Course #
Certificate Program
Global Conflict Studies
International Policy

Most countries in the world have been independent for about 50 years. Some are peaceful and have prospered, while some remain poor, war-torn, or both. What explains why some countries have succeeded while others remain poor, violent, and unequal? There are no formal prerequisities for this class, but non-Harris students should have a background in economics, statistics, and basic game theory. This class to is designed to be a complement to the Why Nations Fail class. Thus students can receive credit for
both. Students are slightly discouraged from taking both classes unless international development and conflict is their specialty.

Course Sections

Term Instructor(s) Day(s) Time(s) Syllabus
Spring 2023 Christopher Blattman Monday, Wednesday 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Prior syllabus