How Change Happens Duncan Green Brandeis Proseminar March 2012
What are we doing here? Working on your assignments as we go Co-creating a new module (and maybe more – book, website etc), so: Tell me what works/doesn’t Say what you want more/less of Shout if I talk too fast, or you can’t understand my accent or my jargon And there are no such things as stupid questions!
Assignment Change episode you are familiar with We will develop it over the course of the weekend You then write it up as your course assignment
Introductions Name, country What do you want to get out of this (i.e. Why are you giving up a lovely weekend to study how change happens?)
Session Plan: Friday Introductions and course outline Lecture: interdisciplinary perspectives on change Discussion: what disciplines we have in the room for this course and what we are missing?
Session Plan: Saturday Overnight thoughts and feedback Lecture 2: Active Citizens, Effective States and Change Groupwork: Analysing and improving your case studies Lecture 3: Understanding power and Change Groupwork: Analysing the Egyptian revolution Lecture 4: The role of Activism Groupwork: analysing South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign
Session Plan: Sunday (provisional) Overnight thoughts and feedback Lecture 5: INGOs and Advocacy Groupwork: Design a pitch to the Gates Foundation for an anti-tobacco campaign Lecture 6: The Changing World and Foreign Aid Groupwork: improving the aid system Groupwork: Go back to your pre-course case study and decide what still needs to be done