Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Programs / Master of Science in International Policy Management: Global Experience

Global Experince: Geneva

Cohort VI will be going to Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2016 for their Global Experience. This course applies theoretical perspectives acquired in first-year MSIPM courses to a real world context. Students will experience a series of public and private site visits and service learning activities with many international organizations, including intergovernmental organizations and NGOs.

Students will explore how scholars and practitioners address the challenges of designing policy in a fast changing global context. Policy issues addressed on this trip will include international trade and the global economy: economic development, humanitarian issues and human rights; international health policy; and international environmental policy among others.

Meetings will include representatives from intergovernmental organizations and civil society actors from a variety of sectors including business and social welfare. Some of the organizations that they will visit are: The International Labor Organization, The World Health Organization, The World Trade Organization, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Geneva Environmental Network.