Speaker Series Archive

Norrin Ripsman, Lehigh University
“Neoclassical Realist Theory of Foreign Policy and International Politics”

Allison Carnegie, Columbia University
"The Disclosure Dilemma: Intelligence and International Organizations"

Vipin Narang, MIT
"Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation"

Layna Mosley, UNC, Chapel Hill
"The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt Issues"

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Princeton
“Who Fights For Reputation in International Politics? Leaders, Resolve, and the Use of Force”

Erik Voeten, Georgetown
"International Organization Membership and Militarized Conflict: A Distributive Perspective"

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)

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)

Michael Barnett, George Washington University
"Paternalism Beyond Borders"

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"

Sheena Greitens, University of Missouri
"Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence"

Judy Goldstein, Stanford University
"Opening the American Market: Rules, Norms and Bargaining in the GATT"

Monica Duffy Toft, University of Oxford (Joint with Perry World House)
"Death by Demography: Population Shifts and State Collapse"

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."

David Lake, University of California San Diego
"Hegemony, Hierarchy and World Order: Lessons from Theory and History for China”

Judith Kelley, Duke University
"Who Cares? Micro-Level Evidence of Shaming Through Diplomacy"

Andrew Kydd, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Misremembrance of Things Past: Cooperation despite Conflicting Narratives"

Francis Gavin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Contain, Open, and Inhibit: U.S. Grand Strategy and the Nuclear Revolution"

Songying Fang, Rice University (Joint with The Center for the Study of Contemporary China)
"Issue Indivisibility and Territorial Disputes: A Survey Experiment"

Rose McDermott, Brown University
"Attitudes Toward Gender Inequality: Evidence from Embedded Experiments in Six Countries"

Sheena Greitens, University of Missouri (Joint with The Center for the Study of Contemporary China)
"Coercive Institutions and State Violence Under Authoritarianism"

Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh
"R2P3: The Responsibilities to Protect, Prevent, and Promote"

Phil Potter, University of Michigan (Joint with The Center for the Study of Contemporary China)
"Terrorism Challenges in China"

Alan Dafoe, Yale University
"Provocation in International Relations"

Terrence Chapman, The University of Texas at Austin
"Endogenous Sources of Compliance with International Law: The Case of FDI Arbitration"

Nita Rudra, University of Pittsburgh
"Democracies in a Conundrum? International Trade and Government Revenues in Developing Countries"

James Fearon, Stanford University
"How Persistent is Armed Conflict?"

Tana Johnson, Duke University
"Institutional Design Negotiations and the Leverage of International Bureaucrats"

Idean Salehyan, University of North Texas
"A House Divided: Threat Perception, Military Factionalism and Repression in Africa"

Alexandre Debs, Yale University
"An Economic Theory of Hegemonic War"

Alexander Thompson, The Ohio State University
"Why Do States Renegotiate International Agreements? The Case of Bilateral Investment Treaties"

Dara Cohen, Harvard University
"Explaining Rape During Civil War"

Bob Powell, University of California at Berkeley
"Nuclear Brinkmanship and Military Power"

Emilie Hafner Burton, University of California at San Diego
"A Behavioral Approach to International Cooperation"

Elizabeth Saunders, George Washington University
"The Electoral Disconnection in U.S. Foreign Policy"

Sara Croco, University of Maryland
"Willing and Able: Culpability, Vulnerability, and Leaders' Sensitivity to War Outcomes"

David Bearce, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Do Finite Duration Provisions Reduce International Bargaining Delay? Real-World Evidence on the Fearon Dilemma"

Susan Hyde, Yale University
"The Micro-Level Consequences of Democracy Promotion: A Field Experiment in Rurual Cambodia"

Krzysztof Pelc, McGill University
"Shaping Precedent in International Trade Law: A Social Network Application"

Leslie Johns, University of California at Los Angeles
"Fear of Crowds in WTO Disputes: Why Don't More Countries Join as Third Parties"

Randall Stone, University of Rochester
"Vote Buying in the UN General Assembly"

Jacob Shapiro, Princeton University
"Talking About Killing: Cell Phones, Collective Action, and Insurgent Violence in Iraq"

David Leblang, University of Virginia
"Harnessing the Diaspora: Dual Citizenship, Migrant Remittances and Return"

Matthew Fuhrmann, University of South Carolina
"Atomic Assistance: How Atoms for Peace Become Atoms for War"

Ashley Leeds, Rice University
"To Concede or To Resist?  The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances"
Co-authored with Songying Fang and Jesse Johnson

Jon Pevehouse, University of Wisonconsin-Madison
"An Opportunity Cost Theory of U.S. Treaty Behavior"

Devesh Kapur, The University of Pennsylvania; Kishore Gawande, Texas A&M; & Shanker Satyanath, New York University
"Income Shocks and Conflict in the Indian Naxal Belt"

Dan Nexon, Georgetown University
"We Are All Georgians Now: Symbolic Capital, Trust, and Authority Under Hierarchy"
Co-authored with Alexander Cooley

Beth Simmons, Harvard University
"The Global Diffusion of Law: Transnational Crime and the Case of Human Trafficking"
Co-authored with Paulette Lloyd and Brandon M. Stewart

Etel Solingen, University of California, Irvine
"Dilemmas of Nonproliferation Statecraft"
Based on findings from Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation

Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University
"Exchange Rate Policy Attitudes: Direct Evidence from Survey Data"
"The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Regimes in Transition Economies"

Page Fortna, Columbia University
"Do Terrorists Win? Rebels' Use of Terrorism and Civil War Outcomes"

Barbara Walter, University of California at San Diego
"Can Cheap Talk Deter? An Experimental Analysis"

Jason Lyall, Yale University
"Blame Attribution and Support for Combatants during Civil War: Evidence from an Experiment in Afghanistan"

James Morrow, University of Michigan
"The Laws of War as an International Institution"
Chapter 3, Chapter 3', Chapter 4, Chapter 4', Chapter 5

Lawrence Freedman, King's College, 20 April 2011
"The Counter Revolution in Strategic Affairs"

Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University
“A World of Plural and Pluralist Civilizations: Multiple Actors, Traditions, and Practices”

Christina Davis, Princeton University
“Democratic Propensity for Adjudication”

Tanisha M. Fazal, Columbia University
“Why States No Longer Declare War”

Daniel L. Byman, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University
“A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism”

Erik Gartzke, UC San Diego
“The Relevance of Power in International Relations”

Kathryn Sikkink, University of Minnesota
The Justice Cascade: Human Rights Trials and Change in World Politics, Chapters 1 & 2

James Vreeland, Yale University
“Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?”

Shanker Satyanath, New York University
“The Economic Consequences of US Interventions: An Empirical Inquiry”

Rawi Abdelal, Harvard Business School
“The Rise of Gazprom: Politics and Pipelines Between Russia and Europe”

Gary Bass, Princeton University
“The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention”

Kenneth Scheve, Yale University
“The Conscription of Wealth: Mass Warfare and the Demand for Progressive Taxation”

Allan Stam, University of Michigan
“A New Understanding of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide”

Nicholas Sambanis, Yale University
“Explaining the Demand for Sovereignty”

Peter D. Feaver, Duke University
“Rethinking Iraq: Anatomy of the Surge”

Matthew Levendusky and Michael Horowitz, The University of Pennsylvania
“The (Non-) Partisan Logic of Audience Costs”

Dan Reiter, Emory University
“The Determinants of Postwar Peace Duration, 1914-2001: Institutions, Information, and Commitments”

Michael Doyle, Columbia University
“A Few Words on Millian Non-Intervention”

Tonya Putnam, Columbia University
“Courts Without Borders: The Domestic Sources of U.S. Extraterritorial Regulation”

Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina
“Risk, Uncertainty and Autonomy: Financial Market Constraints in Developing Nations”

Debra Avant, University of California, Irvine
“What Does Private Security in Iraq Mean for US Democracy at Home?”

