Category Archives: teaching

Interview with Saskia Sassen at Figure/Ground

A brief interview with Saskia Sassen at Figure/Ground, mainly on teaching and changing technologies.

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Umberto Eco, How to Write a Thesis – reviewed in Times Higher Education

As previously mentioned, Umberto Eco’s 1977 book How to Write a Thesis now out in translation from MIT Press – it is reviewed in The Times Higher Education by Robert Eaglestone – thanks to Dean Bond for the link. Here’s the concluding … Continue reading

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Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong

Decent piece in The Guardian on maps and projections in relation to Africa. I often use examples just like this at the beginning of courses on territory and geopolitics.

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State, Power, Freedom: European Political Theory – outline for teaching next year

One of the things I was looking forward to, now back in a Politics department, was to teach some political theory. So, this is the outline of a planned module for either final year undergraduates or MA students. It revolves … Continue reading

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Burning Issues: Geopolitics Today – webpage for Warwick class

My MA lecture class at Warwick, Burning Issues: Geopolitics Today now has a webpage.

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Pangaea with today’s boundaries

Click on image for larger sizes. I can imagine this as the beginning of an interesting class discussion. Thanks to Antoine Bousquet for the link.

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Burning Issues: Geopolitics Today

This autumn I’ll be teaching a course for incoming Masters students at Warwick on global events, which should be useful for their broader studies. The topics are intentionally general so that the examples can be contemporary and potentially updated in … Continue reading

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Teaching Political Geography

The latest issue of Political Geography includes an interesting discussion of teaching the sub-discipline. Written by Alison J. Williams, Alex Jeffrey, Fiona McConnell, Nick Megoran, Kye Askins, Nick Gill, Catherine Nash and Raksha Pande, it discusses actual classroom practices and gives … Continue reading

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A week at Al Quds Bard Honors College

I’ve just got back from spending a week working with Al Quds Bard Honors College in the occupied Palestinian territories, as part of the Open Society Institute’s Academic Fellowship Program. Al Quds Bard is a partnership between Al Quds University and … Continue reading

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Interview with Cynthia Enloe

IR theorist Cynthia Enloe is interviewed at E-IR. One brief answer from a very interesting interview. e-IR: What is the most important advice you could give to young scholars of IR? Read widely. Read fiction, read anthropology, read history. Make … Continue reading

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