I have taught classes on “Conflict and Intervention”, “European Security Challenges and Responses”, “Foreign Policy Analysis”, “Global Order”, “International Governance”, “International Security”, “Regions, Power and Norms”, “Security Governance”, “Multilateral Cooperation and Institutional Complexity” and “Global Ordering and European Security”.
In my teaching, I combine two basic goals: knowledge about particular subjects and critical and analytical thinking. I thereby encourage researchers to go beyond the boundaries of (sub)fields and instead to emphasize problem(atique)-driven research and thinking. More precisely, I try to create classroom environments in which everyone can (i) acquire theoretical, conceptual and empirical knowledge on a given subject with an awareness of disciplinary opportunities and constraints, (ii) become critical evaluators of arguments and methodologies, questioning assumptions and possible biases, (iii) identify research gaps and ways to answer their questions of interest, and (iv) discuss and debate freely. To those ends, I expose researchers to a broad range of theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches (if possible embedded in a history of ideas) of what regulates and constitutes domestic, regional, international and global politics.