ISCS Security Policy Workshop Series Fall 2018

ISCS Security Policy Workshop Series Fall 2018

Monday August 27: 4-5:30pm

Sameer Lalwani, Stimson Center

Title:“Re-Evaluating Nuclear Emboldenment: Evidence from Pakistan”

Sameer Lalwani is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center where where he researches nuclear deterrence, interstate rivalry, crisis behavior, and counter/insurgency. He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the RAND Corporation. His work has been published by Security Studies, the Journal of Strategic Studies, Small Wars & Insurgencies, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, CTC Sentinel, and the New York Times. Lalwani completed his Ph.D. from MIT’s Department of Political Science, where he was an affiliate of its Security Studies Program.

Monday, September 17: 4-5:30pm

Jennifer Erickson, Boston College

Title: Social Reputation, Public Opinion, and US Nuclear Non-Use in the Cold War

Jennifer L. Erickson is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Boston College. In the fall 2017 semester, she is also a Visiting Professor at MIT’s Security Studies Program. Her current projects deal with global security governance and arms control, in the realms of humanitarian arms export controls; sanctions and arms embargoes; and new defense technologies and the creation of laws and norms of war. She has published or forthcoming articles and book chapters on humanitarian arms control, the US and European arms trade, compliance with arms embargoes, and the UN Arms Trade Treaty process.


Monday, October 1: 4-5:30pm

Andrew Kydd, University of Wisconsin

Title: TBD

Andrew Kydd received his Ph. D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1996 and taught at the University of California, Riverside and Harvard University before joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2007. His interests center on the game theoretic analysis of international security issues such as proliferation, terrorism, trust and conflict resolution. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, World Politics, and International Security, among other journals. His book, Trust and Mistrust in International Relations, was published in 2005 by Princeton University Press and won the 2006 Conflict Processes Best Book Award

Monday, October 15: 4-5:30pm

Eugene Charles Gholz, Notre Dame

Title: No Man’s Sea: Implications for Theory and Strategy

Eugene Gholz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. He works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic policy, on subjects including innovation, defense management, and U.S. grand strategy. From 2010-2012, he served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. He is the coauthor of two books: Buying Military Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry, and U.S. Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy. Additionally, he co-wrote a well-known International Security article that coined the term “restraint” as a proposed grand strategy for the United States. Much of his recent scholarship focuses on energy security. He is vice chair of the international security section of the International Studies Association and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; he previously held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Williams College, the University of Kentucky, and George Mason University; and his Ph.D. is from MIT.

Monday, November 5: 4-5:30pm

Galen Jackson, Williams College

Title: Under the Cover of Realism: The Middle East and the Fall of Detente, 1969-1977

Galen Jackson is an Assistant Professor at Williams College. His research interests include the international politics of the Middle East, American foreign policy, great power politics, energy and geopolitics, and nuclear security. His ongoing book project book project focuses on the causes of great power security conflict and cooperation through the lens of the Cold War diplomacy of the Arab-Israeli conflict between the June 1967 War and the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. His research has been published in the Journal of Cold War Studies, Security Studies, and International Security. He earned his Ph.D. in political science in June 2016 from UCLA. Previously, he was the Stanley Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellow at Williams College and a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow in the Security Studies Program at MIT.

Monday, November 26: 4-5:30pm

Joslyn Barnhart Trager, Wesleyan University

Title: TBD

Joslyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Wesleyan University. She earned her Ph.D from UCLA, M.A. from Claremont, and B.A. from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Her research interests include International Security, Territory and Conflict, Emotion and Decision Making, Sources of International Influence, Foreign Policy Analysis. She has been published in Security Studies and World Politics among other publications. Her forthcoming book is entitled The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status Threat in International Politics