Problems without Passports, Summer 2016 NGOs in GLOBAL CONTEXT: WASHINGTON AND GENEVA AS CENTERS OF GRAVITY

PURPOSE OF COURSE

Based in historic Geneva, Switzerland, which is the home location for the widest range of global Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS) in the world (http://www.genevainternational.org/pages/en/87;Non-Governmental_Organisations) and Washington, DC, home to major international aid and economic programs and their U.S. affiliates, this six-week program examines the effects of global NGOS on national policies and international problem-solving, with particular focus on emerging issues of social justice in the context of migration, religious fundamentalism, civil war, international crime, climate change, and economic stagnation and decline. In studying both the foundations and changing landscape of global NGOS and their relation to U.S. public policy and strategies, students will gain a deeper understanding of how this landscape raises new questions of development, environment, health, finance, creative industries, intellectual property, Internet freedom, and the free flow of information and persons across borders. An organizing theme and major focus will be on emerging strategic policy and practices that international NGOS are deploying related to the major social changes around the world and their effects on public policy and practices in the United States.

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INFORMATION SESSIONS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 12:00-1:00 and 5:00-6:00

HSH 201, Sociology Department Conference Room

Refreshments Provided

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