FALL - THURSDAYS 6:10-8PM
This course will equip the next generation of policymakers with the skills, strategies, and savvy they’ll need to secure lasting change in their governments. Building on a foundation that extracts practical guidance from political philosophers and public servants, the course will draw from behind-the-scenes experiences of how policy is developed using technology and tools. It will also provide students with a suite of resources for their own careers with communication, persuasion, and political tactics that will empower them to navigate the complex and frustrating bureaucracies in any government agency or risk-averse institutions.
SPRING - THURSDAYS 6:10-8PM
While digital technology gives governments powerful new ways to protect their citizens, it also creates powerful opportunities for abuse. To complicate matters, governments aren’t the only ones with access to these tools: technology also empowers individuals, activist groups, and non-state actors in ways that can either enhance or threaten the security of nations. This course will explore these changes, examining how digital technology is transforming the national security landscape, altering roles and power relationships for governments, citizens, and social movements.