GOVT-486-62 Machiavelli in Florence
Fall for 2013-2014
Spring for 2013-2014
This Department of Government Seminar begins in early summer on the GU Washington, DC, campus and concludes at the Villa Le Balze in Fiesole (Florence), Italy.
Following Machiavelli’s concept of a “discussion with the ancients” with relevance to modern issues, this 3 credit seminar encompasses three elements:
• In-depth study of Machiavelli’s writings and an appreciation of the Florentine environment in which he wrote them;
• Actively apply Machiavellian teachings in “balance of power” laboratory by students participating as strategists in a European focused historical Cold War “Nth Power” simulation and the Asian centered future oriented “Hegemon” simulation.
• Incorporating the insights of Machiavelli to a Research Paper on modern security challenges in Asia today.
Interested students should contact the Office of International Programs.
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