April 12, 2012 , 12 - 1 PM
Location: 306 Meserve Hall
Organizer: Department of Political Science
Contact: Natalie Bormann
International Relations Reading Group (Special Session on Popular Culture and Foreign Policy)
'When you think of the Taliban, think of the Nazis: Teaching Americans '9/11' in NBC's The West Wing', by J. Holland, Millennium-Journal of International Studies, 2011. The IR Reading Group is an informal and open reading group, now entering its fourth year. The reading group, aside from collectively tackling some of the more difficult, but rewarding, texts in the IR discipline, sees itself as a knowledge-enhancing activity, allowing graduate students to discuss issues with like-minded people while staying on top of current developments in IR. Previously, our themes included culture and IR, emotions in world politics, a reflection on the anniversary of 9/11, and the influence of continental philosophy in IR. *All readings are available through blackboard.