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Current Courses

Please note: Course times and locations are subject to change. Always check Explore Courses for the most updated information. Courses taught in the Public Policy Program are covered by a set of course management policies, laid out in this document. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by these course policies.

Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Quarter Schedule
PUBLPOL 124
American Political Institutions in Uncertain Times (POLISCI 120C)

This course examines how the rules that govern elections and the policy process determine political outcomes. It explores the historical forces that have shaped American...

Handan-Nader, S., Bonica, A., Vargas Nunez, C. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 303D
Applied Econometrics for Public Policy

This course aims to present the theory and practice of empirical research in economics with particular emphasis on topics relating to public policy questions. We will...

Imbens, G. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday
4:30pm - 7:20pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 222
BioSecurity and Pandemic Resilience (BIOE 122, EMED 122, EMED 222, PUBLPOL 122)

Overview of the most pressing biosecurity issues facing the world today, with a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. Critical examination of ways of enhancing...

Trounce, M. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 122
BioSecurity and Pandemic Resilience (BIOE 122, EMED 122, EMED 222, PUBLPOL 222)

Overview of the most pressing biosecurity issues facing the world today, with a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. Critical examination of ways of enhancing...

Trounce, M. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 302B
Economic Analysis of Law

(Same as LAW 7502.) This course will provide a broad overview of the scholarly field known as "law and economics." The focus will be on how legal rules and institutions...

Polinsky, A., Sheeler, P. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
2:15pm - 3:45pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 204
Economic Policy Analysis (ECON 150, PUBLPOL 104)

The relationship between microeconomic analysis and public policy making. How economic policy analysis is done and why political leaders regard it as useful but not...

Rosston, G. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 104
Economic Policy Analysis (ECON 150, PUBLPOL 204)

The relationship between microeconomic analysis and public policy making. How economic policy analysis is done and why political leaders regard it as useful but not...

Rosston, G. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 182
Ethics, Public Policy, and Technological Change (COMM 180, CS 182, ETHICSOC 182, PHIL 82, POLISCI 182)

Examination of recent developments in computing technology and platforms through the lenses of philosophy, public policy, social science, and engineering. Course is...

Sahami, M., Reich, R., Patel, N., Stowell, C., Weinstein, J. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 268
Global Organizations: The Matrix of Change (PUBLPOL 168, SOC 168, SOC 268)

We learn how to apply analytical tools from the social sciences to organizations, and study how to design effective organizations and projects within and across...

Meyersson Milgrom, E. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 168
Global Organizations: The Matrix of Change (PUBLPOL 268, SOC 168, SOC 268)

We learn how to apply analytical tools from the social sciences to organizations, and study how to design effective organizations and projects within and across...

Meyersson Milgrom, E. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 227
Health Care Leadership (EMED 127, EMED 227, PUBLPOL 127)

Healthcare Leadership class brings eminent healthcare leaders from a variety of sectors within healthcare to share their personal reflections and insights on effective...

Trounce, M. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
12:30pm - 2:20pm
PUBLPOL 127
Health Care Leadership (EMED 127, EMED 227, PUBLPOL 227)

Healthcare Leadership class brings eminent healthcare leaders from a variety of sectors within healthcare to share their personal reflections and insights on effective...

Trounce, M. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
12:30pm - 2:20pm
PUBLPOL 100
Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellows Mentorship Program

This course is designed to give Stanford undergraduates an introduction to civil-military relations, leadership development, and operational aspects of American foreign...

Zegart, A. 2020-2021 Winter
Friday
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 141
Monitoring the Crisis (PSYCH 145A, SOC 141, SOC 241, URBANST 149)

A course devoted to understanding how people are faring as the country's health and economic crisis unfolds. The premise of the course is that, as important and valuable...

Casselman Hontalas, A., Grusky, D. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 321
Nonprofits, Philanthropy & Society (EDUC 321, SOC 321)

Over the past several decades nonprofit organizations have become increasingly central entities in society, and with this growing status and importance their roles are...

Bromley, P., D'Apice, H., Powell, W. 2020-2021 Winter
Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 75
Pathways to Public Service (POLISCI 74)

This one-unit lecture series explores potential careers in public service, including roles in government as well as in many other organizations¿such as nonprofits,...

Diamond, L., Schwartz, A. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 230
Planning Calif: the Intersection of Climate, Land Use, Transportation & the Economy (CEE 136, CEE 236, PUBLPOL 130, URBANST 130)

Cities and urban areas have always been transformed by major external changes like pandemics and public health crises. California is both in the midst of its greatest...

