Dr. James Diskant
History and Government Teacher, Capstone Teacher
Advisor, Model United Nations Club
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Welcome back to the O'Bryant!
After a pleasant summer of traveling, reading, and writing, Dr. Diskant is happy to be back at the O'Bryant.
In July he went to South America for a few weeks and explored Machu Picchu, along with other interesting Incan ruins in Peru, and then spent a week on Easter Island learning about the Rapa Nui, who have managed to survive, despite countless odds against them!
He has a doctorate in German labor history from Boston College and is a former editor of the on-line journal: World History Connected, as well as a former member of the World History Association's Executive Council.
He is looking forward to teach AP Research, the sequel to AP Seminar, as part of the Capstone Program, as well as to continue to collaborate with Ms. Clark on the AP course, AP Seminar. More information about both courses can be found on the AP website: https://lp.collegeboard.org/ap-capstone
He is also looking forward to working with students in the Model United Nations Club (formerly called the Debate and History Club) this year. With the current leaders of the Club, Dr. Diskant intends to expand its activities and, that in addition to participating in United Nations Conferences, O'Bryant students will work with students from the other exam schools in an exam school Model United Nations.