Featured Area Studies Courses

UW students, please explore two exciting courses offered this Fall 2021: ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies and International Relations in the Arctic; and JSIS 431/POL S 447:  International Negotiation Simulation on the EU. Details and registration links are below.

ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies and International Relations in the Arctic 

Credits: 3 cr.

Gen Ed requirements: I&S

Date and time: Tuesdays, 2:30-5:20 p.m.

Location: LOW 219

Professor: Jason Young, Senior Research Scientist, UW Information School

About: This course introduces students to international relations in the Arctic, with an emphasis on understanding IR from the perspective of the region’s Indigenous peoples. Students will study dramatic environmental, economic, and social transformations in the Arctic; learn about emerging geopolitical issues; explore Indigenous perspectives on international relations in the Arctic; and challenge themselves to understand international frameworks through the lens of Indigenous knowledge systems. Counts towards the interdisciplinary Arctic Studies minor.

International Negotiation Simulation on the EU

JSIS B 431 & POL S 447 – Autumn 2021


UW students, register for this exciting course sponsored by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme and the UW Center for Global Studies!

This class is a practicum focused on the current, real-world policy issues and international negotiations of the European Union, as well as the theory of international negotiation, public policy and the politics surrounding policy formation.

Participants will research and write in small groups to prepare policy documents on a current international issue, and engage in simulated negotiations with students representing different nations, following instructions from and reporting to national leaders.

Instructor: Dean LaRue
Credits: 5
Times: M/W 2:30 – 4:20 pm
Register here for JSIS B 431
Register here for Pol S 447

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