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Leadership and Power

This Pacific Seminar II class focuses on exploring questions about what it means to be a leader, and what it means to exercise power in a good society.  This course will involve students in the study, practice, and reflection upon the place of leadership and political power in a good society.  This course poses questions central to making sense of leadership and power in a good society.  What is leadership?  How do you, and how can you, recognize leadership?  What traits and attributes make up a good leader?  What are the capabilities and limits of leaders to create conditions that promote a "good society?"  Students will develop individual research projects that combine class readings, assignments, and exercises centered on the themes of leadership, and the ethics of exercising power in a good society, with active participation in activities involving the pursuit and exercise of leadership positions.