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 The workshop provides a forum for graduate students, Chicago faculty, and outside academics to present original unpublished research, commonly a draft journal article or dissertation/book chapter.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.

Autumn 2016 Workshops

October 4Daniel Krcmaric (Northwestern University)
"Communication Technology, Audience Effects, and the Logic of Civilian Targeting"
October 11Caitlin Talmadge (The George Washington University)
"Risky Business: Nuclear Dangers in Conventional Wars"
October 18Kevin Weng (University of Chicago)
"State-building to Victory: Chinese Communist and Republican Strategies from 1937-1948"
October 25Paige P. Cone (University of Chicago)
"Strategic Choice and Nuclear Reversal: Why Some Leaders Press Pause on Proliferation"
November 1Asfandyar Mir (University of Chicago)
"Repressive Power: Explaining Outcomes of Counterinsurgency"
November 8Mariya Grinberg (University of Chicago)
"Planning for the Short Haul: The Use of Economic Warfare"
November 15Sarah Daly (University of Notre Dame)
"Coercion and Politics: Citizen Support for Political Actors with Violent Pasts"