World politics is in a moment of uncertainty and upheaval. The election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States, a resurgence of national and populist parties in Europe, a decisive turn towards authoritarian rule in other regions of the world, the Syrian refugee crisis, a renewed threat of nuclear proliferation – these are but a few realities of this current political matrix.
In this One Day @ UBC course, we unpack these issues systematically through active and applied learning activities based on current conceptual tools and relevant research to make sense of global politics today.
JAN LUDERT, PhD, is a scholar alumnus of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, an interdisciplinary research hub for emerging global issues at UBC, and a recipient of the prestigious UBC Killam Teaching Award. He is currently assistant professor in the School of Applied Leadership and associate program director for the Master's program in Adult Education at City University of Seattle. He writes for the Ivory Tower, an international relations blog, and is a founding member of Ilkmade, a social network site for political science scholars, journalists and practitioners.