Teaching

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My hope whenever I teach is that I will foster curiosity and self-reflexivity in my students.  If I can unlock a student’s curiosity, then she will be motivated to go out and acquire the relevant knowledge on her own.  And if I can enhance a student’s self-reflexivity, his subsequent learning will be immensely richer, more meaningful, and more contextualized than if it had been uncritically spoon-fed to him.

In Fall 2017, I am teaching three courses at JGU: an introductory course on Western Political Philosophy for first-year BA students; a seminar on Energy Security for MA and advanced BA students; and a co-taught course with Dr. Upasana Mahanta on Feminist International Relations mainly geared towards fourth- and fifth-year students at the Jindal Global Law School.

In Spring 2017, I taught Critical Reading and Writing to first-year BA students at the Jindal School of International Affairs.

In Fall 2016, I taught an Introduction to Political Philosophy course to first-year BA students at the Jindal School of International Affairs.

From 2009 to 2016, I was a teaching assistant for seven courses at the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, including:

  • IR 101, Introduction to International Relations (for non-majors) [3 times]
  • IR 210, Introduction to International Relations (for majors) [2 times]
  • IR 303, Diplomacy and Leadership
  • IR 313, Historical Approaches to International Relations