Politics & International Relations

  • Insight Into the Workings of a Ministerial Department: Foreign Office

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    Insight Into the Workings of a Ministerial Department: Foreign Office

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    Analyst Rod Wye details the practices and activities a government office abroad undertakes, both in terms of policy and for individual citizens. He cites his experience working for the United Kingdom in China.

  • Application of Mobile Technology in the Developing World

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    Application of Mobile Technology in the Developing World

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    Technology innovator and social activist Ken Banks discusses the potential ramifications for mobile device technology to incite progressive change around the world. He recounts his personal experience creating FrontlineSMS and other projects designed to help those in need.

  • The Power of Political Advertising

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    The Power of Political Advertising

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    Professor Lynn Vavreck discusses political advertising, particularly highlighting the way text, music, voiceovers, and images can work together to manipulate a viewer's perception. She dissects three presidential advertisements and equips students to be mindful consumers of advertising.

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