“It is difficul…

“It is difficult to make a man understand something when his salary depends upon him not understanding it”

Upton Sinclair

The new Age of the Robber Barons has descended on the land.  Can a new Progressive Era be far behind?


Benghazi . . . Really? Again?

I was just out of Cairo after a year teaching at the American University in Cairo at the time of the attacks.  I know that the anti Muslim video by a Coptic “producer” was consistent with the major chip on the shoulders of Coptics in Egypt, many of whom see themselves as the true Egyptians and Muslims as Arab interlopers.  The video clearly had the effect of inflaming tensions in Egypt and throughout the Arab world where protests against this video, produced in the U.S., are a fact.  The U.S. embassy grounds were overrun during the protests just the day before.  It was more than reasonable that there were protests in Benghazi that were then an opportunity for an attack by militants, who were in the area and were up for a fight.  The idea that there is a coverup is, in my view, a fantasy cooked up by Americans who know nothing of the area and worse, are open to whatever the Coptic community in the U.S., which is large, will tell them.

Query on the Delivery of On-line Professional Graduate Management Courses

I will be assuming the directorship of a graduate management program at a regional institution of higher learning this coming Fall term.  The program is under a mandate to deliver all of its courses on-line.  I’ve had experience in delivering hybrid courses (80% classroom – 20% virtual), but am wondering how to put everything on-line.  I’ve taken two courses on-line to familiarize myself with the format and found the experience mixed at best.

Any suggestions for effective strategies for course delivery especially for research methods and policy analysis would be appreciated.

Just Who Do I Think I Am?

Timothy Dolan Ph.D.

Professor of Public Policy and Administration & Director, MPA Program

Texas A&M International University

• Long-term policy analysis and forecasting.

• Writer, traveler and photographer.

• Eclectitian

Most recent publication: Potemkin Portals or the Real Revolution?: The State of e-Government in Egypt, Digest of Middle East Studies.  Spring 2014.

Most recent travel: Palm Desert, California April 10-20, 2014.

Most recent image:

Just So
Just so.

Current Projects:

Urban Orchards

Governance in the Age of Globalization and Tribalization

Upcoming Presentations:

A Gross Index of Globalization and Tribalization Management for the Global Studies Conference, Shanghai