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Fall 2017
Jan 21, 2018
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SEST 719 - Global Power:Wieldng Influence
The world is becoming a matrix with a multitude of influential actors. We are currently witnessing an accelerating shift in traditional power centers, and nation-states are no longer the only significant players. In fact, their power is seeping away as new centers of influence expand and flex their muscles in an increasingly complex global environment. In a world that was once separated and contained by national boundaries and loyalties, a new cast of actors is aggressively determining outcomes based on motivations, capabilities, and actions that may have little in common with the goals of governments.  While nation-states and their leaders continue to retain immense authority, Multinational Corporations (MNCs) now routinely circumvent governments to accomplish their goals. This shift in power centers has the potential to cause friction and could work against stated geo-political objectives. Understanding this new environment is critical to achieving success within the frameworks of national security, international relations, politics, and economics.
This course is designed to examine the historical role private companies have played in United States foreign policy, the current questions surrounding the integration of Multinational Corporations in international relations and national security, and a look toward the future. It is essential that the next generation of policy makers understand the impact of MNCs and the balance that is needed as the integration continues. Decision-makers must have the insight and the ability to determine the strengths and the weaknesses of outside involvement, as well as the benefits and the pitfalls.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Security Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Eurasian, Russian, E Euro Stud
      Foreign Service
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Security Studies

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