Here’s the audio of my comments at the ISA meeting in New York City, February 2009, on a roundtable called “Complexity Science Meets the Relational Turn in World Politics.” Just mp3 audio this time — no slides or video. Maybe next year I’ll start videoing my conference performances — then again, maybe not.
Here’s a recording of a talk I gave earlier today at Rutgers. It’s about civilizational analysis, and the late Samuel P. Huntington, and a few other things too — including some remarks on the purpose of social science. A little sprawling, but I think it holds together.
Here’s a presentation I gave to a course in our MA program in Special Education. The topic: autism. My qualifications: my autistic son, and my having read a lot of stuff. Caveat auditor: I’m not an autism expert, but I do know a thing or three (and unlike certain presidential candidates, I don’t confuse autism and Down’s Syndrome).
Here’s a recording of the introductory comments I made at an SIS-American University faculty-PhD student reading group in which we discuss recent IR articles. This session was on Richard Price’s “Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics,” International Organization 62:2 (2008). This is audio only, but it’s in mp4 format; should play fine in iTunes.
Here’s a presentation — audio and slides — I delivered yesterday at Georgetown University as part of a Ph.D. seminar on political science as a vocation. It’s a .m4a file, so you’ll need to download and play it in QuickTime Player or iTunes.
Track Two, my comments as a discussant on a panel entitled “Agents, Structures, and Change.”
So here’s a little EP called “ISA-NE 2008.” Track One, my comments at the roundtable on David Blaney and Naeem Inayatullah’s book manuscript Savage Economics.
Here’s the recording of a talk I gave as a keynote address to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy this morning. Slides and synced audio as usual.
Here’s a talk I gave to the Phi Beta Kappa induction dinner at American University, 7 May 2008.
Note that I actually forgot to make the point I was planning to make about Battlestar Galactica: the show is effectively serving as a speculative world take on “alien-ness” by continually blurring the human/Cylon boundary. (That will make more sense after you listen to the podcast.)
Note that if you download this instead of playing it in the pop-up player, you get navigation menus — and a bigger image.