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Workshop on International Security and Political Economy

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/ )