Schedule for Fall 2010
September 17: Daryl Press (Dartmouth College) How Much is Enough? Testing Theories of Nuclear Deterrence
September 24: Benjamin Miller (University of Haifa) Optimists, Pessimists or Skeptics: Explaining Variations in Post-Cold War International and Regional Security
October 1: Andrew Bennett (Georgetown University) Where Mistakes were Made: The Politics and Psychology of Blame for Iraq 12:00-14:00: Doing Qualitative Methods (Special Brownbag Seminar by Andrew Bennett) –Leacock 429
October 8: Hendrik Spruyt (Northwestern University) Juggling the New Triad--Energy, Environment and Security: A Case Study of the Canadian Oil Sands.
October 13 (Wed): Vinod Aggarwal (UC Berkeley) – Leacock 424 The Financial Crisis, “New” Industrial Policy, and the Bite of Multilateral 12:00-14:00 Trade Rules
October 25 (Mon): Deborah Larson (UCLA) – Leacock 424 12:00-14:00 Status and Rising Powers: Applying the Social Identity Theory
October 29: Charles Glaser (George Washington University) Rational Theory of International Politics
November 5: Craig Parsons (University of Oregon) How to (and How Not to) Make a Constructivist Contribution in International Security
November 12: Jeffrey Legro (University of Virginia) Unipolarity: The Future of an Overvalued Concept
November 19: Michael Williams (University of Ottawa) The Politics of Security: Securitization, Power, and Practice
All seminars will take place in Leacock 429 (15h30-17h30) - unless specified otherwise.
Note: This workshop is sponsored by the McGill/Université de Montréal Center for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) and is funded by the Canadian Department of National Defense’s Security and Defense Forum (SDF). It is also supported by the Fonds de rescherche sur la societe et la culture (FQRSC) Quebec - funded project on ‘Globalization and the Changing National Security State’ (For more details, see www.gnss.mcgill.ca/)
Schedule for Fall 2009
September 18 Imad Mansour (McGill) A Neoclassical Realist Analysis of Foreign Policy: Strategies in the Israeli-Syrian Enduring Rivalry (1950-1990)
October 9 Erica Chenoweth (Weslayan University) War Initiation and Transnational Terrorism
October 16 Sarah Kreps (Cornell University) Alliance Behavior in America’s Post-Cold War Interventions
October 30 Ben Rowswell , Representative of Canada in Kandahar Canada's Mission in Kandahar after the Elections
November 6 Roland Paris (University of Ottawa) ***Special Time 15h00*** Saving Liberal Peacebuilding Co-sponsored by the Montreal Research Group on Ethnic Conflict
November 13 Stephen Saideman (McGill University) Fighting Together, Fighting Alone: NATO in Afghanistan
November 20 Wendy Wong (University of Toronto) From Principles to Norms: The Role of Organizational Structure in Human Rights NGOs
November 27 Christopher Bickerton (University of Oxford) Prudence, Pusillanimity or Something Else? Explaining Europe's Avoidance of Power Politics
Schedule for Fall 2008
September 26 Jeffrey Hart (Indiana University) Globalization and Global Goverance in the 21st Century
October 10 Robert Jackson (Boston University) Solidarism or Pluralism: Political Ideas of the American Union and the European Union
October 17 Beth Simmons (Harvard University) Compliance with Human Rights Treaties
October 31 David Kang (Dartmouth College) Status and War in International Relations
November 5 Thomas Biersteker (Geneva Graduate Institute) The Human Rights Challenges of Targeting Multilateral Sanctions
November 7 Nina Tannenwald (Brown University) Targeted Killings and the War on Terror: The Decline of the Norm Against Assassination?
Novermber 14 Ian Hurd (Northwestern University) States and Rules, Norms and Interests
November 21 David Holloway(Stanford University) Is Nuclear Reduction/Disarmament Feasible?
All seminars will take place in Leacock 424 (15h30-17h30)
This workshop is sponsored by the Research Group in International Security (REGIS), a collaborative undertaking between Université de Montréal and McGill University faculty specializing in International Relations, and is funded by the Canadian Department of National Defense’s Security and Defense Forum (SDF). It is also supported by the Fonds de rescherche sur la societe et la culture (FQRSC) Quebec - funded project on ‘Globalization and the Changing National Security State’ (For more details, see http://www.gnss.mcgill.ca/ )