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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 Deleted A

May 07, 2020

Very inciteful and helpful for future studies

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 Duncan E O 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 Richard C

Sep 15, 2015

Excellent course, very rewarding.

By Sunkung D

Feb 22, 2019

i like the approach by professor

By Mohan C

Aug 11, 2016

Very good course. Introductory.

By Azis I

Aug 31, 2016

Great and interesting course!

By Lindsay C

Dec 04, 2015

Loved this class so much!!!!!

By Mahitha S L

Sep 15, 2017

Throughly enjoyed the course

By Kamal S

Aug 21, 2018

Very interesting course...

By Manya N

Jul 28, 2017

I really liked the course.

By Jeff L

Nov 13, 2015

Very engaging material!


Jun 05, 2020

Informative course

By Kedarnath A

Jan 10, 2016

awesome lectures!

By Yasmeen E

Apr 08, 2018

Very insightful.

By Atique M

Sep 18, 2017

Excellent Course

By David R P Z

Apr 24, 2017

Excellent Course


Jun 14, 2016

very good course


Dec 27, 2019

Amazing course!

By Dan E

Oct 25, 2016

great course.

By Guilherme F M

Oct 21, 2015

Great course!