Hi folks. Here's an outline of the items you should be working on while I'm at the IB offices in The Hague. As a bit of local trivia, the IB offices are next door to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and just down the road from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; tourist stops in their own right (or at least for me, but I digress). Here's a guide for what should occupy your time this week:
- Monday 30 Sept
- Please begin by completing and discussing the results from this poll.
- I'll post the anonymous results to the blog later in the week.
- Please watch: Council on Foreign Relations. (2012). Global governance monitor: Public health. Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved from http://www.cfr.org/global-governance/global-governance-monitor/p18985?breadcrumb=/thinktank/iigg/publications
- You may also want to get started listening to the "Challenges of Global Governance" conference call (also slated for tomorrow).
- Tuesday 1 October
- Please listen to Challenges of Global Governance. (2013, September 26). CFR.org. Retrieved September 27, 2013, from http://www.cfr.org/global-governance/challenges-global-governance/p31479?utm_source=feedburner
- Please read Sridhar, D., Gostin, L. O., & Yach, D. (2012, May 24). Healthy governance. Foreign Affairs. Retrieved from https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137662/by-devi-sridhar-lawrence-o-gostin-and-derek-yach/healthy-governance
- This article can be found in the Readings section on the blog.
- Thursday 3 October
- Please read Fidler, D. P. (2013, June 7). Who owns MERS? Foreign Affairs. Retrieved from http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139443/david-p-fidler/who-owns-mers?page=show and
- Osterholm, M. T. (2005, July/August). Preparing for the next pandemic. Foreign Affairs. Retrieved from http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/60818/michael-t-osterholm/preparing-for-the-next-pandemic?page=show
- Both articles can be found in the Readings section on the blog.
- Friday 4 October
- Choose any of the afore mentioned articles and craft a commentary in Google Drive. I will provide feedback to anyone who shares this document with me. Please consider the following prompt to frame your commentary:
- How does the author(s) frame the issue (or issues) in terms of a geopolitical challenge or conflict? What solutions does the author(s) provide? To what extent do these seem reasonable?
- Monday 7 October
- Use this day as you see fit. If you need to catch up on reading, writing, reflection on commentaries, or on iterated rounds of Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock, please feel free to do so. We'll pick back up with our study of Global Public Health on Tuesday the 8th.
Of course, I'm always up for a Google Hangout if you want to check in, get a quick video tour of the IB offices, etc. We're 6 hours ahead in The Hague. If anyone is interested, I can see if I can pop out for a quick break around 10.30 your time on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I will be back stateside late on the 6th, but jet lag will most likely preclude me from being at school that day. Heb een geweldige week!