(12/17/2021 UPDATE: THIS COURSE WILL BE FULLY REMOTE. THE TRAVEL COMPONENT OF THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The rapid increase in new COVID cases due to the highly contagious Omicron variant of the SARS-COV-2 virus along with continued high numbers of cases caused by the Delta variant create an unacceptable level of risk for students and faculty in J-Term travel courses.)
Batten and cross-listed with CLAS
This seminar would provide for 12 students a two-week series of conversations with national leaders about President Biden’s First Year in office, just as that year ends. Students would get immediate, direct engagement with senior White House and executive branch officials, as well as Congressional, journalist, think tank and advocacy group officials. The course would consist of two or three conversations per day. Each student would be responsible for leading at least one of these conversations, and also participating in all of the conversations. Each conversation would require preparatory reading materials about the official and the position being examined.