Teaching politics in China is going to be a different experience. The prospect makes one pause and recall the sorts of freedoms we enjoy in the West and the way professors do sometimes take them for granted.
It is going to be rather enjoyable to watch the students discuss and recognise exactly where the amoral world of self-interest inevitably leads – and then to see if they will learn from it in the lessons that follow.
As professors, students and lovers of international relations, we walk in the shadows of giants. Our field lost one of its giants yesterday with the passing of the undisputedly influential Kenneth Waltz.
Self-funding a PhD is something that can be wrongly associated with being of ‘lesser’ academic quality. If you experience stigma through being a self-funder, don’t worry, there are may advantages to your situation.
British elite’s are slowly agreeing that Britain’s colonial history needs to be debated as the testimonies and documentary evidence challenge “long-cherished views” of this period of British colonial exploits.
CEFAM is a business school that demands attendance in classes. But, in spite of this, there is still the need to encourage and even incentivise students to attend instead of heading for the sun and sand of the south of France.
POL 210 has a new class. In order to spark early discussion with students, a report was used which described how Chinese soldiers inside Indian territory had proclaimed the area to be Chinese land.
The POL 210 course for spring has drawn to a close. For students, it will be a couple of days of relaxation before an intensive summer session. For professors, it represents a chance to reflect on a semester’s teaching