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Power: A Temporal View

Date: April 2, 2019

Power: A Temporal View

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material  Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the writer of Spoiler Alerts for the Washington Post. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Drezner has written six books, including The Ideas Industry (Oxford, 2017), All Politics is Global (Princeton, 2007), and The Sanctions Paradox (Cambridge, 1999). He has edited two other books, including Avoiding Trivia (Brookings, 2009). He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs.…
The North Korean Nuclear Crisis

Date: April 16, 2019

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material - To be provided   Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and a member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University in May 2010, where he was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation in international relations. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering with distinction from Stanford University and an M. Phil with Distinction in international relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship. He has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, a predoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Stanton junior faculty fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies.…
Small Arms: Children and Terrorism

Date: April 30, 2019

Small Arms: Children and Terrorism

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material - To be provided Mia Bloom is Professor of Communication at Georgia State University. She conducts ethnographic field research in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia and speaks eight languages. She has authored books and articles on terrorism and violent extremism including Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (2005), Living Together After Ethnic Killing [with Roy Licklider] (2007) and Bombshell: Women and Terror (2011). Bloom is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has held research or teaching appointments at Princeton, Cornell, Harvard and McGill Universities.  Under the auspices of the Minerva Research Initiative (MRI) of Department of Defense, Bloom is currently conducting research on how children become involved in terrorist organizations. Bloom’s findings will be published in a book for Cornell University Press entitled Small Arms: Children and Terror (2019). Bloom has a PhD in political science from Columbia University, a Masters in Arab Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Bachelors degree from McGill University in Russian, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.…