Global Literacy Masterclasses

The LDNS Lab Masterclass Series, offered through the Lab’s Ambassador-in-Residence, engages the ASU community and ultimately all audiences in partnership with the university, in a broad–ranging conversation about America’s foreign policy and the country’s role in world affairs.

Spring 2023 Masterclasses

The International Supply Chain in Real Time

Part One: February 28, 2023 

Part Two: March 1, 2023 

Part Three: March 2, 2023

Nearly three years of a global pandemic have caused massive disruption to what the developed world had long taken for granted -  the smooth and plentiful flow of goods and services from one end of the globe to another.  Manufacturers, traders, retailers, and customers were used to making, sending, selling, and acquiring goods wherever and whenever in whatever quantities desired.  COVID created a new reality of scarcity that has drawn attention to the critical importance of the international supply chain not only to the economic well-being of countries, but also to their national security. The International Supply Chain in Real Time is designed to make current and aspiring international affairs professionals and broader audiences better able to explore solutions to disruptions to the flow of international trade.

Migration, Borders, and Our Homeland

March 15, 2023 from 12-2 p.m. AZ

The Migration, Borders and Our Homeland masterclass will teach the skills to assess the complex reasons for cross-border movement of peoples in the United States and around the world and to discuss and reflect on domestic and international policy solutions to address critical related humanitarian and national security issues. This interactive session will include discussion topics related to Why Do People Move, Historical and Modern Migration, National Borders and the Nation State, U.S. Immigration Policy, Myths and Realities of Immigration, Comparative Immigration Policies, National and Personal Identity, and The Homeland.

Understanding America to Represent America

March 22, 2023 from 12-2 p.m. AZ

The Understanding America to Represent America masterclass will teach the skills to recall and appreciate U.S. history and the development of her institutions in order to define America and its people to the world and articulate a character-driven future for American leadership. This interactive session will include discussion topics related to The Dominant Thematic Struggles of American History, Origins of American Culture and Institutions, Impact of American History on her Conduct of Foreign Policy, Progress Ahead with Past as a Guide, and Understanding America and its People to Explain Who We Are.

The U.S. and the World

April 19, 2023 from 12-2 p.m. AZ

The U.S. and the World masterclass teaches the skills to strip away the jargon of international politics and to speak in clear text about Americans as a people tied to an undeniably interconnected globe. This skill set is then related to any professional pursuit and practiced as a useful methodology for understanding the U.S. role in the world, how we got here, and where we are likely to go in the future.

Digital Badge

Global Literacy Masterclass Badges

digital credential, or digital badge, is an award that indicates an accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed and verified online. 

Upon completion of LDNS Lab Masterclasses, participants will be issued a digital badge.

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