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Graduate Course Descriptions

IAFF 6102 Global Gender Policy This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the development of global policy aimed at achieving gender equality.

The course provides an overview of the concept of gender equality, its capture in global policy and approaches to advancing implementation of select thematic areas of gender equality policy at global and country levels.

Participants will gain knowledge of the genealogy of the current architecture of global gender equality policy, learn to critique policy approaches taken to advance gender equality and become familiar with the various strategies and tools used to advance implementation of these policies.

Discussion of thematic policy areas includes formal economy employment, international security policy, education, health, violence against women, and responses to humanitarian crises.

In the second half of the course, students will examine the rules underlying statistical models, statistical significance, and causal inference, and interpret a variety of models used in quantitative research.

With a specific focus on women’s rights, roles, and experiences of war and peacebuilding, this course thematically examines war as a gendered phenomenon, using feminist analysis as a theoretical frame.

The seminar focuses on a number of case study contexts globally and will draw on feminist and gender theory while also examining policy and practice approaches to addressing the gendered aspects of war and peace.

IAFF 6118 Public-Private Sector Collaboration to Address Global Challenges This course is designed to foster your creative and informed thinking about how to bring seemingly divergent interests—i.e., government, nonprofits, and the private sector—together around common goals, and how to piece together respective strengths and weaknesses to address and maybe even solve challenges in international affairs.

You will learn about team dynamics and tools for effective teamwork as you work in teams to design a hypothetical cross-sector collaboration to address an issue area of your choosing, grounded in a real organizational context.

IAFF 6118 Nuclear Security Policy This graduate seminar familiarizes students with the topics, institutions, and tools necessary to understand, inform, develop, and implement nuclear security policy, encompassing the security of weapons-usable nuclear materials and the prevention of nuclear terrorism and proliferation by denying access to these materials.

1) an action memorandum to a senior U.S. Government official, 2) an op-ed piece suitable for a mass distribution publication, 3) a white paper proposing work to a potential client or funder, 4) a non-paper communicating a policy position to a foreign government, and 5) an action alert suitable for distribution to an activist network.

IAFF 6118 International Relations in Africa This graduate seminar provides an intensive survey of the broad structures and processes of international politics and foreign policy in Africa since independence in 1960, and especially the more recent events that have shaped African international relations since the end of the Cold War.

It will also focus on normative international relations theory by examining IR Security theories including realism, liberalism and the new globalisms in the context of Africa’s contemporary place in international relations.

agency in global politics on major historical formations that inform current transformations in African affairs and how African politicians and political leaders navigate an increasingly complex international environment.

Design thinking and human centered design methodologies are engaged critically and applied to real world problem solving with social impact players, including community partners.

Accordingly, guest faculty and experts will assist from time to time with content exploration and activities, and cross-disciplinary student teams will be ensured time to work together during the studio portion of class most periods.

IAFF 6118 Public Policy, Governance, and the Global Market In a world where interactions between business and politics are becoming increasingly important, it is essential to gain a better understanding of how firms can engage with stakeholders in their broader business environment.

Regardless of whether you will pursue a career in the private sector, in government, at an international organization, in the diplomatic service or at an NGO, knowledge of topics at the intersection of firm strategy, global markets and politics will be invaluable for your professional career.

In this course we will examine questions in this interdisciplinary area, such as, how firms shape their broader business environment by pursuing integrated market and non-market strategies or how managers successfully engage with different stakeholders.

The course will cover numerous timely topics, including corporate political strategy, stakeholder engagement, lobbying, how to analyze a firm’s business environment, the world economy, climate change, sustainable development and strategy, the ethical dimensions of business, firms’

IAFF 6118 Security Challenges in Africa This advanced seminar provides an intensive survey of Africa’s current and emerging security threats, and identifies and examines ways to resolve these challenges in a holistic manner in order to sustain security, stability and development.

It is designed to enable students to understand, analyze, and effectively communicate about security threats on the continent and to sharpen their ability to make policy-oriented recommendations for strengthening peace and security in the region.

It will be useful for anyone with an interest in the continent’s changing security landscape, including professionals in the fields of diplomacy, journalism, development assistance, humanitarian aid or security broadly defined.

It focuses on efforts of organizing, advocacy, campaigning, political engagement, policy change, and education that have tangibly, substantially, and meaningfully advanced the practice and realization of human rights.

This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of the history of humanitarian assistance provision including an overview of the critical needs and challenges of serving children in complex emergencies.

