Owing to the ongoing public health crisis occasioned by the Coronavirus, all ISCS workshops and events for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester have been cancelled.
Current ISCS Fellow and GW Ph.D. student in Political Science Danielle Gilbert has accepted a job as Assistant Professor of Military and Strategic Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dani plans to defend her dissertation this spring before taking up her new...
Three ISCS fellows and current GW Ph.D. candidates in Political Science–Danielle Gilbert, Kendrick Kuo, and Shahryar Pasandideh–have been awarded World Politics and Statecraft Fellowships from the Smith Richardson Foundation for the 2020-21 academic year....
Kendrick Kuo, an ISCS Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at GW, has accepted a Pre-doctoral fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year at the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University....
Alexander Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, is this year’s winner of the Elliott School’s Harry Harding Teaching Prize. This award is given to a...
The Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) is an energetic academic community dedicated to furthering the study of international security. Through a variety of programs and research initiatives we aim to advance scholarly research on international conflict and strengthen the field of security studies through graduate education; improve public understanding of key international security issues; and inform policy debates related to U.S. national security.
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: Broken Escalator: Tripwires and U.S. Public Support for War
Mar. 30 – Anoop Sarbahi, University of Minnesota CANCELLED
Apr. 13 – Barbara Elias, Bowdoin College CANCELLED
Apr. 27 – Jessica Weeks, University of Wisconsin CANCELLED
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