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2009-10 Speakers

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  1. Veterans Learning Community Research Symposium

    Hanson, Susan; Noyes, Dorothy
    The Veterans Learning Community curriculum is a sequence of two general-education courses (GEC): a reading course that looks at representations of the experience of war in art, literature, and film from diverse cultures and time periods, followed by a second-level writing course that asks students to document their learning community’s knowledge and experiences. This symposium highlights the Veterans Learning Community final projects: Daniel Dixon, "The 'Absolute Professional': A Study of Green Beret Self-Representations"; Matthew Ausderan, "The War About a War: Analysis of PBS Frontline's Feature Documentary Bush's War"; Ambrose Schulte, "'Tough Transition': A Structural Analysis of Veterans' Separation Stories"; Erica...

  2. Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in Chinese Foreign Relations

    Chen Weiss, Jessica
    Jessica Chen Weiss is assistant professor of political science and research fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. Her research interests include Chinese politics and international relations, nationalism, and social protest. She teaches courses on anti-Americanism in world politics, Chinese foreign policy, and state-society relations in post-Mao China. In her presentation, Weiss will provide an analysis of why the Chinese government sometimes allows and sometimes suppresses nationalist anti-foreign demonstrations and explore the consequences of this choice for China’s international relations. Her research presents a mechanism by which authoritarian regimes can utilize domestic public opinion...

  3. Plato on Action and Knowledge

    Bobonich, Chris
    Chris Bobonich is professor of philosophy and classics at Stanford University. His research primarily focuses on Plato and has been supported by a number of awards and fellowships. Bobonich is the author of Plato's Utopia Recast: His Later Ethics and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2002). He is the editor with Pierre Destrée of Akrasia in Greek Philosophy: from Socrates to Plotinus (Brill, 2007) and A Guidebook to Plato's Laws (Cambridge University Press, in press). Bobonich is currently working on an entry on “Plato” for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Blackwell Publishing). His chapters on "Images of Irrationality" in A Guidebook...

  4. The War on Drugs in Mexico: Chronicle of a Failure Foretold

    Gonzalez, Francisco
    Francisco E. González is Riordan Roett Associate Professor of Latin American Studies at The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His current research focuses on energy issues in the Americas and the political impacts of the worst financial and economic crises of the twentieth century in the Southern Cone countries. His early research focused on contemporary dual transitions (economic and political: from relatively closed to open economies and from authoritarian to democratic regimes) in Latin America, as well as on the growing influence of the Hispanic/Latino community in the politics of the United States....

  5. Ethos of Independence Across Regions in the United States: The Production-Adoption Model of Cultural Change

    Kitayama, Shinobu
    Shinobu Kitayama is professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on cultural variations in various psychological processes such as self, cognition, emotion, and motivation as well as cultural neuroscience. He teaches courses on social psychology, cultural psychology, emotion and culture, and globalization. Kitayama is the author of the Handbook of Cultural Psychology, with Dov Cohen, (Guilford Press, 2007), The Heart’s Eye: Emotional Influences in Perception and Attention (Academic Press, 1994), and Culture and Emotion: The study of Mutual Influences, with Hazel Markus, (APA Press, 1994). His collaborative...

  6. The Salafis, the Wahhabis and the Nature and Doctrines of Global Islamic Movements

    Haykel, Bernard
    Bernard Haykel is professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He also directs The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia and leads a project on Oil and Energy in the Middle East. Haykel’s primary research interests center on Islamic political movements and legal thought as well as the politics and history of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. He has published extensively on the Salafi movement in both its premodern and modern manifestations, explored in his book Revival and Reform in Islam (Cambridge University Press, 2003). He is presently completing a second...

  7. Arbitrating Identity: Courts and the Politics of Religious-Liberal Reconciliation in the Middle East

    Bellin, Eva
    Eva Bellin is associate professor of political science at City University of New York, Hunter College. She is a comparativist with specialization in the Middle East and North Africa. Her research interests center on issues of democratization and authoritarian persistence, political and economic reform, civil society, religion and politics, and the politics of cultural change. Bellin is the author of Stalled Democracy: Capital, Labor, and the Paradox of State Sponsored Development (Cornell University Press, 2002). She is currently working on a second book, Arbitrating Identity: High Courts and the Politics of Cultural Reconciliation in Egypt, Israel, and Pakistan, of which...

  8. Beyond War Crimes: Denazification, National Security and American Deportation and Internment of SS Agents after World War II

    Messenger, David
    David Messenger is assistant professor of history and graduate director for international studies at the University of Wyoming. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. During his time at Mershon, he will be preparing a study of Nazi party agents repatriated from Spain and Portugal to Germany in 1946 and 1947 following American and British investigations into their wartime and postwar activities. Messenger's research focuses on the transition from war to peace in Europe following the Second World War. He is particularly interested in how the international system, domestic politics, and societies at...

  9. Narratives of Bombing: Tokyo and Hiroshima, 1945

    Rotter, Andy
    Andy Rotter is Charles A. Dana Professor of History at Colgate College. He is a specialist in U.S. diplomatic history, recent U.S. history, and the Vietnam War. His research interests focus on U.S.-Asia relations, the Cold War, and history of the senses. Rotter is the author of Hiroshima: The World's Bomb (Oxford University Press, 2008), Comrades at Odds: Culture and Indo-U.S. Relations, 1947-1964 (Cornell University Press, 2000), and The Path to Vietnam (Cornell University Press, 1987). He is the editor of Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Vietnam War Anthology (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010) now in its third...

