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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....

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Sep 27, 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 24, 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 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 09, 2020

Great Courses with provided lectures are wonderful

By José d J D L C G

Oct 29, 2015

Excelllent teacher and course. Congratulations!!

By Nandan K T

Apr 10, 2019

Wonderful design of a course. I appreciate it.

By Deleted A

May 07, 2020

Very inciteful and helpful for future studies

By Vibol M

Sep 19, 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 G A

May 07, 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

By oseni d o

Feb 01, 2019

What a great kick off! So far so good

By Watau G

Apr 03, 2020

Great content that applies globally.

By Gintas G

Feb 03, 2016

It is the best course I've ever had.

By Muhammad i R

Jul 27, 2020

A sound learning of public policy!

By Richard C

Sep 15, 2015

Excellent course, very rewarding.

By Dr. P B

Oct 10, 2020

I found the course very helpful.

By Riski F

Aug 04, 2020

Great. I am so happy. Thank you.

By Sunkung D

Feb 22, 2019

i like the approach by professor


Sep 24, 2020

Public policy and it challenges

By Mohan C

Aug 11, 2016

Very good course. Introductory.

By prabesh a

Sep 14, 2020

this is one of the best course