Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty (20626). 1 unit. The course will focus on government and private decision-making under conditions of high normative diversity and epistemological uncertainty. The class will focus on how policymakers should respond to the unpredictable events now overtaking Ukraine. The class will be co-taught by Dean Robert Post and Timothy Collins, and during its meetings in September and November, by the Baroness Catherine Margaret Ashton, former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and First Vice President of the European Commission. For most meetings, the course will feature guest speakers. The economist Roger Myerson will co-teach the first class on strategic decision-making; the political scientist Graham Allison will co-teach the second class on supplementing rational actor models second class on supplementing rational actor models. We are still in the process of determining future speakers, but they will include experts on the present Ukrainian crisis. We will also likely devote a class to evaluating normative claims for secession. Paper required. Enrollment limited to fourteen Law students. Also MGT/GLBL 597a. R.C. Post, T. Collins, and C. M. Ashton.
Note: This class will meet from 6:10 until 8:50 p.m. on the following dates: September 24 and 29, October 20 and 27, November 3, 5, and 17.
Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among limited enrollment bids, students submit a short statement of why they are interested in the course by June 25 at 4:30 p.m.