HISTORY 196S.06 - Leadership in American History

The seminar will focus on political, social, business, and artistic leaders in American history and problems which have called for leadership. In addition to selected short reading, students will examine closely the following: James MacGregor Burns’ “Leadership”; Walter Clark’s “Ox Bow Incident”; Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince”; May and R. Neustadt’s “Thinking in Time”; Robert Penn

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HISTORY 196S.05 - American Dreams/ American Realities

This seminar will examine the role of such myths as “rags to riches,” “beacon to the world,” the “frontier” and the “foreign devil” in defining the American character and determining the hopes, fears, dreams and actions of people throughout American History. In addition to selected short readings, students will examine closely Arthur M. Schlesinger’s “The

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PPS 196 - Women as Leaders

This course will teach students to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing women in their quest to practice leadership in public life. Students will understand the historical roots of our conceptions of leadership and the ways American women have worked with, around and on those ideas over the last two centuries. They will analyze

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PPS 194 - Entrepreneurial Leadership & Social Innovation

Gateway course for the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative (ELI). Introduces students to the important frameworks of entrepreneurship, social innovation, and social enterprise development. Examines the dynamic relationship between social entrepreneurship and the public good through case studies, individual reflection, group projects, and experiential learning. Explores the challenges and triumphs of social entrepreneurship in areas of public

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PPS 135- Border Crossing: Leadership, Value Conflicts & Public Life

Preparation course for students who plan to conduct community-based research projects in the summer through Service Opportunities in Leadership, or another research service learning opportunity. Through case studies about complex, difficult policy issues in our society, this course explores leadership as the art of working productively with value conflicts in groups, institutions, and social systems.

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PPS 49 - Terrorism and Democracy: Citizen Leadership and the Ethics of Security

Since the devastating terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, American foreign policy has focused intensely on eliminating the threat that terrorists pose to our nation. President Bush took us to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and President Obama’s administration is fighting those same wars today. Heightened security measures at home

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