Security Studies Program Seminars - Spring 2016

Pye Room, E40-496 : 12:00-1:30p.m.

February 10  
"NATO 2.0: Reboot or Delete"
Sarwar Kashmeri,Fellow, Foreign Policy Association 

February 17
“Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine: Symbolic Politics and their Implications for Russia’s Geopolitical Stance in the World”
Elizabeth Wood, MIT   

February 24         
“The American Experience of Nation-Building in South Vietnam”
Andrew Gawthorpe, Harvard University      

March 2
“Narrative and the Making of US National Security”
Ron Krebs, University of Minnesota

March 9
"The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power"
Thomas Christensen, Princeton University

March 16
“Security or Development? Germany’s Drive to War in 1914”
Isabel Hull, Cornell University

March 30
“War and the Oil Price Cycle”
Amy Jaffe, UC Davis

April 6
"Asia’s Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan"
Mark Fitzpatrick, IISS      

April 13
"Societal Warfare in the 21st Century"
Jonathan Shimshoni, MIT Visiting Fellow & Ariel Levite, Carnegie

April 27
"American Public Opinion on Just War Theory"
Benjamin Valentino, Dartmouth