Problems Without Passports: Global Challenges and Opportunities
This course will examine some of the most critical global issues confronting an ever increasingly interdependent international community. In this regard, the course has two primary objectives. First, students will learn how a select number of contemporary issues are tied to various trans-historical economic, social, and political processes. Second, we will critically explore how these current issues are producing different types of opportunities and challenges for individuals, societies, and states.
Some of the themes that will be explored throughout the semester are events and patterns instrumental in the development of the global system, human rights, conflict, global resources and sustainability, political economy, identity, and demography/migration.