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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
Instructors: Hohmann, J. (PI)

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 | Units: 5
Instructors: Schriver, R. (PI)

SIW 159: Purposeful Advocacy: The Making of Monuments

Purposeful Advocacy provides a practitioner's insights regarding ongoing climate, conservation and resource debates, as well as other contemporary political events (e.g., Build Back Better, the Bipartisan Infrastructure deal implementation, the January 6 Commission, etc). This course does not teach how things are supposed to work - instead we provide a window into how things do (and don't) work in Washington. The lessons are drawn from personal experiences from the instructors two decades working in Washington as a Congressional Science Fellow, Congressional staffer, and lobbyist. We will review and analyze some historic advocacy campaigns and dissect others as they make the front page of the The Washington Post during the quarter. We evolve the syllabus to accommodate your interests and dynamic happenings in DC. nOur sessions typically include a review of ongoing activities in the House and Senate and executive branch agencies (including topics well beyond the title of the course). We also invest time discussing how your internship and other coursework fits in the bigger DC ecosystem.
Terms: Win | Units: 5
Instructors: Anderson, K. (PI)

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 | 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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