Hunger and Food Security IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
This course explores the political and economic policy issues surrounding hunger and food security, drawing on many case examples and using Ghana as a case study. The course will provide an overview of some of the core dimensions of global hunger and food security policy issues, including debates over a new green revolution, food aid, fair trade, the impact of expanded biofuels production, and the impact of the inter-related financial, food, and fuel crises. The class will incorporate visits to sites in Ghana and discussions with NGOs and other organizations involved in various efforts to enhance food security.
Students enrolled in the Ghana course must attend 3 pre-departure class meetings at NYU Wagner in New York and engage in some research prior to the trip. Dates for those meetings will be set once the enrollment for the summer course is complete, but will occur in the latter half of the the spring semester.
Accra, Elmina, Kumasi, and Tamale in Ghana
Arrival Day: May 23, 2020
Departure Day: June 12, 2020
- December 1, 2019
Students register for the Summer 2020 course listed below for 3 credits. A permission number will be granted upon acceptance into the course.
Course prerequisites: CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics, CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods, CORE-GP 1022 Intro to Policy, or equivalents or permission from the instructor.
Note: Students enrolled in PADM 2250 in Ghana may also take, as a non-credit course, Professor Gershman's Hunger and Food Security in Global Perspective PADM 4250 which meets on Tuesdays, 6.45 PM - 8.25 PM for 7 sessions in the second half of the spring term.
John Gershman, Clinical Professor of Public Service, Co-Director of Capstone Program
Tuition: This is a 3-credit course.
NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer 2020 course load and tuition. Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020. Bursar’s payment deadline dates.
Program fee: $2,000 anticipated. A deposit fee will be due upon acceptance in the course. The program fee is payable by credit card and there are two fee structures available to students.
You can pay a $1500 deposit with the remainder of $500 due in April; OR
- You can pay a $500 deposit with the remainder of $1500 due in April
The fee includes housing, ground transport, several meals, orientation, staff assistance, and more.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND LOGISTICS
Participants stay at the NYU Accra Solomon's Lodge student residence building in, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Accra and a short distance from the city center. Accommodations in Cape Coast, Kumasi, and Tamale will be at hotels and guest houses.
The activity fee includes lodging costs, an opening luncheon and dinner, and a closing dinner as well as ground transportation and on-site staffing. Students will be responsible for other meals, mobile phone rental and minutes, and spending cash.
Students will travel on a coach bus for all site visits as well as to Tamale, Kumasi, and Cape Coast.
TRAVEL, VISA, AND OTHER INFORMATION
Flight: International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Students should not purchase their tickets before receiving proper instructions to do so.
Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid for up to 6 months after course date, not before.
Visa: NYU students will receive information regarding appropriate visa type. Visit the Ghana Consulate in New York for more information on the visa process.
Summer 2020 application is now open:
Upper-level undergraduate students seeking to take the course for credit must first gain approval from their advisor and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration procedures.
This course is open to NYU and non-NYU students/participants. For all inquiries about the program, contact email@example.com.
November 14, 2019 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm