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.


2016-2017 Speakers:


Thursday, September 29

Norrin Ripsman, Lehigh University

“Neoclassical Realist Theory of Foreign Policy and International Politics” 

Location: Perry World House


Thursday, November 3

Allison Carnegie, Columbia University

"The Disclosure Dilemma: Intelligence and International Organizations"


Thursday, November 17

Vipin Narang, MIT

"Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation"


Thursday, December 1

Layna Mosley, UNC, Chapel Hill

"The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt Issues"

Location: Perry World House


Thursday, January 19

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Princeton

“Who Fights For Reputation in International Politics? Leaders, Resolve, and the Use of Force” 


Thursday, February 16

Erik Voeten, Georgetown

"International Organization Membership and Militarized Conflict: A Distributive Perspective"


Thursday, March 2

Mark Copelovitch, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“The Political Consequences of International Financial Shocks: Evidence from Poland” (co-authored with John Ahlquist, UCSD, and Steffi Walter, University of Zurich)


Thursday, March 16

Jessica Weeks, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 “How and why does public opinion affect foreign policy in democracies?” (co-authored with coauthored with Mike Tomz, Stanford University, and Keren Yarhi-Milo, Princeton University)