Honors | International Security in the 21st Century
H304 | 0024 | D. Albright


Spring 2004 Wells/Honors Seminar:
H304 (section #0024):  International Security Issues in the 21st
Century
TR, 4 to 5:15 p.m., Harlos House (1331 E. Tenth Street)
3-credit, full-semester course

Please note: The seminar will usually meet 4-5:15 p.m. at Harlos House
(1331 E. Tenth Street); however two class sessions, February 10 and
April 22 , will meet at 8 a.m. to accommodate time zone differences.
Dr. Albright hopes all participants in the seminar can attend those 8
a.m. sessions; however, videotapes will be made available to those
with class conflicts.  Video conference sessions will meet at another
site.

The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in the
late 1980s and early 1990s brought about a fundamental shift in the
global security environment, but it did not eliminate security issues
from the worldıs agenda.  Indeed, these issues have multiplied and
become increasingly complex in nature.  This course will explore key
ones among them and the policy problems that they pose.  The issues
will include general ones such as proliferation of weapons of mass
destruction, terrorism, environmental security, and AIDS as well as
regional-specific ones such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the
India-Pakistan confrontation, and the future of the European Union.
Emphasis will be on interdisciplinary approaches to these questions.

The instructor of record will be Dr. David Albright, Senior Fellow at
the IU Center for the Study of Global Change.  Prior to joining the
Center, Dr. Albright worked on the project "The United States and
China in World Affairs" at the Council on Foreign Relations in New
York, served as an editor of the journal Problems of Communism, and
most recently was Professor of National Security Affairs at the Air
War College in Montgomery, Alabama. A three-week segment of the course
will be taught by retired UK Air Marshal Sir Timothy Garden, who will
be a Wells Professor as well as a Visiting Scholar in Residence at the
Center for the Study of Global Change in Spring 2004.  Among the posts
Sir Timothy has held during his military and post-military career are
Assistant Chief of the UK Defense Staff for Planning and Executive
Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London.
He is currently affiliated with King's College (London) and the
International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and is defense
adviser for the UK Liberal Democratic Party. In addition, there will
be some guest speakers, either in person or through interactive video,
who are security analysts and policy makers specializing on specific
issues.  These sessions will involve analysts/policy makers from both
the United States and other countries, for example, Dennis Ross,
former U.S. ambassador at large to the Middle East; Greg Mills,
director of the South African Institute of International Affairs; and
Joachim von Braun, director-general of the International Food Policy
Research Institute. Aside from class attendance, requirements for the
course will be readings, leading class discussion of a case study, and
a research/policy paper. There will be no exams in the course.