Author profile: Daniel Clausen

Daniel Clausen is a graduate of Florida International University’s PhD program in International Relations. His research has been published in Asian Politics and Policy, Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, and Culture and Conflict Review, among other publications. His teaching experience includes over seven years of experience as a TESOL instructor.

He has also written several novels and short story collections. You can learn more about his work on his Amazon page here or on his Goodreads page here.

 

The Weird and Wonderful Virtues of Human Geography

The Weird and Wonderful Virtues of Human Geography

When one reads Human Geography seriously, one is more open to the creative dance of complex causes and open to lumpy landscapes.

Why IR Scholars Should Try to Write Fiction

Why IR Scholars Should Try to Write Fiction

We should be aware of the ways in which real life can start to mirror genres or even the way politicians will shape politics to meet the rules of certain popular genres.

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Reasonable Testing Accommodations for English Language Learners in IR Classrooms

As the number of ELLs increase in university classrooms, it will be important for instructors to develop supporting approaches that are both fair and effective.

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Barbarism and What is to be Done: Reforming Discourse in the Classroom

The potential barbarism of discourse in future classrooms is discussed along with ways to promote civilisation amongst divergent students.

How to Stay Grounded in the Age of Information Overload

How to Stay Grounded in the Age of Information Overload

If you’re a beautiful and benevolent outsider, speak up! In the age of information overload, your services are desperately needed.

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Towards a ‘Challenge-Driven’ International Relations Education?

One of the problems that IR faces is that its students cannot do it in the way that engineers, for example, can design and build in workshops.

Preaching the Craft of Reading

Preaching the Craft of Reading

Students should be encouraged to read outside their comfort zone to work out their reading muscles, or even to just turn off their TV, radios, and electronic devices.

Cultivating Your Silence in the Classroom

Cultivating Your Silence in the Classroom

Scholars often talk too much in the classroom. They should re-evaluate how they can reduce teacher talk time by encouraging students to take more of a lead.

Crude Thinking — 7 Ways of Dealing with the Complex in IR

Crude Thinking — 7 Ways of Dealing with the Complex in IR

Complexity and chaos theory have been associated with modeling and literary fancy, but the suggestions explored here are based on the ethos of rugged practitioners.

IR Theory, Method, and Training: Toward a Polyglot Culture?

IR Theory, Method, and Training: Toward a Polyglot Culture?

Central to learning is the question of whether it is better to know something deeply or to know a little bit about something in order to get by when the occasion arises.

Leadership, Competitive Strategy and Entrepreneurship in International Relations

Leadership, Competitive Strategy and Entrepreneurship in International Relations

The tradition of taking leaders, their strategies, and their entrepreneurial activities seriously will continue, regardless of how the discipline of IR regards the topic.

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