Explores important themes across countries in the, Global South, including variation in conflict and, peace, democracy and authoritarianism, wealth and, poverty, and the strength or fragility of states., Examining similarities and differences across, countries, students will explore compelling, domestic, regional, and international, explanations, while touching on the roles of, identity and culture in the patterns observed, across the Global South.
Introduces students to the often-overlooked role, of religious actors and politics in international, affairs. While commonly associated with, radicalism or terrorism, religious actors and, ideas have played significant roles in, democratization, peacebuilding, conflict, resolution, humanitarianism, the evolution of, human rights, and foreign policy. The course also, explores relevant religious histories, the recent, "resurgence" of Islam and Christianity, and, definitions of "religion" and "secular."
Advanced research in international affairs., Students are expected to develop, research, write,, and present a methodologically rigorous and, analytically oriented analysis of some dimension, of international relations. Topics and, explanations are to be informed and guided by the, relevant international relations literature., Normally taken during spring semester of senior, year.