Case Teaching & Analytical Tools

V.I.P. Days

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Case Class with Prof Lamy

Professor Steven Lamy, then Director of the School of International Relations, spoke with
44 Bell High School students as part of the High School Case Teaching Initiative


CALIS designed a series of VIP Days that included guest speakers and case teaching sessions on the European Union.

The European Union Center of California at Scripps College invited CALIS to be a partner in a one-year grant project funded by the European Commission in 2004.


What is different about American and European political culture?
........ How do these differences play out in trade policy, public policy, or security decisions?

Professor Steven Lamy discussed "U.S. Foreign Policy and the European Union" with Bell High students in the first of this year's series. Lamy outlined four American approaches to defining and prioritizing national interest - asking students to compare US and EU approaches to globalization, sovereignty, common good, individual rights, trade, and security.

VIP Day is a CALIS program for high school students offering a full day of activities at USC
that are centered around case teaching sessions on international issues.

The inaugural VIP Day in Spring 2004 was also the launch of
"Personal Worlds" with USC international students