Wednesday Seminars, Fall 2008

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Date Speaker Topic
September 10 STEVEN MILLER
Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center, Harvard University
Iran and the Diplomacy of Nuclear Confrontation: Ambitions, Accusations, Ambiguities
September 17 PAGE FORTNA
Associate Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Terrorism, War Termination and Post-War Stability
September 24 CHRISTOPHER KIRCHHOFF
Lead Writer, SIGIR (Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction)
Iraq Reconstruction: Lessons Learned
October 1 KARL KAISER
Director, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Ctr., Harvard University
Recalibrating European Security

(seminar co-sponsored by MISTI Germany)
October 15 GEOFFREY KEMP
Director, Regional Strategic Patterns, Nixon Center
Asia's Growing Footprints in the Middle East: What it means for America
October 22

LTC JOHN NAGL
Commander, 1-34 AR

Lessons from Iraq for Afghanistan and Beyond

October 29

CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT
National Security Studies Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Analytical Tools for the Next Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR)
November 5 ALEXANDER DOWNES
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Duke University
Are Democracies as Smart as We Think They Are? Reassessing the Selection Effects Theory of Democratic Victory in War
November 19 DALE R. HERSPRING
University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State Univ.
Retired US Diplomat and Navy Captain
Russian Military Reform and Anatoly Serdyukov
December 3 WILLIAM S. RENO
Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
Prewar Patronage and Patterns of Wartime Violence

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