Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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DPPG 8653

SEM: Advocacy in Action

How can we change public and/or organizational policies, practices, or procedures? How can civil society actors make effective arguments, forge campaigns and movements, and influence the decisions of powerful actors? How can advocacy help us bend justice’s arc…and what does a policy advocate actually do? What kind of careers and jobs are out there?

Taking a real-time problem-centered approach, this course will build career-ready competencies in three areas: policy advocacy research, policy advocacy strategy, and advocacy implementation. Students will work together in teams of 3-5, and during the course will create a campaign and actually advocate on an issue of importance here in the City or County of Monterey. The ethos of the course is action, action, action. Students will be able to identify and work on their own advocacy issue, however two issues are teed up for the course should students wish to engage: Advocating that the City of Monterey become a “living wage city” or helping local NGO Gathering for Women pursue housing for homeless women.

Subject:
Development Practice & Policy
Department:
Development Practice & Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections in Fall 2021 - MIIS

Fall 2021 - MIIS

DPPG8653A-F21 Seminar (Glenzer)