BGPA415 UNITED NATIONS INSTITUTIONS AND PROCESSES

As the largest and more comprehensive universal international organization, the United Nations has been playing an increasingly important and visible role in international affairs in the post-Cold War and post-9.11 era. Therefore it is imperative for students of international and public affairs to understand the dynamics and mechanism of this pivotal international organization. This course will bring students into the complex system of the United Nations to systematically study its institutions, decision-making processes, the issues on the agenda, its member states’ behavioral patterns, and its impact on world politics. The learning process will be reinforced by Model UN simulations in the classroom as well as at various national or international conferences.

Pre-requisite: None