The Browne Center sponsors an annual speaker series in which leading scholars present recent research on international relations. Unless otherwise stated, all presentations begin at 12pm in the Forum, Stiteler Hall, 208 S 37th Street at the University of Pennsylvania. Copies of the papers accompanying the talks are distributed via our electronic listserve and linked below. If you are not on this list and would like to be, please contact Megan Kauffman at kaua@sas.upenn.edu.


2015-2016 Speakers:


Thursday, October 1

Michael Barnett, George Washington University

"Paternalism Beyond Borders"


Thursday, October 15

Karen Adams, University of Montana  (Joint with The Center for the Study of Contemporary China)

"Back to Bipolarity: Structural-Realist Theory and the Rise of China" 


Thursday, January 28

Sheena Greitens, University of Missouri

"Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence"


Thursday, March 24

Judy Goldstein, Stanford University

"Opening the American Market: Rules, Norms and Bargaining in the GATT" (.pdf)


Tuesday, April 5

Monica Duffy Toft, University of Oxford (Joint with Perry World House)

"Death by Demography: Population Shifts and State Collapse"


Thursday, April 14

Paul Staniland, University of Chicago (Joint with the Center for the Advanced Study of India

"Armed Politics: Violence, Order, and the State in Southern Asia."


Thursday, April 28

David Lake, University of California San Diego

"Hegemony, Hierarchy and World Order: Lessons from Theory and History for China”