The Middle East is one of the key regions of the world, and a source of much of its instability today. How did this part of the world come to be so integral to the stability of the planet, and so much in dangerous flux?
This intensive Capstone course will give students a comprehensive introduction to the modern Middle East. It will provide the necessary historical background for students to be able to understand where today’s crises and problems came from, as well as an understanding of the key social, political and economic drivers of the Middle East today.
When: August 13 to August 17, 2018
Where: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 12th floor, Ottawa
The course will be structured as a seminar, with emphasis on discussions and inter-active assignments. In addition to the course instructor, Professor Peter Jones, regional experts will also address the class.
There will be four components to the evaluation: Participation in class discussion will be worth 20%; a daily journal project (an analytical summary of the day’s themes and ideas to be completed by each student at the end of the day and marked by the professor overnight) will comprise 30%; a 4,000 word research paper to be handed in 1 week after the course is concluded will be worth 30%; and a final exam to be taken in the final class will be worth 20%.
How to register:
Participants registering through the SPI program may choose from one of three options:
- Single-day registration
- Registration for any two days of the course. (Please select two dates and use the coupon code SPI2018 at the time of registration to benefit from a $25 discount on registration fees.)
- Registration for the entire course week. Best value! Please note: Friday session ends at noon.
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The course will be led by Professor Peter Jones, one of Canada’s leading experts on the region, and a former official who has been deeply involved in regional negotiations. Invited experts will also join the course for selected topics.
Interested participants seeking more information about the course may contact Professor Jones at email@example.com