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2008-09 Speakers

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  1. The 18th Knesset: Obama, Netanyahu, and the Future of the U.S.-Israel Relationship

    Abrams, Elliot
    Elliott Abrams is senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House. Abrams joined the Bush administration in June 2001 as special assistant to the president and senior director of the National Security Council (NSC) for democracy, human rights, and international organizations. From December 2002 to February 2005, he served as special assistant to the president and senior director of the...

  2. Gendered Bodies/Gendered Wars: Iraqi Women Refugees in Jordan

    Nusair, Isis
    This presentation is based on extensive research with Iraqi women refugees in Jordan during 2007 and 2008. It traces the causes that prompted the women to leave Iraq after 2003. It also traces the transition they went through and the economic, social, and political challenges they currently face as urban refugees in Jordan. Nusair analyzes the gendered and sexual politics of their status as women refugees and the response of the Iraqi and Jordanian governments to their plight. She also analyzes the response of the United Nations as well as national and international aid organizations to their needs. Finally, the presentation examines...

  3. Evo Morales, Bolivian Democracy, and U.S. Policy: Still on the Brink?

    Gamarra, Eduardo
    Eduardo Gamarra is Professor of Comparative Politics, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as previous director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. His research focuses on democratization, civil-military relations, and the political economy of narcotics trafficking in the Andean region and the Caribbean. He is currently studying U.S. policy toward Colombia and the migration of Colombians to the United States. Author of more than 40 articles and several books, Gamarra is co-author or editor of Revolution and Reaction: Bolivia 1964-1985 (Transaction Publishers, 1988), Latin American Political Economy in the Age of Neoliberal Reform (Lynne Rienner...

  4. Ostpolitik, 1969-1974: the European and Global Response

    Fink, Carole
    Fink will be speaking about her most recent book, Ostpolitik, 1969-1974: European and Global Responses (Cambridge University Press, 2009), edited with Bernd Schaeffer. The book examines the worldwide effects of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik, the audacious and controversial policy of normalizing relations with East Germany, the Soviet Union, and other Eastern European states. Brandt's goal was to end confrontation across the Iron Curtain and peacefully overcome Europe's Cold War division. Ostpolitik paralleled but also diverged from the U.S. détente, contributed to easing tensions in Europe, and ultimately led to the end of division in Germany and Europe. It...

  5. France's New Museums in a Postcolonial Age

    Ford, Caroline
    Caroline Ford is Professor of History at University of California at Los Angeles, where she teaches on modern France, French colonialism and the Algerian war, religion and nationalism, modern European History, and European landscape and environmental history in comparative perspective. Ford completed her Ph.D. in European history at the University of Chicago and taught at Harvard University and University of British Columbia in Vancouver before joining UCLA in 2004. Her first book, Creating the Nation in Provincial France: Religion and Political Identity in Brittany (Princeton University Press, 1993) explores religion, nation formation, and the creation of regional and religious identities in France...

  6. The Politics of Deliberation: Qat Chews as Public Spheres in Yemen

    Wedeen, Lisa
    isa Wedeen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, as well as an associate member of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include comparative politics, the Middle East, political theory, and feminist theory. In addition to teaching on the Middle East, Wedeen teaches courses on nationalism, comparative identity formation, power and resistance, and citizenship. She is author of numerous articles and two books, Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (University of Chicago Press, 1999) and Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power and Performance in Yemen (University of Chicago Press, 2008). In...

  7. Ethnic Bargaining: The Paradox of Minority Empowerment

    Jenne, Erin
    Erin K. Jenne is Associate Professor of International Relations and European Studies at Central European University in Budapest. She teaches on the subjects of nationalism and civil warfare, international relations, qualitative methods and research design, and ethnic conflict in Eastern Europe. Jenne's first book, Ethnic Bargaining: The Paradox of Minority Empowerment (Cornell University Press, 2007), received the Edgar S. Furniss Award. In this book, Jenne describes a theory of minority politics that that combines field research and comparative analysis with the insights of rational choice and bargaining. She builds her theory from research completed in the post-communist countries of East Central...

  8. Negotiating Democracy in Muslim West Africa: Sahelian Trajectories

    Villalon, Leonardo
    Leonardo A. Villalón is Director of the Center for African Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. His research specialization is in contemporary African politics, and he has focused in particular on issues of Islam and politics and on democratization in the Sahelian countries of Senegal, Mali, and Niger.

  9. Neither Global nor National: Novel Assemblages of Territory, Authority and Rights

    Sassen, Saskia
    Saskia Sassen is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and a member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her new books are A Sociology of Globalization (W.W. Norton, 2007) and Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press, 2008), winner of the Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Award in International History and Politics from the American Political Science Association, and Honorable Mention, Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Sociology and Social Work.

