Program on International Security Policy

PISP explores the major theoretical debates and policy issues in the field of international security. The workshop provides a forum for graduate students, Chicago faculty, and outside academics to present original unpublished research, commonly a draft journal article or dissertation/book chapter. Policy experts also come to PISP to share their knowledge of the key issues of the day. Topics include nuclear proliferation, theories of war and peace, American national security policy, military doctrine and organization, and terrorism.

Winter 2015 Workshops

April 7William C. Wohlforth (Dartmouth College)
"Is American Grand Strategy Unhinged? The Security Benefits of Deep Engagement"
April 14Eric Hundman (University of Chicago)
"Innovation as Disobedience: Why Commanders Transgress Against Prescribed Approaches in War"
April 21Christina Davis (Princeton University)
"More than Just a Rich Country Club: Geopolitical Alignment and the Politics of OECD Membership"
April 28CIR Panel
University of Chicago
May 5Dara Cohen (Harvard University)
"Rape During Civil War: Causes and Consequences"
May 12Bear Braumoeller (Ohio State University)
"Is War Declining?"
May 19Vipin Narang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation"
May 26Bobby Valentine (University of Chicago)
"The Long Haul – The Real Calculus of Nuclear Weapons-Use"
June 2Gentry Jenkins (University of Chicago)
"Why Revolutions Lead to Interstate Wars: The Logic of Irredental Claims in Post- Revolutionary States"