INTERNATIONAL LAW & ORGANIZATIONS
ILO L210: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
The goal of this course is to explore international human rights law, policy, and practice. The course will examine global and regional mechanisms for the protection of human rights as well as international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Throughout the term, we will analyze, critique, and debate current issues and developments in the human rights field. The course will be divided into the following thematic sections: (I.) The Concept of Human Rights (II.) Human Rights and Human Trafficking (III.) Guaranteeing Human Rights by Treaty (IV.) UN Mechanisms for Addressing Violations of Human Rights (V.) Regional Human Rights Systems (VI.) Uprisings and Human Rights Discourse in the Arab Region (VI.) Human Rights in Extremis and International Humanitarian Law (VII.) International Criminal Law (VIII.) Current Issues in Human Rights and Conclusions.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Kathleen Hamill
TTH. 2:30 – 5:30 pm
DIPLOMACY, HISTORY & POLITICS
This course explores the processes, rather than specific substantive issues, of international negotiation. Using exercises and simulations, it examines the nature of conflict in the international arena; the special characteristics of negotiation in the international setting; negotiation dynamics; the roles of culture, power, and psychological processes; and the strategy and tactics of international negotiation. Special problems of multilateral negotiation, and the follow-up and implementation of negotiated agreements are also examined.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Anthony Wanis-St. John
MTWTh, 6:00-9:00 pm
For three weeks from June 3-June 20
DHP P205: DECISION MAKING AND PUBLIC POLICY
Governments and indeed all organizations must develop decision making processes that permit policymakers to make informed decisions about a range of highly complex issues and problems. This course examines the machinery of decision making by considering how domestic and international forces influence decisions, and develops interpretive models for understanding how individuals operate in bureaucratic environments. It then focuses on the organizations and functions of the interagency process, including the U.S. National Security Council, and concludes with an exercise in which students prepare a policy memorandum on a selected problem and defend it in a simulated meeting of the U.S. National Security Council. Students play the role of NSC principals who present their positions for a decision by the president. This course encourages students to think analytically and critically about governmental decision making and policy processes
Associate Professor William Martel
MW, 2:30-5:30 pm
ECONOMICS & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
EIB B200: FOUNDATIONS IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND CORPORATE FINANCE
This course will prepare students for careers as treasurers, comptrollers and chief financial officers of mid-sized domestic organizations. More broadly, the course also prepares students for careers in international business, including global financial services such as banking and insurance. The first half of the course deals with working capital management and analysis of financial statements. The second half of the course develops valuation concepts that are at the core of investment decisions (capital budgeting) for new equipment, the introduction of new products and/or the acquisition of other businesses and firms. Additionally, we focus closely on the funding/financing decisions that must be thoughtfully coordinated with the investment decision. Students will develop an understanding of financial accounting, planning and budgeting and a familiarity with financial spreadsheet analyses. Case studies and a company valuation project will add depth to the text material.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Phil Uhlmann
MW, 6:00-9:00 pm