Monthly Archives: April 2016

Honors Conference April 2016

During the Fall 2015 semester I oversaw the capstone research projects of nine Bentley University Honors students. The students are required to set up and execute an original research project in the very short time frame of just a single semester. I was impressed by the results the students presented in an article-style paper and a presentation.

Yesterday all Bentley University Honors students presented their work in the annual Honors Conference, where students, parents, faculty, and other interested people can come and listen to the presentation. With great pleasure, I moderated two of the sessions. It was an inspiring event with impressive work presented.


End of Spring 2016 Semester

The semester is already done. I greatly enjoyed teaching the ‘day bomb’ double block class on Globalization. And, of course, the three sections of Comparative Government & Politics on Mondays and Thursdays.

Class Visit – Brazil – Dr. Vinicius de Carvalho

Today Dr. Vinicius de Carvalho, a visiting scholar from the Brazil Institute at King’s College in London, and I co-taught a case study on Brazil as an example of an emerging economy and a contentious democracy in three consecutive classes of GLS102 Comparative Government and Politics. With nearly full attendance and at times quite lively debate, I think we offered our students a valuable learning opportunity. And personally I learned a lot by teaching in a team. It was a real pleasure.