Academic Courses

According to a widely accepted moral principle, individual lives matter, and they matter equally. In order to lead successful lives individuals need resources. Resources are available in scarce supply, though, and so the claims individuals may make to them conflict with each other. Hence the central question of (...
Instructor: Janos Kis
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory course for Year 1 MPA  StudentsThis is a non-quantitative introduction to the use of the experimental method in shaping public policy.  The approach will be “learning by doing”: developing skill in research design by studying key experiments in the fields of social psychology, behavioral economics,...
Instructor: Yahya Sadowski
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory Course for Year 1 MPA StudentsThis mandatory 2 credit course on the MPA examines how public goods are determined, shaped, defined and distributed by the policy process in different political and geographical contexts. The course examines how policy problems are identified and framed, and how responses are...
Credits: 2.0
12 sessions concentrated in a 2-week period between April 10-21. Each session lasts for 100 minutes.The course is an introduction to state-of-the-art methods to use Big Data in social sciences research. It is a hands-on course requiring students to bring their own research problems and ideas for independent research....
Instructor: Mihaly Fazekas
Credits: 2.0

War

War involves widespread killing and maiming. For this reason it is of utmost importance to understand the morality that governs the conduct for, and in, war. Besides its practical importance war also raises many philosophical interesting issues. In this course we will explore some prominent aspects of war theory. We...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Security Specialization/Concentration, Gateway course for MPA students The invasion of Iraq in 2003 gave the US, the UN, and dozens of NGOs an opportunity (and funds) to experiment with policies intended to promote democracy, development, and peace.  Which ones worked and which ones failed?  What...
Instructor: Yahya Sadowski
Credits: 2.0
2 credit course, continues in the Winter semesterDay and Time: Tuesday 15:30 { 17.20 (bi-weekly basis)Welfare states and social security schemes are central to industrialized modern democracies. However, globalization and structural domestic changes increasingly challenge these achievements. Questions concerning...
Instructor: Evelyne Hübscher
Credits: 2.0

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