Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala teaches Global Studies in New York

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala teaches Global Studies in New York
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Part of the UCLA Travel Study Program with the International Education Office

Each summer, Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala teaches a travel study course in New York, educating students about global studies in the world's most cosmopolitan city. This year's program in New York City focuses on International Cooperation in an Era of Globalization.

"New York is the place where global policy is formed on issues ranging from terrorism to HIV prevention. You can explore the world’s most cosmopolitan city as you study the architecture of contemporary global governance and its premier international institution--the United Nations. Classroom sessions will be supplemented by visits to the UN and to the headquarters of major nongovernmental organizations. Students will come to understand how global conflict is managed and how the many forces of global society come together to influence policy decisions at the highest level."

Required Courses: Glbl St 110A (5 units): Globalization in Context and Glbl St 110B (5 units): Globalization In Context Research Seminar

These courses explore the multifaceted nature of contemporary globalization and the social, political and economic faces of developments. Students will examine the expansion of markets and its relationship to political processes and social dynamics. General themes about marketization, democratization and culture and identity will be analyzed in the context of the particular experiences of different countries around the world. The courses will combine required readings with class room discussion, experiential learning and primary research.

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