Classes

    Japan and Globalization

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2022
    The main objective of this course is to provide students with a deeper understanding of how Japan has been impacted by and responded to structural changes brought about by globalization as a developed democratic polity situated in East Asia. Topics include Japan’s rise as a middle power, the idea of a liberal international order, trade, human rights, environment, territorial disputes, migration and refugees, gender inequality, and challenges posed by the Trump presidency....
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    Continuing Conflict: Old Challenges and New Debates

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2022
    The course focuses on two theaters of continuing conflict: Afghanistan and the Sahel region in Africa, the world’s most conflict heavy region. Collaborating with UN Security Council non-permanent members, this class will examine these recent conflicts, its impact on women, and the role of women as peace builders. From the denial of women's and girl's education in the recent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan to Africa’s Sahel region’s climate collapse which has impacted a gathering...
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    Migration, Refugees, and Human Rights

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2022
    Migration is a central political and moral issue of our time and its impacts will continue to alter our world throughout this century. Indeed large scale, irregular human migration should be considered “the new normal”, not an unexpected or one-off “crisis”. It affects the lives of millions, unsettles established governments, creates sharply polarizing policy dilemmas and generates far-reaching administrative, economic and political challenges. This course will focus on distress...
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