To know the "Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century" is more essential for the global people in this era. Thanks for the opportunity. I hope it will give a concise idea to learn on it...
This course does not focus on any partisan interest but rather inspires you to think deeply, challenges you to reason beyond the status quo, and empowers you with the tools to make an impact!
By ANN C T•
The course was a marvellous, insightful journey that helps one shape thought process in devising public policy suggestions. The policy field luminaries whose talks were practical and relatable enriched the authenticity of the teachings.
A small suggestion would be that concise reading materials if provided could add to the understanding of the topics discussed.
By Michael M•
I thought it was a great course. It really prompted me to consider the different aspects of the political landscape and how it will look drastically different in the coming years as my generation enters into the field. I recommend this course as a good starting ground for those wanting to gain more perspective for those considering the public service route.
By May D•
Really inspiring, and a great collections of speakers. All of the challenges covered in class are relevant and will be remain relevant for a long time (that's the point of the class), but the lectures are from 2013 or maybe 2014, so I would love to take an updated version of this class with current perspectives. I really enjoyed this class!
By Lucas F•
Even though some topics are now outdated due to the extreme changes that occured after the recording of this course, it still, nevertheless, is an intesting and challenging course to follow. It will help you gain a different perspective in key topics as well as have another approach when thinking about important issues and policy.
By Lucas d A F C•
While i feel the course is very U.S. oriented, I believe it has a lot to teach policymakers and students from around the world, specially in respect to what challenges future leaders will face and how to tackle those issues by understanding their causes and consequences, and learning to reach compromises with opposite parties.
By Hannah S J•
I believe the course could have looked into more transitional topics and brought in similar policy skills for other forms of government as well. The breakdown of the Affordable Care Act and the proposal for the war powers Act were both illuminating. The Media perspective, although slightly uncommon, was very much appreciated.
By David S•
The content, materials, and lectures captured here are incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It is, however, shockingly outdated at this point in time considering our political situation in America. It's hard to listen to some of this material and not question the lack of relevance to our current situation.
By Ankita W•
It's a good course for beginners and those who want to understand Public policy. However, it would be great if the current course is updated to the latest sessions, because the lectures are at least 5 years old and the world has changed quite a bit since then. Updated policy challenges would be really helpful.
By José A G G•
Very good course. And it makes me think that part of the expectations of the invited speakers, and those from prof. Warburg, hasn't happened yet. Much to the contrary, it seems that many problems pointed were exacerbated. I would gladly attend an updated version of the course. Thanks!
By Ankur G•
A very good introduction to Public Policy Challenges and related debates. Also a great way to get a snapshot of what plagues America, why America reacts the way it does and how the America of the future might react and shape the rest of the world.
By Smriti S•
Updating the content of some of the modules with additional reading material would be beneficial given how much the governance structures have altered since 2014 (when the course content was first created). Thank you for this enriching course!
By Madan P P•
A well-formatted course to know about the public policy of the contemporary USA and its challenges. It is mainly focused on USA policies. However, it is highly beneficial to all who are working in policy area.
By Kyle H•
Great course, but just like one of the key themes of the course shows, the rapid pace of change requires it be updated more often. Taking a course filmed in 2014 in 2018 is like a lifetime of difference.
By SENYO A•
For anyone who wants to really influence the policies that their governments offers them, this course to me, is the go-to starting point for an overview of what public policy entails.
By Krishaan K•
I thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from this course, however, I also feel there was too much of an emphasis on U.S Policy. It is understandable, but other than that, it was great!
By Faith C K•
Succinct, engaging. The scope should have been a bit more universal for the various Coursera students around the world. but it allows for a good grasp on 21st century challenges.
By Ryan T•
Highly interactive class. The guest lecturers have extensive experience and highlight so much information from the past and into the future. I highly recommend this course.
By Shantanu P•
Helped me understand the key challenges to Public Policy, albeit to the US.
However, many of the challenges are global and also impact the developing nations of Asia.
By Alexander S•
Very much enjoyed the course and the discussions (particularly on healthcare policy). However, the title should reflect that the course is entirely US-centric.
By Carrie D•
Enjoyed the lectures but could not figure out how to engage with the other students...
Also, the class was a few years old so issues had obviously changed.
I'm from Holland and it was a good course for me and my study. It gives a overview how to manage some difficult issues. Thanks a lot for this course.
By Nicolás C•
Muy buen curso, abarca diferentes habilidades como profesional de políticas publicas debe tener, siento que las lecturas deben ser actualizadas
This class is amazing and I was able to conveniently study major i wanted to learn also. I have to find another class and take it. thank you
By Seyed M H G•
The course concentrate on american public policy. It could be wider regarding the topic "Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century.
By Mohammad K F•
It's a well-designed course but the Course is designed in the USA-perspective only which does not go with the title of the Course.