In recent years I have taught classes on civil and international conflict, Africa politics, climate change, international relations theory, foreign policy, international organizations, the politics of development, and political methodology. Information about these courses including syllabi are available from the links below, and evidence of teaching effectiveness can be found here.
Over the years I have created a number of resources for my students and tutors including guides for writing literature reviews and research proposals. I have collected a number of these resources on my teaching resources page.
From July to November 2020, I am teaching Environment, Human Security, and Conflict as a hybrid class. I am posting all my videos as weekly playlists on my course page along with my lecture slides and outlines.
I have also uploaded all my slides from my 2011 graduate maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) class on the class page. They start with the intuition behind and assumptions underlying each type of model before giving hands-on examples in Stata. I found this approach very useful when I was learning these models, and I hope others find them useful as well.
Finally, for an introductory course on international relations I used to teach I developed a semester-long simulation centered on the 2011- Syrian conflict. In 2017 I won a college teaching award for the simulation design, and I recently published an article with Dr. Jessica Genauer describing it in more detail. This article outlines the costs and benefits of simulation design options towards encouraging students’ understanding of international relations concepts, and it proposes a course plan for tightly integrating lectures, readings, assessment, and simulation, regardless of class size or length. You can find the paper at the journal here. If your institution does not subscript to PS, do let me know.
Australian National University
Environment, human security, and conflict (POLS3033) 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
Conflict and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (POLS3040) 2019
Introduction to International Relations (POLS1005) 2015-2018
International Relations Theory (POLS3017) 2015-2017
University of New Orleans
Civil Conflict (POLI 6990) 2010, 2012
International Conflict (POLI 6885) 2009, 2011
American Foreign Policy (POLI 6245) 2011
Concepts and Patterns of International Politics (POLI 4800) 2012
Conflict and Diplomacy (POLI 4885) 2010, 2012
International Organizations (POLI 4820) 2010, 2012
Politics of Developing Areas (POLI 4710) 2009, 2011
Dangers of Globalization (POLI 4990) 2011
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Poverty and Conflict (PLSC 486T) 2008
Political Economy of Civil War (PLSC 389G) 2008