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Christine Wong
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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On the eve of Jesse Helms' planned exit from the U.S. Senate, this task force exames the role and performance of multilateral aid agencies such as the World Bank and the regional development banks (e.g., the Asia Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and the African Development Bank) in preparation for a significant revision of official policy toward the MDBs. The aim is to analyze the substantial body of literature published since the 50th anniversary of the World Bank, some of it quite critical, and produce an advisory report on U.S. policy for the incoming Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/17/2001