Category Archives: teaching

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. About these ads

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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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Sighting Oil

On a related topic to the last – I was teaching on ‘resource wars’ this morning – Adrian Ivakhiv points to the current issue of Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, a special issue on Sighting Oil. He writes: The … Continue reading

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The National Curriculum in History

History Workshop Online have an interesting discussion of the proposed new UK National Curriculum in history. Here’s the first paragraph: The response to the latest proposals for the National Curriculum in History (February 2013) can justifiably be described as historic (or … Continue reading

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