data, developing report outlines, and presenting findings in appropriate formats. In addition to skill development, the course also challenges students in their roles as development practitioners to identify ethical dilemmas in the context of evaluation and to reflect on appropriate responses. The course includes brief lectures, in-class exercises, problem sets, a real world case study, and discussion in groups and plenary.
OPEN
004
Big Data & Text Mining 
03.00
Cogburn,D 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (3) This course helps students understand the tools and techniques used in contemporary analysis of large-scale unstructured textual data with applications for international affairs and a range of social science research topics. While the concept of Big Data is relative, and how it is defined varies from field to field, text-based data is perhaps the largest single source of data available to the modern investigator. This includes numerous genres of textual data, from email archives, websites, twitter feeds and other social media, blog posts, speeches, annual reports, published articles, and much more. In the aggregate, these sources can easily run into thousands and thousands of discrete items. This form of Big Data is particularly challenging to the analyst using only traditional forms of content analysis. In this course, students learn techniques to help them begin to see the power of computational approaches to the large-scale analysis of unstructured text-based data. Essentially, this course helps to find the proverbial needle in the international affairs data haystack.
OPEN
005
Data Analysis 
03.00
Hart,A 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Data Analysis (3) This course introduces students to the study and practice of data analysis, focusing especially on generating, managing, and analyzing quantitative data. Topics include data visualization, data cleaning, and the presentation of data and data analysis to professional audiences. Prerequisite: SIS-600.
OPEN
101
Proj Design, Monitoring & Eval 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of qualitative and basic quantitative tools and approaches to international program evaluation. With needs, priorities, and agendas contested across political scales and economic sectors, evaluation is not only a technically demanding exercise; it is an intensely political process. Students develop skills in understanding methodological as well as epistemological and ontological underpinnings of program evaluation and how these influence research design and data interpretation; designing research for evaluative purposes and critically assessing its validity, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness; reading and coding data, developing report outlines, and presenting findings in appropriate formats. In addition to skill development, the course also challenges students in their roles as development practitioners to identify ethical dilemmas in the context of evaluation and to reflect on appropriate responses. The course includes brief lectures, in-class exercises, problem sets, a real world case study, and discussion in groups and plenary. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-750 301.
(Meets with SIS 750 301)
OPEN
102
Proj Design, Monitoring & Eval 
03.00
Jantzi,T 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of qualitative and basic quantitative tools and approaches to international program evaluation. With needs, priorities, and agendas contested across political scales and economic sectors, evaluation is not only a technically demanding exercise; it is an intensely political process. Students develop skills in understanding methodological as well as epistemological and ontological underpinnings of program evaluation and how these influence research design and data interpretation; designing research for evaluative purposes and critically assessing its validity, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness; reading and coding data, developing report outlines, and presenting findings in appropriate formats. In addition to skill development, the course also challenges students in their roles as development practitioners to identify ethical dilemmas in the context of evaluation and to reflect on appropriate responses. The course includes brief lectures, in-class exercises, problem sets, a real world case study, and discussion in groups and plenary. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-750 302.
(Meets with SIS 750 302)
OPEN
301
Proj Design, Monitoring & Eval 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of qualitative and basic quantitative tools and approaches to international program evaluation. With needs, priorities, and agendas contested across political scales and economic sectors, evaluation is not only a technically demanding exercise; it is an intensely political process. Students develop skills in understanding methodological as well as epistemological and ontological underpinnings of program evaluation and how these influence research design and data interpretation; designing research for evaluative purposes and critically assessing its validity, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness; reading and coding data, developing report outlines, and presenting findings in appropriate formats. In addition to skill development, the course also challenges students in their roles as development practitioners to identify ethical dilemmas in the context of evaluation and to reflect on appropriate responses. The course includes brief lectures, in-class exercises, problem sets, a real world case study, and discussion in groups and plenary. Meets with SIS-750 101.
(Meets with SIS 750 101)
OPEN
302
Proj Design, Monitoring & Eval 
03.00
Jantzi,T 
 
 
 
