Wednesday Seminars, Spring 2012

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Date

Speaker

Topic

February 15 JOBY WARRICK
Washington Post
Triple Agent: Lessons from the CIA’s Disaster at Khost, Afghanistan
February 22 MARK CANCIAN
Director of the Force Structure and Investment Branch, Office of Management and Budget
Making a Budget Deal: Why DOD is Not the Problem…and why It Can’t be Exempted
February 29 BENJAMIN RUNKLE
House Armed Services Committee
Wanted Dead or Alive: Strategic Manhunts and U.S. National Security Policy
March 7 JENNIFER DIXON
Belfer Center, Harvard University
Changing the State’s Story: Continuity and Change in Official Narratives of Dark Pasts
March 14 JAN LEMNITZER
Oxford University, England
“That Moral League of Nations against the United States” – The 1856 Declaration of Paris and the Abolition of Privateering
March 21 COMMANDER JAMES KRASKA
US Naval War College

Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea

April 4 TAREK MASOUD
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Why Islam Wins: Religion and Party Politics in the Arab Spring
April 11 JEFF COLGAN
American University
Revolutionary Leaders in Iran: Will Leadership Change Create Opportunities for Peace?
April 25 GIL-LI VARDI
Stanford University
Distorting Lenses: How Organizational Culture Explains Doctrinal and Operational Dynamics in the Interwar German Army and the Early Israeli Defense Forces
May 2 ERICA CHENOWITH
 Wesleyan University

Weapons of the Strong: Exploring the Global Diffusion of Nonviolent Uprisings