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Teaching

Lecturer in Global Governance
University College London

At UCL Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy I teach the core module Global Governance (PUBLG114) on the MSc Global Governance and Ethics (MSc GGE) Programme. I also teach the optional module International Human Rights: Standards and Institutions (PUBL063) with my colleague Dr Tom Dannenbaum.

I have previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Contemporary International Relations, Democracy and Development, International Human Rights Scholarship  and International Human Rights Institutions.

My teaching philosophy involves encouraging students to be self-reflexive, to challenge surface interpretations of material, and to vocalize their own interpretations of key concepts and theories, as well as to debate and challenge the established wisdom. Overall, the objective of my teaching approach is to enhance knowledge, creativity, resourcefulness and motivation.

Students who intend to use their learning to pursue careers in global affairs will hopefully benefit from a sound understanding of international theory and application but also the practical skills of argument construction and, indeed, diplomacy in navigating diverse opinions and responding to constructive criticism.

A detailed study of my teaching method can be found here. My course Contemporary International Relations was rated second highest for student satisfaction in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin in the 2012/13 Autumn Student Survey.

I am happy to supervise PhD students in any area of my research expertise.