JSIS B 431: International Negotiation Simulation

JSIS B 431:

Instructor: Dean LaRue
Time: MW 2:30 PM- 4:20 PM
Location: AND 010
SLN: 17117
Credits: 5 (Ssc) Social Science

This course, sponsored by the UW Center for Global Studies is focused on the current, real-world policy issues and international negotiations of the European Union, as well as the theory and practice of international negotiation, public policy and the politics surrounding policy formation.

We will look at the roles of large and small countries in policy formation, negotiation, and how countries negotiate to ensure that final policy outcomes reflect their preferences and concerns. The course will begin with lecture and discussion to establish a shared background knowledge of the issues and functions of the EU. Students will be assigned to represent EU countries and the remainder of the course will consist of a series of alternating lecture/discussions and negotiation simulations on five areas of current EU policy, then end the quarter with a simulated European Union Summit, where teams of students will represent their assigned countries in an extended negotiation over selected major policy issues.

We will discuss and work with questions of comparative government, policy formation, media, public communication, leadership, accountability, decision-making, assessing project outcomes, forecasting, project budgeting, taxation, and the challenges of executing complex projects in the real world.

Please feel free to contact the instructor, Dean LaRue at dlarue@uw.edu with questions.