Debating Globalization

Professor: T. Lamatsch

Term: Fall

Year: 2012

Course Code: FY-101-PS04

Globalization and its political and economic dimensions are the focus of this first year seminar. Four thematic sections represent the core of the course - (1) International Political Economy, (2) Security, (3) Environment and Public Health, and (4) Democracy, Demography and Social Issues. Engaging students in debates about globalization is an effective way to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities that their generation will face. The purpose of this course is to highlight how globalization processes (economic and political) raise important ethnical issues for different peoples, groups, nation-states and institutions.