In November, PhD Candidate Noel Anderson presented "Explaining Changing Trends in the Incidence of Civil War: External Military Assistance, Competitive Interventions, and the Duration of Intrastate Conflict" at the Tobin Project National Security Graduate Student Forum in Cambridge.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Regina Bateson was awarded the Heinz Eulau award for the best article published in the American Political Science Review during the previous calendar year for her article "Crime Victimization and Political Participation" (August 2012).
In December, PhD Candidate Mark Bell presented "Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy" at the Tobin Project National Security Graduate Student Forum in Cambridge.
Suzanne Berger, the Raphael Dorman–Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science, was interviewed in the Boston Globe in September on the Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) project, which she co–chairs. In September, the PIE conference marked the release of Berger's Making in America: From Innovation to Market and Production in the Innovation Economy (MIT Press 2013). She also discussed the PIE project in MIT News in September.
Associate Professor of Political Science Fotini Christia's book Alliance Formation in Civil Wars (Cambridge UP 2012) won the Luebbert Award for Best Book in Comparative Politics and the Lepgold Prize for Best Book in International Relations. In October, she served as discussant for the "Roundtable" panel at the University of Denver Sié Chéou–Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy's Conference on the Role of Non–Violent Strategies in Violent Contexts.
PhD Candidate Christopher Clary started a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellowship at the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC. He presented on "India's Capacity to Be a Defense Partner" at the Meridien International Center in September and spoke at the release event for the annual Strategic Asia volume at the George Washington University in October, both in Washington.
Associate Professor of Political Science M. Taylor Fravel delivered a talk in November on "China's Maritime Disputes" at Princeton University. He also delivered talks in November on "East Asian Territorial Disputes and Great Power Relations" at Peking University and on "Conflict Avoidance in Close Quarters" at the Workshop on the Development of the Global Commons and Order at Sea, both in Beijing, China. In October, Fravel spoke on "China and the US 'Pivot' to Asia" at Harvard University.
Senior Advisor to the Security Studies Program Jeanne Guillemin was a panelist on October 16 for "The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria" at The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with Public Radio International's The World and WGBH.
In December, PhD Candidate Brian Haggerty presented "A Theory of Strategic State Sponsorship" at the Tobin Project National Security Graduate Student Forum in Cambridge.
PhD Candidate David Jae presented his paper in August, "Not Whether but When: Reconsidering Alliances as a Cause of War" (co–authored with Kai Quek), at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago.
PhD Candidate Sameer Lalwani presented his paper "Selective Leviathans: Explaining State Strategies of Counterinsurgency and Consolidation" in August at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago and at the New Faces Conference hosted by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies at Duke University. In October, he presented a paper, "Commanding the Commons: Prospects and Options for the United States," with co–author Joshua Shifrinson at the Cato Institute in Washington.
PhD Candidate Nicholas Miller presented two papers in August at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago: "Beyond Patriots and Traitors: Collaboration and Resistance in Iraq, 2003-2005," and "Resistance to Foreign Rule: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," (co–authored with Jeremy Ferwerda). He recently accepted an offer to join Brown University as an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies starting in July 2014.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Vipin Narang was named one of three recipients of the Smith Richardson Foundation's International Security Junior Faculty grants. He intends to put the award funds toward research on his second book manuscript, Windows of Volatility.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems Kenneth Oye was featured on NPR's Science Friday discussing "Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life" in November.
Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the MIT Security Studies Program Barry Posen was a panelist for "Where Are We Now? Understanding the Current Landscape in the Study of Security and International Affairs" at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Workshop "Towards a New Approach to the Advanced Study of Security and International Affairs," on November 15 in Cazenovia, N.Y.
Ford International Professor of Political Science Richard Samuels lectured on the topic of Japan's nuclear weapons option at the Freie Universität Berlin in October. He also lectured on the topic of his most recent book, 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan (Cornell UP 2013), at the Asia Society of Houston and the University of California, Berkeley in September; the Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" and the Japanisch–Deutsches Zentrum, Berlin in October; and Portland State University, the University of Virginia, and Roger Williams College in November.
Ford International Professor of Political Science Ben Ross Schneider gave talks on his new book, Hierarchical Capitalism in Latin America: Business, Labor, and the Challenges of Equitable Development (Cambridge UP 2013), at the Research Workshop on Institutions and Organizations and at the National Confederation of Industry, both in Brazil, as well as the London School of Economics and Gothenburg University. In November, he was featured in MIT News.
