This course will cover issues in economic development. Initial sessions will review basic concepts and models of economic development, different countries' experiences in achieving sustainable development, and the insertion of developing countries into the globalized multilateral world we have lived in so far. Following sessions will address developing countries' expectations within the new world economic order, evolving global leadership patterns, technology-driven changes, and the possible effects of Covid-19, as dynamic world scenarios bring about major changes in expectations for improving the economic and social situations of developing countries. The instructor will encourage participants to become acquainted with articles he will be e-mailing to them, and to share comments utilizing the Zoom format. | Lecture + Q&A.