Director Alexander Downes published an op-ed piece titled “Could U.S. actions topple Iran’s government?” in the Washington Post on January 11, 2020. He explores the options the United States has to facilitate a regime change in Iran but remains pessimistic of such a change occurring. You can read more here.

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ISCS Security Policy Workshop Series Spring 2020

Jan. 27 – Caroline Hartzell, Gettysburg College

Title: Citizens’ Perceptions of Peace Agreement Fairness: A Micro-level Perspective on War-ending Bargains

Feb. 10 – Melissa Willard-Foster, University of Vermont

Title: Does Instability Help or Hinder Coercion? Re-Evaluating Libya’s Reconciliation with the West

Feb. 24 – Hein Goemans, University of Rochester

Title: Maps to Die For?

Mar. 9 – Steven Ward, Cornell University

Title: TBD

Mar. 30 – Anoop Sarbahi, University of Minnesota 

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Apr. 13 – Barbara Elias, Bowdoin College

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Apr. 27 – Jessica Weeks, University of Wisconsin

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