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INTLPOL 200: The Social & Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence (CS 22A)

Recent advances in computing may place us at the threshold of a unique turning point in human history. Soon we are likely to entrust management of our environment, economy, security, infrastructure, food production, healthcare, and to a large degree even our personal activities, to artificially intelligent computer systems. The prospect of "turning over the keys" to increasingly autonomous systems raises many complex and troubling questions. How will society respond as versatile robots and machine-learning systems displace an ever-expanding spectrum of blue- and white-collar workers? Will the benefits of this technological revolution be broadly distributed or accrue to a lucky few? How can we ensure that these systems are free of algorithmic bias and respect human ethical principles? What role will they play in our system of justice and the practice of law? How will they be used or abused in democratic societies and autocratic regimes? Will they alter the geopolitical balance of power, and change the nature of warfare? The goal of CS22a is to equip students with the intellectual tools, ethical foundation, and psychological framework to successfully navigate the coming age of intelligent machines.
Terms: Win | Units: 1
Instructors: Kaplan, J. (PI)

INTLPOL 209A: IPS Master's Thesis

(Formerly IPS 209A) For IPS M.A. students only (by petition). Regular meetings with thesis adviser required. Total of eight units required for any student completing an approved thesis. This course is only available to students who were granted permission to complete the thesis prior to Summer Quarter 2018-19.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1-8 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Stoner, K. (PI)

INTLPOL 213: International Mediation and Civil Wars

(Formerly IPS 213) This graduate seminar will examine international mediation efforts to achieve negotiated settlements for civil wars over the last two decades. Contending approaches to explain the success or failure of international mediation efforts will be examined in a number of cases from Africa (Sudan, Sierra Leone, Burundi), the Balkans (Bosnia, Macedonia), and Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia/Aceh). In addition to class attendance, each student will meet with the instructor for multiple one-on-one sessions during the quarter. Satisfies the IPS Policy Writing Requirement.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5

INTLPOL 224: Economic Development and Challenges of East Asia (ECON 124)

(Formerly IPS 224) This course explores East Asia's rapid economic development and the current economic challenges. For the purpose of this course, we will focus on China, Japan, and Korea. The first part of the course examines economic growth in East Asia and the main mechanisms. In this context, we will examine government and industrial policy, international trade, firms and business groups, and human capital. We will discuss the validity of an East Asian model for economic growth. The second part of the course focuses on the current economic challenges confronting these countries, such as, political economy, human capital, inequality, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Readings will come from books, journal articles, reports, news articles, and case studies. Many of the readings will have an empirical component and students will be able to develop their understanding of how empirical evidence is presented in articles. Prerequisites: INTPOL 301B, Polisci150A(355A), Econ 102B or equivalent courses that cover regression analysis.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5

INTLPOL 231B: Understanding Russia: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order (POLISCI 213C, REES 231B)

Russia presents a puzzle for theories of socio-economic development and modernization and their relationship to state power in international politics. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought into being the new Russia (or Russian Federation) as its successor in international politics. Russia suffered one of the worst recessions and experienced 25 years of halting reform. Despite these issues, Russia is again a central player in international affairs. Course analyzes motivations behind contemporary Russian foreign policy by reviewing its domestic and economic underpinnings. Examination of concept of state power in international politics to assess Russia's capabilities to influence other states' policies, and under what conditions its leaders use these resources. Is contemporary Russia strong or weak? What are the resources and constraints its projection of power beyond its borders? What are the determinants of state power in international politics in the twenty-first century? Includes lectures, readings, class discussions, films and documentaries.
Terms: Win | Units: 5
Instructors: Stoner, K. (PI)

INTLPOL 234D: Is There a Future for the "West" After Trump?

Since 1945, a strong transatlantic relationship has been the linchpin of US foreign policy and the bedrock of the international order. By considering NATO "obsolete", advocating Brexit and the dismantling of the EU, and embracing an "America First" vision, Trump has ushered in a new, more confrontational era in US relations with Europe, as illustrated by fundamental disagreements on climate change, trade and Iran. Meanwhile, the spread of populism on both sides of the Atlantic only fosters more nationalism, isolationism and protectionism. What would a Transatlantic divorce entail for the US and Europe, in the context of a rising China, a resurgent Russia, and an unstable and terrorist-ridden Middle-East? Can the US lead without allies? Can Europe become a world power with its own defense and strategic culture? Or will it succumb to its deep divisions on security, trade, the Euro, immigration and democratic values? Is Trump just an anomaly that can give way to the restoration of a strong Transatlantic relationship, albeit on new foundations? Or is he the mere symptom of a relationship bound to deteriorate?
Terms: Win | Units: 5
Instructors: Chamorel, P. (PI)

INTLPOL 238: Social Movements in the Post Spring Arab World

This course analyzes the role of social movements such as labor movements, student unions, women¿s movements, and human rights groups in shaping political realities in the Arab world after the brief period of democratic uprisings 2011-2013. It develops an in depth understanding of the challenges facing social movements in a social environment shaped by patriarchal values and in a political landscape driven by autocratic governments.
Terms: Win | Units: 4
Instructors: Hamzawy, A. (PI)

INTLPOL 240: Contemporary Issues in International Security

This seminar examines a range of the most pressing international security challenges facing states today and explores theoretically informed and pragmatic policies for better addressing these challenges. Topics include but are not limited to nuclear proliferation, terrorism, insurgency, great power competition, and climate change. Students are expected to engage actively in class discussions, present on select course topics and critique class presentations. Enrollment priority will be given to students in the Master's in International Policy.
Terms: Win | Units: 4
Instructors: Felter, J. (PI)

INTLPOL 241: International Security in a Changing World (POLISCI 114S)

This class examines the most pressing international security problems facing the world today: nuclear crises, non-proliferation, insurgencies and civil wars, terrorism, and climate change. Alternative perspectives - from political science, history, and STS (Science, Technology, and Society) studies - are used to analyze these problems. The class includes an award-winning two-day international negotiation simulation. All undergraduates should enroll in the POLISCI 114S listing of this course. The INTLPOL 241 listing is open to students enrolled via the Stanford Center for Professional Development only. All other Stanford graduate students should enroll in the separate course, INTLPOL240, instead.
Terms: Win | Units: 5

INTLPOL 241S: International Security in a Changing World

This class examines the most pressing international security problems facing the world today: nuclear crises, non-proliferation, insurgencies and civil wars, terrorism, and climate change. Alternative perspectives - from political science, history, and STS (Science, Technology, and Society) studies - are used to analyze these problems.nn nnThe IPS241S listing is open to students enrolled via the Stanford Center for Professional Development only. It has been adapted to be available to online students. This class does NOT include the two-day international negotiation simulation.
Terms: Win | Units: 3
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