This course’s first objective is to provide academic background and guidance to students whose internships involve international policy, international organizations, globalization, and international relations in general. Its second objective is to introduce participants to the latest literature and current debates on international and global change. What are the major actors in the international political arena of the 21st century? What are the characteristics of governmental, non-governmental, and intergovernmental actors engaged in international policy making? Can we somewhat appraise the type of international system that we will live under during the next decades? Will the United States continue to be a major global power? In order to take advantage of our location in Washington, I will bring in practitioners from different policy communities to speak to us about their work.