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of qualitative and basic quantitative tools and approaches to international program evaluation. With needs, priorities, and agendas contested across political scales and economic sectors, evaluation is not only a technically demanding exercise; it is an intensely political process. Students develop skills in understanding methodological as well as epistemological and ontological underpinnings of program evaluation and how these influence research design and data interpretation; designing research for evaluative purposes and critically assessing its validity, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness; reading and coding data, developing report outlines, and presenting findings in appropriate formats. In addition to skill development, the course also challenges students in their roles as development practitioners to identify ethical dilemmas in the context of evaluation and to reflect on appropriate responses. The course includes brief lectures, in-class exercises, problem sets, a real world case study, and discussion in groups and plenary. Meets with SIS-750 102.
(Meets with SIS 750 102)
SIS-770
AU-Pontificia Univ Javeriana
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-771
AU-Koc University, Turkey
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-774
AU-St.Petersburg Univ, Russia
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-775
AU-Norwegian Univ of Life Sci
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-776
AU-Freie Universitat, Berlin
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-779
AU-Peking University, Beijing
Permission: SIS Program Development Office.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-782
AU-Graduate Institute, Geneva
Permission: SIS Office of International Programs.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-12.00
 
 
 
 
SIS-793
Practicum in Int'l Affairs
Permission: SIS Graduate Advising Office.
OPEN
001
Ldrshp/Mgmt of Peacebldg NGOs 
03.00
Dambach,C 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Leadership and Management of Peacebuilding NGOs (3) This practicum focuses on key aspects of peacebuilding organizations, specifically on leadership, organization development and program strategies, staffing structures, financing and governance. Students work with international non-governmental organizations, such as the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Institute for Economics and Peace, and USAID prime contract agencies such as MSI and Creative Associates. Topics include strategic planning, budgeting, leadership concepts, and evaluation applied to peacebuilding organizations. Meets with SIS-793 201.
(Meets with SIS 793 201)
OPEN
002
Issues of Multinatl Enterprise 
03.00
Bocskor,C 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Issues of Multinational Enterprise (3) Students gain experience in the field of international business consulting by undertaking research projects for U.S. and foreign multinational enterprises, giving clients including Rosetta Stone, EchoStar (Dish Network), Freelusion, LLC, yummber, and LLC advice on real-life business and regulatory problems. The practicum emphasizes research, data presentation, and analytic skills, while teaching the students how to work together as a team. Students learn how to manage the clients' demands and expectations while working closely with high-level business executives who take a personal interest in the student's' growth and learning experiences. Students also learn new oral and written presentation skills to enhance their resumes. Meets with SIS-793 202.
(Meets with SIS 793 202)
OPEN
003
Assessment of Int'l Educ Prog 
03.00
Dunsmore,L 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Assessment of International Education Programs (3) This course examines, in a comparative context, government investments in international education to enhance human capacity and economic prosperity. Students evaluate the goals of international scholarship programs, mobility outcomes and impact, and make recommendations to clients for future investments and engagement. Meets with SIS-793 203.
(Meets with SIS 793 203)
OPEN
005
Intelligence Analysis 
03.00
Peritz,A 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Intelligence Analysis (3) The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) provides intelligence to the U.S. military and defense policymakers. This project seeks to fill a specific requirement in the DIA for information related to second and third order effects of the Syrian civil war. Students collectively research and write a substantial research report and an executive summary that describe and explain mechanisms the Lebanese government and the international community could employ to address the many economic, military, and political challenges facing Lebanon. The report includes recommendations on a variety of subtopics, such as the Lebanese military, politics and governance, economic policy, and counter-extremism. Students also deliver an oral presentation on their research and recommendations to officials from the DIA. Meets with SIS-793 205.
(Meets with SIS 793 205)
CANCELLED
006
Cent America Sec Challenges 
03.00
Armstrong,F 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    CANCELLED
 
