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Online 2020 Summer Session A Course: Communication and Conflict in Public Affairs: Bridge Divides, Rebuild Community

PUBLIC AFFAIRS 175  - Communication and Conflict in Public Affairs is a course on successful communication and negotiation in public affairs taught by Professor Alexandra Lieben, who is also the Deputy Director of the UCLA Burkle Center of International Relations. This course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Satisfies an Upper Division elective for the Public Affairs Major


The Course: 

We watch as friends, politicians, leaders and even diplomats struggle to make themselves heard--and to hear others. Our seeming inability and increasing unwillingness to communicate across differences harms our society and imperils democracy itself. In this course, you will learn how to successfully communicate and constructively negotiate your interests to help resolve disputes and strengthen communities.


The Instructor: 

Alexandra Lieben is the Deputy Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. A certified mediator, she also teaches constructive communications, negotiation, mediation, public dialogue, international conflict resolution, and community and economic development to undergraduate and graduate students at UCLA.


 Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:00AM to 11:50AM PT

Summer Session A - 2020
(All Summer Session A courses will be taught remotely)

- UCLA students: Register NOW through MyUCLA!
- Students from other UCs and US Students (includes students from other colleges and members of the public): Register through the UCLA Summer Session website. Link: