kittenboo.com — ProfPTJ's syndication site
Header

Author Archives: ptj

SIS-301 Spring 2012 lecture 4

February 9th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in SIS-301 - (0 Comments)

The fourth lecture for SIS-301 Spring 2012 — this one’s on Locke.

There’s good news and there’s other news. The good news is that I fixed the recording problems from last week, so this file actually plays with intelligible sound. The other news is that I had to completely change my recording set-up, so this file is a .mov rather than a .m4a. It should play in a larger number of players, but the video is a tad lower quality and the file size is much larger. And it’s not chaptered, the way the .m4a files were. That said, it actually works, so overall I think it’s a net gain.

PlayPlay

SIS-301 Spring 2012 lecture 3

February 2nd, 2012 | Posted by ptj in SIS-301 - (0 Comments)

The third lecture of the semester — Hobbes and the Enlightenment project.

UPDATE — there was some kind of a recording error on this version of the lecture, so it’s inaudible for about the first 25 minutes. Sigh. I don’t have the time to re-do it just at the moment so might I suggest that you listen to the older version here, and then maybe catch the last 10-15 minutes of this one which are properly audible.

SIS-301 Spring 2012 lecture 2

January 27th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in SIS-301 - (0 Comments)

Lecture 2, Machiavelli. As before, best results in iTunes and QuickTime Player 7.

SIS-301 Spring 2012 lecture 1

January 19th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in SIS-301 - (0 Comments)

Podcast lecture 1 for SIS-301, Spring 2012. Topic: Thucydides. Note that this enhanced AAC file (.m4a) has both slide images and a voice track; in my experience it plays best in QuickTime Player 7 or in iTunes. QuickTime Player 10 and other media players sometimes fail to show the slides.

Boundaries to Loosen in Global IR

January 19th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

Here’s a talk I gave at the University of Southern California on 10 January, in which I took up the question of how to make the field of IR safe for the world — I identified at least three conceptual/theoretical/methodological/vocational boundaries that need to be loosened en route to making the study of world politics better able to meet the “terrible predicament of here and now” (as I quote Heschel at the end of my C of I book).

The talk was recorded direct to iPad in mono so the audio quality is a bit lower; I also walked away from the machine a few times to gesticulate at the displayed image, so the effective volume varies a bit. Also, near the end of the talk someone in the next room started showing a movie with the volume turned way WAY up, so there’s some bleed-through of that audio in this recording.

PDF images of the slides for the talk are here.

Here are the slides I used in the first class session of SIS-301 “Theories of International Politics” for Spring 2012.

Here is the course syllabus. (Note that this version is slightly modified from the one I showed in class — I added in the Electronic Communications Policy I mentioned, corrected a couple of typos, and clarified the reading assignments for three class sessions in April.)

PTJ discussant comments on systems panel

November 15th, 2011 | Posted by ptj in ISA-NE | ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

ISA-Northeast 2011, a panel entitled “Systems, Process, and International Relations.” My comments as discussant.

ISA-NE methodology workshop: Sherrill Stroschein

November 15th, 2011 | Posted by ptj in IRRM | ISA-NE - (0 Comments)

The fourth recording from the 2011 ISA-NE Methodology Workshop: Sherrill Stroschein, University College London.

ISA-Northeast methodology workshop: LHM Ling

November 15th, 2011 | Posted by ptj in IRRM | ISA-NE - (0 Comments)

The third recording from the 2011 ISA-NE Methodology Workshop: LHM Ling, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School.

ISA-Northeast methodology workshop: Alex Montgomery

November 15th, 2011 | Posted by ptj in IRRM | ISA-NE - (0 Comments)

The second recording from the 2011 ISA-Northeast Methodology Workshop: Alex Montgomery, Reed College. His PowerPoint slides can be found here.