Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wesleyan Students: Want to be an observer at the UN?






Apparently, the UN Association of the USA is calling for applications from youth ages 18 – 25 to be an observer at the UN summit in New York next month. Here is the story (h/t Duck of Minerva): Be the First Ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations | UN Dispatch. And here is…

Course Planning for Students of Foreign Policy: Walt’s advice






Top ten things that would-be foreign policy wonks should study | Stephen M. Walt. I’m not convinced that “wonk” is what most students aspire to. But Walt has some decent advice on what kinds of classes to take for those interested in careers in foreign affairs more generally. #2: Statistics!  I keep telling my students…

Linked: “How The American University was Killed”






Saw this on a friend’s Facebook post. I’m not sure the American University has been killed yet, but it is definitely having problems. I can think of some other problems that rank up with those mentioned here, but these points are worth a conversation on their own. How The American University was Killed, in Five…