Mary P. Callahan
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: JSIS 200; JSIS 201; JSIS 202.
US-Myanmar Relations in the Second Obama Administration.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Students should start reading news related to Burma/Myanmar from reliable international media. In addition, students should read the weekly newspaper, The Myanmar Times (http://www.mmtimes.com/) as well as the three major online news sites for Burma/Myanmar: Irrawaddy.org, http://www.mizzima.com/, and http://www.dvb.no/.
Additionally, a set of readings and writing assignments will be sent to students before the Christmas break.
Class assignments and grading
Students will work as a team to produce a policy recommendation on US-Myanmar Relations.
Individual contributions to the final report and presentation, as well as the quality of the collective effort.