3:00- 5:00 p.m.
Pick Hall, Room 506
5828 South University Avenue
|October 6||Chad Levinson (University of Chicago)|
"The Credibility Cartel: Extra-Governmental Organizations in U.S. National Security Politics"
|October 13||Joshua Kertzer (Harvard University)|
"How Do Observers Assess Resolve?"
|October 20||Charles Lipson (University of Chicago)|
"Practical Puzzles and the Path to New IR Theory"
|October 27||Mariya Grinberg (University of Chicago)|
"Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Economic Interdependence and War"
|November 3||Helen Kinsella (University of Wisconsin-Madison)|
"On Not Being Able to Sleep: Counterinsurgent Wars"
|November 10||David Lake (University of California, San Diego)|
"The Statebuilder’s Dilemma: Legitimacy, Loyalty, and the Limits of External Intervention"
|November 17||Barbara Walter (University of California, San Diego)|
"The Logic of Rebel Strategies in Civil Wars"
|December 1||Kevin Weng (University of Chicago)|
"Shaping Leviathan’s Teeth: State Formation and Military Strategy in Republican China"
|January 12||Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University)|
"Compliance and Resistance in Iraq Under Saddam Hussein"
|January 19||Morgan Kaplan (University of Chicago)|
"Strategies of Insurgent Diplomacy: Evidence from Iraqi Kurdistan"
|January 26||Eliza Gheorghe (Harvard University)|
"Why More is Worse: Multipolarity and Proliferation"
|February 2||Yubing Sheng (University of Chicago)|
"The Strong Do What They Can – Nationalism Management and De-escalation of War"
|February 9||Tanisha Fazal (University of Notre Dame)|
"Life and Limb: New Estimates of Casualty Aversion in US Public Opinion"
|February 16||Jon DePoyster (University of Chicago)|
"Insurgent Governance as State-Building: Explaining Variation in State Strength After Victory in Civil War"
|February 23||Joshua Shifrinson (Texas A&M University)|
"Falling Giants: A Theory of Rising State Strategy Towards Declining Great Powers"
|March 1||Joe Karas (University of Chicago)|
"Final Solutions Revisited: Concentrated Civilian Killing in the 20th Century"
|March 8||William Wohlforth (Dartmouth College)|
"Nation, Status and War"
|April 5||Eric Hundman (University of Chicago)|
"The Social Roots of Disobedience: A Theory of Responses to Wartime Orders"
|April 12||Todd Sechser (University of Virginia)|
"Hidden Norms in International Relations: Experimental Evidence of the Nuclear Taboo"
|April 19||Jon Lindsay (University of Toronto)|
"Restrained by Design: The Political Economy of Cyber Conflict"
|April 26||CIR MA Panel|
University of Chicago
|May 3||Elizabeth Saunders (George Washington University)|
"The Political Origins of Elite Support for War: How Democratic Leaders Manage Public Opinion"
|May 10||Ches Thurber (University of Chicago)|
"Ethnic Manipulation in Middle East Militaries: Manpower, Loyalty, and the Coup-Insurgency Tradeoff"
|May 17||Scott Abramson (University of Rochester)|
"Conflict, Cooperation, and Exit: A Unified Theory of the Origins of the State"
|May 24||Steve Wittles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)|
"Understanding the Origins and Outcomes of Nonviolent Resistance"
|May 31||Rachel Stein (Princeton University)|
"The Face of the Enemy: How the Media Represents Foreign Leaders and Why it Matters"
|October 7||Stephen M. Walt (Harvard Kennedy School)|
"Why Does US Foreign Policy Keep Failing?"
