Other Teaching Experience

In addition to university teaching experience,I have a worked with Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), the University of Georgia’s Torrance Center, and similar programs since summer 2012.  These programs aim to bring together gifted middle school and high school students for an intensive college-like experience. As an instructor for these courses, I was responsible for all course design and course material. These courses are academically rigorous but also highly interactive.

I have designed and taught courses ranging from an international relations course for Indian middle school students to weekend courses on social science and humanities topics such stem cell research and the television series The West Wing.

More information is included below.

Duke TIP Field Studies

2016- Instructor: International Ingenuity: Growing Power and Creative Solutions, Duke TIP

2015- Instructor: International Ingenuity: Political Simulations and Problem Solving, Duke TIP’s Talent Search India, May 2015

2014- Instructor: International Relations, Duke TIP’s Talent Search in India, May 2014.

  • Syllabus: International Relations Duke TIP India 2014.
  • College level course at OP Jindal University in Sonipat, Haryana, India.
  • Students were gifted middle school students from India.
  • Taught 6 hours a day five days a week for three weeks.
  • Among other activities, this course featured a constitutional convention simulation appropriate for comparative politics courses.  These simulations materials were developed by my friend and colleague Florian Justwan.  More information, including simulation materials, is available here.

2013 – Instructor: Political Science and International Relations, in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, June-July 2013.

  • taught a college level course, Introduction to International Relations (with emphasis on China), to gifted high school students.

2012 – Teaching Assistant (and Residential Coordinator): Political Science and International Relations- in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, China in June-July 2012

  • traveled to Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, China with Dr. Krista Wiegand for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program.

Duke Summer Academy for High School Students

2014 & 2017-2018- Instructor: Duke Summer Studies- Durham, North Carolina

  • More information about the program can be found here.

Duke TIP Scholar Weekends

2013 & 2014 & 2015 & 2016 – Instructor: 10 Things They Don’t Teach You in International Relations

  • Weekend course for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program in April 2013*, April 2014*, April 2015*, and February 2016.
  • * with Kayce Mobley

2014- Instructor: Blasphemy!  Science, Politics, and Religion 

2013 – Instructor: You Say You Want a Revolution 

2012 – Instructor:  The West Wing and American Foreign Policy

  • Weekend course for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program October 2012.
  • with Kayce Mobley
    Duke TIP India 2015 with my amazing TA, Sandeep Singh

    Duke TIP India 2015 with my amazing TA, Sandeep Singh

    With my fantastic teaching assistant, Arpita Roy. Duke TIP India 2014.

    With my fantastic teaching assistant, Arpita Roy. Duke TIP India 2014.

    Duke TIP India

    Actors in International Relations, Duke TIP India 2014

Teaching students for Duke TIP, Scholar Weekend October 2012