This course explores the role of international organizations, including the United Nations, in addressing sustainability and gender equality. It exposes students to the mediating influence of international organizations, e.g., World Bank and the UN, on critical analysis and formulation of strategies and action plans for social change from a gender and sustainability perspective. The course examines historical origins, functions, the international and domestic political forces that impact the operations and effectiveness of international organizations, especially in the field of sustainable development and gender equality. Through weekly discussions, students explore the breadth of subject matter and the multidisciplinary nature of the scholarship. This course meets the requirements for GGS in two of its areas: women and global citizenship; and gender and public policy. This course is dual listed with GGS 570.