The U.S. Role in a Changing World helps students reflect on global changes, assess national priorities, and decide for themselves the role the United States should play in the world today. Readings include discussions of security, economy, environment, culture, and politics.
Online Resources from the Choices Program
Videos featuring experts—professors, policy makers, journalists, activists, and artists—answering questions that complement the readings and lessons.
PowerPoint of Political Cartoons
For use with the lesson “Interpreting Political Cartoons.”
Teaching with the News
Choices' Teaching with the News program provides online lessons and resources on a range of current international issues.
Costs of War
Provides a comprehensive analysis of the total human, economic, social, and political costs of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Includes statistics, graphs, and links to scholarly papers.
A leading mainstream publication on international affairs topics.
A PBS news program with in-depth interviews with world leaders.
Council on Foreign Relations
Provides resources on global issues, including development, security, health, human rights, and terrorism.
The official website of the United Nations.
United States Department of State
Offers information on U.S. foreign policy.
Andreas, Peter. Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). 472 pages.
Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1999). 496 pages.
Mearsheimer, John. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (New York: W.W. Norton, 2003). 576 pages.
Nye, Joseph S., Jr. Is the American Century Over? (Malden: Polity Press, 2015). 152 pages.
Parmar, Inderjeet, Linda B. Miller, and Mark Ledwidge, eds. Obama and the World: New Directions in U.S. Foreign Policy, Second Edition. (New York: Routledge, 2014). 342 pages.
Sen, Amartya. Development as Freedom (Knopf: New York, 1999). 366 pages.