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Mentorship and Teaching at Waterloo

If you are interested in more advanced postgraduate studies, then please note that I would strongly prefer to mentor students who wish to specialise in alliance politics, defence cooperation, and the political effects of various military technologies. Students wanting to write on Europe are welcome so long as their focus is on defence and/or foreign policy. I expect major research projects, theses, and dissertations to examine theoretical and/or empirical puzzles that involve real-world variation.


That said, at the moment, I am not taking on direct and primary supervisory duties with respect to potential or actual Ph.D. students. I encourage interested students to identify those associate or full professors at the University of Waterloo Department of Political Science or the Balsillie School of International Affairs who align with their research goals and can take on such responsibilities. For cyber security reasons, I respond neither to students' inquiries relayed to me from non-institutional email addresses or to emails with unsolicited file attachments. I also do not respond to students expressing a generic interest in working with me but have research interests far removed from my own. Waterloo's Department of Political Science unfortunately cannot take potential Ph.D. students who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents due to funding constraints.

If, as a current or past student, you wish to obtain a letter of reference from me, then you must consult my policy first.



Below are some syllabi that I have designed or co-designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Waterloo. Click on the images for the syllabi. Older syllabi from my time at City, University of London, where I was shortlisted for a teaching award, are available here, here, here, and here

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