Central America Security Challenges and Opportunities (3) This practicum identifies, analyzes, and prioritizes the options that the incoming U.S. administration and Congress will have in dealing with Central America's pressing issues, which have profound implications for the United States including security, migration, stability, and quality of democracy. Meets with SIS-793 206.
(Meets with SIS 793 206)
OPEN
007
U.S. Policy toward Egypt 
03.00
Aftandilian,G 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
U.S. Policy toward Egypt (3) The practicum examines the intricacies of U.S. policy toward Egypt and the dilemmas U.S. policymakers face as they try to balance often contradictory interests in the strategic, political, economic, and human rights spheres. The end result of the course is a student-prepared, major policy paper that is presented and briefed to the course's client, a State Department official who is policymaker on Egyptian affairs. Meets with SIS-793 207.
(Meets with SIS 793 207)
OPEN
008
Human Rights & Nat'l Security 
03.00
Bachman,J 
 
 
TH      02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Human Rights and National Security (3) Partnering with Airwars.org, students complete a comparative analysis of Russian and Coalition airstrikes in Syria. Working with an event-specific multimedia archive, students help to determine whether there are any identifiable variables which might explain key differences in reported civilian deaths and injuries resulting from each belligerent's actions. Meets with SIS-793 208.
(Meets with SIS 793 208)
OPEN
009
Sustainable Agriculture 
03.00
Kiechel,V 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Sustainable Agriculture (3) This practicum is relevant for students with an interest in sustainable agriculture, viniculture, local impacts of climate change, how to mobilize communities around green issues, sustainable design, eco-labels, certification systems, the power of branding in consumer market transformation, and supply chain strategies. Specific topics include a comparative analysis of sustainable wine certifications; creating a wine certification scheme for the Finger Lakes; constructed vineyard wetlands and onsite greywater treatment; and the leveraging of environmental and cultural factors into the winery's climate change education aspirations. Meets with SIS-793 209.
(Meets with SIS 793 209)
OPEN
010
Dangerous Decline of Democracy 
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
The Dangerous Decline of Democracy: What the U.S. Government Should Do (3) For over ten years, democracy has been rolling back all around the world. Not a single region of the world has remained untouched and even nations that had been held up as democratic models have regressed. In many countries populist and far-right parties with little commitment to civil liberties and democratic norms are gaining in popularity. Some authoritarian governments have witnessed growing clout and, some scholars argue, are even cooperating directly with each other to thwart democracy's progress. In many countries the middle class, long considered the linchpin to successful democratization, has turned against democracy. This practicum explores why the decline of democracy is happening, and develops recommendations as to what the U.S. government can do about it. Meets with SIS-793 210.
(Meets with SIS 793 210)
OPEN
011
Conflict Transform & Peacebldg 
03.00
Gregorian,H 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (3) This practicum increases familiarity with the practice of contemporary peacebuilding; specifically, on rebuilding, or building, social and political infrastructure in fragile and conflict prone states and communities. Students work with international non-governmental organizations, such as Partners Global and RESOLVE; civil society organizations, such as the Washington, DC-based Alliance of Concerned Men; government agencies, such as the U. S. Department of State; and for-profit clients such as Creative Associates International. Topics include civil society building, empowerment of youth and women, economic and political governance, rule of law, human rights, and countering violent extremism. Meets with SIS-793 211.
(Meets with SIS 793 211)
OPEN
012
Social Enterprise 
03.00
Sachs,N 
 
 
SU      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Social Enterprise (3) Students undertake projects that meet the Social Enterprise Practicum Guidelines. Note: For Social Enterprise (MA) students and other SIS master's students with a social enterprise concentration and/or have had significant experience working in social enterprise. Meets with SIS-793 212.
(Meets with SIS 793 212)
OPEN
013
World Bank Monitoring 
03.00
Nadelman,R 
 
