International Relations

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  • CAS IR 592: Economic Development and International Institutions
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Examines the role of international institutions in economic development. Analyzes how development- related international institutions makes rules and affect national policy choices. Applies those lessons to concrete policy challenges, including possibilities for institutional reform.
  • CAS IR 594: Global Environmental Negotiation and Policy
    (Meets with CAS GE 594.) Key concepts, actors, concerns, and issues related to the process of negotiating global environmental policies. Overviews of the international system and environmental problems; an international negotiation simulation; case studies of global agreements on ozone depletion, climate change, desertification, and biodiversity, among others.
  • CAS IR 596: Globalization and Contemporary Capitalism in Advanced Industrialized Nations
    Meets with CAS PO 529. Considers the impact of globalization on advanced industrialized nations. Explores global and regional governance of finance, trade, and multinationals. Examines changes in national economic practices in Europe, Asia, and the US, and their effects on jobs, inequality, welfare, and democracy.
  • CAS IR 597: Development and Environment in Latin America
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS IR 292 or CAS IR 590 or CAS GE 100; and junior standing or consent of instructor.
    (Meets with CAS GE 597.) Provides an empirically based understanding of the social and environmental aspects of economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for purposes of analyzing the numerous trade and development policies that nations in LAC are currently considering.
  • CAS IR 598: International Business Intelligence and Security Practices
    Introduction to practices of international business intelligence and industrial security, including legal and ethical issues, and investment and market analysis for strategic planning. Lectures are supplemented by a team exercise on dealing with risk in the overseas environment.
  • CAS IR 599: Science, Politics, and Climate Change
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor.
    Applies a science and technology studies perspective to climate change science and policy. Examines the relationships between scientific and political systems at global, national, and local levels. Also offered as CAS GE 599.