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New blogsite

Greetings readers, followers and casual viewers, This site will now be moving as will all matters relating to my research, blogging, etc. to the following url: Look forward to seeing and hearing you there! Best Ben Advertisements

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Time Management Tactics for Academics

Originally posted on How to Do Great Research:
A distinguishing feature of a research career—particularly in academia—is the unstructured nature of the job.  Graduate students, research scientists, professors, and postdocs are generally masters of their own time.  Although this autonomy…

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Image wars

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
I’m still putting together the programme for my graduate course this term (I’ll post the full outline under the TEACHING tab as soon as it’s ready), and I plan to spend some time on what…

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The Adverb is Not Your Friend: Stephen King on Simplicity of Style As the University term begins, these tidbits about writing deserve attention! Adverbs and adjectives together help pave the road to hell for many a student term paper. 

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Why I’ll Miss Jean Bethke Elshtain

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
A short version of a tribute to Jean Bethke Elshtain, who died last Sunday, from Christine Sylvester, Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. She was embraced by feminists for her…

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Return from Magyarország!

Returned home from a fantastic trip with family and friends in Hungary, mostly along lovely Lake Balaton. Great wine, great food, great folks. Being off the grid for a while was much needed, but now it’s time to play catch … Continue reading

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Should Western Nations Arm Syrian Rebels? Great article by my colleague and friend Samer Abboud available on e-International Relations  

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