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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 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.


Sep 23, 2020

Very informative course

By Cynthia O E

Aug 26, 2020

Very interesting course

By Jeff L

Nov 13, 2015

Very engaging material!

By Akshya B

Sep 01, 2020

Executive was so good


Jun 05, 2020

Informative course

By Yang Z

Sep 24, 2020

Great experience!

By kedarnath a

Jan 10, 2016

awesome lectures!

By Daniel F R R

Aug 22, 2020

Excellent course

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 divya r j

Sep 19, 2020

Great learning


Aug 25, 2020

It was amazing

By Dan E

Oct 25, 2016

great course.

By Guilherme F M

Oct 21, 2015

Great course!

By sujit k

Oct 09, 2020

very helpful

By Sayani C

Aug 06, 2020

Very helpful

By Tanjina A S

Jun 04, 2020

Very helpful