One of the cultural differences that is most striking about teaching in the private sector of France’s higher education industry is the way that French schools infantilise their students. A few examples really push this home.
IR academics have a special responsibility to the world, as the inheritors of an enduring and all-important question: How can we prevent future wars? The Knotted Gun is an exciting and necessary new blog designed to tackle this issue.
Although Guyana is the third poorest country in the Americas it has a tremendous stock of natural resources, and there is great hope that Guyana’s economy has reached take-off phase.
Video games like Call of Duty have a propaganda hidden in a message: to protect and promote post-9/11 US foreign policy and military strategy.
The potential for hate speech to lead to actual harm provides the best justification for its criminalization. The problem is that it is rarely possible to discern a clear link between a particular speech and harm caused to specific individuals.
An international politics conference in Bucharest is on the horizon. The prospect is exciting because it offers the chance to discuss the lessons learnt running Crisis Simulation in the POL 210 class at CEFAM over the last few semesters.
Facebook says we have a right to be connected but recent events such as the detention of David Miranda and surveillance by the NSA show the need to prevent abuses by those that exploit these connections.
After the first half of the semester it is time for a breather here at CEFAM as the students depart for a week of vacation and professors take a moment to gather their thoughts before the sprint towards the end of the year.