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Spring 2019 Course Offerings: NSSR

The following are two additional courses offered in the Spring 2019 at The New School for Social Research, please read below for more information:

Tempest Tossed: Podcast Practicum


T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Professor & Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility

In this practicum, students will engage in planning, producing and promoting the Zolberg Institute’s podcast, Tempest Tossed: Conversations on Migration and Mobility, which provides in-depth discussions for a general public audience of current issues relating to immigration in the U.S. and abroad. In class, we will consider episode ideas, meet with experts who will advise on the production of the podcast, and discuss outreach initiatives.


Charm, Charisma & Magnetism


Julia Sonnevend

This course discusses the power of personal magnetism in international relations, business and everyday social life. How do charming and charismatic people succeed in human relations? How does personal magnetism shape the workplace? What is the role of media in constructing the personal charm of politicians like Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Ardern and Bill Clinton? What is the “charm” of illiberal leaders from Erdogan to Putin to Orban? We will read literature in psychology, political science, sociology, business and media studies.

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