The World Affairs Council of Wilmington
The University of Delaware
Center for International Studies
Departments of Communication
and Political Science & International Relations

present


Global Agenda
2002

A program of the University of Delaware's new
"America and the Global Community" initiative

Understanding
International
Terrorism

Today

Syllabus

Professor Ralph J. Begleiter

POSC/COMM444-011 & 080

Updated 2/2/02

Teaching Assistant Shae Johnson

Speaker calendar
Syllabus
Readings
Dinner assignments
Policies
Grading
Contact Begleiter
Comments (anonymous)

(All class meetings occur on Wednesdays only.)
CLASSROOM LOCATION Gore 219

Feb 6 - (class only)
• Introduction - Review of course mechanics and foreign policy topics
• Topic: Terrorism in the eye of the beholder
• Preview speakers and topics, readings
Writing assignment issued: Paper #1 "Jihad!"- due Weds, Feb 20

Feb 13 - IN CLASS GUEST SPEAKER - Dr. James Oliver, University of Delaware
• Topic: Terrorism's place in the pantheon of U.S. political issues
• Preview two upcoming speakers & topics
Assignment #2 issued: Group projects - "Terrorists" vs. "Freedom Fighters"
(
speaking of which...)
Assignment/Honors: Paper #2H -

Feb 20 - GUEST SPEAKER - Peter Bergen
Author, "Holy War, Inc." and interviewer of Osama bin Laden
• Seminar - "The Mind of a Terrorist"
Assignment due: Paper #1
• Reception (Clayton Hall)
• Dinner - (participation TBD) (Clayton Hall)
• Public Lecture - lecture & Q & A (Clayton Hall)

Feb 27 - GUEST SPEAKER - Amb. Marcelle Wahba
U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
• Seminar - "The Arab Street"
• Reception (Clayton Hall)
• Dinner - (participation TBD) (Clayton Hall)
• Public Lecture - lecture & Q & A (Clayton Hall)

Mar 6 - (class only)
• Review of Bergen & Wahba
Assignment due: Group presentations
• Preview Kramer
Writing assignment #3- due March 8

Mar 13 - GUEST SPEAKER - Dr. Martin Kramer
Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv, Israel
• Seminar - "Living with Terrorism: The Israeli Experience"
• Reception (Clayton Hall)
• Dinner - (participation TBD) (Clayton Hall)
• Public Lecture - lecture & Q & A (Clayton Hall)

Mar 20 - (class only)
• Review of Kramer
• Preview Bodine
Writing assignment #3- due March 8

Mar 27 - GUEST SPEAKER - Amb. Barbara Bodine
U.S. Amb. to Yemen when the U.S.S. Cole was attacked
• Seminar - "Living with Terrorism: Political Islam"
• Reception (Clayton Hall)
• Dinner - (participation TBD) (Clayton Hall)
• Public Lecture - lecture & Q & A (Clayton Hall)

SPRING RECESS

Apr 5 - (class only)
• Review Bodine
• Preview Fahmy
Writing assignment: Paper #4 - Due April 12, 2001
Writing assignment/Honors: Paper #4H - Due April 12, 2001

Apr 10 - GUEST SPEAKER - Amb. Nabil Fahmy
Egyptian Ambassador to the United States
• Seminar - "A Delicate Balance"
• Reception (Clayton Hall)
• Dinner - (participation TBD) (Clayton Hall)
• Public Lecture - lecture & Q & A (Clayton Hall)
Writing assignments 4 & 4H due

Apr 17 - (class only)
• Review Fahmy
• Preview Berkowsky
Writing assignment: Paper #5 - Due April 26, 2001
Writing assignment/Honors: Paper #5H - Due April 26, 2001

Apr 24 - GUEST SPEAKER - Pamela Berkowsky
Former Pentagon terrorism-preparedness coordinator
• Seminar - "A Longtime Challenge"
• Reception (Clayton Hall)
• Dinner - (participation TBD) (Clayton Hall)
• Public Lecture - lecture & Q & A (Clayton Hall)

May 1 - (class only)
• Review Berkowsky
• Preview Dionne

May 8 - GUEST SPEAKER - E.J. Dionne
Syndicated columnist, The Washington Post
• Seminar - "Crossfire"
• Reception (Clayton Hall)
• Dinner - (participation TBD) (Clayton Hall)
• Public Lecture - lecture & Q & A (Clayton Hall)
Writing assignment: Paper #5 - B Due
Writing assignment/Honors: Paper #5H - Due

Writing assignment: Paper #6 -
Writing assignment/Honors Paper #6H - Final Assignment


May 15 - (class only)
• Conclusions & prospects
All writing assignments due today

Final assignments:
• For POSC/COMM 444-011 & 080 - No final assignment

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