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 Amy Jaffe
UC Davis
War and the Oil Price Cycle
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