Category: Teaching

Posted on April 20th, 2022 in Faculty, Research, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

IUPUI Professors Weigh In on the Ukraine War Christopher Claffey  Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. In the days that followed, IUPUI students began to learn names and places that never left their mouths before. Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Kyiv. NATO. These names and places are nothing new to Scott Pegg and Andrew McFarland, both political …

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Posted on March 14th, 2022 in Students, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Kizito D. Kalima, the Founder and Executive Director of the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation and a Rwandan Genocide survivor spoke to Professor Scott Pegg’s POLS Y338 African Politics on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Before Kizito’s visit, POLS Y338 students had spent two class sessions watching the acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda” …

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Posted on January 5th, 2022 in Events, Faculty, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Introduction to American Politics (POLS Y103) taught by Desmond L. Kemp, American Studies doctoral candidate, were given opportunity to take a creative approach to solving political centered issues using technology. The purpose of this project was for students to explore the role of interest groups. They met with the creator of EMPOWRD, Horace Williams, which …

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Posted on October 22nd, 2021 in Alumni, Research, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Beth Windisch who graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor of Arts’ degree in Political Science in 2005 returned to campus earlier this month to be a guest speaker in Professor Scott Pegg’s POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations class. Since graduating from IUPUI, Beth has remained actively engaged in terrorism and security studies research. Her …

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Posted on September 21st, 2021 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

By John McCormick All of us who have been through college – as students or professors – are familiar with textbooks: those sometimes long and often expensive tomes designed to summarize everything an instructor wants to cover in a course. We’re also familiar with the differences between the good, the bad, and the ugly ones. …

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Posted on September 1st, 2021 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

by Aaron Dusso We look at election results and voting trends in my class Voting, Elections, and Public Opinion (POLS Y317) all the time. However, I sometimes forget that many folks don’t ever take a class like this. Well, let me direct you to the Pew Research Center, which does excellent work breaking down voting …

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Posted on May 13th, 2021 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Professor Tijen Demirel-Pegg’s POLS-Y371 Human Rights class hosted Brian Adeba, a South Sudanese journalist and researcher, as a guest lecturer on April 19, 2021. Brian is the Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry, an organization that investigates corruption and human rights violations in Africa. The Sentry was co-founded by George Clooney (yes, that George …

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Posted on April 19th, 2021 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Gary Foxcroft, the Founder and Executive Director of the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network, joined Professor Tijen Demirel-Pegg’s POLS-Y371 Human Rights class via Zoom on April 14, 2021. Gary Foxcroft is one of the leading human rights advocates who has brought much deserved awareness to the issue of false witchcraft accusations as a human …

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Posted on March 26th, 2021 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

I show documentary films in most of my classes. One of my favorites is “On Our Watch,” a PBS Frontline documentary on the genocide in Darfur, Sudan which I use in POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations. That documentary speaks to several different theories of International Relations covered in the class, as well as the …

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Posted on August 26th, 2020 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Preparation checklist for teaching our new hybrid-traditional classes (that’s IUPUI jargon for a class that has both in-person and synchronous online teaching). Step 1: Canvas Class Page Get the page published and let students know how this is going to work. Step 2: Zoom Half the class will be watching and participating from home through …

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