This course is an introduction to public policy in the United States. The first part will introduce students to the political institutions and processes through which public policy is made and implemented in the U.S. The second part of the course applies these concepts to specific policy areas such as national drug policy, human stem cell research, and the economy and debt, as illustrated by real-world case studies and led by expert practitioners.

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Bill Kristol & Chris DeMuth on ideas & public policy

Faculty

William Kristol

William Kristol is editor at large of the Weekly Standard , which, together with Fred Barnes and John Podhoretz, he founded in 1995. Mr. Kristol has served as chief of staff to the Vice President of the United States and to the Secretary of Education.

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