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

(Formerly IPS 200.) 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 respect our ethical principles when they make decisions at speeds and for rationales that exceed our ability to comprehend? What, if any, legal rights and responsibilities should we grant them? And should we regard them merely as sophisticated tools or as a newly emerging form of life? The goal of CS22 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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Kaplan, J. (PI)

INTLPOL 203: Trade and Development

(Formerly IPS 203) This course analyzes the role of international trade in the development experience of countries. Amongst the topics covered are the instruments of trade policy, the developmental impact of trade liberalization/protectionism, and trade policy formulation, with particular attention to the political economy of trade policy. Given the current international trade environment, students will also debate the rise of trade protectionism, as well as discuss policies to enhance the benefits (winners) and address the costs (losers) of trade liberalization. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the tools to analyze international trade issues, propose policies, and assess the feasibility of policy implementation, particularly in the context of trade as a development strategy. Students will also dissect several common myths about international trade, such as the recent populist message that "trade deficits are bad." In addition, the "In the News" segment in class will discuss and analyze current events in areas relevant to the course. Prerequisites: ECON 51, ECON 166.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

INTLPOL 209: Practicum

(Formerly IPS 209) Applied policy exercises in various fields. Multidisciplinary student teams apply skills to a contemporary problem in a major international policy exercise with a public sector client such as a government agency. Problem analysis, interaction with the client and experts, and presentations. Emphasis is on effective written and oral communication to lay audiences of recommendations based on policy analysis. Enrollment must be split between Autumn and Winter Quarters for a total of 8 units.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1-8 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Stoner, K. (PI)

INTLPOL 209A: IPS Master's Thesis

(Formerly IPS 209A) For IPS M.A. students only (by petition). Regular meetings with thesis advisers required.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1-8 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Stoner, K. (PI)

INTLPOL 210: The Politics of International Humanitarian Action

(Formerly IPS 210) The relationship between humanitarianism and politics in international responses to civil conflicts and forced displacement. Focus is on policy dilemmas and choices, and the consequences of action or inaction. Case studies include northern Iraq (Kurdistan), Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, and Darfur. In addition to class attendance, each student will meet with the instructor for multiple one-on-one sessions during the quarter.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Morris, E. (PI)

INTLPOL 212: The Challenges of Humanitarian Response During Conflict

Last year, humanitarians avoided famine in four conflict-affected countries, fed 80 million people, provided clean water to 49 million people, and offered medical assistance to millions. Yet the humanitarian response context has changed in recent years, with 70-80% of budgets now devoted to conflict-related emergencies. This has triggered a series of debates about how humanitarian response is implemented. This course will review challenges posed by the present state of humanitarian response during conflict. Topics will include (i) the origins of humanitarian response, law, and principles, (ii) the role of counter-terrorism activities (iii), the engagement of local and community organizations, (iv) the relationship between military and humanitarian actors; (v) the role of new data technologies and questions regarding data ownership and privacy and systems integration; and (v) the humanitarian funding system.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Cousin, E. (PI)

INTLPOL 227: Finance and Society for non-MBAs (ECON 143, MS&E 147, POLISCI 127A, PUBLPOL 143)

This interdisciplinary course explores the economic, political, and cultural forces that shape the financial system and, through this system, have major effects on the economy and on society. You will gain an understanding of how the interactions between individuals, corporations, governments, and the media can help the financial system and the economy work better or in turn allow those with better information and control to harm others unnecessarily. Topics include the basic principles of investment and funding, corporations and their governance, financial markets and institutions, and political and ethical issues. We will discuss recent and ongoing news events and analyses immediately relevant to the material. The approach will be rigorous and analytical but not overly mathematical. A few visitors will further enrich the discussion. Prerequisite: Econ 1 or equivalent.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

INTLPOL 234G: The Comparative Policy Process

This course examines the macro-societal and institutional forces that shape decision making by policymakers as well as the strategies that they use to respond to those constraints. There is a balance between theory and case materials.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

INTLPOL 241: International Security in a Changing World (HISTORY 104D, POLISCI 114S)

(Formerly IPS 241) This class examines the most pressing international security problems facing the world today: nuclear crises, nuclear non-proliferation, digital security, 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.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

INTLPOL 246: China on the World Stage

(Formerly IPS 246) China's reemergence as a global player is transforming both China and the international system. Other nations view China's rise with a mixture of admiration, anxiety, and opportunism. Some welcome China's rise as a potential counterweight to US preeminence; others fear the potential consequences of Sino-American rivalry and erosion of the US-led international system that has fostered unprecedented peace and prosperity. This course provides an overview of China's engagement with countries in all regions and on a wide range of issues since it launched the policy of opening and reform in 1978. The goal is to provide a broad overview and systematic comparisons across regions and issues, and to examine how China's global engagement has changed over time.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Fingar, T. (PI)
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