Spring 2023 Course Schedule

DayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Class NameIRP 403PAI 400IRP 404IRP 401, 402no class
Time6-8:40 p.m.6-8:40 p.m.6-8:40 p.m.times varyno class

IRP 401 | Global Policy Seminar | Fulton Armstrong 

(3 credits) This traveling, all-day weekly seminar on how U.S. foreign and national security policy is made and "How Washington Works" features guest speakers and visits to agencies and institutions such as Congress, the National Security Council, the State Department, various foreign embassies, think tanks, and NGOs.

IRP 402 | Global Policy Practicum | Fulton Armstrong

(3 credits) Integrated with IRP 401. Course description same as above.

IRP 403 | Media and Diplomacy in the Modern Age | Nayyera Haq

This class will examine how the changing norms of communication and media consumption influence the development of foreign policy. Each session will use the rubrics of Theory, Context, and Practice to delve into themes relevant to both disciplines, media, and diplomacy. Case Studies, drawn from headline news events, will encapsulate how the session theme is relevant to the current moment. Sessions will use a mix of supportive material including academic articles, the historical record, and media clips.

PAI 400 | Politics, Power and Global Sports | Jeff Gonda

(3 credits) An evening seminar on the intersections of sports, politics, and society in an international context. Combining examinations of contemporary topics and historical case studies, the course addresses the enduring and complex links between sport and major issues in global affairs including cultural diplomacy, nationalism, and human rights. 

IRP 404 | Global Political Economy Issues | Christopher Casey 

(3 credits) An evening seminar on topics such as trade, energy, domestic economic interests, impacts of globalization, tradeoffs between economic and political priorities. Focus on the economic dimension of political/military issues and the politics of economic issues, guest speakers from international economic organizations and institutes in the nation's capital.

IRP 471 | Global Internship | Samantha Clemence

(variable 3-6 credits) An internship with a U.S. government office, international agency, non-governmental organization, or in the private sector. Students typically intern 20-30 hours a week.

For more information contact maxwellindc@maxwell.syr.edu.