Advocacy and Global Governance
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5431
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • International Affairs
  • Global Studies
Organizations, communities and the advocates they work with increasingly have to deal with global institutions and companies, operate across local, national and international policy arenas, and skill themselves in various disciplines (organizing and social media, law, finance, anthropology, environmental sciences, etc.) In this course students will study global advocacy campaigns. Case studies will be presented and evaluated by the women and men who led them, backed up by both practical and theoretical readings on contexts, advocacy, and change processes. Group discussion on the cases will allow for comparative analysis of strategies, tactics, outcomes, and identification of the key elements of successful advocacy and the skills and practices of effective practitioners. The case studies will include - among others - efforts to: organize labor across borders; reform international financial institutions; reshape international trade and investment rules; ensure access to essential medicines and public services; establish rights and standing for indigenous peoples; stop environmental destruction; and produce global climate agreements.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions