Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Want to spend the summer in Oxford?

Subject: “IU at Oxford Program” - Information Session, Friday, November 6 at 3:00 pm in SPEA Room 277

Come learn about a “ludicrously good” summer program hosted by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Tenth Street and Fee Lane) on Friday, November 6 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Room 277.

Program participants will study governance and decision-making in public and private organizations at world renowned Oxford University’s Said Business School from July 2 – August 1, 2010. Students will receive 6 credit hours for the two courses: “Decision-Making in Public and Private Contexts: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” (SPEA V450) and “Governance in Public and Private Contexts: Herding Cats” (SPEA V450). Because of the broad applicability of the course material, the program has been pre-approved for credit for all SPEA undergraduate majors and is always of interest to a variety of other majors, including students of business, political science, international studies, economics, history, English, religion, and more. . .

Course lectures will be led by Dr. Kenneth Richards, a Wharton Business School graduate who serves as an associate professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a senior visiting fellow at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Throughout the program, there will be numerous guest lectures and weekly tutorial sessions led by Oxford University faculty and graduate students.

Students will stay in a recently renovated 20-bedroom house owned by Exeter College. They will dine in college at Exeter once each week and will have a unique opportunity to enjoy meals from a variety of world cuisines, including British, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese, Indian, and Italian fare.

Students will enjoy course-related field trips to London (Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Churchill War Rooms); the West Country (Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, and Bath); and Banbury (Plotting Sites for the English Civil War and the Washington ancestral home). They can also take advantage of optional Oxford field trips to the University’s colleges, the Ashmolean Museum, the Botanic Gardens, and more.

To participate, students must be rising juniors or seniors during the summer of 2010 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications will be due by Tuesday, February 9, 2010.

For more information, visit www.spea.indiana.edu/IUatOxford or contact the program directors:

Kenneth R. Richards, PhD, JD

Stephanie Hayes Richards, MPA, MBA
Associate Director

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