Happy Halloween! What a perfect occasion to practice inhabiting someone else’s perspective. Following the rules of the game, your teams will be introduced to your cards and will have a short 10 minutes to research and plan an action. The … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Leading up to the Syria Simulation that starts on Friday, we will discuss some of the nuances and complications of authorizing humanitarian military intervention. Here are the slides we’ll be using in class for discussion today.
We’ll be using these slides to guide our discussion in class today about gender equality and US foreign policy.
For the next few weeks we will be studying Syria since about 1963 to the present. Because the trajectory of the civil conflict in Syria has led to the establishment of the Islamic State, we will return to questions of … Continue reading
These films can count as one of your co-curricular events this semester (along with one of the two remaining Middle East films).
Next Wednesday we’ll have the in-class midterm examination. This week’s blog entry will give you details on what the exam will cover and how to prepare for it. Please do take advantage of the commenting section on this blog post … Continue reading
Here are our slides for Monday. The main article for you to read for Wednesday (and tag on your Google Map) is this Wall Street Journal article on the strategies of the youth activists who ‘staged’ the January 25, 2011 … Continue reading
Here is the reading we’ll look at in class on Friday: “Whither the Egyptian Economy.”