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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.)

2011 World Politics lecture 2

September 27th, 2011 | Posted by ptj in SIS-105 - (0 Comments)

Upon re-listening to this lecture from a past year I don’t think I can really improve on it, so in lieu of a new recording of the same old material I offer this: IR Liberalism.

Note that in order to get this to play with both the audio and the video at the same time you need to download the file to your computer, and then import it into iTunes (where it seems to work fine) or play it with QuickTime Player 7.6.6 (not the 10.1 version of the QuickTime player that ships with newer Mac computers — the older player is a free download from Apple’s website, and it works with every MacOS back to about 10.4, I believe. QuickTime Player 10.1 thinks that .m4a files are audio-only, so it doesn’t look for the video track.

2011 World Politics lecture 1

September 21st, 2011 | Posted by ptj in SIS-105 - (0 Comments)

Apologies for the slight technical difficulties here, but I have the lecture only in two parts: a pdf of the slides, and an audio file of the spoken part. These are supposed to go together in one file, but just at the moment this isn’t working … hopefully it will be resolved soon and I will be able to upload the correct version. But for the moment, here are the slides, and the audio is below (you can listen to it via your web browser, or download it to your hard drive for offline listening).

UPDATE: apparently the podcast works properly if you download it — it has audio and video synched together. Still working on precisely why this is less seamless than it always has been in the past, but for now, you have several options: listen to the audio below and watch the pdf slides; download the file and play it in your web browser; download the file and play it in some other version of QuickTime Player. Ah, technology — love it and hate it.

Here’s the fourth podcast for SIS-105. This one’s on the limitations of IR theory and the potential for more radical challenges to state-centric ways of thinking about world politics and international relations. The podcast also spends some time trying to helpfully order the various forms of IR theory that we’ve considered thus far. Apologies for the way that the sound gets a bit iffy from time to time; I have to remember to push the microphone away when I get going.

World Politics 2010 podcast #3: constructivism

September 16th, 2010 | Posted by ptj in SIS-105 - (0 Comments)

Here’s the third podcast lecture for World Politics for Fall 2010. This one’s on constructivism, and the role of identity and notions of community in world politics.

World Politics 2010 podcast #1: realism

September 5th, 2010 | Posted by ptj in SIS-105 - (0 Comments)

Here’s the first podcast lecture for the Fall 2010 edition of my World Politics class. The topic is “realism.” it’s an m4a file as usual — chaptered audio with slides — so your best bet is to drop it into iTunes or QuickTime Player in order to view/listen to it. (Apologies for the distorted visuals if you play it through the media player here on the site; downloading is almost always a better idea.)

concluding lecture

June 25th, 2009 | Posted by ptj in SIS-680 - (0 Comments)

This is the concluding lecture from SIS-680, Summer 2009. I decided to re-deliver this one this year because I wasn’t entirely happy with the last version, so here it is — recorded live.

relational outline

June 18th, 2009 | Posted by ptj in SIS-680 - (0 Comments)

Here’s the outline for proposal #3 for SIS-680, Summer 2009.

Here are the two documents I mentioned in class tonight:

ethnographic fieldnoting assignment

interpretive research proposal outline

SIS-680 supplemental slides #1

May 21st, 2009 | Posted by ptj in SIS-680 - (0 Comments)

Here are the slides-plus-audio of my brief in-class presentation today in which I outlined the potential next steps that might follow in the development of a comparative study of how people’s research interests are linked to their academic program.