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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.)

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

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.

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

The first of four recordings from the 2011 ISA-NE Methodology Workshop: Fred Schaffer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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.

Koc University q and a

June 23rd, 2011 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

The q and a following my 14 June 2011 talk at Koc University. My favorite bit here is when I am asked how I would design a Ph.D. program in IR; I’m fond of my answer, and if anyone has a few spare million dollars or euros lying around and wants to start up a new program, let me know.