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.




September 16 Roger Petersen
A Social Science Guide to the Iraq Conflict: Discussion of a Work in Progress
September 23 Robert Chesney
University of Texas, Austin
Lethal Force and National Security: A Case Study at the Intersection of Policy, Law, and Technological Change
September 30 Mike Desch
University of Notre Dame
How the Wizards of Armageddon Became the High Priests of the Cult of the Irrelevant: (Hint: They Followed Economics Into an Intellectual Dead-end)
October 7 Chris Bronk
University of Houston, College of Technology
The Rise of Geekpolitik: How Cyber Impacts Geopolitics and International Security
October 14 Efraim Inbar
Bar-Ilan University
The Current National Security Challenges of Israel
October 21 Fred Logevall
Harvard University

Explaining the Vietnam War

October 28 Sean Kay
Ohio Wesleyan University
Assessing NATO’s Role in the Ukraine-Russia Crisis
November 4 Joshua Rovner
Southern Methodist University
Recklessness or Restraint? Nuclear Weapons and Conventional War in Asia
November 18 Cindy Jebb
West Point
Reflections from Baghdad