Wednesday Seminars

The SSP Wednesday Seminar Series runs from 12 to 1:30PM in E40-496, Lucian Pye Conference Room every Wednesday during the Spring and Fall semesters. All talks are open to the public.




February 10 Sarwar Kashmeri
Fellow, Foreign Policy Association
NATO 2.0: Reboot or Delete
February 17 Elizabeth Wood
Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine: Symbolic Politics and their Implications for Russia’s Geopolitical Stance in the World
February 24 Andrew Gawthorpe
Harvard University
The American Experience of Nation-Building in South Vietnam
March 2 Ron Krebs
University of Minnesota
Narrative and the Making of US National Security
March 9 Thomas Christensen
Princeton University
The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power
March 16 Isabel Hull
Cornell University

Security or Development? Germany’s Drive to War in 1914

March 30 Paul Heer
Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow, CIS
George F. Kennan and (the Limits of) American Foreign Policy in East Asia
April 6 Mark Fitzpatrick
Asia’s Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
April 13 Jonathan Shimshoni
MIT Visiting Fellow
Ariel Levite
Societal Warfare in the 21st Century
April 27 Benjamin Valentino
American Public Opinion on Just War Theory