Professor Barbara Nagel offers one of the 17 Most Innovative Courses for 2019/2020

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For students who are interested in building a career within politics, there are a number of universities which offer courses on leadership, public speaking, campaign strategies, and speech writing — various areas of life as an elected official that any aspiring politician needs to understand. But at Princeton University one course turns the idea of leadership on its head.

Dr. Barbara Nagel’s freshman year seminar How to Not Be a Leader explores how decentralizing governance — taking the power out of one figurehead’s hands, and redistributing it to the masses — has contributed to modern political movements like Black Lives Matter and the fight for gun control

-Sanna Sharp of Campuswire