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POLI 4932 Honors Seminar: Crisis Politics (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course is designed to give students an understanding of how decisions are made under the conditions of national security crisis, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the war in Vietnam, the decision to invade Iraq, or circumstances that involve terrorism. After examining historical cases of crisis decision-making, students play roles of members of the National Security Council, discuss current foreign policy issues, conduct briefings, develop initiatives, and debate policy positions and proposals. The class will design and run a crisis simulation exercise.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kathleen Bailey

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:


Last Updated: 15-Feb-16