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Contemporary Politics Focus of March Webinar Series

February 21, 2024 277
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This March, the Sage Politics team launches its first Politics Webinar Week. These webinars are free to access and will be delivered by contemporary politics experts —drawn from Sage’s team of authors and editors— who range from practitioners to instructors. From security studies to international relations theory, policymaking and the politics of development, the webinars will offer exclusive insights, and highlight the challenges faced when teaching politics; and will share with you the tried and tested techniques they’ve used to engage and empower their students. (Sage is the parent of Social Science Space.)

Explore our line-up and click the links to register below: 

  Monday, 11 March 

Banner with webinar info: But can it be applied? Teaching theory with practice in Security Studies | Norma Rossi, Malte Riemann, Maria Stern, Soumita Basu, Tim Stevens | 12-13 GMT (7-8 EST) 

But can it be applied? Teaching theory with practice in Security Studies | Norma Rossi, Malte Riemann, Maria Stern, Soumita Basu, Tim Stevens | 12-13 GMT (7-8 EST) 

Today’s security studies students confront an increasingly challenging task in navigating an intricate landscape of issues. Hosted by practitioners and practicing instructors Norma Rossi and Malte Riemann panellists will integrate topics such as cybersecurity, gendered-violence, and development with vital theoretical lenses to answer the question: How do we decipher the meaning of security in the complex contemporary landscape?  

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Teaching the next generation of policymakers: How to prepare them for the challenges ahead  | Arjen Boin and Martin Lodge | 17:30-18:30 GMT (12:30-13:30 EST) 

Teaching the next generation of policymakers: How to prepare them for the challenges ahead  | Arjen Boin and Martin Lodge | 17:30-18:30 GMT (12:30-13:30 EST) 

Policymakers are faced with a difficult landscape of international conflicts, climate change, cyber-vulnerabilities and more. Yet it can be difficult to engage student who claim that policy just ‘isn’t for them’. Join Arjen Boin and Martin Lodge as they discuss how students can be infused with a sense of enthusiasm to join the world of policymaking. 

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Tuesday, 12 March 

Teaching students to do – and engage more effectively with – International Relations Theory | Hubert Zimmermann and Alex Burkhardt | 17-18 GMT (12-13 EST) 

With international conflicts such as those in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine, and Gaza, pressing heavily on cultural consciousness, developing a critical eye in the ambiguous realm of international politics is crucial. In this webinar, Hubert Zimmermann and Alex Burkhardt will demonstrate how instructors can create a classroom where IR theories are a vital tool in the politics toolkit. 

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  Wednesday, 13 March 

Banner with info: How do identities shape UK Politics? And how can we engage today's students more effectively?  |  Joanie Willett and Arianna Giovannini | 17-18 GMT (12-13 EST) 

How do identities shape UK Politics? And how can we engage today’s students more effectively?  |  Joanie Willett and Arianna Giovannini | 17-18 GMT (12-13 EST) 

Consider the diversity of responses that one might get when asking the question: ‘What does it mean to be British?’. In this webinar, Professors Joanie Willett and Arianna Giovannini examine and discuss the role of identities in shaping UK politics, examining how identities can catalyze change, and the ways in which the politics of territorial identity can shape political institutions. They discuss challenges lecturers face in engaging their students in UK political studies and offer ways to address these. 

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Thursday, 14 March  

Banner with info: How can we teach the politics of development– when everything about development is political? |  Claire Mcloughlin, Sameen Ali, Nic Cheeseman, and David Hudson | 17-18 GMT (12-13- EST)

How can we teach the politics of development– when everything about development is political? |  Claire Mcloughlin, Sameen Ali, Nic Cheeseman, and David Hudson | 17-18 GMT (12-13- EST) 

Claire McLoughlin, Nicholas Cheeseman, David Hudson and Sameen Ali discuss how every aspect of development is intertwined with politics, shaping the distribution of resources, authority, rights, and freedoms. They describe the interplay of interests, institutions, and ideas (the 3 Is) that drive change and tackle pressing global challenges. They offer techniques of how to engage students in the politics of development more fully, bringing the subject to life in the lecture hall. 

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Sage, the parent of Social Science Space, is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and library resources with a growing range of technologies to enable discovery, access, and engagement. Believing that research and education are critical in shaping society, 24-year-old Sara Miller McCune founded Sage in 1965. Today, we are controlled by a group of trustees charged with maintaining our independence and mission indefinitely. 

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