04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W
Robinson Hall A208
Section Information for Fall 2015
The success of the recent negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program highlights the need for students of Global Affairs to understand the complexity of contemporary global flashpoints. Media coverage of international crises tends to be superficial, lacking historical depth, and is often biased. Students of contemporary international affairs must therefore go beyond the headlines to explore the root causes of these conflicts.
This individualized research seminar will enable students to focus on a global hotspot and identify the salient historical, political, economic, social, and cultural roots of the crisis. Moreover, they will analyze the efforts to remedy each conflict by regional and/or international actors.
Students may focus on any region of the world: Middle East (Israel-Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan), Europe (Balkans, Ukraine, Trans-Caucuses), Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan), South America (Colombia, Nicaragua), Asia (Pakistan, India), or any other international conflict. The instructor will work with each student to identify the literature, primary sources, and other relevant material.
GLOA 450 003 is open to juniors and seniors.
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