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Seminars 2016-2017

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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 1, 2016

Meet and Greet. The Reppy Institute welcomes everyone to attend our 2016-2017 seminar series and this special opening reception on September 1 at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall during our usual seminar time slot. This first seminar meeting will not follow our usual format of a talk followed by a time for questions and discussion, but will be an informal gathering giving us all the opportunity to meet each other and learn more about what the program has to offer, such as fellowships and other funding for students.

SEPT 8, 2016

Durba Ghosh, Associate Professor, Department of History, Cornell University, "India as a Security State: Postcolonial Iterations of a War on Terror"

SEPT 15, 2016

Doug Blum, Professor, Department of Political Science, Providence College, "The Social Process of Globalization: Insights from Kazakh Visitors to the U.S."

SEPT 22, 2016

Nathan Dinneen, Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), "The Corinthian Thesis: The Oratorical Origins of the Idea of the Balance of Power in Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon"

SEPT 29, 2016

Tsveta Petrova, European Institute, Columbia University, "From Principle to Pragmatism: The Motivational Life Cycle of Transnational Movements"

OCT 6, 2016

Sonja D. Schmid, Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology in Society, Virginia Tech, "Paradox of Preparedness: Can Effective Emergency Response Normalize Severe Nuclear Accidents?" Co-sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Studies.

OCT 13, 2016

Lynn Eden, Senior Research Scholar Emerita, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, "Routines, Codes, and Distance: U.S. Planning for Nuclear War"

OCT 20, 2016

Russell Hopkins, Legal Adviser to the Cambodian judges of the Trial Chamber at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), "Hybrid Justice: A View from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal." Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program.

OCT 27, 2016

Giovanni Mantilla, Research Professor of International Studies, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico, "Compromised Commitments: Social Pressure and Strategic Ambiguity in the Making of the Laws of War"

NOV 3, 2016

Miriam Elman, Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, "Jerusalem: Conflict in the Holy City"

NOV 10, 2016

Current Events Roundtable on "U.S. Foreign Policy: Now What?" with Cornell faculty M. Elizabeth Sanders (Professor of Government), Jessica Chen Weiss (Associate Professor of Government), and Mona Krewel (Visiting Assistant Professor of Government)

NOV 17, 2016

Current Events Roundtable on "The 25th Anniversary of the End of the USSR" with Cornell faculty Matthew Evangelista (Professor of Government), Gavriel Shapiro (Professor of Comparative Literature) and Raissa Krivitsky (Senior Lecturer in the Russian Language Program)

NOV 18, 2016

Special Seminar, Ted Hopf, Professor, National University of Singapore, "Agency, Change, and the Practice Turn in International Relations Theory," Friday, 12:15 p.m., 153 Uris Hall.

FEB 2, 2017

Penny von Eschen, L. Sanford & Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities, History Department, Cornell University, "Cold War Nostalgia: The Ends of History and Global Disorder Since 1989"

FEB 9, 2017

Anna Leander, Visiting Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University, "Art as Expertise? A Dialogue about Blogs, Films, and Photography in Conflict Prevention and Escalation in Syria"

FEB 16, 2017

Stefano Guzzini, Visiting Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University, "Self-fulfilling Geopolitics: 1989 and the Revival of Geopolitical Thought in Europe"

MAR 2, 2017

Alexander Wendt, Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University, "Anarchy as Despotism, or Why a World State is the Best of All Possible Worlds"

MAR 9, 2017

Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor, Department of History and the College, The University of Chicago, "‘Their War Against the American Mother’: White Power Paramilitarism, Militarized Policing, and the 1990s" (Reppy Fellows speaker)   co-sponsored by the Graduate History Association.

MAR 16, 2017

Maurizio Albahari, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, "Crimes of Peace: Border Violence and Democracy’s Gray Zone"

MAR 23, 2017

Una Bergmane, Postdoctoral Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, "Norms, Violence, and the End of the Empire: Gorbachev and the Use of Force in the Baltic Republics"

MAR 30, 2017

Joshua Kertzer, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University, and Visiting Associate Research Scholar at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University, "Tying Hands, Sinking Costs, and Leader Attributes" (Reppy Fellows speaker)

APR 13, 2017

Mary Ellen O'Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, University of Notre Dame, "Beauty, Law, and War"

APR 20, 2017

Andrei Kozyrev, Distinguished Fellow at the Kennan Institute (Wilson Center), "Did the Cold War Ever End? Will It?"

APR 27, 2017

Daniel Nexon, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, "Dynamics of Hegemony"

MAY 4, 2017

Norrin Ripsman, Department of International Relations, Lehigh University, "Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics"