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International Politics

Study International Politics at The Beekman School

International Politics is a semester-long course designed to research, analyze, and discuss contemporary/current global issues from a variety of perspectives. We will cover modern world history from the 1930s to the present. Topics range from life under Stalin, to the origins of Islamic Fundamentalism, from the genocide in Rwanda to China’s economic surge (or bubble). Students will be encouraged to bring up issues that they would like to discuss in order for the class to remain both fresh and relevant. The following is a sample guide to this course:

  • How have people fared under various government systems (Communism, Fascism, Democracy, Fundamentalism)?
  • Human rights and genocide-why nations around the world have dropped the ball.
  • Economics and its impact on foreign policy.
  • Spreading democracy-to whose advantage?
  • Revolution and reconstruction-which factors prevent success?

We are welcoming students to class this fall either via a hybrid in-person/online learning model in NYC or via fully remote, synchronous online classes. 

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