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Clark W. Sorensen
SIS 495
Seattle Campus

Task Force

Small-group seminars address current problems in international affairs, each focusing on one specific policy question and producing a joint task force report. Restricted to senior majors in International Studies. Prerequisite: SIS 200; SIS 201; SIS 202; SIS 401.

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In this Task Force students will explore US policy towards North Korea over the past 15 years, focusing on questions of security for South Korea, Japan, and the US; North Korea’s nuclear program; human rights in North Korea; humanitarian assistance to North Korea; Radio Free Asia; North Korean refugees; and so forth. Students will be asked to pay attention to the interaction and coordination of US policy towards North Korea with South Korea, Japan, China and Russia, and to whether a proactive policy has the capacity to move North Korea and China in directions positive for US policy goals. We will use the global classroom in 317 Thomson for four evening interactive lectures from Korea or elsewhere.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/21/2010