Class 17078 LPPP 4725 - 100 (Lecture)
NGOs in the Policy Arena
Instructor Paul Martin and Sarah McLean
Paul Martin and Sarah McLeanTuTh 9:30am - 10:45amThe Rotunda Room 150
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Enrollment: (Show Graph) 12 students (capacity 20)
Status: Open, Waitlist Available When Full
Units: 4
Meeting Dates: 08/24/2021 - 12/07/2021
Class Components: Laboratory Required, Lecture Required
Enrollment Requirements: None
Requirement Designation: None
Class Attributes: None
Grading: Graded
SIS Description: Since the 1960s, nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations have played an increasingly central role in the domestic public policy arena. This class explores their involvement in the interpretation and implementation of federal policy, the coordination of policy solutions, and advocacy for the policies and populations they serve. Policy areas we may consider include poverty and social welfare; the environment; and civil and political rights.
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Class Subtitle NGOs, Food Insecurity, and Food Justice
Comments Nonprofit organizations in the United States play a critical intermediary role between government and citizens. They implement significant portions of social policy, they educate policy makers, and they execute government contracts, stepping into a role otherwise reserved for civil servants. This class partners with the Adiuvans Foundation ( to study issues of food insecurity and food justice in the local community, assess the work of nonprofits in this space, and award $100,000 in grants to support efforts to improve food security and justice. **This class will directly investigate policies and the selective implementation of policy that disproportionately impacts people of color. We will investigate what anti-racist policy would look like in form and in practice with respect to food insecurity, food justice, and our social welfare system.
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