The Future of Global Cooperation (INTLPOL 217)
With autocracy resurgent and democracy on the decline, what is the future of global cooperation? What will be the fate of global institutions built to restore and maintain peace? Why pursue global cooperation at all? This seminar examines the role of the United Nations and other international organizations in responding to transborder threats in the modern era. Case studies may include the Syrian war, the Paris Climate Accord, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should enroll for three units. Those who wish to receive an additional unit of credit must write a long policy memo. See syllabus for details. Permission of instructor only; enrollment is capped. Course is cross-listed with LAW 5039.