Middlebury

 

Jeffrey Lunstead

Diplomat in Residence

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Office Hours:  Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday 1:00-3:00, and by appointment or chance
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IGST 0250 / PSCI 0250 / INTL 0250 - Intl Diplomacy & Mod. S. Asia      

International Diplomacy and Modern South Asia
In this course we will examine current political and economic issues in the countries of South Asia - Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan. We will first examine the background of the South Asian region in general (pre-colonial and colonial eras) and of South Asian countries after independence. We will look at specific interstate and intrastate issues, focusing on the combined quests for political stability and economic development. Students will look at topical issues from the perspective of an officer working in a U.S. Embassy or in a U.S. foreign policy agency. The course will combine rigorous academic understanding of the region with current policy issues. Readings will include both academic studies and contemporary policy/issues papers. This course is equivalent to PSCI 0250. 3 hrs. lect./disc.

AAL SOC

Spring 2012, Spring 2014

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IGST 0251 - Identity/Conflict South Asia      

Identity and Conflict in South Asia
In this course we will examine political development and conflict in South Asia through the concept of identity. South Asians take on a variety of identities -- ethnic, religious, linguistic, caste, national, etc. These identities often form the basis of political mobilization and both inter- and intrastate conflict. We will study the general concept of identity, including how identities are constructed and used, and then specific manifestations in South Asia. We will also examine the question of whether these identities were constructed during colonial or post-colonial times, or have an earlier basis.

AAL SOC

Spring 2015

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IGST 0403 / PSCI 0403 / INTL 0403 - India and China Compared      

India and China: 21st Century Superpowers?
In this course we will look at recent political and economic developments in India and China. We will examine the economic rise of India and China in contrast to their earlier economic stagnation. We will contrast political evolution into India's democracy and China's one-party autocracy, and we will study relations between the two states and their relations with the U.S. and the world. This course is equivalent to PSCI 0403. (PSCI 0103 or waiver) 3 hrs. sem. (Comparative Politics)

AAL CMP SOC

Fall 2011, Spring 2013

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IGST 0483 / PSCI 0483 - Rise of Asia and U.S. Policy      

The Rise of Asia and US Policy
In this course we will study what is arguably the most important strategic development of the 21st century: how the rise of Asia presents security challenges to the region and the United States. Drawing from international relations scholarship, the course will focus on foreign policy challenges and potential responses. These challenges include both traditional security and nontraditional areas such as water and the environment. We will integrate the analysis of these issues in South, East, and Southeast Asia with study of the policy process, in part through simulations and role-playing exercises. This course is equivalent to PSCI 0483. 3 hrs. sem.

AAL CMP SOC

Fall 2013, Fall 2014

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IGST 0500 - EAS Independent Research      

East Asian Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Spring 2013

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IGST 0504 - SAS Independent Project      

South Asian Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Spring 2013

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INTL 0251 - Identity/Conflict South Asia      

Identity and Conflict in South Asia
In this course we will examine political development and conflict in South Asia through the concept of identity. South Asians take on a variety of identities -- ethnic, religious, linguistic, caste, national, etc. These identities often form the basis of political mobilization and both inter- and intrastate conflict. We will study the general concept of identity, including how identities are constructed and used, and then specific manifestations in South Asia. We will also examine the question of whether these identities were constructed during colonial or post-colonial times, or have an earlier basis.

AAL SOC

Spring 2011, Fall 2012

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INTL 0442 / PSCI 0404 - Jihad Vs Mcworld      

Jihad vs. McWorld
In the new millennium, we may all be part of a global market economy, but can we live in a global market society? This seminar examines two major forces shaping the world today. One is “McWorld,” a homogenizing global trend resulting from modern technology, communications, and an increasingly interdependent capitalist world economy. The other is “Jihad,” a resurgence of ethnic politics, fundamentalist religious movements, and the “politics of identity.” We will analyze the origins, development, and interaction of these two seemingly contradictory trends through case studies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. This course is equivalent to PSCI 0404. (Approval required) 3 hrs. sem.

Fall 2010

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INTL 0502 - MES Independent Project      

Middle East Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Winter Term

Fall 2010

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INTL 0504 - SAS Independent Project      

South Asian Studies Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

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INTL 0704 - EAS Senior Thesis      

Latin American Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Fall 2012

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INTL 0706 - MES Senior Thesis      

African Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2012

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INTL 1002 - Elem Sanskrit & Ancient India      

Elementary Sanskrit and Ancient India
In this course we will combine an introduction to the Sanskrit language with study of ancient India. Students will learn the structure of Sanskrit and basic grammar and will read simple texts that will be used to illustrate aspects of ancient Indian culture and history. Students will begin work in transliteration (Roman script), but students will move quickly to traditional devanagari script. The place of Sanskrit in historical/comparative linguistics will also be discussed.

AAL HIS LNG WTR

Winter 2011

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IPEC 0500 - Independent Project      

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Fall 2011, Spring 2012

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IPEC 0700 - Intl.Pol.&Economics SR. Thesis      

Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2014

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PSCI 0251 - Identity/Conflict South Asia      

Identity and Conflict in South Asia
In this course we will examine political development and conflict in South Asia through the concept of identity. South Asians take on a variety of identities -- ethnic, religious, linguistic, caste, national, etc. These identities often form the basis of political mobilization and both inter- and intrastate conflict. We will study the general concept of identity, including how identities are constructed and used, and then specific manifestations in South Asia. We will also examine the question of whether these identities were constructed during colonial or post-colonial times, or have an earlier basis. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/

AAL SOC

Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2015

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PSCI 0500 - Independent Project      

Independent Projects
A program of independent work designed to meet the individual needs of advanced students. (Approval required)

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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PSCI 0700 - Honors Thesis      

Honors Thesis
(Approval required)

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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