Dr. Christi Siver

Assistant Professor of Political Science. Master's degree in International Relations and International Economics at The John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Ph. D. in political science at the University of Washington in August 2009.


S. Mary Grell Teacher of Distinction Award - May 2014

Alcuin and Clemens Library Information Literacy Award - May 2014

SJU Office: Simons 152
(320) 363-2250



Fall 2014 Courses


10:20 am-11:15 am              POLS 121-Intro to International Relations                  

12:40 pm-1:35 pm                 POLS 399-Senior Colloquium                   

3:00 pm-4:20 pm                   POLS 364-Research Seminar     


Tues night                                 POLS 295- Debate                         

This course will enable students to engage in debates on current events and public policy topics. Students will research current events and construct arguments on a variety of domestic and international issues. Students will learn the different structures of debate cases (policy, value and fact) and numerous opposition arguments (disadvantages, counterplans, critiques, procedurals) used in competitive parliamentary debate. Students will develop their listening, questioning, and refutation skills. Students will also develop research skills as they prepare briefs on particular issues.

 Faculty advisor for the CSB/SJU Debate Team.