What are the crucial elements of a strong Global Politics program? This is the question we posed to instructors around the country. The answer: critical thinking and theory. These constitute the foundation of Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World. This contemporary presentation stresses the importance of global events and offers students a number of lenses through which to view the world around them. With Connect, Global Politics is an integrated print and digital content program geared toward undergraduate students taking a first-time international relations course. This highly accessible, comprehensive, yet concise text will help students develop a deep appreciation of global politics—equipping them to encounter the threats and opportunities of their generation.