Global Issues Colloquium to Discuss Systemist Approach


The Global Issues Colloquium event, “International Relations – A Systemist Approach,” will take place at 7 p.m. March 21 in Violette Hall 1010 and via Zoom.

Dr. Patrick James, the Dana and David Dornsife Dean’s Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, will present the systemic approach toward visualizing ideas by using the Russo-Ukrainian War as an example. This review of the war, as it has unfolded so far, is intended to show how systemism, a standardized graphic approach, can help with communication in and beyond the classroom.

Presentation abstract: Our world moves at a faster pace than ever before. In response, the field of international relations has developed an ever-increasing range of theories and methods. Given the velocity of world politics, and the complexity of its academic study, how can we be expected to understand what is going on and communicate effectively about it? A systemist graphic approach is put forward as the answer to such questions.
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