Where We Spoke

Fiona Cunningham, graduate student

“Seizing the Initiative or Controlling Escalation? China’s Changing Approach to Cyber Deterrence,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 22, 2017.


Stacie Goddard, Research Affiliate

Spoke at the University of Minnesota International Relations Colloquium, the International Studies Association, and a workshop at the Norwegian Institute of International Relations.


Kelly Greenhill, Research Affiliate

“True Lies: Threat Conflation and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq,” International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2017.

“Do What You Say, or Else: Shaming and Taming in International Politics (with J. Busby), International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February, 2017.

“Extra-factual Information in Historical Perspective,” Combatting Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action, Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, MA, February 2017.

Chaired and participated in the roundtable honoring the 2017 ISSS Distinguished Scholar, Barry Posen, ISA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2017.


Greg Koblentz, Alum '04

Greg Koblentz chaired and served as the discussant on a panel on Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Terrorism at the 2017 ISA Conference in Baltimore, MD on February 25.


Peter Krause, Alum ‘11

“Forced Migration and Refugees: ISIS and Syria,” Weston High School, March 29, 2017.

“Know Thy Enemy: Education About Terrorism Improves Social Attitudes Toward Terrorists,” International Studies Association Conference, February 24, 2017.

Reaction to President Trumps’ Airstrikes in Syria, NBC-Boston, April 7, 2017.


Alan Kuperman, Alum ‘02

“Why the R2P Backfires (And How to Fix It),” R2P Conference, MacMillan Center, Yale University, February 16-17, 2017; and Cambridge University, UK, February 9, 2017.


Marika Landau-Wells, graduate student

Marika Landau-Wells presented two papers at ISA this year:

- "High Stakes and Low Bars: International Recognition of Governments during Civil War"

- "Bringing the First Image Back In: An Exposition of Threat-Heuristic Theory"


Jennifer M. Lind, Alum ’04

Jennifer M. Lind presented “Is Nationalism Rising in Japan?” at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales, Université de Montréal, March 24, 2017.

Jennifer M. Lind was a panelist for “U.S. National Security Policy Under Donald Trump,” at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington DC, March 2017.

Jennifer M. Lind was a panelist for “Alliance Policies in a Changing Asia: Regional Security Partners and Britain,” at Chatham House, London, January 31, 2017.


Andrew Miller, graduate student

“State versus Syndicate: Civilian Compliance in Contested Territory,” International Studies Association Annual Convention, February 24, 2017.

“Treaty Compliance through Assurance: Evidence from the International Criminal Court,” International Studies Association Annual Convention, February 25, 2017.


Rachel Esplin Odell, graduate student

Rachel Odell presented “Maritime Hegemony and the Fiction of the Free Sea: Explaining States' Claims to Maritime Jurisdiction” in a Junior Scholar Symposium at the International Studies Association Annual Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 23, 2017.


Barry Posen, Faculty

Barry Posen gave a talk, “Restraint and the New Administration,” to the Strategy Discussion Group in Washington DC on January 23.

Barry Posen presented a Work in Progress Seminar, A Multipolar World and the Management of Civil War, at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress on February 2. This same talk was presented at The Responsibility to Protect conference held at Yale University on March 16-17.

Barry Posen presented a keynote address on his book, “Restraint-A New Foundation for US Grand Strategy,” at the Conference on Grand Strategy held at Yale University, March 30-31.


Joshua Rovner, Alum ‘08

“Two Kinds of Catastrophe: Nuclear Weapons and Conventional War in Asia,” International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, February 2017; and American University, School of International Service, January 2017.

“Does the Internet Need a Hegemon?” University of Pittsburgh, GSPIA, January 2017.


Richard Samuels, Faculty

Delivered the Bradley Richardson Memorial Lecture at Ohio State University on the topic of “Japanese Foreign and Security Policy,” February, 2017.

Spoke at Middlebury College on the security and energy policy consequences of the March 2011 triple catastrophe in northeastern Japan, February, 2017.

“Japanese Technonationalism Viewed through the ‘Wayback Machine,’” Presented to the conference on “The U.S.-Japan Bilateral Economic Relationship: Past, Present, and Future,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, March 2017.


Jayita Sarkar, CIS Security Studies Fellow, 2016-17

“Incongruities in the Indian Nuclear Narrative,” New Nuclear Imaginaries conference at Harvard University’s Program on Science, Technology and Society, April 6-7, 2017.

“The Stakeholders Inside: Explaining India’s Relationship with Israel and France,” with Nicolas Blarel, Leiden University, International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, February 2017.


Joshua Shifrinson, Alum ‘13

Joshua Shifrinson presented to the Tobin Project’s workshop on threat assessment and nuclear proliferation.


Joel Sokolsky, Research Affiliate

On  February 17,  Joel Sokolsky testified before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence on the Royal Canadian Navy and Naval Readiness.

On March 21,  Joel Sokolsky spoke at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. on:  "Schoolhouses and COCOMs: Educating and Cultivating the American-led International Fraternity of the Uniform."


Caitlin Talmadge, Alum ‘11

“Nuclear First Use” panel at Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, March 2017


Jim Walsh, Faculty

“Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump: Is it Time for Our Dealmaker in Chief to Talk with North Korea?” Fox News. 12 March, 2017.

Jim Walsh also presented talks to the following list of institutions and organizations (select list):

Issues on Iran/Iran Nonproliferation Regime/Iran Nuclear Deal

World Affairs Council of the Charlotte Board & Community Leaders, January, 2017

UNC Charlotte, January 2017

Atlantic Council, January, 2017

AAAS, February, 2017

Testimony before House Oversight Committee, April, 2017

On North Korea

Center for Arms Control and Disarmament, March, 2017

20 Members of US House and Senate, March, 2017

Korea Economic Institute, April, 2017

Jim Walsh also gave talks at MIT Lincoln Labs on the Nuclear Weapon’s agenda for the Next Four Years and on Cross-domain deterrence & Sanctions at the University of California, Berkeley. 


Tim Wolters, Alum ‘04

“Sparks and Arcs: The U.S. Navy’s Adoption of Radio, 1899-1914,” at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

“The Birth, Near Death, and Revival of the American Military Institute and Its Quarterly Journal, 1933-1968,” at the Society for Military History’s annual conference in Jacksonville, Florida.