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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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TA

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...

GM

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 Smriti S

Jul 15, 2020

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

Jun 26, 2020

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

Sep 01, 2018

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 Krishaan K

Dec 01, 2015

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 Ryan T

Jul 14, 2020

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

Sep 22, 2015

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

Feb 09, 2016

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

May 03, 2018

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.

By Nicolás C

Jun 14, 2020

Muy buen curso, abarca diferentes habilidades como profesional de políticas publicas debe tener, siento que las lecturas deben ser actualizadas

By Seyed M H G

Oct 18, 2018

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

Jun 07, 2020

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.

By Janice W

May 15, 2020

Great overview of policy challenges with several examples of different topics that will impact future policy discussions.

By Abrar H

Jun 20, 2020

Very helpful and in depth course, focusing on the public policy and other aspects of the government. Learnt a lot.

By Racquel W

Jun 06, 2018

Very useful course to get a baseline knowledge of sustainable development and the key content areas in this field

By gaurav g

Sep 03, 2017

This course was more US centric. Expect more of content w.r.t challenges in other countries

By ekasmayi n

Jul 23, 2020

very well structured and included insights from field experts which was a great highlight

By Mariana C V

Feb 04, 2016

GREAT! great professors and a lot of passion! wich there were more suggested readings!

By Carter G

Aug 12, 2015

Great lectures. I wish there were more in-depth assignments and detailed handouts.

By Remi A P

Oct 03, 2019

Good recommendation for those interested in public policy and civil engagement.

By Nguyen T T

Aug 17, 2015

A wonderful course with very well organized discussions and inspiring talks.

By Tanya K

Aug 07, 2020

It would be better if the presenter was younger, and not so scripted.

By Sailesh B

Dec 29, 2015

Excellent Course!

But more content per week would have been better.

By Danielle A

Feb 12, 2018

Very US focused, but basic principles can be applied generally.

By Ekin G T

Sep 14, 2015

Speakers were great. But the content was very U.S related.

By Santosh K

Jan 15, 2016

Need to include challenge faced by Developing countries