Presentation Fall 2009

Students will be divided into groups to create and facilitate an original debate, simulation or extended presentation on topics in international relations.  Groups will meet with me at the beginning of the term to decide on topics that will complement the study cycles in the course.  Group members should meet in advance to make sure that each group member presents a distinct insight about the reading without excessive repetition from the group as a whole. Engage your audience and, if you elect to employ a visual aid such as power point, use it to enhance the message you deliver rather than be the central focus of your presentation. In the past, students have run simulations of United Nations meetings and interactive learning games.


  • No reading summaries
  • It is highly recommended that you plan an activity that requires the participation of your classmates
  • Remember to meet with me (the professor) ahead of time
  • Individually, you must turn in a 1 -page reaction to the presentation that does the following:
    • assess own contribution
    • assess the contributions of other group members
    • cites sources consulted in creating the presentation
    • due one week after the presentation


Ideas for class presentations/activities are on the linked handout.

Grading rubric

  • 7.5 out of 15 points for your personal role
  • 7.5 out of 15 points for the overall assessment of the group presentation
  • A sample grading sheet for the study cycle presentations can be found here.


1. Ethics and IR: Humanitarian Intervention

  • Glamildi Rondon
  • AhDream Smith
  • Laura Yim
  • Hilary Hobel
  • Sam Hoefle
  • Noor Alsaleh

2. Current American Conflicts

  • Michelle Kae
  • Krysten Thomas
  • Emma Nitzberg
  • Jordan Gratch
  • Zach Dixon

3. Global Economy

  • BJ Lillis
  • Max Livingston
  • Veronika Vackova

4. Poverty, Development and Trade

  • Madeleine Manheim
  • Hannah Lewis
  • Kevin Arritt
  • Zain Alam
  • Taiki Sawabe
  • Sam Plapinger

5. Global Governance, International Law and the Environment

  • Howard Tobochnik
  • Ed McDavid
  • Jeremy Koegel
  • Daniel Helgeson

6. Human Rights and Transnational Actors

  • Michael Steves
  • Kevin Brisco
  • Lucas Mantilla
  • Jaimie Nguyen
  • Sky Stallbaumer
  • Gavin Swee
  • Cordelia Hyland

7. Public Health

  • Lily Voravong
  • Ari Fishman
  • Rachel Levenson
  • Sandy Yudhistira