Teaching

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
How can we explain the many violent conflicts around the world today? What is the lived experience of people in conflict-affected contexts? What can international and local actors do to build peace? These are just some of the many questions that undergraduate students will tackle in this introduction to peace and conflict studies. Students will become familiar with theoretical perspectives, real-world examples, and analytical skills to better understand, critically evaluate, and respond to contemporary issues related to peace and conflict. See the fall 2017 sample syllabus here and learn more about my approach to  here.
This is the core course for the NYU undergraduate minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.

International Development and Education
Why are so many around the world still so poor? What, if anything, can the West do about it? How does education factor in? This course introduces graduate students to some of the most important normative, theoretical, empirical, and practical questions in international development today and encourages them to critically and analytically engage with them (fall 2016 syllabus). Learn more about our 2016 class project for Syrian refugees and Tanzanian primary school children, here and about one student’s post-class commitment to international development, here.

International Development and Education in Accra, Ghana
Study Abroad in Ghana: May 29-June 10, 2017. Syllabus coming soon.
Learn more about interning in Ghana after the class.

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A street sign in Monrovia, Liberia
Other recent courses:

Qualitative Methods

Political Issues in International Education

Special Topics in International Politics: Peace-Building

Study abroad in Kenya: Conflict in Africa – Causes, Consequences and Responses

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My students and I on safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya