- Monday: Current events discussion. Our theme this week is Legitimacy. As you read your article, please consider the following question; to what extent are governments accountable to their citizens as well as to the wider international community? Your articles for the week are as follows:
- BBC World News. (2013, December 12). Q&a: Ukraine's protests. BBC World News. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25182823
- Watkins, T. (2013, December 13). North Korea says leader's uncle was executed. CNN. Retrieved from http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/north-korea-uncle-executed/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
- As a launching off point for the discussion, we’ll play the Best Summary game during class. Please bring a written summary for one of the articles above.
- Tuesday: Simulation, Veritas and Pulchra (DS-30): http://www.pon.harvard.edu/shop/ds-30/
- Thursday: In class reading and discussion, Hapeman, K. (co). The effects of politics on natural disasters: Lessons learned from Bangladesh. Unpublished manuscript, University of Denver, Denver. Retrieved December 12, 2013, from www.du.edu/korbel/criic/humanitarianbriefs/Katie_Hapeman1.docx.
- Friday: In class writing, For what reasons, if any, are governments, international organizations, and/or non-governmental organizations responsible for caring for people citizens from disasters? Please post your responses to the blog: www.gameswofrontiers.blogspot.com
Olson, R. S. (2008). Toward a politics of disaster: Losses, values, agendas, and blame. In A. Boin (Ed.), Crisis management (Vol. 3). Los Angeles, CA: Sage. Available here: http://politicsir.cass.anu.edu.au/staff/hart/pubs/46%20t%20Hart.pdf#page=160