Teaching

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I have extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My main teaching interests are in British politics, international relations and foreign policy analysis.

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In 2015 I was awarded the LSE Student-Led Teaching Award for Sharing Subject Knowledge. I was one of eight LSE staff members recognized in this manner, out of over five hundred nominees from a teaching staff of over three thousand. A student-led panel selected award winners from amongst staff nominated by their students.

I was awarded class teaching prizes by the LSE International Relations Department in 2014 and 2016. I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have only one inviolable rule I expect my students to follow: They must challenge everything they are told. Especially if it is told to them by a white man in a position of institutional authority. One day I will get a response to this rule other than “OK!” followed by everyone writing down what I just told them. One day…

Courses

Most recently I convened LSE’s core second-year undergraduate module on Foreign Policy Analysis.

I have previously taught the following courses:

Research students: Workshop in Foreign Policy.

Taught graduate Students: Lectures in the domestic politics of foreign policy and British foreign policy, seminars in International Politics and Foreign Policy Analysis.

Undergraduate Students: Lectures in British foreign policy, seminars in Foreign Policy Analysis.

Guest lectures, etc.

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In April 2017 I took part in a panel discussion marking the publication of my new book, Public Opinion, Legitimacy and Tony Blair’s War in Iraq.

In November 2015 I took part in a panel discussion on Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy alongside Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor Toby Dodge and the journalist Peter Oborne.

I have given guest lectures on ‘War in a media age’ and ‘Media and Foreign Policy Analysis’ at Regent’s University, London.

I also gave a guest presentation on the grand strategy of the United Kingdom at the LSE IR Department’s annual away weekend at Cumberland Lodge in November 2014, and participated in a roundtable discussion on 21st century warfare at the 2015 weekend.

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