Courses and research in the Department examine political, economic and security issues in the Western Hemisphere with specific emphasis on the role of the United States. Most courses tend to focus on the 20th and early 21st centuries with an emphasis on the Cold War era. Indeed, a persistent theme in much of the teaching is the so-called ‘American century’ and the United States’ interaction – cultural, economic, ideological, political and military – with the rest of the world. But much emphasis is also paid to the interaction between domestic and foreign policies in attempting to place the historical evolution of the Americas – north and south – in their proper international context.
Dedicated Courses (not offered every academic year)
Other Relevant Courses within the department
Resources within the Institute
Currently a dozen professors across the various disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary centres at the Graduate Institute are experts on one or another aspect of the Americas. See a complete listing here.