|October 14||Paul Staniland (University of Chicago)|
"Governing Coercion: Armed Politics and the State in South Asia"
|October 21||Fotini Christia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)|
"Do Elected Councils Improve Governance? Experimental Evidence on Local Institutions in Afghanistan"
|October 28||Sebastian Schmidt (University of Chicago)|
"The Military Instrument and Territorial Authority: Historical Congruence and Contemporary Decoupling"
|November 4||Alexander Wendt (The Ohio State University)|
"Sovereignty as the Right to Kill Foreigners: Why a World State is Democratically Necessary"
|November 11||Christopher Mercado (University of Chicago)|
"Decontamination: Exploring the Motivations for Post-War Purges"
|November 18||Katy Lindquist (University of Chicago)|
"State Sponsorship of International Terrorism: Revolutionary Ideologies and High-Profile Violence"
|December 2||Odette Lienau (Cornell University)|
"Law in Hiding: Market Principles and Mistaken Hierarchies in International Law"
|January 13||David Benson (University of Chicago)|
"The Internet Effect: When ICT Empowers Civil Society and Weakens States"
|January 20||Rose McDermott (Brown University)|
"The Psychology of Revenge and Deterrence in International Relations"
|January 27||Chad Levinson (University of Chicago)|
"Dissensus and Partisan Differentiation: Extra-Governmental Organizations in the Late Cold
War Politics of US National Security"
|February 3||Brett Benson (Vanderbilt University)|
"Sticks, and Stones, and Small Arms: The Effect of Arms Imports on the Deadliness of Civil
|February 10||Bonnie Chan (University of Chicago)|
"Recruitment Patterns of Perpetrators in Mass Atrocities"
|February 17||Todd S. Sechser (University of Virginia)|
"The Moral Hazard Myth: Nuclear Umbrellas and Reckless Allies"
|February 24||M.J. Reese, Keven Ruby, Vincent Bauer (University of Chicago)|
"Drone Strikes and Insurgent Retaliation: Evidence from Pakistan"
|March 3||Asfandyar Mir (University of Chicago)|
"Are Drone Strikes an Effective Weapon to Target Insurgent Groups?"
|March 10||Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger (North Carolina State University)|
"Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars"
|April 7||William C. Wohlforth (Dartmouth College)|
"Is American Grand Strategy Unhinged? The Security Benefits of Deep Engagement"
|April 14||Eric Hundman (University of Chicago)|
"Innovation as Disobedience: Why Commanders Transgress Against Prescribed Approaches in War"
|April 21||Christina Davis (Princeton University)|
"More than Just a Rich Country Club: Geopolitical Alignment and the Politics of OECD Membership"
|April 28||CIR Panel|
University of Chicago
|May 5||Dara Cohen (Harvard University)|
"Rape During Civil War: Causes and Consequences"
|May 12||Bear Braumoeller (Ohio State University)|
"Is War Declining?"
|May 19||Vipin Narang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)|
"Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation"
|May 26||Bobby Valentine (University of Chicago)|
"The Long Haul – The Real Calculus of Nuclear Weapons-Use"
|June 2||Gentry Jenkins (University of Chicago)|
"Why Revolutions Lead to Interstate Wars: The Logic of Irredental Claims in Post- Revolutionary States"
|October 8||Michael Desch (University of Notre Dame)|
"The Cult of the Irrelevant and the Marginalization of Security Studies: A Case Study of the Impact of Academic Professionalization upon Political Science"
|October 15||Joseph Ford (University of Chicago)|
"The Politicization of Death in Royal Britain and Democratic America"
|October 22||Eugene Gerzhoy (University of Chicago)|
"Why Do States Abandon Nuclear Weapons Ambitions? A Theory of Superpower Nonproliferation Inducements"
|October 28||Pascal Vennesson (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University)|
"Strategic Thought and International Relations Theory"
|October 29||Stacie Goddard (Wellesley College)|
"Legitimacy and Revisionist Powers"
|November 5||Barnard Choi (University of Chicago)|
"Power Shifts and Institutional Effectiveness"
|November 12||Zheng Wang (Seton Hall University; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)|
"Chinese Nationalism and the South China Sea Disputes"
|November 19||Stephanie Kelley (University of Chicago)|
"Obedience in Times of Domestic Unrest: A Theory of Military Arbitration'"
|December 3||Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University)|
"Triadic Deterrence: States and Nonstate Actors in the Middle East"
|January 14||Aila Matanock (University of California, Berkeley)|
"Bullets for Ballots in Peace Processes: Militant Group Electoral Participation Provisions and Conflict Recurrence"