IAFF 6138 Violence, Gender, and Humanitarian Assistance The objective of the course is to engage students in developing a practical understanding of the issues, challenges, policies, and interventions around one of the most challenging health, human rights, and protection issues in humanitarian emergencies.

Each class will involve active student participation, with the instructor and/or guest speaker giving a brief presentation (including case studies and short films) and students summarizing the key issues and discussion points from assigned readings, followed by discussion and analysis.

This course provides students with graduate level knowledge and real life case examples that will allow them to design profitable corporate environmental management strategies.

IAFF 6138 Evidence-Based Evaluations in International Development The goal of an evidence-based practice (EBP) for programs and policymaking in international development is to more rigorously drive funding and support toward policies and projects that achieve high quality positive social outcomes for people at the lowest possible cost.

In this advanced course, students will learn the theory and practice of evaluation in public policy, deepen their understanding of the evaluation problems of attribution and causality, and learn how to work with a range of evaluation research designs beyond the experimental “gold standard”

Designed for students with a basic understanding of monitoring and evaluation, project design and policy analysis, this course will provide advanced practice and skills in working with project teams, donors and policymakers to develop, manage and justify EBP projects.

On the policy side, the course will cover performance measurement, indicator and non-indicator monitoring and measurement, program audits, data transparency requirements, value-for-money assessments and new donor funding tools such as pay-for-performance.

Emphasis will be placed on deepening evaluator and project skills in using logic models and theories of change for impact management using theory-based evaluation techniques and tools that support causal inference, utilize benchmarking, and build upon the growing set of global development and evaluation standards.

IAFF 6138 Gender and Development This graduate-level seminar will begin by examining the evolution of theoretical approaches regarding gender and development and the debates that have emerged over how to promote gender equity and rights across the gender spectrum.

We will use a combination of academic sources, international development reports, and other materials produced by development practitioners to ground our discussions and study how organizations have sought to implement gender-sensitive approaches to development.

the special, collaborative roles different bodies (e.g., the state, the private sector, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, international donors) play in effective food security initiatives;

The second part of the course examines the humanitarian operation in conflict context—the link between humanitarian and development assistance, relief operations and management, coordination, negotiations for access, accountability, insecurity, and safety guidelines.

The concept of climate resilient development is bringing core climate science into development strategies and programs, and posing significant questions about how development investments are made and how results are measured.

It also raises key ethical questions about the expectations placed on developing countries to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions as well as the role of developed countries to support developing countries to adapt to climate change.

IAFF 6138 Bottom-Up Development From William Easterly to Dambisa Moyo, and from Jeffrey sachs to Paul Collier, development thinkers have expressed both considerable frustration with policies, programs, strategies and institutions charged with alleviating poverty, as well as the need to focus additional resources on or reformed actions toward populations at the ‘bottom.’

After briefly examining failings of foreign aid from both grassroots and top-down perspectives, the focus turns to bottom-up approaches, casting an eye on evolutionary aspects, critical components, and current applications.

Subsequently, attention is placed on how poor people manage to survive, and in some cases get ahead, with few resources, before turning to an examination of several increasingly noted mechanisms responding to poor people’s needs for assistance to improve their economic standing.

and acquire the background knowledge and analytical tools that will allow them to address problems, recommend policy and legal options as well as specific legal solutions, and evaluate the possible outcomes in different settings.

To assess these factors the course addresses a range of issues including innovation, revolutions in military affairs, globalization and international economic integration, technology transfer and export controls, changing global security dynamics, and the impact of emerging technologies on defense industries and military power.

The course will address current bureaucratic and regulatory issues facing U.S. space programs with regard to dual-use technologies, including export controls, spectrum management, and licensing of commercial remote sensing systems.

The course will also address strategic choices facing other nations in space activities, including dependence on U.S., European, and Russian space capabilities, developing indigenous space programs, and use of commercial space capabilities.

IAFF 6158 Energy Policy This course focuses on the patterns of international energy policy-making and implementation, energy geopolitics, and the emergence of environmental and institutional challenges that will fundamentally reshape the way global society extracts and consumes energy.

This course will explore the various dimensions of defense policy to include political factors, major actors, the processes by which defense policy is made, the challenges of managing the defense establishment, and debates about the future roles and missions for the military.

The combined effects of such transnational security issues as drug, weapons, and human trafficking, piracy, acts of terrorism, infectious diseases, and deliberate environmental destruction, along with such critical enablers as corruption, and money movements, are not strangers on the world stage.

