Wednesday Seminars, Fall 2006

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Date Speaker Topic
September 13 RICHARD SAMUELS
Director, Center for International Studies, MIT
Japanese Grand Strategy: Past and Future
September 20 ROBERT JERVIS
Professor of International Politics, Columbia University
Intelligence Failures and Intelligence Reform: Why We Were Wrong about Saddam and Why We're Not Likely to Do Much Better in the Future
September 27 PETER VIGGO JAKOBSEN
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
Coercive Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
October 4 NORA BENSAHEL
Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
After Saddam: Prewar Planning for Postwar Iraq
October 11 CHAIM KAUFMANN
Associate Professor of International Relations, Lehigh University
How to Evaluate Communal Partitions
October 18 JOHN BRENNAN
President and CEO, The Analysis Corporation
Intelligence Transformation and the Impact on Counterterrorism Programs
October 25 STEPHEN DAGGETT
Specialist in National Defense, Congressional Research Service
The Defense Budget—What's Driving It and Where
November 1 SHIBLEY TELHAMI
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland
Terrorism and Deterrence: Lessons from Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza
November 8 RICHARD LANZA
Senior Research Scientist, Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering , MIT
Long Range Ship-based Detection of Nuclear Materials and Clandestine Weapons
November 15 MARTIN KLINGST, Political Editor, DIE ZEIT Europe's Chance: the Middle East and European Foreign Policy
(Talk co-sponsored by MISTI)
December 6 BRUCE BLAIR
President, World Security Institute
U.S. Conventional Primacy and the Threat to Russian and Chinese Nuclear Forces

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