Business-Government Relations is a doctoral level readings and research course designed to strengthen students’ understanding of the symbiotic relationship between governments and businesses. Their interaction has an enormous impact on the well-being of local and regional communities, countries, and the global community. Debates about the roles of both players are longstanding, contentious and unending. In this course, students carry out in-depth investigations of five currently hot issues bearing on business-government relations. The specific issue areas will change periodically to keep them current. Examples of issues covered include business-government interaction at the local level, business-government dynamics in the European Union, conservative vs. liberal perspectives on business-government relations, and the role of regulations as a cornerstone of business-government relations.