Where We Spoke

Noel Anderson, Alum ’17

"Competitive Intervention, Protracted Conflict, and the Global Prevalence of Civil War" at the Young Scholars in International Relations Conference, Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, University of Pennsylvania, May 19, 2017.

Boaz Atzili, Alum ’06

"Triadic Coercion: Israel, Arab States, and Non-State Actors," Israel Studies Association, Brandeis University, June, 2017. 

Stacie Goddard, Research Affiliate

Presented at a  workshop, Policy Levers on Great Power War, Yale University.

“ Strategic Issues in Global Politics Forum: The Global Impact of Domestic U.S. Policies,” Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, May 20 and 21, 2017.

Eugene Gholz, Alum ’00

“China in the U.S. Defense Supply Chain: Assessing Dependence and Vulnerability,” Paper presented at the 21st Annual International Conference on Economics and Security, Brussels, Belgium, June 22, 2017 (presented with Andrew James).

“What Future for the Defense Industrial Base?,” Presentation at a conference on the trans-Atlantic defense partnership, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2017.

“China in the U.S. Defense Supply Chain,” Paper presented at the U.S. Naval War College Ruger Chair Symposium, Newport, RI, June 1, 2017.

“U.S. Defense Politics,” Presentation at Peking University, Beijing, China, May 20, 2017.

“No Man’s Sea: Implications for Theory and Strategy,” Paper presented at the University of California, Berkeley, Monday International Relations Theory Seminar, April 24, 2017.

“The Case for Restraint,” Presentation to the John Quincy Adams Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, April 12, 2017.

“The Trajectory of Technology and the Design for Maintaining Naval Superiority,” Paper presented at the U.S. Naval War College EMC Chair Symposium, Newport, RI, April 5, 2017. 

Kelly M. Greenhill, Research Affiliate

“Merchants of Menace: Extra-factual Sources of Threat Conception and Proliferation,” Columbia University’s International Politics Seminar, New York, NY, April 2017. 

“True Lies: Threat Conflation and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq,” Women in Political Science Speaker Series, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, April 2017. 

“Extra-factual Information and the Future of Media and Authority in a ‘Post-truth” World,” Institute for the Future’s Ten Year Forecast, San Francisco, CA, May 2017.

"Lessons from the Classroom," Sais's Basin Harbor Workshop for Teachers of Security Studies, Vergennes, VT, June 2017.

“Combatting Fake News and Other Extra-factual Information,” US DOD SMA Virtual Lecture Series, June 2017.

“Information and Other Influence Operations,” as part of a DOD-sponsored workshop on Societal Warfare, Washington, DC, June 2017.

Greenhill also participated on a panel on "Migration, Refugees and Security" for the Gerda Henkel Foundation's meeting on "Security, Society and the State" at Kloster Hegne, Konstanz, Germany, June 2017.

Robert Haffa, Alum ’82

“Continuity and Change in American Foreign Policy” The Teacher’s Institute, Foreign Policy Association, NYU Midtown Center, New York, NY, June 28, 2017.

Greg Koblentz, Alum ’04

“The De Novo Synthesis of Horsepox Virus: A Case Study,” presentation to the Committee on Strategies for Identifying and Addressing Biodefense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, DC, May 25, 2017.

Peter Krause, Alum ’11

“To Which Victor Go the Spoils? Hierarchy and the Impact of Group Strength on Regime Capture,” Lincoln Labs, April 2017.

New England Cable News (NECN):  “Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win,” April 27, 2017.

NBC-Boston:  “Next Steps in Syria,” April 10, 2017.

NBC-Boston: “Reaction to President Trump’s Airstrikes in Syria,” April 7, 2017.

WBZ-CBS News Radio:  “Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win,” April 19, 2017.

Alan J. Kuperman, Alum ’02

“How to End an Ethnic Civil War: The 2003 Intervention in Liberia,” ASN, Columbia University, May 4-6, 2017.

“Libya: Did R2P Backfire by Incentivizing Rebellion?” BISA, Brighton, UK, June 14-16, 2017.

“Constitutional Design to Manage Ethnic Conflict,” IPSA, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, June 24-27, 2017.

