Governments, private sector firms, international organizations, and non-profits all engage in political risk analysis and forecasting. This type of analysis draws heavily on the theories and methods of political science to evaluate conflict vulnerability, political stability, corruption, rule of law, crime and security threats, regime change, and a host of other factors that can create unwanted risks. This seminar explores the many facets of political risk analysis and forecasting, and requires students to take on the role of risk analyst to produce a country or regional risk assessment.
Satisfies a Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Permission of the instructor required.