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Seminars 2015-2016



Seminars are scheduled Thursday when classes are in session. They are in G08 Uris Hall at 12:15 pm, unless otherwise noted. 

The events are free and open to the public.

Beverages and cookies are provided.

Please join us!

SEPT 3, 2015

Meet and Greet

SEPT 10, 2015

Peter Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University, “Cold Peace: Russia, Germany, the U.S. and the Future of Europe”

SEPT 17, 2015

Alex Wellerstein, Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies, StevensInstitute of Technology, “The Possibility of Much Bigger Bangs: U.S. Official Interest in ‘Very High Yield’ Nuclear Weapons, 1942–1963,” hosted by the Reppy Fellows 

SEPT 24, 2015

Current Events Roundtable: “Turkey, Syria, and the Islamic State,” with Lisel Hintz, Postdoctoral Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; Aziz Rana, Associate Professor of Law, Cornell University; and Jens David Ohlin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Cornell

OCT 1, 2015

Catherine Bertini, Professor of Practice, Public Administration and InternationalAffairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, “Maintaining Food Security While Living in Crisis”

OCT 8, 2015

Nicholas L. Miller, Frank Stanton Assistant Professor of Nuclear Security and Policy, Department of Political Science; and Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, “Nuclear Energy and Proliferation: Examining the Links”

OCT 15, 2015

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University Politics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, “Who Cares About Reputation in International Politics? Leaders, Credibility, and the Use of Force”

OCT 22, 2015

Jane Sharp, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of War Studies, Kings College London, "Humiliation and Terrorism"

OCT 29, 2015

Sidney Tarrow, Maxwell M. Upson Prof. of Government Emeritus, Cornell University, “Making and Opposing War in Peacetime: American Democracy After 9/11”

NOV 5, 2015

Anindita Banerjee, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Cornell University, "Nuclear Fiction in the New Russia"

NOV 12, 2015

Benoît Pélopidas, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Bristol (GIC); CISAC Affiliate, Stanford University; and Visiting Fellow at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, “Overconfidence in Nuclear Safety: Lessons from the French Memory of the Cuban Missile Crisis"

NOV 19, 2015

Valerie Bunce, Professor of Government and Aaron Binenkorb Chair of International Studies, Cornell University, “Putin’s Game in Ukraine”

FEB 4, 2016

Renée deNevers, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Public Administration and International Affairs in the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, "Sovereignty at Sea: States and Security in the Maritime Domain"

FEB 11, 2016

Nancy W. Gallagher, Interim Director, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland and Senior Research Scholar, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, "Power, Principles, and Practices for Global Security"

FEB 18, 2016

Dawn Berry, Postdoctoral Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, "Wars Over Ice: Technology, Resources, and the Governance of Polar Security"

FEB 25, 2016

Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Anthropology Department, Cornell University, "The Future of Genocide: In Asia and Beyond"

MAR 3, 2016

Lisel Hintz, Postdoctoral Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, "Ottoman Islamism and Erdoğan’s ‘New Turkey’: From Arab Street Hero to Foreign Policy Zero"

MAR 10, 2016

Benjamin Banta, Assistant Professor of International Ethics, Department of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, "The Challenge of Emergent Military Technologies to the Just War Tradition"

MAR 24, 2016

Steven Ward, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University, "Logics of Identity Management in International Relations"

APR 7, 2016

Raza Rumi, Scholar-in-Residence, Ithaca College Honors Program, "Pakistan's Battle Against Violent Extremism"

APR 14, 2016

Geoffrey Wallace, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Rutgers University, "Dying for the Story: Violence Against Journalists Around the World"

APR 21, 2016

Neta Crawford, Professor, Department of Political Science, Boston University, "The American Way of War: Targeting or Protecting Civilians?"

APR 28, 2016

Jeanne Morefield, Professor of Politics, Whitman College, "History as Global Ethics: Reading Edward Said on the Politics of Counterpoint." Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa.

MAY 5, 2016

Neil Narang, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, "A Strategic Logic of Attacking Humanitarian Aid Workers: Evidence From Violence in Afghanistan."  A copy of his paper "A Strategic Logic of Attacking Aid Workers: Evidence from Violence in Afghanistan, 2008-2012" is available below.