Between the Local and the Global: Transnational Advocacy and Activism

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Transnatl Advocacy & Activism

Fall 2019

Taught By: Barbara Adams

Section: A

CRN: 7204

Credits: 3

In struggles for justice, movements, communities and organizations increasingly have to deal with global threats, rules, institutions and corporations, and operate across international boundaries. The international advocacy campaign - a concerted, strategic effort at changing frames, minds, rules, practices and ultimately power relations - has become a vital tool in these struggles for justice. Global Advocacy is a practitioners’ course on international advocacy campaigns. Through case studies, we will explore how campaigns or advocacy efforts are built in relation to specific historical contexts, political processes and social movements; how problems are framed, objectives set, and strategy and tactics forged; how learning happens as campaigns evolve; and both how and why international campaigns succeed or fail in securing their change objectives. Seminar participants will explore cases through background readings and presentations by people who have led global fights for justice and advocacy efforts. Cases are drawn from a wide variety of issues and contexts, including (but not limited to): expanding rights in international law (e.g. of indigenous peoples, nature, or to water); ending violence against women and girls; stopping fraud and harm perpetrated by the tobacco and fossil fuel industries; using the economic tools of divestment and boycott for political change and environmental defense; resisting and reshaping global rules on trade and investment; and building networks for the defense of coastal, riverine and forest communities and life.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 4:02pm 9/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1102

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019