|Section Title:||Crises in U.S. Foreign Policy: Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush|
|Course:||P A 383C - Politics and Process
(previously Policy Development)
|Day & Time:||Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Waitlist Information:||Cristina Zambrano, 512-471-0291|
|Notes:||Cross list with AMS 391|
Description: This seminar concentrates on a century of decisive moments in American foreign policy: how each crisis was perceived and addressed by the White House, the Congress, the media, the private sector, etc. Although the current Administration will form an inevitable back-drop to class discussions, earlier examples of both optimal and sub-optimal crisis management will be examined. Students with regional interests will have the opportunity to focus on U.S. relations with Latin America, Europe, Asia, etc., especially in their research papers. The impact on world opinion of American responses to challenges will be considered. The final class sessions will examine then-current policy options in the light of a hundred years of experience and precedent.
Requirements: Readings, class discussion, a research paper. A lively interest in contemporary politics.
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