  10. The Neglected Taipei Treaty: A New Perspective of Taiwan's Legal Status

    Lin, Man-houng
    Man-houng Lin has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica since 1990 and Professor of History at National Taiwan Normal University since 1991. In 2008, she was named president of Taiwan's Academia Historica, or State History Academy. Lin's main area of research focuses on treaty ports and modern China, native opium of late Qing China, currency crisis and early 19th century China, various empires and Taiwanese merchants' Great East Asian overseas economic networks, 1860-1961. She has published five books and about 70 papers in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean in these areas. Her book, China Upside...

  11. The Perils of Intimacy: Harry Hopkins as Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Security Adviser

    Costigliola, Frank
    Frank Costigliola is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut specializing in 20th century U.S. history and U.S. foreign relations. His recent publications include "Broken Circle: The Isolation of Franklin D. Roosevelt in World War II" (Diplomatic History, November 2008); "Reading for Meaning: Theory, Language, and Metaphor" in Explaining American Foreign Relations History, 2nd ed., ed. by Michael Hogan and Thomas G. Paterson (Cambridge University Press, 2003); and "'I Had Come as a Friend': Emotion, Culture, and Ambiguity in the Formation of the Cold War" (Cold War History, August 2000). Costigliola is currently writing a book called Lost Alliances: How Personal...

  12. Reconsidering Presidential Elections in the Middle East

    Brownlee, Jason
    Jason Brownlee is Assistant Professor of Government and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas. He teaches undergraduate courses on U.S. foreign policy and Mideast politics, and graduate seminars on democratization and modern Islamic movements. Brownlee is author of Authoritarianism in an Age of Democratization (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which examines the historical sources of electoral contestation and regime change during the last 30 years. He has published articles in World Politics, Comparative Politics, and Studies in Comparative International Development. His article "Hereditary Succession in Modern Autocracies" was recognized by the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association...

  13. The Nuremberg Trials and the Making of the Soviet Union as an International Power

    Hirsch, Francine
    Francine Hirsch is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interests include Russian and Soviet history, modern European history, and comparative empires. Hirsch is author of Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (Cornell University Press, 2005), which won the Herbert Baxter Adams Book Prize of the American Historical Association (2007), the Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (2006), and was co-winner of the Council for European Studies Book Award (2006).

  14. The Dissent-Repression Nexus in the Middle East

    Meyer, Katherine; Jenkins, J. Craig
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  15. A Simple Political Economy of International Relations Between Democracies and Autocracies

    Fearon, James
    James Fearon is the Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Professor of Political Science and CISAC affiliated faculty member at Stanford University. His research focuses on democracy and international disputes, explanations for interstate wars, and, most recently, the causes of civil and especially ethnic violence. He is presently working on a book manuscript with David Laitin on civil war since 1945.

  16. Electoral Observation: A Tool for Democratization and Peace in Latin America

    Walker, Thomas
    Formal electoral observation by credentialed international groups began in Latin America with the controversial but clean Nicaraguan election of 1984. Conducted by a number of credible groups -- ranging from the British Parliament and House of Lords to the Latin American Studies Association -- the results of these efforts were, nevertheless, studiously ignored by the mainstream press in the United States. Since then, many dozens of elections in the region have undergone close international scrutiny, more sophisticated technology of observation has been developed, and new entities -- such as the Carter Center, the Organization of American States and the United Nations...

  17. Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with the Muslim World

    Mogahed, Dalia; Fersh, Robert; Gutlove, Paula; Dine, Thomas
    Dine and Mogahed will speak about about developing a new direction for U.S. relations with the Muslim world by advancing four goals: * Using diplomacy as the primary tool for resolving key conflicts involving Muslim countries by engaging in dialogue. * Supporting efforts to improve governance and promoting civic participation in Muslim countries. * Helping catalyze job-creating growth in strategic Muslim countries to benefit economic growth in both the U.S. and Muslim countries. * Improving mutual respect and understanding between Americans and Muslims around the word.

  18. Crafting a China Strategy: Some Recent Lessons for the New Administration

    Christensen, Thomas
    Thomas J. Christensen is Professor of Politics and International Affairs and Director of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia.

  19. Contracting States: Incomplete Contracts in International Relations"

    Spruyt, Hendrik
    Spruyt's research intersects comparative politics with international relations and focuses particularly on the formation of polities and their disintegration, and the rise and demise of sovereignty. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript applying incomplete contracting theory to diverse issues as decolonization, overseas basing, and regional integration.

  20. Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy

    Shane, Peter
    Peter Shane spoke about his book, "Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy"

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