Emerging Issues in International Affairs: The New Silk Road

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Emerging Issues Intl. Affairs

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 7238

Credits: 3

Historically, East, South, and Central Asia have been linked by the so-called "Silk Road," and this connection of peoples, cultures, markets, and states has represented both a promising model of interdependent mutual gains and a peril of contributing to a hegemonic project by China as the great power. Does this past tell us something about the future? This class situates the premise and experience of the Silk Road historically to set up analyses of recent dynamics surrounding the politics, economics, and cultural dimensions of a new Silk Road. In addition to looking at the rise of China as reflected in aspects such as the "One Road, One Belt" Initiative, other avenues of exploration include: the role of other regional powers such as India, Russia, Pakistan, and Iran; economic behaviors ranging from informal networks to multinational corporations; multilateral institutions and civil society; cultural exchange, resistance, and cosmopolitanism; regional environmental pressures as well as demographic and population trends; and, expansive thinking of the concept and reality of a network which may ultimately span from Europe and Africa to the Pacific. The class spotlights forms of governance, integration, security, development, and rights that contrast with traditional Western norms.

This course is part of the Conflict & Security concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 11:11am 8/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020