2012 Program: Social Movements
The class of 2012 studied comparative social movements. In the spring, we took a variety of field excursions. On the trip to Washington, D.C. the class met with Senator Inouye, visited the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and toured the DC Monuments. We also took a trip to Newark Community Solutions to see how alternative sentencing worked under Cory Booker's administration. In New York City, the class took a walking tour of famous social movement sites in Greenwich Village, and surveyed people in NYC about their attitudes towards social movements.
In Japan, the class took a visit to the US military base at Iwakuni to study the anti-base movement in Japan. We also visited the Azoura Foundation, an air pollution NGO, to learn about the environmental movement. We visited Hiroshima to see where the atomic bomb was dropped and visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum to the Atomic Bomb. On our trip to Tokyo, we visited the U.S. Embassy and the Yukushan Shrine and Yasukuni War Museum to learn about the nationalist movement there.
2011 Program: Environmental Policy
In 2011, the class studied Environmental Policy. In the US, trips included the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, GreeNYC, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. We also took a walking tour of the historical sites of Central Park.
2010 Program: Immigration Policy
In 2010, we visited numerous Immigration NGOs such as the Boaz Community Center of New Brunswick, as well as the Tenement Museum in NYC and Ellis Island.