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Model Diplomacy
How can you bring hypothetical scenarios based on real issues to life in your classroom? Model Diplomacy, a free and flexible interactive program, uses role-play to demonstrate the challenges of shaping U.S. foreign policy in an interconnected world.
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Introduction to International Relations
Dr. Haass’s highly readable book and easy-to-adapt syllabus will help your students gain knowledge of international history and the regions of the world, and the awareness of global issues and governance challenges that they need to make informed choices as voters and citizens.
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Race in America and International Relations
Details: Travis L. Adkins and Brenda Gayle Plummer will kick off the fall 2021 semester with a conversation on race in America and international relations.
Date and Time: Sep 15, 2021; 1:00-2:00(EDT)
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