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This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors. Originally designed for an Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies course, the simulation can also be used in other academic settings to highlight the complexity of international negotiations, to help students identify with a non-U.S. perspective, and/or to showcase the practical and emotional implications of theoretical foreign policy.
This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors.
The case reveals the practical and ethical tensions inherent in many grassroots based advocacy organizations between sustaining the grassroots membership and supporting a professional staff who must effectively interact with the relevant policy elite.
A national Christian advocacy organization, dedicated to alleviating hunger worldwide, faces new dilemmas as it grows from a small, volunteer self defined "social movement" to a more powerful group
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission combines the tribes' cultural heritage with modern science and public policy strategies in the following ways: build capacity, remain united, develop guiding principles, and leadership planning.
Four Native American tribes on the Columbia River are bringing back a salmon population decimated by irrigation, pollution, development and other forces.
Traces the unsuccessful efforts of many, in and out of government, to solve lead poisoning of poor New York City children. Gordon Chase confronts the dilemma.
This case traces the efforts of a variety of individuals, in and out of government, to solve the lead poisoning problem in New York City.
Justice Now pushed hard for prison abolition while advocating for better health care and condition. They offer interns the opportunity to learn firsthand about prisoners'' human struggles as well as the policy implications of state sponsored violence.
Cassandra Shaylor and Cynthia Chandler founded Justice Now in 2000.
This leadership story demonstrates how angry and grief stricken families of people incarcerated under mandatory drug sentencing laws are mobilized to put a face on injustice and build diverse alliances to combat mandatory minimums.
Julie Stewart and her colleagues mobilize the angry and grief stricken families of people incarcerated under mandatory drug sentencing laws.
This story focuses on a coalition formed in the wake of the 1996 federal immigration policy reforms. This includes a shared approach to some service delivery as well as policy strategies and intentional development of new immigrant leaders.
Dale Asis and his colleagues have built a remarkable 19-member coalition in the wake of the 1996 federal immigration policy reforms.
Through this simulation students will experience the policymaking and implementation process firsthand. “Wolf Politics” is intended for use in a public policy- or environmental policy-oriented course.
Through this simulation students will experience the policymaking and implementation process firsthand.
This teaching note characterizes op-eds and discusses a few challenging aspects about initiating op-ed writing such as how to prompt student writers to go beyond a topic to determine a specific issue and finally forge a statement of purpose. This note offers one way for academics to introduce student writers to a prevalent genre in the field of public policy.
The field of public policy commands that student use writing as a material act to engage in critical citizenship.
A century old environmental conservation nonprofit undergoes major organizational change from volunteer leadership to professional management. The case enables analysis of multiple perspectives on major organizational change over time: from systems, structure, and strategy to deeper cultural issues.
The purpose of this teaching case is to analyze the challenges of organizational change in a nonprofit organization as it moves from being predominantly voluntarist to being professionally managed.