New Look, New Job
Now that the dissertation is wrapped up (I successfully defended it this past Friday and got the revisions to my advisor yesterday), I can say that I will be graduating with a Ph.D. in August.
After graduation, I will be taking a one-year lecturer position in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. I will be teaching Introduction to International Studies (Intro to IR), International Security and Conflict, Civil-Military Relations, and American Government (every college student in Texas has to take the course, so pretty much every faculty member has to teach it). I am really looking forward to getting back in the classroom and getting my hands dirty with some upper-level courses.
And yes, after my registry decided to charge a ton of money for hosting, I had to drop WordPress and shift to Tumblr. It is quite a bit different, and i am not really happy with any of the themes, but I will get used to it. You can still check out my off-the-cuff, non-IR thoughts over at Such a World.
9:01 am • 18 June 2013
New post: A dissertation update w/ summary of 1st ch and preview of 2nd:
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9:43 am • 9 November 2012
“Getting stuff out” is important because the median time between the inception of an idea and its publication in print for a political science article is 12.5 years. Books come in at 18. This is why there is so much pressure on political science graduate students. They are up for tenure.”
11:49 am • 22 June 2012 • 1 note
“To the extent that the ardour of liberal American Jews has cooled, this is not because, as argued by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, two leading foreign-policy scholars, the end of the cold war made Israeli and American interests diverge. In fact, on most Middle Eastern issues—Islamism, democratisation, the danger of Iranian nuclear weapons—the two countries still have similar goals, although expansion of settlements in the West Bank is an obvious exception. But Mr Finkelstein argues that American Jews are becoming disenchanted because they now “know too much.”
11:52 am • 20 June 2012
“The Pentagon doesn’t want to confirm any specific numbers for the concern that the Kuwaitis might get cold feet and wouldn’t allow the U.S. to maintain a presence in Kuwait.”
9:48 am • 20 June 2012