This course is designed to give students a greater understanding of the problems and prospects of the region, as well as the ability to assess its efforts to adapt to the changing regional and international environment.
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Southeast Asia, home to three major religious cultures and various regime types, is one of the most politically and socially diverse regions of the world. While the region is unique for its diversity, its states face challenges that are common in other parts of the world including globalization; adjusting to the new geopolitical landscape of rising global powers; and external pressure to improve the standards of human rights, the environment and democracy. Given this dynamic political context, this course is designed to give students a greater understanding of the problems and prospects of the region, as well as the ability to assess its efforts to adapt to the changing regional and international environment.
Number of credits: 3
How You Will Learn and Work
This is a Global Classrooms Connections Course.
General Education Credits
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Prerequisites & Restrictions
Students must be in the Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.
Dr. Jennifer Wallace
Dr. Jennifer Wallace is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and Politics (GVPT) and the Director of GVPT's Master in International Relations Program. She maintains a commitment to experiential learning, and has traveled with students to Ecuador, Malawi and Italy in order to further their studies of food politics, development, and environmental policy in the field. Dr. Wallace's research interests primarily focus on environmental linkages to conflict, with particular attention to natural resource management and environmental degradation. During 2013, she spent 10 months in the Mekong Delta completing field research for her dissertation with the support of grants from the U.S. State Department Fulbright Program and the University of Maryland’s Program for Society and the Environment. Prior to attending the University of Maryland, Dr. Wallace worked in Switzerland as a training course coordinator at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, part of Switzerland’s contribution to the Partnership for Peace, a program of practical bilateral cooperation between individual partner countries and NATO. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York; a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Diplomacy from the University of Geneva; an M.A. in political science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. She regularly teaches courses in political economy, development, and environmental politics.