Academic Courses

Mandatory for all One-year MAPP and Mundus MAPP students, The course will continue in the Winter term and Spring term.The aim of this course is to help students become effective writers within the English speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practicing, and reflecting upon the conventions of written...
Credits: 0.0
An emergency UN Human Rights Council session has been called to discuss a developing human rights crisis. You are a policy advisor in your Embassy in Geneva and the Ambassador asks you for a memo on the main human rights implications. She needs it in 45 minutes. Can you identify the issues and give recommendations...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThe course focuses on statistical inference for strategic decision-making across a wide range of contexts, especially with respect to Big Data. Technical aspects of the course will focus on computational approaches and real-world challenges. At times we will be joined by project managers from NGOs and...
Instructor: Alexis Diamond
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory course for Year 1 MPA Students; Mandatory/Elective for all One-year MA and Mundus MAPP students ( Students must complete this or the Internship)This class will teach the skills needed for the second-year Applied Policy Projects (APP) by working on an abbreviated APP in the classroom. The class project will...
Instructor: Marko Godart Prelec
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThis class provides an intuitive and practical introduction to applied econometrics – the practice of analyzing quantitative data with statistical methods. The primary objective is to equip students with the quantitative techniques that are essential to “evidence-based policy-making” and necessary for...
Instructor: Michael Dorsch
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThis sequence of classes provides an intuitive and practical introduction to applied econometrics – the practice of analyzing quantitative data with statistical methods. The primary objective is to equip students with the quantitative techniques that are essential to “evidence-based policy-making” and...
Instructor: Michael Dorsch
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Higher Education Policy Specialization/ConcentrationThis course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the history, characteristics, or impact of a higher education policy or program in an applied learning setting. In the fall semester, each student will work with the instructor to...
Instructor: Kata Orosz
Credits: 4.0
Elective Course, Media and Communications Specialization/ConcentrationFor years, the global journalism crisis has been viewed by scholars and policy experts as one problem among many – a troubling defect in the media system that may one day lead to problems for democracy but could be addressed in due time. Not any...
Instructor: Dean Starkman
Credits: 2.0
Goal of the courseThe course will equip students with practical knowledge, skills, and values to understand and assess policies towards marginalized ethnic and other minority groups through the case of Roma in EuropeDescription of the courseThe way ethnicity and ethnic identity is dealt with by the State represents an...
Instructor: Rostas
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseEconomic development is central to policy concerns. This module analyses the key political, social and economic processes which affect development, taking the perspective of a country which is initially poor. In the past decade economists have increasingly recognized that the foundations of prosperity...
Instructor: Paul Collier
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for One-year MA students, Elective for Mundus Mapp students, The course will continue in the Winter term.The course is aimed at analysing the policy process as embedded in a comprehensive legal and institutional framework and providing students with the necessary knowledge and analytical skills to conduct...
Credits: 4.0
Elective courseThe adoption of output-based, or program-based budgets in transition countries at mainly the national level implies a conscious political choice to link policy goals to expenditure and revenue policy. But fiscal and economic pressure from international organizations trying to deal with the global crisis...
Instructor: Karoly Zoltan Jokay , Gorana Misic
Credits: 2.0
This course is designed to give an overview of consulting approaches and methods relevant in public and nonprofit sector contexts – with a focus on organizational change consulting. We will explore what it means to be a consultant. The aim of the course is to equip students with a good mastery of implementation and...
Instructor: Oliver M. Triebel
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThis interdisciplinary course is an introduction to the study of corruption and corruption control on multiple levels, international, national and local, in the context of (the contested notion of) global governance. The pervasiveness of corruption imposes...
Instructor: Agnes Batory
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThe purpose of this module is to equip students with the skills and strategies needed to make strong, convincing arguments. We will focus on developing critical ability in reading and written work. In particular, this course aims to develop the skills needed for (a) identifying and analyzing the...
Instructor: Simon Rippon
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Development Specialization/ConcentrationThe goals of this course is to (1) deepen your understanding of the role of institutions in the process of economic development, (2) provide you with conceptual and theoretical apparatus that have wide application for public policy, (3) suggest empirical and...
Instructor: Anand Murugesan
Credits: 2.0
Elective, Security Specialization/ConcentrationSecurity, human rights and fundamental freedoms are a universal entitlement. Yet despite a proliferation of UN agendas (Responsibility to Protect, Human Security) and supporting regional and national level resolutions, conventions, agencies and laws, it is the case that...
Instructor: Julia Buxton
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Media Specialization/Concentration, Gateway  course for MPA studentsThis course will offer a critical introduction to digital media activism expanding across the world. There is today widespread enthusiasm about the potential of digital media to empower citizens and enable democratic participation....
Instructor: Sahana Udupa
Credits: 4.0
Elective Course, Development Specialization/ConcentrationDoes life get any better? Do we progress? Few questions are more important, but also more vexing and bewildering than these. How do we know? Some laymen and scientists think that life gets better and better (growth, consumption, technology). Others’ predictions...
Instructor: Achim Kemmerling
Credits: 2.0
A co-taught course involving an examination of the use of video in advocacy campaigns, as well as the production of an advocacy documentary by students working in small groups.Aided by the spread in low-cost, high-quality technologies, video and moving image media are becoming increasingly ubiquitous and multi-form,...
Credits: 4.0
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Instructor: John Ryle (George Soros Visiting Chair)
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThere is an accumulation of evidence that efforts to enforce international control of narcotic drugs by the UN and national level agencies results in serious human rights abuses around the world. Beginning with analysis of the century old drug treaty system,...
Instructor: Julia Buxton
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for 1st year MPA, One-year MA and Mundus MAPP studentsThe course trains students to use concepts largely from microeconomic theory to analyze public policy issues. As an introductory course, it equips students to use economic reasoning for critically thinking through everyday decisions. We will cover modules...
Instructor: Anand Murugesan
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for 1st year MPA, One-year MA and Mundus MAPP studentsMacroeconomics is a branch of Economics that studies the performance, structure, and behavior of a national or supra-national (e.g. EU) economy as a whole. Macroeconomic developments are a central theme of policy debate around the globe. This course...
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Higher Education Policy Specialization/ConcentrationThe course will familiarize students with 1) key concepts of economic theory and 2) econometric approaches that are commonly used by policy makers and researchers to conceptualize and study higher education institutions and the students that attend...
Instructor: Kata Orosz
Credits: 2.0

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