Political Research Seminar (395-0-22)
Moral Issues in Foreign Policy
Scott Hall, Room 20
Office Hours: http://www.polisci.northwestern.edu/people/core-faculty/shmulik-nili.html
Scott Hall 201 Ripton Room: Wed, 3:30PM - 5:50PM
Overview of class
"Moral issues in foreign policy" This upper-level course uses current foreign affairs to discuss the ethics of foreign policy. We examine a range of policy issues - from the ethics of responding to global poverty and foreign corruption, through the global climate crisis, to wars abroad (with the war in Ukraine as a recurrent example). In the process of delving into these specific issues, students will acquire a more general understanding of central approaches to the morality of public policy.
Majors and minors only
- A basic grasp of the ethics of the substantive policy issues discussed in the course - A basic grasp of the broader foundations of contemporary political philosophy used to illuminate these specific policy issues.
50 percent: active participation in class discussion 20 percent: 1500 word paper for the session in which you'll be initiating discussion 30 percent: an extension of your short paper based on class feedback (3500-5000 words)
Class capped at 15 students.