Faculty Focus – Feb. 15, 2021
Government Associate Professor Ronnie Olesker recently wrote a perspective piece called The Unfinished Study Abroad Experience. In the article published by the Association for Jewish Studies, Olesker reflects on running a London-based program during the COVID-19 pandemic and how students felt when the program switched to an online format.
“While the move to online teaching has been challenging for most faculties and students, it has presented a unique challenge to our overseas programs that use the architecture, museums, food, smells and people of their location to teach about globalization and multiculturalism “Wrote Olesker.
Olesker’s work focuses on international relations and security studies. Courses she regularly teaches at St. Lawrence include Introduction to International Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts, and Middle East Policy.