Teaching international power to business students is a reminder that not only are business and IR majors different, but that there are also differences amongst the business majors in the politics classroom.
It is often said that IR has become a complex and diverse field of study. With this expansion has come unclear limits as to what does, or does not, fall within the parameters of the field.
The CEFAM class on gender is a new addition to the course this year. To illustrate the silencing of women in international discourse, the civil war in Congo was used as a central case.
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.
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.
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.
Sandy was a catastrophe that came with a great cost. The event showed that the political economy of risk is enormous, cementing the role of actors such as Lloyds not as anomalies of geopolitics and security but as agents.
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