NINT
5000

Theories, Histories and Practices of Development: Decolonizing International Affairs

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Theory History Practice of Dev
Spring 2023
Taught By: Sean Jacobs
Section: A

CRN: 1321

Credits: 3

Through a mix of lectures, films, discussion, and guest speakers, this course will interrogate what we might mean by order, global norms, rights, and cooperation and consider global affairs through the lenses of colonialism, decolonization, race, class, empire, and resistance, among other themes. This core class surveys the field of International Affairs in response to new global realities, from Black Lives Matter and democratic socialism to ascendant right-wing movements and conflicts stemming from the acute ecological and health crises that confront the twenty-first century. As countries, peoples, governments, cultures, and economies are brought closer together by globalization and ecological and public health challenges, many of these same forces work to separate them, supporting nationalisms, identitarian movements, and retreats to the local. IA practitioners must have a keen understanding of the political stakes of these developments as well as of the institutional, social, and ecological realities that shape them. To that end, this course will examine longstanding debates in IA as well as introducing students to various theoretical and political movements that have sought to critique and remake the academic study and practice of international affairs.

The course follows Global Flows (NINT 5001) in a two-course sequence of required courses.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 35

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:12am EST 1/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: L104
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023