This week will focus on how economic decisions actually influence ordinary Americans. This week will also pose the question: "what is the role of government in ordinary Americans' lives?" The class will the notion of the social safety net, including a discussion about the past, present, and future of Social Security.
Interested in learning about the goings-on of government and policy, but don't have the time to read through the New York Times every day? Want to impress friends, colleagues, and interviewers about your knowledge of the intricacies of foreign affairs? This class offers a "crash course" on the workings of public policy on the national level - enough to make you both an educated voter and informed citizen. Along with lectures, classes will include guest speakers from the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Located in Houston, Texas, Rice University was founded in 1912 and has since been consistently ranked as a premier teaching and research university. The university attributes much of its success to its relatively small size and emphasis on undergraduate education. Comprised of eight schools, Rice features renowned programs through the George R. Brown School of Engineering and Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Rice's distinguished alumni include American businessman Howard Hughes, "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell, and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.