PUBPOL 710.004

PUBPOL 710.004: Human Rights, Mineral Extraction, and the Global Supply Chain

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Winter 2020
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This class is an interdisciplinary problem solving class offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI). The extraction of minerals used to manufacture automobile components, including electric vehicle batteries, comes at a high cost. Multidisciplinary teams of students will study the human rights implications of this supply chain, and their research will be informed by auto industry, NGO, and stakeholder perspectives. Students will incorporate insights from international law, business, engineering, environmental sciences, technology, and other fields to develop a solution for industry to implement.

This class is open to all University of Michigan graduate and professional students. Please note: Non-Law students are responsible for checking with their own schools, colleges, or units to learn if a PSI class will count toward graduation or other departmental requirements.

Non-law graduate/professional students may apply for the course using the PSI application system ( November 4-18, 2019. After the initial application period, students seeking to apply can contact [email protected].