  10. Why Yemen Now? Reassessing South Arabia's Recent Past

    Blumi, Isa
    Isa Blumi is assistant professor of Middle East and East European history and Middle East studies at Georgia State University. His primary fields of research and publication are modern Balkan history including Kosova, Albania and identity politics; Islam in Europe and Southeast Asia; modern imperialism in the Ottoman, Italian, French and Austro-Hungarian Empires; the Middle East from 1800; and migration, comparative state systems and the dynamics of state/society interactions. Blumi is the author of Political Islam Among the Albanians: Are the Taliban Coming to the Balkans? (Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development, 2005), now in its second edition, and...

  11. Liberation: The Human Cost of Allied Victory in World War II Europe

    Hitchcock, William
    William Hitchcok is professor and Chair of the Department of History at Temple University. He is also director of the International History Workshop. His research focuses primarily on the international history of Europe since 1939. He has written on French diplomacy of the post-WWII era and published a survey of Europe’s history from the end of the Second World War to the present. Hitchcock’s most recent book, The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (Free Press, 2009), explores the civilian experience of liberation in Europe at the close of World War II. It was...

  12. America's Wars: The Way Forward in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq

    Andrle, Fred; Herrmann, Richard; Kay, Sean; Mansoor, Peter; Mueller, John; Payind, Alam
    The Mershon and Humanities Institute faculty panel, "America's Wars: The Way Forward in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq" will provide an in depth look at the issues surrounding America's increased military commitment in Afghanistan, military activity in Pakistan, and the planned withdrawal of United States combat troops from Iraq. A multidisciplinary panel of leading security and area experts from The Ohio State University will explore possible military, economic, cultural, and diplomatic strategies as the Obama administration seeks to wind down the U.S. commitment in Iraq, achieve success in Afghanistan, and ensure the security of Pakistan.

  13. Blame, Italian Style

    Wolf, Susan
    Susan Wolf is Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She works chiefly in ethics and its close relations in philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, political philosophy, and aesthetics. Her research and teaching interests range widely over moral psychology, value theory, and normative ethics. Wolf is the author of Freedom Within Reason (Oxford University Press, 1990), and most recently Meaning in Life and Why It Matters (Princeton University Press, 2010). She is currently editing an anthology of essays titled Understanding Love Through Philosophy, Film, and Fiction. In addition to publishing numerous...

  14. Running to Lose: The Muslim Brotherhood and Parliamentary Elections

    Brown, Nathan
    Nathan Brown is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University. His area of expertise includes comparative politics of the Middle East, democratization and constitutionalism, rule of law in the Arab world, and Islam and politics. Brown is author of Peasant Politics in Modern Egypt (Yale University Press, 1990), The Rule of Law in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World: Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government (SUNY Press, 2002), in addition to several articles and edited collections on Arab...

  15. Shaded by Fear: The New Deal and its Legacies

    Katznelson, Ira
    Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. He is an Americanist whose work has straddled comparative politics and political theory, as well a political and social history. His most recent books are Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns (with Andreas Kalyvas, 2008), and When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America (2005). He is currently completing Fear Itself, a book dealing with American democracy from the New Deal to the Cold War, and Liberal Reason, a collection of his essays on the character of modern social...

  16. Extreme Vulnerability of Migrants: The Cases of the United States and Mexico

    Bustamante, Jorge
    Jorge Bustamante is Eugene Conley Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame and professor and researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, the prominent Mexican institute for the study of border issues, of which he is also the founder. Bustamante also serves as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants. His research and teaching interests focus on U.S.-Mexico border studies, international migrations and human rights, and U.S. population of Mexican origin in the United States. He is a leading participant in international scholarly networks dealing with these themes and has played a major role in building...

  17. Rise of Red Terror: The Ethics and Effectiveness of Maoist Violence in India

    Mahapatra, Sangeeta
    Sangeeta Mahapatra is a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellow. As a visiting scholar at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, she is currently working on a comparative study of counterterrorism strategies of India, Israel and the United States. As Mahapatra argues, the core of counterterrorism is capability. While states may set for themselves certain goals, how far they are able to deliver on them determines the strengths and weaknesses of their counterterrorism strategy. The aim of the study is to expand the scope of counterterrorism decision-making by studying how the three countries use their political, legal, civilian and...

  18. The Islamic Dimension of the Insurgencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Weinbaum, Marvin
    Marvin Weinbaum is a scholar-in-residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he served as the director of the Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and he has served as analyst for Pakistan and Afghanistan in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Weinbaum's research, teaching, and consultancies have focused on the issues of national security, state building, democratization, and political economy. He is the author or editor of six books, including South Asia Approaches the Millennium: Reexamining National...

  19. Political Aspects of Prophecy in Islamic Philosophy

    Butterworth, Charles
    Charles Butterworth is emeritus professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He specializes in medieval Arabic and Islamic political philosophy, and pursuit of this academic interest has permitted him to live and study in most of the Arabic speaking countries of the Middle East and North Africa as well as in Europe. Butterworth's publications include critical editions of most of the Middle Commentaries written by Averroes on Aristotle's logic; translations of books and treatises by Averroes, Alfarabi, and Alrazi, as well as Maimonides; and studies of different aspects of the political teaching of these and...

  20. Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

    Fishkin, James
    James Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University. He is also professor of political science and communication, director of Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy, and chair of the Department of Communication. Fishkin is author of a number of books including Democracy and Deliberation: New Directions for Democratic Reform (Yale University Press, 1991), The Dialogue of Justice (Yale University Press, 1992 ), and The Voice of the People: Public Opinion and Democracy (Yale University Press, 1995). He is co-author with Bruce Ackerman of Deliberation Day (Yale University Press, 2004), and his most recent book When...

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