IAFF 6165 Fundamentals of Intelligence This graduate-level seminar will discuss the basics of intelligence collection, production, and analysis and provide an introduction to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), the authorities under which the IC operates, its role in informing U.S. national security and foreign policy, its role in implementing policy decisions, and the formation of policy and laws that guide the IC.

The class will examine the IC in the context of historical, current, and expected future scenarios, and will discuss historic and potential future changes in how the IC informs and implements policy, as well as how oversight is conducted.

The course develops an understanding of operational, diplomatic, and technical policy making that includes the workings of international organizations and groups such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as well as such efforts as the Proliferation Security Initiative and other arms control and weapons control agreements, treaties and organizations.

At the national level the course will address securing national borders, countering illicit trafficking in weapons, precursors and people who may constitute a threat, and developing technologies to protect citizens and using intelligence and law enforcement.

The course will introduce students to the major concepts and issues currently animating the field, explore the main strategies for responding to conflicts, and help them recognize and critique the assumptions upon which these strategies rest.

At the end of the course students should be acquainted with the nature of conflict resolution as a distinct theoretical and applied field of study and have some understanding of current thinking about major approaches to war prevention, mitigation, settlement, and post-war reconstruction projects.

It will be useful for anyone with an interest in conflict resolution and management, including professionals in the fields of diplomacy, journalism, development assistance, humanitarian aid or international peacekeeping who wish to develop their knowledge of this important area.

This seminar course looks at armed conflict and failed states, but it seeks to look beyond these issues as well to areas such as demography, the environment, urbanization, and trade, to see how the development-security relationship looks in these issue areas.

TJ comprises a dynamic, multidisciplinary set of procedures adapted to societies that are in the process of transforming themselves following a period of pervasive human rights abuses due to conflict or dictatorship.

The course content includes conceptual definitions of national security, policymaking processes and debates, national security institutions and organizations, relationships between foreign, economic and defense policy, and civil-military relations.

At the end of the semester, students should be able to critically engage, understand, articulate and explain ideas and arguments about the U.S. national security process and the complexity of American strategic interests and decision-making processes.

IAFF 6186 Political Risk Analysis The political risk analysis (PRA) graduate course will examine frameworks and methodologies that measure and mitigate political risk in a range of environments at the macro (national and international) and at the micro (local and regional) levels.

Approaches will combine research from the international relations and political risk areas together with risk analysis derived from psychology to provide students with an array of approaches to understand the critical aspects of evaluating risks.

Political risk analysis is a multidisciplinary field of study which analyzes, measures, manages and mitigates the impact of political risk to foreign and domestic businesses and investments, organizations, and individuals.

Security Transnational illicit non-state actors, corrupt state officials, and governments conducting illicit activity all exploit the international financial system to move and hide funds, raise revenue, or procure and pay for goods.

This course will examine the operations, mechanisms, and vulnerabilities of illicit financial networks and U.S. and multilateral efforts to counter them, highlighting the key role of the private sector in contributing to the success or failure of financial measures.

Next we take a quick tour of the history of the PLA, with emphasis on the decades since the start of China’s reform era in 1979 and the ongoing effort to generate military capabilities commensurate with China’s ambitions as a rising global power.

We then examine the PLA in more detail, including organization, force structure, operational capabilities, specific missions, modernization objectives, the PLA’s role in national security policy-making, and relations between military officers and civilian authorities.

IAFF 6186 Strategic Planning for the 21st Century This course aims to consider the importance of US government strategic national security planning, including having a grand national strategy and strategic planning that flows from it, and to provide background and analytical skills on process and content.

The course will offer a variety of possible alternatives for grand national strategy in the early 21st century, providing different lenses through which to view strategic planning and the choices that ensue.

The course content includes conceptual definitions of national security, policymaking processes and debates, national security institutions and organizations, relationships between foreign, economic and defense policy, and civil-military relations.

At the end of the semester, students should be able to critically engage, understand, articulate and explain ideas and arguments about the U.S. national security process and the complexity of American strategic interests and decision-making processes.

The course will be useful for anyone with an interest in counterterrorism, preventing violent conflict as well as a wide array of disciplines and issues including diplomacy, development assistance, criminology, psychology, sociology and political science.

It includes a pragmatic component of case studies and hypotheticals to understand the "Counterterrorism (C/T) toolbox".The course is divided into several sections designed to delineate between individual and tactical responses to terrorism and broader strategies.

