Multilateral Institutions in the Twenty-First Century (20137). 2 units. The multilateral system developed after the Second World War has served as the foundation for peace and prosperity for over 70 years. Today's threats are, however, no longer limited to cross-border conflicts between states but increasingly involve actions by non-state actors, conflicts within states and global issues. This course will examine the relevance of these institutions to meeting these challenges. It also will examine their relevance to U.S. foreign policy interests and explore the relations among existing and emerging powers and regional groupings. Emphasis will be on security and political issues, primarily within the broader UN system. Readings include theoretical texts on multilateralism but also policy papers, newspaper articles, and international legal documents such as resolutions. The course is taught from the point of view of policy makers and practitioners. The objective is to stimulate thought and discussion regarding norms and mechanisms needed in the twenty-first century to strengthen multilateral efforts to combat the most serious threats of our day. Class attendance, oral presentation, 1 short paper, and 1 longer paper required. Permission of the instructor required. Limited to four Law students. Also GLBL 695a. R. DiCarlo.
Note: This course will meet according to the Graduate School calendar. The first class meeting for Monday classes will be on Friday, September 1. The next class will be on Monday, September 11 and meet on Mondays thereafter.