Accra, Ghana

Hunger and Food Security IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE


PADM-GP 2250 | Itinerary | Syllabus

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

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This course will not be offered in 2022.



This course will not be offered in 2022.



Students register for the Summer 2022 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.

Upper-level undergraduate students seeking to take the course for credit must first gain approval from their advisor and then contact for registration procedures.

This course is open to NYU and non-NYU students/participants. 

For all inquiries about the program, contact



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 2022. 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.



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. 



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.



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