In addition, the inability of many of these fragile and weak states to confront natural and man-made disasters, the effects of climate change, pandemic disease and worldwide economic shocks adds further stresses that can exacerbate conflict.

This course will examine the lessons from these missions covering general principles and approaches that can be applied for stabilization and peacebuilding, required resources, the structures that have been organized to mount such operations, the gaps that remain, and the knowledge and skills the new peacebuilder needs to operate in these environments.

This course provides an advanced survey of nuclear deterrence theory and historical practice, beginning with basics of nuclear weapons design, strategy, historical case studies of Cold War policy, and nuclear ethics.

The latter half of the class examines current nuclear force structure and posture, as well as contemporary debates about U.S. nuclear force structure requirements and modernization, counterforce planning, arms control, and the deterrence relationships with Russia, China, and North Korea.

Section II of the course assesses the theoretical literature, starting with realist theories of preponderance and technology, but proceeding quickly to non-material factors such as strategy/force employment, regime type, civil-military relations, military culture, unit and societal cohesion, and identity.

The goals of this section of the course are to classify how various works define military effectiveness, specify what levels of analysis they address, and evaluate how well they explain effectiveness in general and in specific cases.

The goals of this section are to understand the differences between conventional and unconventional war, the strategies that states and non-state actors have in unconventional wars and their relative effectiveness, and factors that affect the will and cohesion of belligerents in these war

It is intended to provide a solid foundation for further inquiry into related topics such as irregular warfare, security and development, stabilization and peacebuilding, responses to terrorism, and conflict resolution.

The course examines the multi-disciplinary nature of insurgencies, and introduces students to the major concepts and issues of the topic, explores the main types of insurgencies, and analyzes in depth a number of strategic cases of counterinsurgency to help students understand the complexity and the variety of this form of warfare in the modern world.

It begins with an understanding of the power inherent in cyberspace and considers the policy issues facing the civilian, military, intelligence and private business sectors in dealing with offensive and defensive cyber activity.

The course then turns to causes of grand strategy—the international conditions, technological developments, geographic circumstances, domestic actors and ideological beliefs that shape strategic options.

In short, we will derive ideal economic-growth oriented trade policies for those countries and compare them with what they look like in practice, and finally try to understand the causes and development consequences of the differences.

This course will provide students with an understanding of core issues underlying this consequential and dynamic relationship, focusing on developments within the Chinese economy that have affected bilateral trade, investment, and competitiveness conditions.

This course will encourage students to craft original positions by applying their course learnings, knowledge of international trade, and research and writing skills to contemporary U.S.-China trade issues.

It will also provide students with the opportunity to critically evaluate the literature and policy positions, draft original policy briefings, and debate on issues that are likely to impact future U.S.-China trade conditions.

We will explore how diplomats and political leaders communicate in a world of rapid globalization, new diplomatic actors, complex policy issues, digital technologies, increased risk, and uncertain boundaries between foreign and domestic.

Analysis of important security topics (causes of war, great-power relations, weapons of mass destruction, arms racing and arms control, crisis management, civil wars, insurgency, terrorism, and cyber security, among others) is combined with a review of regional developments.

The final section of the course examines non-military issues (poverty, health, population movements, organized crime, and globalization for example) that have major security implications, as well as the role of international organizations in international security.

This course will examine a broad range of topics regarding civil military relations to include civil-military theory, practice (both in western and non-western societies) and various socio-political issues that influence civil-military relations in the 21stcentury (mass media, contractors and the “civ-mil gap”).

Overall, this course will help inform the statesman, professional military officer and citizen in creating a better understanding of his/her role in relation to their government and society in the policy making process.

We will begin with an understanding of the power inherent in cyberspace and consider the policy issues facing the civilian, military, intelligence and private business sectors in dealing with offensive and defensive cyber activity.

IAFF 6308 International Relations of South Asia India’s rise and South Asia’s transformation into a globalizing and dynamic region is occurring alongside strong pressures and threats from cross-border identity conflicts, terrorism, nuclear weapons and problematic domestic governance structures.

Against this mixed context, this course will analytically consider the national security calculations and foreign policy perspectives of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, and their impact regionally and beyond, including increasing uncertainty in India-China relations and growing competition in the Indian Ocean.

The course will look closely at insecurities arising from ethnic conflict, contested boundaries, nuclear weapons proliferation, weak internal socio-political structures, resource dependence and vulnerability and state ambitions.

