Topics in International Relations

CAS IR 500

Examines various aspects of International Relations. Topics vary from semester to semester. Five topics are offered Fall 2014. Students may take any number of 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 also discussed. Section B1: Comparative Immigration and Racial Politics. Examines immigration policies and domestic racial hierarchies across world regions and regime-types. Investigates the role of immigration and racial hierarchy in economic development, state formation, nationalism and electoral politics. Case studies include the US, Brazil, Britain, France, the UAE and Japan. Section C1: Rise of BRICS & the Global Economy. Why have some developing countries grown richer and others poorer? What does the rise of countries like China mean for the economic fortunes of high- income countries? Addresses these questions through developmental successes and disasters throughout the world. Section D1: Cyber Conflict & internet Freedom. (Meets with CAS CS 591 E1.) Examines the problems confronting the world in addressing network and computer insecurity while upholding privacy and civil liberties. While the U.S. has championed the "freedom-to-connect" as a human right, it has also established a new military command for cyberspace. Section E1: Nuclear Strategy. From the sling shot to the submarine, new weapons have given those deploying them critical military advantage. But the destructive power and proliferation of nuclear weapons has challenged mankind to seek ways of controlling them before it is too late.

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
Class Full

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 M 10:00 am-1:00 pm Topic:
Subsahara
Africa

SPRG 2015 Schedule

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

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