A Hoot About The World

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A Hoot About the World is an extra-curricular club open to 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in geopolitics and global issues.  We read and discuss articles from Foreign Affairs as we inform ourselves as global citizens on issues such as transnational terrorism, nuclear proliferation, climate policy, migration, cybersecurity, public health policy, trade, and development.

Throughout the year club meetings will focus on discussions about the balance of power in world politics, how nation-states vacillate between cooperation and conflict and lastly how individual leaders contribute to globalization and fragmentation.  We will discuss what is happening around the globe, while always returning to the more analytical discussions about how and why these current events matter.

All this preparation will help students develop sophisticated reading, writing and critical thinking and skills as we will publish two editions of the magazine each year (July and December). 

Each edition of the magazine includes articles, book reviews, ads and designs.  Students submit individual work for publication, but we work collaboratively as we edit and design the layout of the magazine.  Leadership positions include Lead Editor and Head of Design.