Ivory Tower – With Stephen McGlinchey

Far from being an intellectual arena disconnected from everyday life, today’s academia is driven by research impact and innovative teaching. The Ivory Tower brings together scholars from around the world to reflect on teaching, learning, service and research to help demystify the role of the modern-day academic. The blog is curated by Dr Stephen McGlinchey, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the West of England and E-IR’s Editor-in-Chief.

The IR Theory Game

The IR Theory Game

Students usually find theory the part of courses they enjoy least. The challenge, then, is to make theory accessible, to give the students something to do, rather than just something to listen to.

Gavrilo Princip and a First Day Quiz

Gavrilo Princip and a First Day Quiz

Grabbing students’ attention is crucial in international politics classes. This is why the CEFAM IR class begins with a story which speaks to the complexity of international politics: the story of Gavrilo Princip.

An International Relations Buffet

An International Relations Buffet

Though there is often a lot to cover, IR classes should get students excited about IR and allow them, by the end of the course, to understand just why a student needs to be aware of the political world around them.

Countdown to Spring

Countdown to Spring

e-IR’s new blog, Political Business, will record the ways through which business students are introduced to IR, how they are taught, how they learn, and the challenges that they encounter in and out of the classroom.

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