PUBPOL 260 | Leadership, Policy, and Change

Instructor: Shane Stansbury

Leadership, Policy, Change | Shane Stansbury

Semester: Fall 2024
Meeting Times: Tu 3:05pm-5:35pm
Modes of Inquiry: Ethical Inquiry (EI)
Areas of Knowledge: Social Sciences (SS)
Course Description:

This seminar will examine the implications of declining trust in our institutions for leadership in the 21st Century. Considers this country’s rich tradition of skepticism about its public institutions, as well as the vital role that societal trust has played in allowing leaders to craft and carry out meaningful public policy, dispense justice, and effect social change. Studies contemporary case studies and the role of increasing political polarization, seeking to understand why some institutions have maintained public confidence while others have not, and whether trust in the latter can be restored.