 
M       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
World Bank Monitoring (3) In the world of international development, the field of transparency and accountability is rapidly expanding. The Bank Information Center (BIC), the client for this practicum, is a leading watchdog organization whose mission is to hold multilateral development banks accountable for their social and environmental public commitments. Organizations like BIC are often important external allies for staff inside these institutions who are working to promote and sustain reforms. Students assess how the World Bank has carried out its 2014 Citizen Engagement Strategy, which made ambitious commitments for mainstreaming citizen involvement in operations. This is an opportunity to learn applied policy analysis and experience how public interest groups both monitor from the outside and collaborate with internal change-makers to promote change in large, powerful institutions. Meets with SIS-793 213.
(Meets with SIS 793 213)
OPEN
014
Cuba: Deepening Normalization 
03.00
Armstrong,F 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Cuba: Deepening Normalization (3) The normalization of bilateral relations launched by Presidents Obama and Castro in December 2014 has made historic progress but still faces major obstacles. Government-to-government cooperation has advanced rapidly; commercial flights have been regularized; people-to-people travel has skyrocketed; and other forms of contact are emerging. Nonetheless, limitations on both sides--legal, regulatory, structural, and political--have stymied other normal forms of engagement from blossoming, particularly commercial ties. Uncertainty over the direction of policy in both countries, moreover, has itself slowed normalization. The Trump Administration has committed to getting a "better deal" from Cuba and is contemplating curbing contact, and Havana is about to undergo a significant transfer of power from President Castro to a new leadership team. This practicum assesses the normalization process so far; analyzes the opportunities and obstacles ahead; and develops strategies for anticipating and resolving challenges to the evolution of the healthy, mutually beneficial relationship that both countries seek. The principal clients of the practicum analysis and recommendations package are Washington-based organizations interested in U.S.-Cuba relations. Informal clients include specialists and policymakers in the Cuban and U.S. governments. Meets with SIS-793 214.
(Meets with SIS 793 214)
OPEN
101
Alternative Strategies 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Alternative Strategies: Russia, Eastern Europe, NATO and the United States (3) Students examine whether Russia's actions in Eastern Europe have allowed the Kremlin to successfully pursue its foreign policy or whether their actions have been counter-productive. Students also examine the U.S./NATO response and explore alternative options and present their findings to members of the United States European Command (USEUCOM) Russia Strategic Initiative team. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 301.
(Meets with SIS 793 301)
OPEN
102
Global Impact Investing Envir 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online. Global Impact Investing Environment (3) Impact investors support ventures as diverse as clean energy, sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, and women's leadership. In this practicum, students learn about the current landscape of impact investing and how it relates to international development and philanthropy. Students consult for a global action community for impact investors interested in expanding their operations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The project involves mapping new markets for expansion, identifying and conducting interviews with key stakeholders, and presenting findings and recommendations to the board of the organization. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 302.
(Meets with SIS 793 302)
OPEN
201
Ldrshp/Mgmt of Peacebldg NGOs 
03.00
Dambach,C 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Leadership and Management of Peacebuilding NGOs (3) This practicum focuses on key aspects of peacebuilding organizations, specifically on leadership, organization development and program strategies, staffing structures, financing and governance. Students work with international non-governmental organizations, such as the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Institute for Economics and Peace, and USAID prime contract agencies such as MSI and Creative Associates. Topics include strategic planning, budgeting, leadership concepts, and evaluation applied to peacebuilding organizations. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 001.
(Meets with SIS 793 001)
OPEN
202
Issues of Multinatl Enterprise 
03.00
Bocskor,C 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Issues of Multinational Enterprise (3) Students gain experience in the field of international business consulting by undertaking research projects for U.S. and foreign multinational enterprises, giving clients including Rosetta Stone, EchoStar (Dish Network), Freelusion, LLC, yummber, and LLC advice on real-life business and regulatory problems. The practicum emphasizes research, data presentation, and analytic skills, while teaching the students how to work together as a team. Students learn how to manage the clients' demands and expectations while working closely with high-level business executives who take a personal interest in the student's' growth and learning experiences. Students also learn new oral and written presentation skills to enhance their resumes. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 002.
(Meets with SIS 793 002)
OPEN
203
Assessment of Int'l Educ Prog 
03.00
Dunsmore,L 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Assessment of International Education Programs (3) This course examines, in a comparative context, government investments in international education to enhance human capacity and economic prosperity. Students evaluate the goals of international scholarship programs, mobility outcomes and impact, and make recommendations to clients for future investments and engagement. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 003.
(Meets with SIS 793 003)
OPEN
205
Intelligence Analysis 
03.00
Peritz,A 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Intelligence Analysis (3) The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) provides intelligence to the U.S. military and defense policymakers. This project seeks to fill a specific requirement in the DIA for information related to second and third order effects of the Syrian civil war. Students collectively research and write a substantial research report and an executive summary that describe and explain mechanisms the Lebanese government and the international community could employ to address the many economic, military, and political challenges facing Lebanon. The report includes recommendations on a variety of subtopics, such as the Lebanese military, politics and governance, economic policy, and counter-extremism. Students also deliver an oral presentation on their research and recommendations to officials from the DIA. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 005.
(Meets with SIS 793 005)
CANCELLED
206
Cent America Sec Challenges 
03.00
Armstrong,F 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    CANCELLED
 
Central America Security Challenges and Opportunities (3) This practicum identifies, analyzes, and prioritizes the options that the incoming U.S. administration and Congress will have in dealing with Central America's pressing issues, which have profound implications for the United States including security, migration, stability, and quality of democracy. Meets with SIS-793 006.
(Meets with SIS 793 006)
OPEN
207
U.S. Policy toward Egypt 
03.00
Aftandilian,G 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
U.S. Policy toward Egypt (3) The practicum examines the intricacies of U.S. policy toward Egypt and the dilemmas U.S. policymakers face as they try to balance often contradictory interests in the strategic, political, economic, and human rights spheres. The end result of the course is a student-prepared, major policy paper that is presented and briefed to the course's client, a State Department official who is policymaker on Egyptian affairs. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 007.
(Meets with SIS 793 007)
OPEN
208
Human Rights & Nat'l Security 
03.00
Bachman,J 
 
 
TH      02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Human Rights and National Security (3) Partnering with Airwars.org, students complete a comparative analysis of Russian and Coalition airstrikes in Syria. Working with an event-specific multimedia archive, students help to determine whether there are any identifiable variables which might explain key differences in reported civilian deaths and injuries resulting from each belligerent's actions. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 008.
(Meets with SIS 793 008)
OPEN
209
Sustainable Agriculture 
03.00
Kiechel,V 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Special Tuition Rate. Sustainable Agriculture (3) This practicum is relevant for students with an interest in sustainable agriculture, viniculture, local impacts of climate change, how to mobilize communities around green issues, sustainable design, eco-labels, certification systems, the power of branding in consumer market transformation, and supply chain strategies. Specific topics include a comparative analysis of sustainable wine certifications; creating a wine certification scheme for the Finger Lakes; constructed vineyard wetlands and onsite greywater treatment; and the leveraging of environmental and cultural factors into the winery's climate change education aspirations. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 009.
(Meets with SIS 793 009)
OPEN
210
Dangerous Decline of Democracy 
03.00
Shelton-Colby,S 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
The Dangerous Decline of Democracy: What the U.S. Government Should Do (3) For over ten years, democracy has been rolling back all around the world. Not a single region of the world has remained untouched and even nations that had been held up as democratic models have regressed. In many countries populist and far-right parties with little commitment to civil liberties and democratic norms are gaining in popularity. Some authoritarian governments have witnessed growing clout and, some scholars argue, are even cooperating directly with each other to thwart democracy's progress. In many countries the middle class, long considered the linchpin to successful democratization, has turned against democracy. This practicum explores why the decline of democracy is happening, and develops recommendations as to what the U.S. government can do about it. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 010.
(Meets with SIS 793 010)
OPEN
211
Conflict Transform & Peacebldg 
03.00
Gregorian,H 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (3) This practicum increases familiarity with the practice of contemporary peacebuilding; specifically, on rebuilding, or building, social and political infrastructure in fragile and conflict prone states and communities. Students work with international non-governmental organizations, such as Partners Global and RESOLVE; civil society organizations, such as the Washington, DC-based Alliance of Concerned Men; government agencies, such as the U. S. Department of State; and for-profit clients such as Creative Associates International. Topics include civil society building, empowerment of youth and women, economic and political governance, rule of law, human rights, and countering violent extremism. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 011.
(Meets with SIS 793 011)
OPEN
212
Social Enterprise 
03.00
Sachs,N 
 
