I am committed to providing a successful experience for undergraduate and graduate students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. To consistently improve my pedagogy and teaching effectiveness, I am a member of the Teaching Transcript Program at Princeton University. I am prepared to teach classes in international political economy, political economy of development, China's foreign policy, China's domestic politics, and environmental policy/politics. Information about courses I have taught at Princeton is below.
International Political Economy
TA for Professor Faisal Ahmed, Fall Semester 2017
This course examines how politics affects the international economy and vice-versa. The course will apply theories and tools of political economy to explore some of the following questions: who wins and loses from international trade and finance? How does globalization affect domestic politics (e.g., the 2016 election, regulations, inequality, environment) in developed and developing countries? Who sets the “rules” under which the global economy operates? How influential are international organizations like the WTO and the IMF? These issues are explored with reference to economic and political theories, history, and contemporary events.
TA for Professor Rory Truex, Fall Semester 2017
This course provides an overview of China's political system. We will begin with a brief historical overview of China's political development from 1949 to the present. The remainder of the course will examine the key challenges facing the current generation of CCP leadership, focusing on prospects for democratization and political reform. Among other topics, we will examine: factionalism and political purges; corruption; avenues for political participation; village elections; public opinion; protest movements and dissidents; co-optation of the business class; and media and internet control.
China's Foreign Relations
TA for Professor Thomas Christensen, Spring Semester 2017
This course will review and analyze the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China from 1949 to the present. It will examine Beijing's relations with the Soviet Union, the United States, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the developing world during the Cold War. It will explore the impact on China's foreign relations of changes in the Chinese economy since the reform era began in 1978, the domestic legitimacy challenges in Beijing since the Tiananmen protests of 1989, and the continuing rise of Chinese power and influence in Asia and beyond since the end of the Cold War.