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Fall 2021  |  PA 5890 Section 001: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Int'l Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (34105)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Repeat Credit Limit:
15 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/29/2021
Fri 03:00PM - 08:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
 
10/30/2021
Sat 08:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Enrollment Status:
Open (45 of 49 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA5890+Fall2021
Class Description:
The role-playing exercise will be led by the Humphrey School diplomat in residence in partnership with a retired senior diplomat and a team from the U.S. Army War College. The course will enable students to engage in a simulated multi-party negotiation of a complex, high stakes international crisis with multiple players, focused on a future world crisis involving political, military, and humanitarian issues. Students will be divided into six teams representing key players, such as the U.S., Russia, , China, and other countries involved in the chosen crisis situation. Each team will be mentored by a retired diplomat and/or military officer who will provide negotiating and strategic advice. The learning objective of the exercise is to help students gain greater understanding of and experience in the skills needed to operate in complex multifaceted negotiations. Students will gain experience in:
  • Regional Situation Analysis:
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Decision Making
  • Team Building
  • Time Management

NOTE: Teams will be formed and a complete read-ahead packet provided before the exercise. Teaches the theory and practice of diplomacy and how it is used by the US and others to advance foreign policy objectives. Readings, lectures, and class discussion provide historical and critical understanding; simulations provide opportunities to develop and practice skills in negotiation, policy development, and oral and written communication. The course will focus on how the U.S., other countries, and other international players use diplomacy to advance their foreign policy goals and address and seek to resolve complex international crises. It will examine differing diplomatic styles and skills needed to operate successfully as a professional diplomat.
Exam Format:
Students will be required to fully participate in the events on October 18 and 19 and to submit a prompted two-page reflection memorandum after the exercise.
Class Format:
This exercise takes place on Friday, October 18 from 3:00-8:00 and Saturday, October 19, 8:00-4:00pm and is an active multilateral strategic negotiation exercise. Students will be assigned to one of seven teams, each with a retired diplomat or faculty member as a mentor. A retired senior U.S. diplomat will lead the exercise acting in the role of a UN Special Envoy. All students who register must actively participate.
Workload:
Students will be provided a 100 page read-ahead document. In addition to full engagement during the exercise on February 3-4, students must submit a two-page reflection memorandum.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34105/1219
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/mtcurtin_PA5890_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/mtcurtin_PA5890_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 March 2019

Fall 2021  |  PA 5890 Section 002: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Migration, Human Rights, and the Southern Border (35427)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Repeat Credit Limit:
15 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
10/01/2021
Fri 03:00PM - 08:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
 
10/02/2021
Sat 08:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
Enrollment Status:
Open (28 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eschwart+PA5890+Fall2021
Class Description:
This one credit course will examine the range of policy issues surrounding forced migration from Central America to Mexico and the United States, human rights, and the southern border of the United States.
The Biden administration has sought to develop policies that 1) begin to reverse the closure of asylum space that was accelerated in the prior presidential administration, 2) recognize the importance of of a range of possible immigration pathways for individuals and families from Central America; 3) provide for expanded refugee processing from the Northern Triangle region; and 4) recognize and begin to address so-called root causes of violence, corruption, and disenfranchisement in Central America. In this short course, we will examine those strategies, consider the assumptions that underlie them, and assess early implementation efforts.

As is the case with so much work relating to migration in general and forced migration in particular, these issues involve both foreign and domestic policy, relating to immigration, refugee resettlement, and foreign assistance, among other issues.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students with interests in migration, forced migration, refugee issues, Mexico and Central America, and human rights and development.
Learning Objectives:
Students will obtain deeper understanding of U.S. asylum policy and practices (especially with respect to the border), the factors driving migration from Central America, including their human rights and humanitarian dimensions, U.S. foreign policy issues relating to the Northern Triangle region, and the policy challenges surrounding each (and all) of these sets of issues.
Grading:
Grading will be based on 1) a pre-class assignment based on pre-class readings; 2) class participation; and 3) a post-class thought paper (of about 750-1000 words).
Exam Format:
No exam.
Class Format:
This two day class will involve a small amount of lecture from the professor, several guest experts, and large group and small group discussion.
Workload:
The workload outside of class will include a pre-class written assignment based on pre-class readings and a post-class thought paper (of about 750-1000 words).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/35427/1219
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5890_Fall2021.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 July 2021

Fall 2021  |  PA 5890 Section 003: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- 2nd Yr MHR Cohort I (35948)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
0.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
15 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/13/2021
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50A
 
09/27/2021
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50A
 
10/11/2021
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50A
 
10/25/2021
Mon 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50A
 
11/08/2021
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50A
 
11/22/2021
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50A
 
12/06/2021
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50A
Enrollment Status:
Open (11 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
This offering is for 2nd-Year MHR students only. MHR students entering in Fall 2021 should register for PA 5886. Class will meet every other week. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?walsh912+PA5890+Fall2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/35948/1219
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Spring2022.pdf (Spring 2022)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Spring2021.pdf (Spring 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)

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