About the Assignment As we begin Week 3, you are now familiar with a few journal articles written about human security issues. The journal articles are models for the type of academic writing you should try to achieve. As you learned in earlier classes, most international relations research projects try to incorporate three features: 1. Understand the history of a problem, including the theories and concepts at play within it; 2. Present a case study in which the problem is identifiable and compelling; 3. Offer a solution or the practical application of a model The project you complete in this class will be no exception. Your task for this course is to choose a problem related to human security in which NGO’s, IGO’s and state actors work together to find a solution. You are then to assess the success of the efforts to this point. The work that you do throughout the course will help you to create a finished product by Week 8. We will start with a research plan, then, in Week 6 you will complete a research outline before you submit your final paper in Week 8.