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RESPONSE ESSAY TOPICS

WEEK 3

Topic 1: Do you think that in the Post-Washington Consensus the developing world will be better off economically and politically (i.e., the rise of the rest)? Assigned Reading Click to Read The Post-Washington Consensus: Development After the Crisis by Nancy Birdsall and Francis Fukuyama; The Post-American Hemisphere: Power and Politics in an Autonomous Latin America by Russell Crandall; and The End of the Beijing Consensus by Yang Yao To this assignment, go to Response Essay Assessment (online assignment 1) under Week 3 Folder/Blackboards Response Essay. This assignment starts on 9/7 and is due before class on 9/14.

WEEK 5
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Topic 2: Do you think the scarcity (or excess) of water will lead to

Assigned Reading Click to Read Water: cause for conflict or co-operation by Irna van der Molen and Antoinette Hildering; Water Dispute Increases India-Pakistan Tension by Lydia Polgreen and Sabrinia Tavernise; and Obstacles to Arab-Israeli Peace: Water by Martin Asser To this assignment, go to Response Essay Assessment (online assignment 2) under Week 5 Folder/Blackboards Response Essay. This assignment starts on 9/21 and is due before class on 9/28.

WEEK 7 Topic 3: Do you think the current U.S. politics between Democrats
and Republics over the budget deficit debate as a game of prisoner dilemma, a game of stag hunt, or a game of chicken and what will be the consequences? Assigned Reading You need to select, utilize, and cite three scholarly articles in this Response Essay. To this assignment, go to Response Essay Assessment (online assignment 3) under Week 7 Folder/Blackboards Response Essay. This assignment starts on 10/5 and is due before class on 10/12.

WEEK 11 Topic 4: Do you think the WTO should be about free trade or just
trade? Assigned Reading Click and Read: Free trade or just trade? The World Trade Organization, Human Rights and Development by Cephas Lumina; and WTO Winners and Losers: The Trade and Development Disconnect by Meredith Lewis To this assignment, go to Response Essay Assessment (online assignment 4) under Week 11 Folder/Blackboards Response Essay. This assignment starts on 11/2 and is due before class on 11/9.

WEEK 13 Topic 5: What do you think an individual needs a foreign language


and/or an abroad experience to be globally competent? Assigned Reading Click and Read What Does it Mean to be Globally Competent? by Bill Hunter; A Tour of Asia Without Leaving Campus by Chronicle of Higher Education; and Education Abroad Required by Elaina Loveland; To this assignment, go to Response Essay Assessment (online assignment 5) under Week 13 Folder/Blackboards Response Essay. This assignment starts on 11/16 and is due before class on 11/23.