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DHP D203: U.S. Foreign Policy: Problems in Security, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Course Description

The course is designed to immerse students in the substance and dynamics of US foreign policy decision-making. The class will examine factors contributing to specific international crises, and will debate the real-time choices that faced US government officials who had to address them. Students will develop an understanding of the dynamics of the crises studied; acquire knowledge of the options considered by US decision-makers in framing their policy responses; be exposed to the domestic and international political environment and pressures under which US policymakers made their decisions; and study the interaction between politics and law in US foreign policy making.
Not offered AY 2017-2018, 2018-2019.