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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

GOVT 83.26 Public Policy and Pandemics

Through readings and lively discussions, this course will investigate public policy and the current pandemic, informed by what we know from the past.  We will read scholarly works from across disciplines including history, communication, political science, law and medicine.  We will learn about pandemics in the context of wealth inequality, global security, local governance, civil liberties, environmental law, international cooperation, health insurance prevalence among others.  Students will also give presentations in the final sessions of this class.  Presentations should focus on the current pandemic and government’s response at the local, state, national or global level.   



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