Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

IR Program Adds Seminars on Religion, Environment

August 30, 2010

Two new lecture classes have been added by the International Relations Program this fall: Religion and Global Politics (INTL1400) and The Political Economy of the Environment in Latin America (INTL 1450).

The class on Religion and Global Politics examines the increasingly visible role of religion in international affairs and global politics. Questions will address the political manifestations of different religious traditions; the role religion plays in conflict, economic development, peace-building, and diplomacy; and the multiple ways religion has been affecting world affairs. It is being taught by Watson Visiting Fellow Nukhet A. Sandal.

The Political Economy of the Environment in Latin America introduces students to the political economy of the environment in Latin America. Readings survey topics on resource-based development, environmental conflict, and green governance. Lectures present theoretical accounts of development and the environment and assess their validity in light of the Latin American experience. It is being taught by Watson Visiting Fellow Jose Carlos Orihuela.