+Policy Course Fall 2019

Complex Collective Decision and Policymaking: The Case of Cyber Security in 2016 US Presidential Election

4984/5984

This course will introduce basic concepts of policy and decision making in complex social and technical settings, including public, private, non-profit organizations, and communities. The cyberattacks during the 2016 US presidential election will be use as a case study to guide discussions and introduce policy analysis concepts and evaluation tools.

Topics: Foundations of cyber security, policy concepts, policy processes, policy analysis, economic and political science approach to policy analysis, mis-and dis-information, cybersecurity and governance, stakeholder analysis, ethics and cybersecurity among others.

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Instructors:
Eric Jardine, Political Science
Anne-Lise Velez, Honors College
Navid Ghaffarzadegan, ISE
Teacher Assistant: Negar Darabi
The main audience are junior or senior level undergraduate students, and early-stage graduate students (4000 and 5000 levels). Students are expected to have little or no former policy-related training but are interested in exploring policy domains. For graduate student, the course will include high level analytical problem solving and projects which requires more in-depth reading of the literature and data analysis.

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