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Carnegie Council presents a collection of course syllabi from its staff, fellows, and affiliates around the world. These are great for teaching about international affairs, global history, economics, and philosophy.

To contribute to this section, please contact Senior Program Director Devin Stewart.

Reading List and Discussion Questions on on Religion and Tolerance in Indonesia | 08/16/2017Asia Dialogues Program, Carnegie CouncilAmid growing Islamophobia and populism in Europe and the United States, a more complete picture of Islam is crucial, and Indonesia can serve as an ideal case study to provide such a broader view. This 10.5-week reading list with discussion questions is a good place to start.

Reading List and Discussion Questions on Climate Change and the Philippines | 08/16/2016Asia Dialogues Program, Carnegie CouncilWith severe typhoons a regular occurrence, the Philippines has become the portrait of climate change victimhood. This 10-week reading list with discussion questions covers all aspects of how the nation is grappling with climate change.

Reading List and Discussion Questions on Gender and Japan | 05/13/2016Asia Dialogues Program, Carnegie CouncilThis 10.5-week reading list with discussion questions explores current issues relating to gender in Japanese society. Topics include: women in the workplace, equal voice in politics, demographic trends, and gender rights.

Global Ethics Fall Term 2015 | 09/01/2015David Ritchie, Mercer UniversityThis course examines different ways that the state protects the interests of its citizens against the competing interests of other states. It focuses on arguments about the background moral conceptions that ground the possibility of global justice—cosmopolitanism, liberalism, and universal human rights.

Democracy, Globalization, and Human Rights | 03/27/2014Deen Chatterjee, University of UtahThis seminar examines the theories of rights that provide for a cosmopolitan framework but have room for local variations consistent with alternative versions of democratic decision-making.

Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict | 03/05/2014David Ritchie, Mercer UniversityThis course examines legal and moral doctrines related to international armed conflict, including the right of states to resort to force and the rules governing the conduct of hostilities.

Global Civics | 03/03/2014Hakan Altinay, European School of Politics, IstanbulThis online course features video lectures by international thought leaders discussing global issues such as public health, inequality, trade, and the responsibility to protect. Students may take the course for credit or audit it. Both options are free.

Global Ethics | 02/24/2014Evan Berry, American University, Washington, D.C.This course explores the complexities of international relations along two fronts: the emergence of global ethical questions, and the globalization of ethics itself.

Global Governance | 03/05/2014Katsuhiko Mori, International Christian University, JapanThe aim of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical and practical challenges involved in the complex subject of global governance.

God, Faith, and Reason | 03/27/2014Deen Chatterjee, University of UtahThis course examines the meaning and limitations of some of the central concepts and beliefs in the philosophical and public discourse on the question of God's existence.

Human Rights in International RelationsJiyoung Song, Singapore Management UniversityThis module is a 300-level multidisciplinary course of political science and international law, covering the main literature and debates in human rights in international relations.

International Human Rights | 04/21/2014Deen Chatterjee, University of UtahThis course examines the nature, practice, and limits of human rights in today's global world.

Justice and International Affairs | 03/27/2014Deen Chatterjee, University of UtahThis is a course in political philosophy, broadly construed, with a focus on the issues of justice in international affairs.

Modern Moral Problems: Climate Change | 02/24/2014Evan Berry, American University, Washington, D.C.This course is designed to introduce students to an ethical issue of contemporary significance and along the way develop a deeper understanding of applied ethics as a field.

Of All Possible Future Worlds: Global Trends, Values, and Ethics | 03/31/2014Thong Nguyen, Carnegie CouncilThis course examines world trends and the degree to which values and ethical choices can shape humanity in the future.

Political Philosophy | 03/27/2014Deen Chatterjee, University of UtahThe course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of political philosophy such as liberty, equality, democracy, and justice and to examine their international implications through a focused study of the political consequences of global interdependence.

Religion, Modernity, and Democracy: Understanding Islam in Politics | 03/05/2014Jocelyne Cesari, Georgetown UniversityThis course investigates the relationship between modernization, politics, and Islam in Muslim-majority countries from the end of World War II to the Arab Spring.

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