Fall 2022

This course uses an international experiential learning visit to Ghana between October 28 and November 6, 2022, to explore the chocolate supply chain (i.e., production of cocoa in Ghana to the consumption of chocolate around the world) as well as trace key global governance issues including conflict prevention, peacebuilding, counterterrorism, human security, human rights, pandemic governance, and informal governance from the local level to the global level. You will meet with cocoa and chocolate producers/marketers, chiefs, state officials, diplomats, and NGOs in Ghana.

You will conduct original field research and produce major research papers on a range of topics including conflict prevention, peacemaking, political governance, informal economy, sustainable development, gender, race, climate change, trade, financial inclusion, poverty reduction, food, hunger, NGOs, and the impacts of COVID-19.