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The Iranian Revolution

Jo Fisher

Students trace the history of Iran from its early dynasties to the present and explore Iran’s cultural history, its efforts to establish a representative democracy, and the role the great powers played in shaping events in Iran.

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China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response

Jo Fisher

Students explore the history of U.S. relations with China and consider the implications of China’s economic growth, societal transformation, and increasing international role.

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Between Two Worlds: Mexico at the Crossroads

Jo Fisher

Students explore Mexico’s economic and cultural transformation and probe Mexico’s complex identity and history, coming face-to-face with the difficult policy choices confronting the people of Mexico today.

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Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change

Jo Fisher

Students explore Nigeria’s history—from the precolonial to the present—and consider the future of Africa’s most populous country.

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Russia’s Transformation: Challenges for U.S. Policy

Jo Fisher

Students survey the economic issues and political developments that have shaped the outlook of policymakers in the Kremlin and Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Role in a Changing World

Jo Fisher

Students identify global issues, assess national priorities, and decide for themselves the role the United States should play in the world as they consider the array of economic, political, and social transformations taking place both at home and abroad.

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