AMS 391 • Policy Development
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
As of autumn 2005, a second-term president with strong policy initiatives is facing a country-and a world-where the decisions being made will have profound impact. The task for this seminar is to set presidential policy options in late 2005 within the context of sixty-nine years of White House efforts-both successful and thwarted. The record of twelve presidential administrations provides ample evidence of policy efforts, policy dilemmas and policy outcomes. Data from both domestic and foreign agendas will be examined and debated. The course will conclude with an assessment of emerging policy directions in a country seeking both security and prosperity in a turbulent world.