You can choose your own topic about an historical or current event or person as seen from the perspective of a philosopher. For example, what would Plato have said about the election of President Trump? How would Arendt have understood the popular hysteria leading to the Rwandan Genocide?
This paper and the final should be formatted to be double-spaced, 1 inch margin, and 12 font. The paper proposal should be 2 pages in length.
The first page explains your topic and should include:
- A working title
- A research question
- 1-2 paragraphs explaining the subject of research and why this project is important for understanding international relations.
The second page will be an annotated bibliography. You will locate 4-6 sources that are important for understanding your topic and following the citation of your chosen source there will be 1-3 sentences explaining how/why this source will support your topic. Only peer reviewed journals and/or university press books are acceptable. Some popular journals like Newsweek or the Economist could be used. You must also include one class reading in your annotated bibliography.