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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.

What do International Relations Academics think about Security Threats?

What do International Relations Academics think about Security Threats?

The survey confirmed that experts continue to have an eye firmly on the bigger picture of global politics, despite alarmist rhetoric and limited popular debate.

Call for Short Contributions on Teaching and Learning

Call for Short Contributions on Teaching and Learning

The Ivory Tower delivers a look at the other side of the IR lecture theatre, a real professors-eye-view of the world of international politics. We are open for new guest contributors.

‘Mind the Gap’: Triangulating the Worlds of State, Academia, and Think-Tanks

‘Mind the Gap’: Triangulating the Worlds of State, Academia, and Think-Tanks

Think-tanks can function as the shock absorbers that reduce the pressure on scholars, allowing a more truthful flow of academic knowledge to the state.

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Interview – Nicholas Onuf

Professor Onuf discusses the professionalization of scholarship, the influence of his book ‘World of Our Making,’ and the top ten tips for flourishing in academia.

#fail

#fail

A proposal was made that would deem blogging an unprofessional activity for ISA journal editors. If the reaction online is a guide, there’s probably not much support for it.

In Defence of Expertise

In Defence of Expertise

What exactly is an ‘expert’ and with the incredible databases of knowledge available, is there really a need for experts anymore? Further, do they still exist beyond the ivory towers of academia?

Rent-a-Gob: Academics for Hire

Rent-a-Gob: Academics for Hire

Academics are constantly being asked to play white coated experts in the media, dispensing pearls of 20 second segmented wisdom about a particular issue. Whether or not what they say is intelligent is another matter.

Review – The CIA on Campus

Review – The CIA on Campus

The contributors to The CIA on Campus explore the costs of the US victory in the Cold War, notably the way that the US intelligence services infiltrated and to some degree corrupted US universities.

Advice on Self-Funding a PhD

Advice on Self-Funding a PhD

Self-funding a PhD is something that can be wrongly associated with being of ‘lesser’ academic quality. There are actually many advantages to self funding.

So You Want to Be Policy-Relevant?

So You Want to Be Policy-Relevant?

The so-called distance between policy and academia is often overstated. There are plenty of opportunities if you approach the process with clear eyes and dogged determination.

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