Teaching

Carnegie Mellon University:

IRP/AMP 84-765: Advanced Research Methods (three semesters)

This course develops students’ abilities to consume, evaluate, and conduct research in political science and other related disciplines. The course surveys key issues in causal inference and research design at the master’s level, while also serving as a workshop for the development of students’ master’s thesis proposals.

You can find a sample syllabus here.

IRP 84-265: Political Science Research Methods (three semesters)

In this course, students will learn how to consume, critique, and begin the process of conducting their own research in political science and other related disciplines. The course surveys key issues in causal inference and research design at the undergraduate level, with students applying these new concepts and skills to group research projects on a class-wide topic.

You can find a sample syllabus here.

IRP 84-265: War and Peace in the Contemporary Middle East (one semester)

This course examines the drivers and dynamics of war and peace in the modern Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Students will analyze key questions and debates about civil war, terrorism, foreign intervention, enduring rivalries, and peace-making, among other topics, with applications to cases around the region.

You can find a sample syllabus here.

Ohio State University:

Political Science 4327: Politics of the Middle East (four semesters)

This course exposes students to some of the most pressing questions and debates around the politics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and equips them to critically analyze competing arguments and explanations about these issues with causal reasoning and empirical evidence.

You can find a sample syllabus here.

Political Science 2300: American Foreign Policy (two semesters)

This course explores America’s role in the world. Students will analyze the key actors in the U.S. foreign policy making process as well as some of the most salient issues facing the U.S. in world affairs today, while building up their causal reasoning, critical thinking, and data literacy skills.

You can find a sample syllabus here