On the 31st of August the new academic term begins in Denmark. For the University of Copenhagen, and the Department of POlitical Science I am a member of, I will be a special term given the ongoing challenges of dealing withe Corona regulations. Keeping students and staff safe and complying with distancing regulations, implies for the department that many courses will either be taught online or blended.
In the term I teach my first year graduate level lecture on Concepts in International Relations. The course investigates the importance of concepts for the study and practice of world politics and then revisits a number of them, ranging from concepts such as ‘knowledge’, ‘order’, ‘modernity’, and ‘practice’ to concepts such as ‘anthropocene’, or ‘queer’.