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MA/MSc Teaching

LSE: Program Convenor Comparative Politics, (1994-8).

Comparative Politics Courses:  National & Ethnic Conflict Regulation, States, Democracy and Democratization, Nations, Nationalism, & National Self-Determination, Government and Politics of Ireland.

Public Policy Courses:  Comparative Administrative Systems, Theories of the State and Policy-Making, Administrative Theories, Organization Theory

BA/BSc Teaching

Courses at Penn:  

Introduction to Comparative Politics, 2008-

Power-Sharing (Ben Franklin Seminar) 2005-, National and Ethnic Conflict Regulation 2005. National and Ethnic Conflict in G B & Ireland, 2004.

National, Ethnic and Communal Conflict, 2003. Introduction to Political Science 2003.

Nationalism and National Self-Determination, 2002.

Courses at LSE:  Introduction to Political Analysis , Nations and Nationalism, Voters, Parties and Electoral Systems , Modern Politics and Government with special reference to the UK, Comparative Political Analysis, Comparative Public Administration

Impact on Teaching: My publications are used as in courses on ethnic conflict in a number of countries, inter alia the United States (including Yale; Princeton; U. of California; Virginia Tech; SUNY; Washington State, U Penn), Canada (including U. of Toronto and U of British Columbia), Great Britain (including LSE; Oxford; Warwick; Birkbeck; Keele; Teeside; Surrey; Stirling),  Ireland (including Trinity College Dublin; University College Dublin; Queen’s Univ. Belfast;  Univ. of Ulster), as well as in universities in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Bosnia, Croatia, South Africa, and Singapore.  

Administrative experience

Director of the University of Pennsylvania Program in Ethnic Conflict, 2007-

Director of the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, 2002-7.

Academic Governor (elected), Member of Governing Council of LSE, 2000-1.

Convenor (Head or Chair) of the Government Department, LSE, elected 1998-2001, responsible for academic leadership in research, appointments, mentoring, personnel planning, and the budget.

Suntory and Toyota Centre for International Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE, Planning Committee (1995-); co-responsible for allocation of grants and holding officers of STICERD to account.

Academic Staff Development Officer, LSE (1992-95): development of programs for tenure-track staff as researchers, teachers and administrators.

Committees, Penn: Penn Humanities Forum, Multiple Political Science Search Committees, SAS Undergraduate Education Committee, Fels Institute Advisory Committee, Provost’s Committee to advise on international speakers

LSE: Standing Sub-Committee on Appointments, Information Systems and Planning Information Technology, Publications, Undergraduate Studies and Accommodation

Erasmus Programs: Coordinator for MSc and BSc programs in the Government Department.

Professional memberships

American Political Science Association

Association for the Study of Nationalities

International Political Science Association

Irish Political Studies Association

Extended visits to other Universities

Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania, (2001-2).

Visiting Professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada (1995-96).

Visitor, Universities of Western Ontario and Waterloo, Canada (1994).

Visiting Research Scholar, University of Uppsala, Sweden (1991).

Visiting Lecturer sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, to visit eight universities and colleges (1991).

Major external academic work

Appointed member of the International Social Sciences and Historical Research Board of Ireland (2007-)

Advisory Council of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, (1999-2001).

External Examiner:  at University College Dublin (1997-9); University of Edinburgh (1997-9); and Dublin City University (1994-7).

Editorial board memberships

Democratiya, Editorial Advisory Board, 2007-

Ethnic and Racial Studies, Editorial Board and Committee, 1989-97

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, International Advisory Board, 2003-

Irish Information Partnership, 1989-91.

JEMIE (Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe), International Editorial Board, 2002-

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