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Kanner, Michael David Lecturer


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courses taught

  • IAFS 3000 - Special Topics in International Affairs
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Junior or senior level umbrella seminar spanning a variety of topics relevant to the study of international affairs. Subjects addressed under this heading vary according to student interest and faculty availability. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • PSCI 3011 - The American Presidency and the Executive Branch
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019
    Examines the constitutional, institutional and historical development of the presidency and the federal bureaucracy. Explores the changing role of the executive branch in the U.S. political system over time and competing views of executive power.
  • PSCI 3143 - Current Affairs in International Relations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Analyzes the various theoretical and policy challenges facing the post-Cold War world, with an emphasis on examining alternative conceptions of and approaches to such challenges. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.
  • PSCI 3191 - National Security Organization and Policy Making
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Analyzes how the American governmental and political system is structured to define, select, and implement national security policies. Examines roles of the president, Congress, bureaucracy, interest groups,and other actors. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 1101.
  • PSCI 3193 - International Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2019
    Presents alternate theoretical frameworks for the explanation of international processes. Applies theories of conflict behavior and social organization to problems of war and peace. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.