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SIW 107: Civil Rights Law

This course analyzes the major civil rights laws that Congress has enacted since the 1960s, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act, the Public Accommodations ACt, the AGe Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The course provides an in-depth study of the statutory language of each of these laws, examines how courts have interpreted the statutes, and explores the policy arguments in favor and against such laws. The course also reviews the history context surrounding the enactment of these statutes, including an examination of the civil rights movement as a political and social force.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-EDP

SIW 123: Navigating Divided Government

Navigating divided government: As Republicans take control of the House in 2023, the Biden administration faces a raft of investigations and the president will turn his focus more toward executive actions than legislative achievements. He also needs to figure out how to raise the debt ceiling and keep the government open, navigating brinkmanship that will spook the markets, while continuing to provide funding for the Ukrainian resistance to a Russian invasion despite growing GOP resistance to doing so. He'll have to manage this with the narrowest of majorities in the Senate and amid questions over whether he'll run again in 2024. But Biden is not the first president to deal with divided government. In fact, every modern president has dealt with this. In an exclusive seminar with Washington Post columnist and editorial writer James Hohmann, students will meet with key players in current and former administrations and Congresses who navigated these stormy crosscurrents. A special focus will be on how power is wielded in Washington and how cross-partisan coalitions get built. This course is only offered to students attending the Stanford in Washington Program in Washington, D.C.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5

SIW 133: The Making of U.S. Foreign Policy in Today's World

This course will examine the process through which U.S. foreign policy is made and how decisions and outcomes are reached. Through this examination, students will gain a deeper understanding of the role of various executive branch agencies and how the "inter-agency" process works. The course will also examine the role of other important actors such as the Congress and non-government entities such as the media, think tanks, and NGOs. Though the primary focus will be on process and decision-making, through the presentation of topical case studies the course will also be a survey of current-day foreign policy challenges such as the war in Ukraine, great power competition with China, and the South and Central Asia post-Afghanistan War. This course is offered only to students attending the Stanford in Washington Program in Washington, D.C.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5

SIW 142: US Health Care Policy and Economics

This course provides an overview of the U.S. health care system and engages students in critically examining health policy issues. In addition to being one of the most important "goods" consumed, health care spending accounts for almost 20% of total spending in the United States. Continuing policy debates in Washington focus on how to finance federal health programs and provide access to quality health care. Using an economic lens, students will grapple with the complexity of these issues and learn to analyze arguments for or against policy changes. This course is offered in Washington, D.C. to students enrolled in the Stanford in Washington Program.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5

SIW 156: Washington Policymaking: A USER'S GUIDE

Whiplash! Since 2016, there have been three different Presidential Administrations, and a Congress that was unified (Republican), divided, unified (Democratic), and now divided again. There's been an explosion of major legislation (both partisan and bipartisan), Executive Orders, Court Challenges, Congressional Oversight, and regulatory changes. Given all of this, how much has the policymaking process really changed? In this class, students will learn the advocacy and strategy tools needed to participate effectively in Washington legislative and regulatory policymaking; as well as related issues such as Money in Politics, and Ethics. We will examine both the nuts-and-bolts and the complex intricacies of policy development at the federal level, considering current and rapidly evolving topics as examples, while also drawing on historical precedents. While living and working in Washington, together we'll learn the ways of Washington.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Eskin, A. (PI)

SIW 158: Valley Meets Mission: Purposeful Entrepreneurial Ventures with Government

Many of today's societal problems - cybersecurity, climate change, Covid-19, food insecurity - require effective collaboration between government and entrepreneurial ventures to combine scale, technology, and innovation. In each class, students will engage in candid, interactive discussions with entrepreneurial, government, tech, and investment leaders to examine drivers/obstacles behind government mission-oriented innovation and the need, role, and manner for the entrepreneurial ecosystem to support it. Students and speakers will discuss the opportunities and challenges in building purposeful entrepreneurial enterprises. We will explore trust and effective partnering across government, entrepreneurial, and academic stakeholders to solve mission-oriented problems.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit

SIW 172: Wellness: Investing in Your Personal Capital

In this course, we will explore stress & resilience along with a number of strategies including mindfulness, gratitude, self-care, yoga, reflection, and connection. Students will learn ways to improve resilience and well-being by investing time, space and care into routines. Come ready to explore, reflect, and connect with peers.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2
Instructors: Jamieson, A. (PI)

SIW 190: Directed Readings

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 10 units total)
Instructors: Jamieson, A. (PI)
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