- PAF 9173 Program Auditing and Performance Measurement, Instructed by Prof. Dan Williams; Tues. 6:05-9:00 PM (IN PERSON)
This course extends the student's knowledge of financially related decision-making techniques. It provides the student an understanding of management auditing, program auditing, and performance measurement. Key concepts include economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. From the retrospective perspective it examines how to determine whether a program has used its resources effectively and efficiently. From a concurrent perspective, it looks at what should be monitored and how. Prospectively it examines how to prepare an organization for performance measurement and auditing. From a holistic view it examines the decision to measure, monitor, and examine performance.
- PAF 9436 International Security and the Liberal World Order Instructed by Prof. Mitchell Wallerstein; Tues. 6:05-9PM (FULLY ONLINE)
This course will examine the most pressing issues in American national security and global security, including the renewed US-Russian confrontation, regional security threats, WMD proliferation, terrorism, climate change, cyber-warfare, and the threat of global pandemics. The ability of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions to maintain peace and enforce security agreements will also be addressed.
- PAF 9715 Health Care Policy, Instructed by Prof. Barbara Caress Thurs. 6:05-9:00 PM (IN PERSON)
The purpose of this course is to: examine policy issues relevant to four overarching concerns within health care: health status; access to health care; health care quality; and health care costs; in so doing, provide an understanding of various methods used to analyze health care policy issues and options.
WASHINGTON SEMESTER ELECTIVES: OPEN TO STUDENTS
This fall we are bringing our Washington Semester classes to NY.
As a result of the suspension of the Washington Semester Program this fall 2020, courses typically reserved for the Washington Semester Program are now open to all students!
Please note that if you plan to apply for the Washington Semester Program in the future, you should not take these courses.
- PAF 9199: Who Makes Policy? 2020 Campaign Edition (HYBRID)
Instructed by Prof. Carla Robbins; Mondays 6:05-9:00 PM
In this extraordinary time of political and social upheaval, we will study the national actors and institutions—public and private—that make American domestic and foreign policies. Closely tracking 10 current issues–national and state political campaigns; COVID-19; social spending and fiscal battles; immigration; climate change; US rivalry with China and Russia; nuclear maneuvering with North Korea and Iran; cyber-conflict (and more)–students will delve into the policy making structures and processes and the motivations and perspectives of the players who set the agendas, drive the debates and shape the outcomes.
- PAF 9115 Intergovernmental Relations: How Washington The States and The Public Interact During Times of Crisis (FULLY ONLINE)
Instructed by Prof. Sonia Jarvis;
Synchronously online on Thurs. from 6:05-9:00 PM
The focus of this course will be to examine the interaction between federal institutions, Capitol Hill, The White House, Governors of the 50 states, non-governmental stakeholders and the public. We will discuss the tensions between how the American Government is supposed to work in theory and in practice. Our discussions will also help to define the roles of the numerous players on the national stage in terms of areas of influence with an emphasis on examples of collaboration and conflict.We will be using a number of sources both from texts, magazines, the media and the Internet to illustrate the legal parameters of governance in terms of the US Constitution, Congressional hearings, the federal regulatory process, agency decisions, State laws and executive orders, and US Supreme Court decisions. Through these sources, students will be exposed to the political process from a functional perspective such as which entity has to power and authority to take certain actions and when that power may be properly curtailed or delegated. Our examination will be occurring against the backdrop of a national election that will determine who leads the national government as we confront an existential crisis.