Topics in International Relations

CAS IR 500

Examines various aspects of International Relations. Topics vary from semester to semester. Three topics are offered Spring 2015. Students may take one, two, or three sections for credit. Section A1: Principles of International Negotiation. Focuses on the process of international negotiations using simulations, exercises, and games. Special emphasis on negotiation analysis, dynamics, strategy and tactics in the international setting and in both bilateral and multilateral contexts. Issues of power, culture, and implementation. Section B1: Arctic & International Relations. The Arctic has become an area of intense focus among major states, international organizations, and economic enterprises. Climate change will open up new ocean paths, questions of sovereignty, security confrontations between regional powers, and ecological challenges. Section C1: International Law & Development. Explores trade and investment agreements and their implications for global development. Compares developing and developed country agreements, bilateral and multilateral approaches. Examines impact on domestic policies aimed at development. Students contribute to real-world recommendations on an agreement under negotiation.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Loftis IRC 220 TR 12:30 pm-2:00 pm Topic:
International
Negotiations
*ir Grad &
Seniors only*
Class Full

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Lori IRC 220 M 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Topic:
Comparative
Immigration &
Racial Politics

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Ban IRB 102 W 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Topic:Rise of
Brics & the
Global Economy

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
D1 Edgar GCB 209 F 10:00 am-1:00 pm Topic: Cyber
Conflict &
Internet
Freedom.*ir
MA & Sen Only
Mts w/CAS CS591

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Loftis IRB 102 M 10:00 am-1:00 pm Topic:
International
Negotiation

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Corgan IRB 102 TR 11:00 am-12:30 pm Topic:
Artic &
International
Relations

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Thrasher IRC 220 M 9:00 am-12:00 pm Topic:
International
LAW &
Development

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.