The Historical Conversations Project


Two major projects comprise the 39C curriculum: The Historical Conversations Project (HCP) and The Advocacy Project (AP). This first one, the HCP, asks you to do four things: (1) define and describe a political/social/cultural/technological/military problem in the field of US Foreign Policy; (2) justify and frame this problem to convince your audience that the problem you’re addressing and the questions you’re asking are alive and relevant right nowto a specific, current domestic policy of the US government; (3) summarize and critically evaluate various conversations and debates made by credible scholars and organizations about your topic; and (4) describe and decipher the historical contexts of the problem at hand by locating evidence from both the past and the present that tie the problem as we see it today to its past.