Ford International Professor of Political Science Stephen Van Evera served as discussant for "Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman and Reagan," at CIS on November 22 and as a panelist for "Where Are We Now? Understanding the Current Landscape in the Study of Security and International Affairs," at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Workshop "Towards a New Approach to the Advanced Study of Security and International Affairs," on November 15 in Cazenovia, N.Y. On October 30, he was a panelist for "The Case for Climate Engineering" at MIT.
Security Studies Program Research Associate Jim Walsh was interviewed on WBUR's Here and Now program "Details of the Interim Nuclear Deal With Iran," which aired November 25. He also gave a talk, "Small Risk, Catastrophic Consequence: The Challenge of Nuclear Terrorism," on November 20 at The Technology and Culture Forum at MIT, co-sponsored with MIT Global Zero.
Security Studies Program Research Affiliate Cindy Williams was a guest for the "Veteran's Day" program on National Public Radio's On Point.
PhD Candidate Alec Worsnop presented "Not All Fragmentation is Equal: Insurgent Organizational Structure and Control of Collective Violence" in August at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago and in November at the Tobin Project National Security Graduate Student Forum in Cambridge.
PhD Candidate Mark Bell and PhD Candidate Nicholas Miller, "Questioning the Effect of Nuclear Weapons on Conflict," Journal of Conflict Resolution online (September 2013).
Raphael Dorman–Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science Suzanne Berger, Making in America: From Innovation to Market (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2013).
Associate Professor of Political Science Fotini Christia, "Empowering Women through Development Aid: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan" (with Andrew Beath and Ruben Enikolopov), American Political Science Review 107, no. 3 (August 2013), 540-557.
PhD Candidate Christopher Clary, "The Future of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Program," in Ashley Tellis (ed.), Strategic Asia 2013-2014: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2013).
________________"Deterrence Stability and the Conventional Balance of Forces in South Asia," Henry L. Stimson Center online, October, 2013 (forthcoming in a compilation volume to be published in December).
________________"How the Pakistan Military Learned to Love the Bomb," Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The George Washington University, September 2013.
PhD Candidate Christopher Clary and Assistant Professor of Political Science Vipin Narang, "Modernization and Austerity," Indian Express, September 16, 2013.
PhD Candidate Brian Haggerty, "Debating U.S. Interests in Syria's Civil War," Audit of the Conventional Wisdom, MIT Center for International Studies, September 2013.
PhD Student Philip Martin, "Coming Together: Power–Sharing and the Durability of Negotiated Peace Settlements," Civil Wars 15, no. 3 (Fall 2013), 332–58.
________________"Debating the Use of Autonomous Weapons," iPolitics, July 26, 2013.
Research Affiliate Alessandro Orsini, "Interview with a Terrorist by Vocation," Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 36, no. 8 (August 2013), 672–684.
Research Fellow Mansour Salsabili, "Fixing a Process in Jeopardy," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 21, 2013.
________________"Where Realism Fails," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 24, 2013.
________________"Sequencing is Key," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July 19, 2013.
Ford International Professor of Political Science Richard Samuels, "Japan's Nuclear Hedge: Beyond 'Allergy' and 'Breakout,'" (co–authored with James Schoff), in Ashley Tellis (ed.), Strategic Asia 2013–2014: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2013).
Political Science Professor Emeritus Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Commentary: Shut Down the US Combatant Commands," with PhD Candidate Benjamin Friedman, DefenseNews, September 29, 2013.
________________"Review: Anatomy of a Bad Idea: COIN Best Practices," e–ir.info, September 24, 2013.
________________"Health or Defense," e–ir.info, December 5, 2013.
________________"Review of Emily O. Goldman, Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace," H–War, H–Net Reviews, December, 2013.
Ford International Professor of Political Science Ben Ross Schneider, Hierarchical Capitalism in Latin America: Business, Labor, and the Challenges of Equitable Development (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Professor of Political Science Emeritus Eugene Skolnikoff, "Oxford and the Bomb: A Curious Silence," The American Oxonian, Vol. C, no. 1 (Winter 2013), 33–36.
SSP Research Associate Jim Walsh, "Breaking Down the Iran Nuclear Deal: What the Agreement Actually Says," WBUR: Cognoscenti, November 26, 2013.
SSP Research Affiliate Cindy Williams, "Accepting Austerity: The Right Way to Cut Defense," Foreign Affairs 92, no. 6 (November–December 2013), 54-64.
Stanton Nuclear Fellow Zachary Zwald "Imaginary Nuclear Conflicts: Explaining Deterrence Policy Preference Formation," Security Studies 22, no. 4 (October 2013), 640–71.