Winter 2021 - This is an easy class and the topics are relatively interesting, albeit not new. Grades are based on two short essays and a final paper, plus participation which can be achieved by emailing a comment. My issue with this class was Professor Zipperstein. He compared colorism and racism to a rainbow which totally diluted the very serious conversation occurring before between classmates. He's a nice guy, but ultimately he has a lot of privilege (former corporate lawyer) that he doesn't acknowledge and his comments, however well-meaning, may make students of color or lower income students feel out of place. He even made a comment in the beginning of the class that if he ever says anything offensive to tell him, and once he did apologize for something, but ultimately the burden to do better is on his own time - not ours.
Winter 2019 - Steve Zipperstein is a former prosecutor and corporate attorney who is now a lecturer at various colleges throughout the world. In 2019, I took in Global Business and Law class with him in the Global Studies Department and in Spring 2020 I'm taking a Tech, Law and Public Policy class with him in the Public Policy Department. He is knowledgeable, concise, reasonable and deeply interested in student learning. He is easy to listen to and weaves an artistic story of current events, history and academic materials. 10/10 recommend.