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Reading this post reminded me that I had thoughts, a year or so ago, about the disconnect between how the academic literature breaks down the state and the way that policymakers consistently seem to fail to understand that other states have domestic politics. In particularly, I was frustrated by the belief, apparently endemic to the […]

How to bootstrap student diction.

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On February 6, 2010

(The rest of the post is quite long and requires you already be interested in how to teach students how to acquire a credible academic ethos … but since a few of you emailed me saying you are in

When the Shore is Out of Sight

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On January 6, 2010
Via James Joyner, I’m wondering whether this really characterizes a common experience in higher ed: All course materials, including weekly presentations, must be submitted months in advance. This, I’m told, is not only to ensure that books are ordered and copyrights cleared, but also for the various documents to pass along the line of administrative […]

First Day of Class!!!

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On August 31, 2009

Today is the first day of my National Security Policy course; website here, with syllabus. The National Security Policy course is one half of the core National Security major requirement at Patterson,

On Laptop Banning…

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On March 18, 2009

While I see the logic, I also worry that if I banned laptop use in my classes I’d be deprived of the privilege of demanding that people look things up on Wikipedia during my lectures. And for so

The Day Each Year that I Get to be Joel Surnow…

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On February 28, 2009
The 2009 Patterson School Crisis Simulation has ended. Coverage of the simulation was provided by the UK School of Journalism, and can be found here (start with the very bottom post and work your way up). The story was this: A Panamanian flagged, Pakistani owned container ship named MV Straat Malakka was seized by pirates […]

A Teaching Moment…

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On February 24, 2009

I normally have a post each semester about what I’m teaching. This semester I’ve let events get away from me a bit, but no time like the present. The courses I’m teaching this semest

Effort and Merit

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On February 19, 2009

Aye. …the key is that these two statements are very different: Jason Greenwood, a senior kinesiology major at the University of Maryland echoed that view. “I think putting in a lot of effort s

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