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Fall 2017
Oct 18, 2017
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INAF 339 - Krogh Honors Seminar
Qualifications: Open to all sophomores with a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA.

The Krogh Honors Seminar, named for Dean Emeritus Peter Krogh, provides the opportunity for 15 students to work with a leading scholar in the area of international affairs.  Dr. Erik Voeten will lead the seminar entitled, Global Governance Lab. This year, the Krogh seminar will partner for the second time with the U.S. Department of State’s International Organization Bureau’s Multilateral Moneyball project. The department is interested in how they can better use data to understand and conduct multilateral diplomacy. We will receive instructions from the State Department on projects that interest them at the beginning of the semester. Students will work individually or in small groups on projects of their choosing. Aside from the instructor, students will also be aided by a research assistant with expertise in data analysis as well as a computer science research assistant who can help with text analysis. No prior data analysis experience is needed but you should be willing to learn. The focus is not on complicated statistical analysis but on how data can be USED in practice and to better UNDERSTAND multilateral diplomacy. In the beginning of the semester, the class will focus on understanding the substantive and theoretical issues as well as the basics of data management and analysis. The semester will conclude with student presentations at the State Department and a dinner with a special guest.

Permission of SFS Dean's Office required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

International Affairs Department

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