Julian E. Zelizer
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941
Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Teaching at Princeton University
|WWS401h||Working Green: A Smart Strategy for Green Jobs Policy||S08||Tue||7:30 pm - 10:20 pm|
|WWS527d||Great Leadership in Historical Perspective||S01||Tue||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
In policy seminars students work in groups first formulating the general problem, then engaging in individual research on subtopics, and finally presenting their inferences for discussion and debate and producing a collective policy report.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Enrollment is limited to WWS concentrators and certificate students. The course is required for concentrators, for whom it is considered Junior Independent Work. Junior concenrators are automatically signed up for the policy task force as Junior Independent Work, not as WWS401. WWS juniors who are certificate students must enroll. Seniors serving as commissioners and graduate students serving as consultants may enroll with persmission of the instructor.
Course uses the lens of history to evaluate why some individuals are considered most effective as elected, bureaucratic, and appointed officials in American history. Course evaluates social scientific models of leadership, then delves into the historical record to discover any patterns. Careful consideration is given to the distinct challenges posed by different institutional settings. A wide range of influential leaders, including Gifford Pinchot at the Department of Agriculture, Lyndon B. Johnson in the Senate, Wilber Cohen at the Social Security Administration and George Shultz at State, will be examined.
Open to Graduate Students Only.