Why are students in the School of Foreign Service talking about Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley? Anthony Clark Arend, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, casts rock musicians as characters in the hypothetical political scenarios he asks his students to discuss in class. This unexpected tactic draws students into the discussions and makes the theories behind the scenarios more memorable. This strategy follows Arend’s overall aim to motivate students by engaging them as peers and sharing his passion for the subject.
Listen to an interview with Arend on the Georgetown University Forum here.