This course takes advantage of Hofstra’s proximity to the United Nations and its related organizations in New York City. About half of the time available in this course will be devoted to learning about the institution and work of the UN itself. The other half will consist of briefings from the various embassies representing their nations at the UN. Students will have the opportunity to interact directly with diplomats and high level staff who do the actual work of global politics. With the exception of the first, organizational, meeting, which will be held on campus, all other sessions will be held in Manhattan.