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Multi-Level Governance in a Globalized World: Concepts and Applications (6 cr.)

May 16 - June 13, 2015

Program Director: Dr. Bill McGregor

V482/V582 - Massive global forces have transformed the public policy and management environment, including: the decline of the old industrial order and the rise of new rules and standards defining productivity in the Information Age; new patterns of global competition and cooperation enabled by strategic applications of information and communications technology; transnational thickening of interactions among public, private and nonprofit organizations; and new standards by which the performance of public, private and nonprofit organizations can be judged. 


Your grade will be based on in-class oral presentations of required reading, class discussion, team project reports, and individual papers due at the end of the summer. Separate teams of undergraduate and graduate students will define and execute an independent research project with the assistance of IBEI research staff.

Group Excursions: Learn outside the classroom

  • Seminar conducted at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Interacionals (IBEI) on the newly renovated and centrally located campus near the Parc de la Ciutadella.
  • Excursion to Madrid for discussions of national governance
  • Excursion to Toledo, "Managing Cultural Diversity," hosted by School of Translators of Toledo.
  • Visits to the several public and nonprofit agencies operating in Barcelona’s rich multi-level governance environment.

Please see your academic/faculty advisor to determine how this study abroad program will fulfill major requirements specific to your academic needs. The IUB SPEA Undergraduate Advising Office has preapproved this course to fulfill the following undergraduate academic programs:

  • Environmental Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Management
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Arts Management
  • Healthcare Management & Policy
  • Honors Credit

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline:                                 December 14, 2014

Final Deadline:                                     February 14, 2015


Contact: Ashley Stevens

Overseas Program Specialist
812-856-0796, SPEA 201

The World Awaits

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Callout Session

All Spain Programs

November 5, 2014

11:30AM - 1:30PM

SPEA Orange Lounge

Free Pizza

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