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.

Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users