Section and Course Guidelines

Teaching Assistant: Iris Malone

422 Encina Hall West


Office hours: Mon. 2-3 p.m., Thursday 2-3 p.m., or by appointment


Wednesday 3.30-4.20 p.m., Building 260 Room 002


Email is the best way to contact me. I promise to respond to your emails within 24 hours. All email contact should have a subject line that begins with PS114.

Office Hours

Office hours and location are listed above. Please feel free to drop-in to talk about the assignments, course material, or anything else you need. If the listed hours above do not work, contact me, and we’ll find an alternative time to meet.

Suggestion Box

Please feel free throughout the quarter to give your anonymous input about what you’d like to see or do in section here:

Suggestion Box for Section

Week 1. The State of War.

Additional Resources.

Week 2. The Changing Character of War

Boko Haram

War in Donbass

Week 3. Changing Technology and the Ethics of War

Additional Resources.

Week 4. Nuclear Weapons


Week 5. Simulation Prep

Starter Kit for Research

Week 7. Terrorism and Insurgency

Additional Resources.

Week 8. Outside Intervention and the Syrian Civil War

The Hawks

The Doves

Week 9. ISIS

Second Simulation Required Reading.

Additional Resources.

Week 10. The Future of War

2016 Future of War Conference.

Rising Security Threats.

Additional Resources.

Created for: POLS114. International Security in a Changing World.

Stanford University – Winter Quarter 2016.

Last Update: 8 March 2016