84523 - Workshop On Public Speaking

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Gender equality Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

The laboratory aims at helping the students to develop: the ability to present in public; basic knowledge on issues of large interest in international politics such as terrorism, climate change negotiations, the Responsibility to protect doctrine, etc.; the ability to write short essays on issues of international politics.

Course contents

Introduction to public speaking

Introduction to public debates

Practice of presentations and debates on topics of international politics.


1. Texts on how to present in public:

Chivers and Shoolbred, A Students' Guide to Presentations, Sage, 2007.

C. Anderson, 'TED's Talk: The official TED Guide to Public Speaking"; Headline, 2016.

2.texts on issues in international politics:

- A. Heywood "Global Politics!, Palgrave, 2011

- R. Bova "How the World Works", Pearson, 2012 (2nd ed)

- M. Beeson and Nick Bisley, "Issues in 21st century world politics", Palgrave 2010

3. videos on public speaking (sample):







Teaching methods


Students' presentations

Students' debates


NB: all classes will take place at distance, via TEAMS

Assessment methods

participation, presentations and debates

Teaching tools

Power point, press, videos

Office hours

See the website of Sonia Lucarelli