Offered in collaboration between the Program for Social Policy Evaluation and Research (PROSPER) at the College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and the University of California, Berkeley.
The program will prepare leaders with an intellectual foundation of analytic skills and knowledge of social policy design, which can be applied in diverse national settings. It is designed to offer a comprehensive overview of the philosophical issues, classic debates, prevailing assumptions, social accounting and recent trends in the social policy developments of modern welfare states.
Two intensive in-class modules—one in Doha and one in Berkeley—include faculty presentations, case discussions, guest speakers, and skill-building exercises, plus two days of field visits to social agencies.
On completing this program participants will be able to:
The program requirement will involve a final project using empirical data to conduct a comparative analysis of social policy trends in welfare states.
The program will also utilize a number of guest lecturers who are luminaries in the field of social program.
A joint certificate of completion will be issued by the College of Public Policy and the UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Tuition for enrollment in the program is 10, 000 USD per student (bank transfer to CPP account). Participants should be responsible for arranging their own visa, lodging at their own expenses for the session at UC Berkeley.
Registration deadline: February 1, 2022
Doha session: March 2023
Berkeley session: August 1 - 5, 2022