Opinion – How Much Will Biden’s Trade Policy Differ from Trump’s?

Sean D. Ehrlich • May 5 2021 • Articles

There is a wide range of possible trade policies Biden might adopt, and it is not yet apparent which of those possibilities he will choose.

Fostering Ontological Agility: A Pedagogical Imperative

Tamara A. Trownsell • May 5 2021 • Articles

It is our pedagogical duty to teach future graduates of IR programs how to be ontologically plural and endow them with the crucial life skill of ontological resilience and versatility.

Rethinking the Body in Global Politics: Why and How?

Kandida Purnell • May 4 2021 • Articles

What is known as international relations does not come from and take place somewhere else, it happens in, to, and through every body at all times.

Student Led Advocacy and the ‘Scholars in Prison’ Project

William J. Shelling II and Jenny H. Peterson • May 4 2021 • Articles

Experimental Learning, when combined with didactic learning, can challenge and (re)form both the instructor and student understanding of what counts as knowledge and expertise.

The Use of Metaphors, Simulations, and Games to Teach International Relations

Ismail Erkam Sula • May 3 2021 • Articles

There are an abundance of alternative pedagogical techniques which can help educators formulate innovative, participatory, and efficient ways of teaching IR as a profession.

Opinion – The Fragile Power of Populist Leaders in a Pandemic

Mark Juergensmeyer • May 2 2021 • Articles

Neo-nationalist populist leaders do not stand up so well when crises emerge, often global in scope, that rips the cover off of their cheerful optimism.

Business and Human Rights, Poverty and Power: Bridging the Political Economy Gap

Business and human rights arguments have led to gains in corporate accountability and to labour rights in supply chains. However, it is also part of a wider movement that is subject to critique.

Teaching International Relations Through Short Iterated Simulations

Xiaoye She • May 2 2021 • Articles

Simulations as a signature pedagogy help students grasp threshold concepts in IR, while also applying competing theoretical perspectives to explain patterns of conflict and cooperation.

Post-Genocide Rwanda’s Struggle to ‘Never Forget’ and Move On

Nico Edwards • Apr 30 2021 • Articles

The ‘holism’ of Rwandan transitional justice intimates a rare kind of survivor’s justice challenging claims that view Rwanda as a case of Justice without Reconciliation.

Using Personal Anecdotes to Reflect a Strategy for Dissertation Supervision

Archie W. Simpson • Apr 30 2021 • Articles

Supervising involves imparting knowledge and instilling the student into the culture of IR as an academic discipline. In crude terms, supervision is somewhat akin to an indoctrination process.

Marks That Matter: Slow Letters to Authors and Selves

Erzsébet Strausz • Apr 29 2021 • Articles

Texts, letters, and video messages are “objects” only: objects of knowledge that we engage and produce, which also constantly point towards and circle back to life.

New Book – Signature Pedagogies in International Relations

Jan Lüdert • Apr 28 2021 • Articles

This edited volume builds on recent Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research to showcase a range of teaching and learning approaches in International Relations.

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