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Unformatted text preview: PSC124 F ALL 2009: T HE C ASE B RIEFING P ROJECT Description of the Assignment You will be working on a team for the purpose of developing a brief on a particular international case. Imagine that you are responsible for preparing a brief for President Obama as a summary of the facts and issues involved in your case. A brief is short but must integrate a significant amount of information. A brief should also be neutral it is factual rather than arguing a specific position and it should be designed to help the President formulate policy. In fact, it should include a summary of the major positions that are being taken or could be taken on the topic. A Penn State University description of a brief follows: The issue brief is a short, neutral summary of what is known about a particular issue or problem. It is widely used in government and industry... Analysts prepare such briefs for educated generalists (e.g., legislators, managers), who may know little or nothing about the topic, but need to have a general background, quickly. The issue brief who may know little or nothing about the topic, but need to have a general background, quickly....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course PSC 124 taught by Professor D'amico during the Fall '07 term at Syracuse.
- Fall '07
- International Relations