Coutant, A., Terplan, E., Wang, K. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
8:30am - 9:50am
Remote
PUBLPOL 130
Planning Calif: the Intersection of Climate, Land Use, Transportation & the Economy (CEE 136, CEE 236, PUBLPOL 230, URBANST 130)

Cities and urban areas have always been transformed by major external changes like pandemics and public health crises. California is both in the midst of its greatest...

Coutant, A., Terplan, E., Wang, K. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
8:30am - 9:50am
Remote
PUBLPOL 246
Policy, Politics and the 2020 Elections: What 2020 Means for Future Campaigns and Elections (COMM 153A, COMM 253A, POLISCI 72, PUBLPOL 146)

(Same as LAW 7057). This course looks back at the 2020 election campaign and tries to discern lessons and takeaways for future campaigns and elections. It will provide...

Chen, L., Cain, B. 2020-2021 Winter
Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 146
Policy, Politics and the 2020 Elections: What 2020 Means for Future Campaigns and Elections (COMM 153A, COMM 253A, POLISCI 72, PUBLPOL 246)

(Same as LAW 7057). This course looks back at the 2020 election campaign and tries to discern lessons and takeaways for future campaigns and elections. It will provide...

Chen, L., Cain, B. 2020-2021 Winter
Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 308
Political Analysis for Public Policymakers

Policymakers in the United States, whether elected or unelected, operate in a governmental system where politics pervades nearly every element of their daily activity....

Chen, L., Cain, B. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
PUBLPOL 154
Politics and Policy in California

State politics and policy making, including the roles of the legislature, legislative leadership, governor, special interests, campaign finance, advocacy groups, ballot...

Nation, J., Crane, D. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 309
Practicum

Applied policy exercises in various fields. Multidisciplinary student teams apply skills to a contemporary problem in a major policy exercise with a public sector client...

Nation, J. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
PUBLPOL 305B
Public Policy and Social Psychology: Implications and Applications (INTLPOL 207B, PSYCH 216)

Theories, insights, and concerns of social psychology relevant to how people perceive issues, events, and each other, and links between beliefs and individual and...

Ross, L. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 305B
Public Policy and Social Psychology: Implications and Applications (INTLPOL 207B, PSYCH 216)

Theories, insights, and concerns of social psychology relevant to how people perceive issues, events, and each other, and links between beliefs and individual and...

Spivack, D. 2020-2021 Winter
PUBLPOL 311
Public Policy Colloquium

Weekly colloquia speaker series required for M.P.P. and M.A. in Public Policy students. Themes vary each quarter. Open only to Public Policy graduate students; permission...

Rosston, G. 2020-2021 Winter
Friday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
PUBLPOL 353A
Science and Technology Policy

U.S. policies for science, technology, and innovation; political institutions that create and carry out these policies; government programs that support scientific...

Windham, P. 2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote
PUBLPOL 200B
Senior Practicum

Small student teams conduct policy analyses requested by government and nonprofit organizations. With guidance from the instructor and client organization, each team...

Hehmeyer, P. 2020-2021 Winter
Remote
PUBLPOL 218Y
Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (CEE 118Y, CEE 218Y, ESS 118Y, ESS 218Y, GEOLSCI 118Y, GEOLSCI 218Y, GEOPHYS 118Y, GEOPHYS 218Y, POLISCI 218Y, PUBLPOL 118Y)

Students are placed in small interdisciplinary teams (engineers and non-engineers, undergraduate and graduate level) to work on complex design, engineering, and policy...

Wong-Parodi, G., Ouyang, D., Cain, B., Suckale, J., Ortolano, L. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
PUBLPOL 118Y
Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (CEE 118Y, CEE 218Y, ESS 118Y, ESS 218Y, GEOLSCI 118Y, GEOLSCI 218Y, GEOPHYS 118Y, GEOPHYS 218Y, POLISCI 218Y, PUBLPOL 218Y)

Students are placed in small interdisciplinary teams (engineers and non-engineers, undergraduate and graduate level) to work on complex design, engineering, and policy...

Wong-Parodi, G., Ouyang, D., Cain, B., Suckale, J., Ortolano, L. 2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
PUBLPOL 217
The Future of Global Cooperation (INTLPOL 217)

As threats to peace and security emerge, should states respond unilaterally, build ad hoc coalitions of the willing, or work through multilateral institutions? What are...

Spiegel, J. 2020-2021 Winter
Wednesday
10:00am - 11:20am
Remote