Michael Tomz, Stanford University
“Reputation and the Effect of International Law on Preferences and Beliefs” and
“Domestic Audience Costs in International Relations: An Experimental Approach”

Richard Ned Lebow, Dartmouth College
“Recognition, Honor and Standing: A Paradigm of Politics Recognition"

Marc Trachentenberg, UCLA
“Diplomatic History and International Relations"

Alexander Cooley, Barnard College and Columbia University
“The Politics of Overseas U.S. Basing Agreements: Domestic Political Change and the Contestation of Security Contracts”

Marc Busch, Georgetown University
“Three's a Crowd: Third Parties and WTO Dispute Settlement”

Ian Shapiro, Yale University
“Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror”

Kenneth Schultz, Stanford University
“War as an Enforcement Problem: Interstate Conflict over Rebel Support in Civil Wars”

Alexander Downes, Duke University
“War by Other Means: Mass Killing and Civilian Casualties in Interstate Wars”

Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton University
“Fostering Stability or Creating a Monster? The Rise of China and U.S. Policy Toward Asia” 

David Leblang, University of Colorado
“Pegs and Politics: The Political Consequences of Exchange Rate Policy”

Michael Barnett, University of Minnesota
“Humanitarianism Transformed”

Robert Kaufman, Rutgers University
“Devils and Duct Tape: Terrorism and the Dynamics of Threat Exaggeration”

John Mueller, Ohio State University
“While Danger Gather: Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers”

John Pevehouse, University of Wisconsin 
“The Consequences of China's Economic Rise for Sino-U.S. Relation: Rivalry, Political Conflict, and (Not) War”

Jonathan Kirshner, Cornell University
“The Non-Proliferation "NON" Treaty vs. Global Deterrence of Nuclear Weapons Use”

Sherman Frankel, Professor Emeritus University of Pennsylvania (Physics)

Alice Amsden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"From Heaven to Hell: Two American Empires in the Developing World"
Co-sponsored with the Wharton Management Department

Michael Desch, University of Texas A&M
"Democracy and Israel's Military Effectiveness"

Barry Posen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Unipolar Moment and ESDP"

Eric Reinhardt, Emory University
"First Do No Harm: The Effect of Trade Preferences on Developing Country Exports"

Ruth Ben-Arzi, University of Pennsylvania
"Political Aid: Is Multilateral Lending Strategic?"

David Lake, University of California at San Diego
"Hierarchy in International Relations: Authority, Sovereignty, and the New Structure of World Politics"

Richard Betts, Columbia University
“Politicization of Intelligence: Costs and Benefits”

Yasheng Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“A Tale of Two Provinces: The Institutional Environment and Foreign Ownership in China”

Lisa Martin, Harvard University
“The United States and International Commitments: Treaties as Signaling Devices”

Stephen Krasner, Stanford University
“Troubled Societies, Outlaw States, and Gradations of Sovereignty”

John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago

Ronald Mitchell, University of Oregon
“Methodological Challenges in Evaluating the Effects of Wildlife Management Regimes”

William Wohlforth, Dartmouth College
“Responses to US Primacy: Soft Balancing or Unpopular Politics as Usual?”

Jack Snyder, Columbia University
“Principle and Pragmatism in Strategies of International Justice”

Stephen Kobrin, Wharton School
“Safe Harbors Are Hard to Find: The Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Dispute, Territorial Jurisdiction and Global Governance”

Jack S. Levy, Rutgers University
“Hegemonic Threats and Great Power Balancing in Europe, 1494/95-2000”

Randall Schweller, Ohio State University
“Missed Opportunities and Unanswered Threats”

Judith Goldstein, Stanford University

Beth Simmons, Harvard University

Daryl Press, Dartmouth College

Helen V. Milner, Columbia University