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Leadership and Global Engagement

Course enrollment will be available for this course once it is scheduled.

Course enrollment will be available for this course once it is scheduled.

Course Description

The world is a complicated place. World leaders must address an array of domestic and international issues on a daily basis. Their leadership qualities and styles often reflect cultural and social norms as well as their nation’s political system. Understanding how global leaders make decisions and how those decisions impact the world is vital as the world becomes increasingly interdependent.

In this course, students will explore complex international issues including security and terrorism, trade, human rights, environmental challenges, and other issues related to sustainable development. Through an experiential curriculum that includes current case studies, simulations, role-plays, deliberations, panel discussions, and group projects, students will learn about the major actors in world affairs, including the United States and the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank. Experts and scholars from Brown’s Watson Institute for International Studies will further inform and increase students working knowledge of key global issues facing today’s leaders.

As a capstone, students will use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to prepare an Action Plan to engage a complex global issue. Most importantly, students will leave the course able to deliberate and discuss multifaceted issues with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and points of view. This course is ideal for students interested in international relations, diplomacy, and global affairs.

Please Note:

This course is part of the Leadership Institute program, a 2-week immersive experience with busy days. Our mission is to help students develop and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with effective and socially responsible leadership. The Leadership Institute consists of three elements: academic content, leadership development, and the Action Plan. Participants are intellectually curious and compassionate students who are interested in social issues and creating positive change.

Additional programmatic information can be found here

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