Stanford - PKU Joint Course: EASTASN 285
About EASTASN 285: American and Chinese Approaches to Managing Global Challenges (INTLPOL 285)
Like other nations, China and the United States must address a number of complex and consequential transnational challenges including climate change related threats to food and water security, nuclear proliferation, and the absence of institutions to manage cyberspace. None of these challenges can be managed by China or the United States alone and none can be managed successfully with at least some level of US-China cooperation. This unique course will be taught jointly by faculty from Stanford and Peking University and is open to students from both schools. The course will examine American and Chinese perceptions of and approaches to managing a number of different transnational challenges with the goal of identifying obstacles to and opportunities for cooperation. The lead instructors are Thomas Fingar (Stanford) and Wang Yong (Peking University). This is a 2-unit course offered on a Credit/No Credit basis. There will be one required paper at the end of the course.