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The Institute supports public events that provide the GW community with the opportunity to hear experts address and debate current national security policy issues. Events at the Institute include informal work-in-progress workshops, panel discussions, weekly presentations by experts across multiple disciplines, and academic workshops.

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SPS Program Awarded FAO Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative Contract

June 10, 2015

The Security Policy Studies program, led by Joanna Spear, associate professor of international affairs, was awarded a competitive contract for the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative. This program, beginning in July 2015, will provide FAOs with advanced understanding and analysis of the most current regional security affairs, and the impact of regional activities on interagency and joint operations.

photo: Elizabeth Saunders

Transparency without Tears: A Pragmatic Approach to Transparent Security Studies Research

October 02, 2014

Elizabeth Saunders, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, published an article about transparency and replication standards in qualitative research and the challenges in doing so in Security Studies, 23:689–698, 2014.

photo: Julia McDonald

Young Strategists Forum

March 01, 2014

Ph.D. Candidate-in-Residence Julia MacDonald visited Japan as part of the German Marshall Fund and Sasakawa Peace Foundation's Young Strategists Forum. The Forum brings together emerging leaders from the United States, India, Japan, Indonesia, and Europe to discuss Asia-Pacific security issues.

Interstate Relations, Perceptions, and Power Balance: Explaining China’s Policies Toward Ethnic Groups, 1949–1965

February 25, 2014

Harris Mylonas, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, co-authored an article for Security Studies.
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photo: Andrew Bell

Using Force Against the 'Weapons Of The Weak'

February 25, 2014

Pre-Doctoral Fellow Andrew Bell published an article titled, "Using Force Against the 'Weapons Of The Weak': Examining a Chemical-Biological Weapons Usage Criterion For Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention Under The Responsibility to Protect," in the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.