Teaching

As a teacher, my goal is to give rise to a love of learning that may transcend the classroom. For this, I use active, discovery, and experiential learning combined with iterative and circular (i.e. from self, peer and teacher) reflection and feedback. I have found that enabling students to locate and harness their personal passions is the best way to produce lasting learning outcomes. Teaching is a practice that I have developed and improved over a decade in both university and industry settings, as well as with community and school groups. [Read more]

The following is an indicative sample of several courses that I have developed and coordinated, and continue to deliver:

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Nuclear Humanities
1. Charting old roads
2. Exploring alternative pathways
3. Commemorating nuclear fear
4. Experiencing nuclear harm
5. Feasting on the nuclear humanities

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War and Peace
1. Defining war(s)
2. Experiencing war
3. War thinking
4. Nuclear peace?
5. Making peace
6. Practicing pacifism
7. “World” wars
8. Resource wars
9. War economies
10. Technological violence
11. Terror’s meanings
12. Everyday representations

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Global Political Economy
1. What is Global Political Economy (GPE)?
2. The evolution of GPE theory
3. The emergence of critical approaches to GPE
4. Understanding global crises through GPE
5. The politics of international trade and migration
6. The political economy of the military
7. The politics of global financial markets
8. The political economy of (under)development
9. The global economy and the environment
10. The political economy of global security
11. The political economy of energy futures
12. The future of GPE

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Nuclear Exposure
1. What is “nuclear exposure”?
2. Direct exposures
3. Indirect exposures
4. Measuring nuclear harm
5. Simulating nuclear exposure

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International Relations: Theory and Practice
1. What is “International Relations (IR)”?
2. Situating the Individual in the “International”
3. The World Wars and the Birth of IR
4. IR theory: then and after
5. Globalising the “International”
6. IR enters the nuclear age
7. 9/11 and the (re)emergence of a religious politics
8. A politics of the Earth?
9. Other challenges to sovereignty as the absolute value
10. Conflicting ethics in world affairs
11. Is there a “non-Western” IR?
12. Aboriginal worlds