Using a distinctively multidisciplinary approach, this class will assess each of the selected five global policy challenges with world-class experts and practitioners. Students will familiarize themselves with the most current and relevant literature, participate in group discussions, and prepare presentations. Each topic will be covered in one week
- Geopolitical Stability
- Energy, Climate, and Sustainable Development
- Building Democratic Resilience
- Inclusive Prosperity and Macroeconomic Stability
- Technology and Innovation
Additionally, students will take one week of an actor-training workshop aimed to develop the creative artistry of students as storytellers. This workshop will help them bring their unique personal perspective through their voice and body and move and convince audiences, so that the public hears what they have to say.
2. Economics and Quantitative Bootcamp
Data analysis is necessary for effective leadership and decision-making based on evidence. The Economics and Quantitative Bootcamp will help students revive and sharpen their skillset to better use information on current economic trends, socioeconomic conditions, and policy evaluations.
The Bootcamp will review basic economic concepts, including the welfare effects of different policy measures, as well as simple statistical methods to analyze data. Many SIPA courses during the Fall and Spring semesters require a basic understanding of the concepts that will be reviewed during the Summer bootcamp. This optional component will help students succeed in their studies and make the most of their classes. Students can take an exam in order to assess the need to strengthen their quantitative skills.