Leanne C. Powner

Curriculum Vita

Publications, Papers, and Research

Teaching and Course Materials

Summer Academic Working Group

External Links



External Links


Fun and Interesting Links
Research Related Links
Teaching and Learning Links
On Being a Modern Nerd


Fun and Interesting Links: Or, Where To Go When You're Bored
WashingtonPost.com's Mega Sudoku- A new 16x16 puzzle every day! Good for hours of fun.
Free Mah-Jongg - No downloads! Play instantly! Become addicted!
Free Tetris - Again, no download required! Play instantly! Become even more addicted!
Darth Vader: The Musical - Not safe for any environment where laughing uproariously at your computer is viewed with concern.
The Capitol Steps - Putting the Mock in Democracy for over 25 years. A new song every week!
Demotivators - What we really want to hang on the office walls.
The 2007 Bulwer-Litton Contest for the worst opening line of a novel - If these are the winners, I wonder how bad the losers were.
Harry Potter and the Mysterious Ticking Noise - brought to you by the Potter Pals of YouTube. See warning on Darth Vader above.


Research Related Links: Or, Where To Go When You've Got To Work
Working Papers of Political Science - unpublished work from across subdisciplines
Paul Hensel's International Relations Data Page - incredible collection of data
Constitution Writing and Conflict Resolution - Or, What I Did With My Summer Vacations
European Foreign Policy Bulletin - all relevant documents, digitally searchable
European Foreign Policy Unit (EFPU) - London School of Economics and Political Science
European Integration Online Portal (EIoP) - source for papers and other useful scholarly work
Diplomacy Monitor - full text of government foreign policy statements for ___ countries


Teaching and Learning Links
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - University of Michigan. Phenomenal collection of disciplinary teaching strategies and resources.
Syllabi Finder - Center for New Media, George Mason U. Incredible collection in all fields.
Writing Guides and Style Sheets - California State University, Los Angeles. Best I've ever found.
Information Literacy Interactive Online Tutorial - American University. Allows students to self-educate on key concepts.
Active Learning in International Affairs Section - ISA organized section website, with link to Web Archive resource collection.


On Being a Modern Nerd
The Duck of Minerva - A handful of IR scholars give their views on the world and on baseball.
ProfPTJ's Course Diaries - A fun professor at my alma mater enjoys life online and in his classes.
Piled Higher and Deeper: PhD Comics - Humor, grad-school style.
Better Than Ramen - 20-something grad students provide recipes for cooking and eating well on a budget.


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