GSI Position description - PUBPOL 585

Political Environment of Policymaking

_Human Rights
_International Development
Politics, Institutions & Processes: National
Politics, Institutions & Processes: International
_Science and Technology

Political Environment of Policymaking
Shobita Parthasarathy (
.25 FTE assignment

GSI will be responsible for putting materials on reserve, checking out library materials as needed, maintaining CTools site, pulling together internet sites on specific topics, grading papers, holding office hours to answer student questions, leading 1-2 class discussion sessions (as appropriate), and helping to organize a series of videotaped student roundtables.
COMPETENCIES: Enthusiasm about the roundtable project and readiness to work with Ford and STPP students. GSI should be well-organized, have strong policy writing skills, and be familiar with the policy process. Prefer applicants who have some knowledge of the policy process in the US and other national policymaking environments and/or has already taken PP585 in either Winter 2007 or Winter 2008 [the comparative variant of the course].


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