I have deliberately chose a different name and broader coverage because I believe that the long-standing barriers between domestic and foreign business activities are breaking down, and that understanding garden -variety Chines business law - company law and contract law, to name two examples - will be increasingly important.

IAFF 6318 Politics of the Past in Korea This course examines social development on the Korean peninsula from the prehistory to the Later Silla Period (the 10th century AD) in order to look closely at how the remote past shapes notions of Korean identity today and how it has been understood by various intellectual and political groups in modern times.

Topics include the problems of assigning ethnicity to ancient cultures, the relationship between archaeology and texts, the politicization and presentation of history, and the impact of contact, ideology, and warfare in the development of complex polities.

We will investigate the role of political culture and civil society in regime transitions, analyze the significance of energy policy, economic foundations of power, informal practices regional politics, nationalism, religion, conflict areas, and popular mobilization, as well as the influence of networks and corruption.

We will examine how the evolution of the OAS, after the end of the cold war, has modeled a region that, at least according to the inter-American principles and regional agreements, has committed itself to respect and promote representative democracy, rule of law, and the fundamental human rights.

It will provide students with a holistic understanding of the multifaceted agenda that makes this relationship so unique for US foreign and domestic policy (trade and the economy, national security and law-enforcement, energy, migrant flows, border infrastructure, sustainability and water

IAFF 6358 Economic and Social Development of Latin America This course takes a historical and comparative view to the economic, social and institutional evolution of Lain America and the Caribbean (LAC), and discusses the main interpretations about its past history, current conditions, and future scenarios, in the context of global economic and geopolitical changes and in comparison to other developing regions.

Then it moves to the discussion of a variety of current public policies.The course will briefly discuss the colonial roots and independence, the period of growth in the second half of the 19th century, and the difficult decades of the first half of the 20th century marked by two world wars and the Great Depression.

The main focus however, will be on the post WWII period, going through the period of import substitution and the Alliance for Progress, the shocks of the 1970s, the debt crisis of the 1980s, the period that started in the 1990s with a greater market orientation and democratic institutions, and the new and uncertain phase that opened after the financial crisis of 2009.

This section of the course will discuss policies related to fiscal, monetary, financial, exchange rate, trade, labor, agriculture, industry, education, technology, infrastructure, health and nutrition, social protection, environmental issues, and democtratic governance.

IAFF 6378 Arabic for International Affairs This course is designed to enable students of international affairs to pursue successful careers in the Foreign Service, government, private or international agencies, as well as in fields such as politics, economics, media, business and finance.

The course is designed to help students develop their communicative abilities and expand knowledge about Arabic for international affairs, customs, traditions and ways of life, to the extent that they will be able to perform tasks that a native speaker carries out in formal and informal situations.

This course is for students at the high-Intermediate level and focuses on conversation skills, speaking, listening, writing, reading comprehension, continued vocabulary acquisition and terminology related to international affairs.

However, with the continuous changes and fragility of certain States in the MENA region, it’s important to continuously revisit this premise and address the growing influence of identities (religious, ethnic, or sectarian) on the working of the State and its foreign policy tools.

Migration and displacement are far more complex and within this context, the course will explore factors underlying migration of peoples, the current trends and patterns of human movements in the greater context of global migrations, and in view of the influences of on-going conflicts, violene, and environmental disasters to list just few.

Through case studies, analysis and reflection, the course will engage students in examining the sheer scope of the crisis, analyzing the causes and consequences of displacement, the roots and underlying issues of injustice that impact refugee and IDP communities including vulnerable populations.

Students will also explore the general background on UN and other international agencies and organizations, regional human rights bodies, and in-country agencies involved with IDPs and refugees in light of the legal frameworks and policies that are designed to protect refugee and IDP populations.

IAFF 6501 Quantitative Analysis International Affairs Practicum This course is designed to provide a strong analytical foundation in elementary statistical reasoning and techniques, and the skills necessary to understand, evaluate, and critic, claims, and conventional wisdom and popular opinion.

The course also uses a comparativist approach to flesh out the significance and implications of cultural underpinnings, factors, and variables necessary for successful communication between cultures and individuals in an increasingly globalized world.

Whether a student’s future is in policy development, public speaking, corporate management, law, or academia, this course provides tools to think through written communications and produce effective writing.

