Each of you will share a brief showcase of your blog on a scheduled day during the final week of classes this semester. Your showcase will only be 4 minutes long to accommodate everyone. Rather than have open discussion, I … Continue reading
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On Wednesday we will try to tie together our discussion of the Islamic State and the diversity of Islamist ideologies from Monday with some attention to the overthrow of the Morsi presidency in Egypt, the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, … Continue reading
Note: Don’t forget the screening of Ali Zaoua in Moody 126 Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:00 pm. On this sunny, windy Monday morning we talked about controversies surrounding globalization of culture and indigenous rights. We focused on three basic topics: the dominant … Continue reading
Today in class we will discuss the outcome of the Syria Simulation and consider how it compares to the real events. We’ll also look at the guidelines for writing the reflection paper and talk about your digital projects. I also … Continue reading
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
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