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About the Course

This course introduces class participants to the political significance and societal consequences of challenges facing U.S. and international policymakers. It is designed to help participants develop skills to analyze policy proposals and advocate for their preferred options for issues on the public policy agenda ahead. The class assumes basic knowledge about governing institutions and democratic processes, while recommending supplemental materials for further study to complement reading links provided. The course focuses on future policy challenges, while examining the broad historical context in which policies are adopted and implemented. As the course evaluates how issues are advanced by private sector interests, non-governmental organizations, and government policymakers, it examines how groups become effective policy advocates. Particular attention is paid to how winning coalitions are formed and how issue framing shapes the outcome of policy campaigns. The goal is neither to produce partisan talking points, nor to favor one governance philosophy over others. Rather it is to clarify the public policy challenges ahead and to enhance participants’ understanding of how policy options are adopted in the real world arena of contemporary politics. This course will be officially closing on November 5, 2021 and all course work must be completed by May 15, 2022 to be graded....

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Sep 26, 2019

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...

Apr 23, 2020

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!

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By Agnė K

Dec 30, 2020

Very informative course! Sets the base for future public policy studies.

By Jonathan L S

Jun 24, 2019

This was an excellent course from start to finish! Highly recommended!

By Farman A 4

Jan 4, 2021

the best experience, so far, I have received through online learning !

By Mohammad J U

Jun 6, 2016

It seems to me that the course will be very much effective for all

By Puja K

Jun 30, 2020

Very interesting topic and i have learn many thing in this course

By Deleted A

Aug 22, 2015

Excellent course content and guest speakers. One of its kind.

By Najib a A

Nov 5, 2020

This session made me rethink many basic concepts of politics

By Alyssa S

Oct 4, 2020

Really enjoyed the class and discussions. Would recommend.

By Zeina A

Oct 23, 2019


Aug 26, 2020

The course is very interesting

I love it

And I learnt alot

By John W

Dec 29, 2015

Quality speakers and current topics with good discussion


Jul 19, 2020

the course was tasking,demanding but very worth it

By Jacques L K

May 11, 2020

Fantastic introductory to modern policy challenges!

By Tamanna T N

May 9, 2020

Great Courses with provided lectures are wonderful

By Ronald

Jun 24, 2021

I'm Speechless. This course has taught me a lot.

By José d J D L C G

Oct 28, 2015

Excelllent teacher and course. Congratulations!!


Nov 12, 2020

Very informational. The speakers are excellent.

By Nandan K T

Apr 10, 2019

Wonderful design of a course. I appreciate it.

By Deleted A

May 7, 2020

Very inciteful and helpful for future studies

By Dominic N

Nov 2, 2020

brilliant.. very professional... excellent

By Vibol M

Sep 18, 2020

A very helpful course that I love so much.

By Muhammad S S

May 17, 2019

Three weeks in and I am loving the course.

By Ikeoluwa A

May 7, 2020

What an Inspiring and futuristic course!

By Muhammad Z I M

Jan 23, 2019

That was tremendous course i meet ever!

By Daniel E S C

Aug 26, 2020

very great course, i have learn a lot