The International Politics of the Iran Deal

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Yesterday the Biden Administration made a formal move to begin talks with Iran regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the 2015 Iran Deal. Slowing the “breakout time” and restarting the deal that would limit Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon was a […]

Responsibility to Protect: A Failed Principle?

What is the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)? In 2005, with the World Summit Outcome document (A/RES/60/1), and reaffirmed in 2006 with UN Resolution 1674, the United Nations adopted the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). The principles of R2R were grounded in sovereignty as noted by the 2005 World Outcome Summit Document: “Each individual State has the […]

Biden’s Europe Problem

This week I was asked to comment on U.S.-European relations for MSSU’s school newspaper, The Chart. This got me thinking about how the United States has treated Europe during the Trump Administration and how that might affect Biden’s foreign policy in the region. The America First foreign policy stance was essentially a retreat from the […]

Empowering U: Open-Book Management and Employee Engagement in Higher Education

Note: The views expressed herein are my personal opinions and are not necessarily those of Missouri Southern State University (MSSU). This post does not contain any confidential information and the knowledge I provide is publicly available. Higher Education as a Business? Shared governance is a struggle for many universities. The classic model usually consists of […]

MSSU Beamer Template

I took some time to design a nice looking Beamer template for my university – Missouri Southern State University (MSSU). The slideshow template includes our school colors, primary logo, and the lantern logo on all slides. I also built in an APA reference style for scholarly presentations. The .zip file also includes a .bib file […]