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Junior Seminar: Global Governance

Semester
Instructor(s)
Section
5
Number
191
CCN
17739
Times
Thurs 4-6pm
Location
REMOTE
Course Description

What strategies does the international community use to address public problems that have a global
scope? What roles do international organizations, national governments, and non-governmental
organizations play in mobilizing and coordinating global action? The course will focus on how these
institutions develop strategies and programs for the global governance of issues like poverty, health,
and the environment. We will also explore a range of global governance strategies, such as public-
private partnerships, global policy networks, private regulation, and orchestration. In particular, the
course will explore the United Nation’s efforts to achieve its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
by 2030. Are these goals merely aspirational or do they motivate concrete action? How do different
nations mobilize to achieve these goals and what are the barriers to action? The course will be
organized around the development of a semester research paper on one of the 17 SDGs.