This course will provide students the opportunity to learn (1) how to structure and organize a speech, (2) the elements of proper delivery, (3) the various speech types, (4) how to use visual aids, (5) how to encourage audience participation, and (6) how to identify topics.

Students learn and practice key skills, such as how to survey existing knowledge, formulate research questions, choose analytical methods, and organize research plans to produce rigorous and persuasive analysis.

The course will include theoretical and practical elements focused on helping students to develop an intersectional feminist lens tuned into the relationship between power and knowledge production, the ethics of representation, and the challenges of navigating research in settings where individuals have been affected by violence.

This engagement will take place alongside broader class discussions which will explore how feminist approaches and sensitivities can be integrated into field work across disciplines and epistemologies, and within professional practice.

It allows students to acquire the core skills and abilities of participating in complex and often times prolonged negotiations with a view to reaching agreements on global issues of common interest.

The class will examine the work and interplay of various actors, Governments, International and non-governmental organizations that use multilateral conferences as a means, and sometimes the only means, to achieve important policy objectives of global significance.

Key skills include defining, understanding and ongoing assessment of an organization’s mission, communication and advocacy strategies, effective programs, development and financial targets, identification of fundraising opportunities and managing a team that may even meet in person regularly.

IAFF 6502 Public Opinion/Sentiment Analysis The goals of the course are to make students conversant in survey research, better consumers of public opinion data and gain the ability to use survey data in their work—all without having to become a statistician!

IAFF 6502 Human-Centered Design This experiential and interactive course exposes students to the tools, tactics, and frameworks used by international innovators, entrepreneurs, and designers to empathize with populations they seek to serve, define problem sets, and come up with innovative solutions to solve the world's toughest problems.

Tools gained at this workshop will benefit those with a passion for social change in an international context and/or those at the early stages of exploring their own innovations solutions, ideas, nonprofits, and social enterprises.

IAFF 6503 Analyzing International Economic Data The course will use trade, investment, and other economic data sources to examine international trade and economic topics including: trade in agricultural products and other goods, U.S. trade in oil, international trade in services, activities of multinational companies, international foreign direct investment, and GDP growth.

Students will gain hands on experience using merchandise and services trade flows, foreign direct investment stocks and flows, balance of payments data, and foreign exchange rates.

Students will be graded based on weekly attendance and class participation, three out-of-class assignments, a take home final exam, and a brief in class presentation that applies the skills learned in class

In numerous hands-on exercises, students practice specific skills to help them overcome mindsets, organize information, diagnose problems, explore different ways of thinking, and avoid surprise.

IAFF 6503 Developing Effective Proposals The course will provide students with the nuts and bolts of developing the effective, winning proposal, including overview and management of the proposal development process, including project design and field assessments, analyzing a procurement opportunity, preparing a technical proposal and budget, developing a monitoring and evaluation plan, and planning project staffing.

IAFF 6503 Analyzing International Economic Data The course will use trade, investment, and other economic data sources to examine international trade and economic topics including: trade in agricultural products and other goods, U.S. trade in oil, international trade in services, activities of multinational companies, international foreign direct investment, and GDP growth.

Writing requires practice and this course will involve a series of short written assignments, plus in-class practical exercises covering the types of written products routinely encountered in the intelligence community.

This course will involve short written assignments, as well as group discussions and peer critiques, aimed at developing the writing and analytic skills necessary to support, inform, and influence policymakers and implement policy.

The course will translate the new and evolving set of policies on gender integration/mainstreaming into meaningful practice to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of institutions and organizations seeking to promote peace, security and development through gender mainstreaming of policies, programs, and projects in developing countries as well as leading organizations to improve their internal gender equality.

This weekend skills course will explore successful applications that facilitate economic transactions, transform agricultural processes, support public health campaigns and connect learners to educational content.

Students can expect a dynamic learning environment with a number of real-world case studies, custom animations and video tutorials as well as practical activities designed to apply new skills and strategies.

Education Policy Fellows

Amy Policastro Schroeder is a Career and Technical Education Consultant at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction where she provides leadership, professional development, curriculum development, consultation, and advocacy to the NC Career Development Coordinators (CDC), CTE Directors, and other stakeholders to ensure NC students are career and college ready.

Prior to her current role with NCPDI, she served within NC’s Wake County Public School System as a Career Development Coordinator within Athens Drive High School, and was the founding Leadership Team/CDC and STEM Coordinator building a new career development continuum and Business Alliance for the Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy, as Single Gender Middle, High, and Early College Program with St Augustine’s University.