Marika Landau-Wells, Graduate Student

Panelist at a meeting of the Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School on the neuroscience of conflict and its implications for the future of warfare, April 1, 2017.

Speaker at the Cambridge offices of IDEO, a global design and innovation company, on the influence of threat perception on political behavior, June 7, 2017.

Roger Petersen, Faculty

“The Evolution of Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism and the Future of US Foreign Military Assistance,” MIT Center for International Studies, Meeting with Consul Generals, April 11, 2017.

“Hybrid Warfare,” Draper Laboratories, Third Annual Innovation Summit, May 10, 2017.

Barry Posen, Faculty

US Army Plans and Policy,  The Pentagon, "Multipolarity and the Management of Civil Wars," April 27, 2017.

Hertie School of Government, Berlin, Germany  “Multipolarity—the emerging structure of international politics?” May 19, 2017.

Egmont Institute, Brussels, Belgium, panelist, “Allies, Partners and Rivals – And European Strategic Autonomy,” June 1, 2017.

Jayita Sarkar, CIS Security Studies Fellow ’16-17

Jayita Sarkar gave presentations at the University of Cambridge’s Clare College on 6 July 2017, ETH Zurich’s Center for Security Studies on 12 May 2017, and Graduate Institute Geneva’s Department of International History on 9 May 2017, entitled, “American Policy to Curb West European Nuclear Exports in the 1970s.”

Sarkar also gave a talk at the ‘Nuclear History of France’ workshop at CERI Sciences in Paris on 5 May 2017, titled, “New Findings on Franco-Indian cooperation.” 

Caitlin Talmadge, Alum ’11

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Workshop on U.S.-China-Japan Strategic Stability.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI.

Council on Foreign Relations, McCloy Roundtable on Setting the National Security Agenda.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Senior Congressional and Executive Staff Seminar.

Paul Walker, Alum ’78

Live interview with Ashleigh Gillon, Sky News, Melbourne, Australia re: Syria & chemical weapons, April 5, 2017.

Live interview with Leigh Sales, ABC News, Melbourne, Australia re: Syria & chemical weapons, April 5, 2017.

Chaired “World Leadership Dialogue” on “Global Security, Sustainability, and Public Health” at 15th World Congress on Public Health, Melbourne, Australia, and spoke on “Abolition of Chemical Weapons,” http://wcph2017.com/, April 6, 2017.

Public presentation, “Chemical Weapons Use in Syria & Iraq: Impacts on Global Security,” University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, organized by Amerika Haus, June 12, 2017.

Class presentation, “From Ypres to Damascus: A Century of Effort to Abolish Chemical Weapons,” Bonn International Center for Conversion, University of Bonn, Germany, June 12, 2017.

Presentation before the Open-Ended Working Group on Future Priorities, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, The Netherlands, on “Public Outreach, Education, and Strengthening the CWC,” June 19, 2017.

Jim Walsh, Faculty

“Sanctions’ Cross-domain Conundra,” Presentation for the workshop “Economic Sanctions and Cross-Domain Deterrence: The Cases of Iran and North Korea,” University of California, Berkeley (DC), April 4, 2017.

“Sanctions on North Korea: A US Perspective,” Presentation for the panel “Are Sanctions on North Korea Having an Impact?” Korea Economic Institute, April 5, 2017.

“Assessing the Iran Deal.” Oral testimony for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, U.S. House of Representatives. April 5, 2017.

“Nuclear Weapons: Iran & North Korea,” Presentation for Consul Generals Briefing, MIT Center for International Studies, April 11, 2017.

“North Korea and Nuclear Weapons,” Presentation for the panel “Nuclear Problem States,” SSP Frankel Congressional Seminar, April 20, 2017.

“Nuclear Spread,” Presentation for the MIT Seminar XXI workshop on National Security Policy, April 30, 2017.

“North Korea,” Presentation for the "Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War" conference, MIT, May 6, 2017.

“Recent Reflections on North Korea,” Presentation for the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (South Korea), June 21, 2017.

“Recent Reflections on North Korea,” Presentation for the Asian Institute, (South Korea), June 21, 2017.

“Insider Nuclear Threats,” Presentation for the workshop “Nuclear security architecture: identifying emerging challenges and opportunities,” Wilton Park and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, June 27, 2017.