|January 21||David Benson (University of Chicago)|
"A Theory of First Image International Relations in the Age of the Internet"
|January 28||Marc Lynch (George Washington University)|
"Network Polarization and the Syria Conflict"
|February 4||Matthias Staisch (University of Chicago)|
"Why Multilateralism Is Rare: A Network Theory of Great Power Restraint"
|February 11||DJ Kim (University of Chicago)|
"Realists as Free Traders: Britain's Economic Response to the German Challenge, 1897-1914"
|February 18||Henry Sokolski (Nonproliferation Policy Education Center)|
"Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future"
|February 25||Doyoung Lee (University of Chicago)|
"Upgrading the Bomb: Established Nuclear Powers' Strategic Transfer of Advanced Nuclear Technology"
|March 4||Brian Rathbun (University of Southern California)|
"Reclaiming Realpolitik: Diplomacy and Pragmatic Statecraft in 1920s Europe"
|March 11||Dan Magruder (University of Chicago)|
"Solving Counterinsurgency's Gordian Knot: The Identification Problem"
|April 8||Kevin Weng (University of Chicago)|
"Doubling Down or Changing Course: Strategic Shifts in Conglomerate Militaries"
|April 15||Chad Levinson (University of Chicago)|
"The Credibility Cartel: How Extra-Governmental Organizations Helped Forge the Cold War Consensus"
|April 22||Marina Henke (Northwestern University)|
"The International Security Cooperation Market"
|April 29||Matthew Adam Kocher (Yale University)|
"The Rabbit in the Hat: Nationalism and Resistance to Foreign Occupation"
|May 6||CIR Master's Thesis Panel (University of Chicago)|
Committee on International Relations
|May 13||Yubing Sheng (University of Chicago)|
"Pacifying the Threatened: Explaining China’s Concessions in Its Territorial Disputes"
|May 20||Jessica Weeks (University of Wisconsin, Madison)|
"Public Opinion and the Second Image Reversed"
|May 27||Sarah Kreps (Cornell University; Council on Foreign Relations)|
"The Marketplace of Ideas at War: Issues, Elites, and Public Support for Drone Strikes"
|June 3||Mariya Grinberg (University of Chicago)|
"After Defeat: Power Politics and the Purchase of International Order"
|October 9||M.J. Reese (University of Chicago)|
"Bargaining with Goliath: Credible Cost-Tolerance, Aversionary Political Incentives and the Violent Escalation of Asymmetric Crises"
|October 16||John Stevenson (University of Chicago)|
"Capitol Gains from Cuba to Kosovo: A Rational Theory of Mass Killing with some Evidence"
|October 23||Severine Autesserre (Barnard College, Columbia University)|
"Peaceland – An Ethnography of International Intervention"
|October 30||Virginia Page Fortna (Columbia University)|
"Do Terrorists Win? Rebels’ Use of Terrorism and Civil War Outcomes"
|November 6||Llewelyn Hughes (George Washington University)|
"The Effect of Structural Changes in the International Oil Market on National Security"
|November 13||Barnard Choi (University of Chicago)|
"Intentions in International Relations Theory"
|November 27||Michael Rosol (University of Chicago; United States Military Academy at West Point)|
"Conventional Militaries in Unconventional Wars: Adaptation and Innovation at the Campaign Plan Level"
|December 4||Laia Balcells (Duke University)|
"Does Warfare Matter? Severity, Duration, and Outcomes of Civil Wars"
|December 11||D.J. Kim (University of Chicago)|
"Letting a Hegemonic Aspirant (further) Rise? Maintenance and Revision of Economic Ties between Incumbent Great Power and Rising Challenger"
|January 15||Kathryn Lindquist (University of Chicago)|
"Taking it Off the Table: The Case Against Non-Military Interventions in High-Casualty Conflicts"
|January 22||Stephanie Kelley (University of Chicago)|
"Whether to Repress or Disobey? Military Decisions in Times of Popular Unrest"
|January 29||Kevin Weng (University of Chicago)|
"Branching Policies: An Examination of U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force Preferences for Intervention in International Crises"
|February 5||Eugene Gerzhoy (University of Chicago)|
"Why Do Leaders Abandon Nuclear Weapons Activities? Superpower Inducements, Leverage, and Nuclear Non-proliferation"
|February 12||Ashley Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)|
"Indian Objectives in Missile Defense"
|February 19||Stephen Biddle (George Washington University)|
"How Do Nonstate Actors Fight? Explaining the Military Choices of Guerillas, Warlords, Militias and Mercenaries"
|February 26||Robert Valentine (University of Chicago)|
"Glory, Honor, and Other Inconvenient Pursuits in International Politics"
|March 5||Taylor Fravel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)|
"Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy"
|March 12||Matthew Fuhrmann (Texas A&M University)|
"Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy"
|April 9||Lindsey O'Rourke (University of Chicago)|
"When does Covert Regime Change Work? Lessons from the U.S. Interventions during the Cold War"
|April 16||Sebastian Rosato (University of Notre Dame)|
"Intentions in International Politics"
|April 23||Kenneth Schultz (Stanford University)|
"Determinants of Territorial Disputes: A Geospatial Approach Applied to Africa"
|April 30||CIR Masters Thesis Panel|
Committee on International Relations
University of Chicago
|May 7||Peter Krause (Boston College)|
"When Does Non-State Violence Work? A Structural Theory of National Movements and Political Effectiveness"
|May 14||Kelly Greenhill (Tufts University and Harvard Kennedy School)|
"Better Than the Truth: Extra-factual Sources of Threat Perception and Proliferation"
|May 21||Scott Straus (University of Wisconsin, Madison)|
"Making and Unmaking Nations: The Origins of Genocide in Independent Africa"
|May 28||Keren Fraiman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)|
"The Dynamics of Transitive Compellence: Exploring the Relationship Between Violent Groups and their 'Hosts'"
|June 4||Morgan Kaplan (University of Chicago)|
"Occupied Sovereignty: Understanding Insurgent Strategies of Self-Determination"
|October 4||Ron Hassner (University of California, Berkeley)|
|October 11||Morgan Kaplan (University of Chicago)|
"Calculated Aggression: Inter-Factional Competition and Strategies of Violence and Restraint in Civil War"
|October 18||Roger Petersen (MIT)|
"Social Science and Military Intervention in the 21st Century"
|October 25||Jessica Weiss (Yale University)|
"Bargaining with Fire: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations"
|November 1||Robert Trager (University of California, Los Angeles)|
"How States Form Beliefs about Intention: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Confidential Print of the British Empire, 1860-1914"
|November 8||David Benson (University of Chicago)|
"Thinking Systematically about Transnational Terrorism on the Internet"
|November 15||John Mueller (Ohio State University)|
"Dueling Absurdities: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in the U.S."
|November 29||Shawn Cochran (University of Chicago)|
"War Termination as a Problem of Civil-Military Relations (Redux)"
|January 10||Valerie Morkevicius (Colgate University)|
"Power and Order: The Shared Logics of Realism and Just War Thought"
|January 17||Lindsey O'Rourke (University of Chicago)|
"Why do States Conduct Covert Regime Change?"
|January 24||Caitlin Talmadge (George Washington University)|
|January 31||Keren Yarhi-Milo (Princeton University)|
"Leaders, Intelligence and Assessments of Intentions in International Relations"
|February 7||Jennifer Lind (Dartmouth College)|
"The Strategic Logic of Resource Nationalism"
|February 14||Michael Ross (University of California, Los Angeles)|
|February 21||Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown University)|
"Nuclear Superiority and the Balance of Resolve: Explaining Nuclear Crisis Outcomes"
|February 28||Jenna Jordan (University of Chicago)|
"Why Decapitating al Qaeda Won't Work"
|March 6||Yasemin Bilgel (University of Chicago)|
"Going Their Way: Regional Powers under Unipolarity"
|April 10||Sebastian Schmidt (University of Chicago)|
"Explaining Normative Change in International Politics: Foreign Military Presence and the Changing Practice of Sovereignty"
|April 17||Chad Levinson (University of Chicago)|
"Moral Subsidy: The Role of Interest Groups in U.S. Foreign Policy"
|April 24||Eric Hundman (University of Chicago)|
"Social Structure and Military Violence: Decision Making during Colonial Wars in the late Qing"
|May 3||Stephen Krasner (Stanford University)|
"External Actors and the Provision of Collective Goods in Areas of Limited Statehood"
|May 8||Jacob Schapiro (Princeton University)|
"Understanding Support for Militancy in Pakistan"
|May 15||Alex Weisiger (University of Pennsylvania)|
"The Elusive Warmongers: Contrasting Unitary-Actor and Domestic-Political Explanations for War"
|May 22||Phil Haun (Naval War College)|
"Why the Weak Resist: State Survival as a Rationalist Explanation for Coercion Failure in Asymmetric Interstate Conflict"
|May 29||risa brooks (Marquette University)|
"Civil-military Relations and the Arab Revolts of 2011: Explaining Variation in the Responses of Arab Militaries to Popular Protest"
|June 5||Stephen Brooks (Dartmouth University)|
"Pretty Prudent Partisan Theory of U.S. Foreign Policy Opinion"