 
SU      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Special Tuition Rate. Social Enterprise (3) Students undertake projects that meet the Social Enterprise Practicum Guidelines. Note: For Social Enterprise (MA) students and other SIS master's students with a social enterprise concentration and/or have had significant experience working in social enterprise. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 012.
(Meets with SIS 793 012)
OPEN
213
World Bank Monitoring 
03.00
Nadelman,R 
 
 
M       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Special Tuition Rate. World Bank Monitoring (3) In the world of international development, the field of transparency and accountability is rapidly expanding. The Bank Information Center (BIC), the client for this practicum, is a leading watchdog organization whose mission is to hold multilateral development banks accountable for their social and environmental public commitments. Organizations like BIC are often important external allies for staff inside these institutions who are working to promote and sustain reforms. Students assess how the World Bank has carried out its 2014 Citizen Engagement Strategy, which made ambitious commitments for mainstreaming citizen involvement in operations. This is an opportunity to learn applied policy analysis and experience how public interest groups both monitor from the outside and collaborate with internal change-makers to promote change in large, powerful institutions. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 013.
(Meets with SIS 793 013)
OPEN
214
Cuba: Deepening Normalization 
03.00
Armstrong,F 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Special Tuition Rate. Cuba: Deepening Normalization (3) The normalization of bilateral relations launched by Presidents Obama and Castro in December 2014 has made historic progress but still faces major obstacles. Government-to-government cooperation has advanced rapidly; commercial flights have been regularized; people-to-people travel has skyrocketed; and other forms of contact are emerging. Nonetheless, limitations on both sides--legal, regulatory, structural, and political--have stymied other normal forms of engagement from blossoming, particularly commercial ties. Uncertainty over the direction of policy in both countries, moreover, has itself slowed normalization. The Trump Administration has committed to getting a "better deal" from Cuba and is contemplating curbing contact, and Havana is about to undergo a significant transfer of power from President Castro to a new leadership team. This practicum assesses the normalization process so far; analyzes the opportunities and obstacles ahead; and develops strategies for anticipating and resolving challenges to the evolution of the healthy, mutually beneficial relationship that both countries seek. The principal clients of the practicum analysis and recommendations package are Washington-based organizations interested in U.S.-Cuba relations. Informal clients include specialists and policymakers in the Cuban and U.S. governments. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 014.
(Meets with SIS 793 014)
OPEN
301
Alternative Strategies 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Alternative Strategies: Russia, Eastern Europe, NATO and the United States (3) Students examine whether Russia's actions in Eastern Europe have allowed the Kremlin to successfully pursue its foreign policy or whether their actions have been counter-productive. Students also examine the U.S./NATO response and explore alternative options and present their findings to members of the United States European Command (USEUCOM) Russia Strategic Initiative team. Meets with SIS-793 101.
(Meets with SIS 793 101)
OPEN
302
Global Impact Investing Envir 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Global Impact Investing Environment (3) Impact investors support ventures as diverse as clean energy, sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, and women's leadership. In this practicum, students learn about the current landscape of impact investing and how it relates to international development and philanthropy. Students consult for a global action community for impact investors interested in expanding their operations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The project involves mapping new markets for expansion, identifying and conducting interviews with key stakeholders, and presenting findings and recommendations to the board of the organization. Meets with SIS-793 102.
(Meets with SIS 793 102)
SIS-803
Adv Seminar in Int'l Relations
Restriction: International Relations (PhD).
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001
 
03.00
Kahler,M 
 
 
M       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-804
Soc Theory Comp & Int'l Persp
Restriction: International Relations (PhD).
OPEN
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03.00
Shepler,S 
 
 
TH      11:20AM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
SIS-807
Qual Methods in Intl Relations
Restriction: PhD in International Relations.
OPEN
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03.00
Gallaher,C 
 
 
T       11:20AM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18