Vernacular Religious Wars: The Battle of Sükösd
Povedak, Istvan (2015-01-29)
This workshop will feature István Povedák, who will speak on vernacular religious wars. Conflicts between believers and the clergy arose in a small Hungarian village in 1993 when a woman claimed that Jesus appeared to her ...
A New Cold War? Politics, Policies, and Consequences
Rudesil, Dakota; Hudson, Gerry; Herrmann, Richard (2015-04-07)
Following the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in early 2014, the crisis in Ukraine persists as fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatist rebels continues. The European Union and United States have ...
Legitimating Alien Rule
Hechter, Michael (2015-04-02)
In his talk, Hechter suggests that alien rule can become legitimate to the extent that it provides governance that is both effective and fair. Governance is effective to the degree that citizens have access to an expanding ...
Rebooting the Cold War: Cultural Narratives of Triumphalism and Nostalgia
von Eschen, Penny (2015-02-05)
The lecture will examine the stakes of U.S. policy makers and cultural producers' national and global discourses about the Cold War. Von Eschen argues that a conservative narrative about the Cold War was consolidated in ...
The Cold War's Killing Fields
Chamberlin, Paul (2015-03-27)
Chamberlin will examine the darker side of the superpower struggle: a vast, bloody conflict fought to prevent nuclear war, mark out the boundaries of the American and Soviet empires, and decide the fate of societies ...
The Iran-Iraq War: The War No One Knows About
Murray, Williamson (2015-02-26)
Murray will provide a brief discussion about the Iran-Iraq War in which nearly 1 million Arabs, Kurds, and Iranians perished. The talk will examine the course and consequences of the most costly war in the past 35 years.
Central Intelligence before the CIA
Cullather, Nick (2015-03-02)
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free," reads the inscription in the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley. But how does one produce truth, what constitutes knowing, and who, exactly, is Ye? These ...
Military Frontiers: a Graduate Student Symposium, International Security in Three Parts: Poniard, Pen and Politician
Curzon, Daniel; Watson, Mason (2015-05-01)
This iteration of the Military Frontiers series of graduate student symposiums focuses on expanding the boundaries from previous conferences. This symposium will feature interdisciplinary panels whose wide array of ...
Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order
Brands, Hal (2015-04-30)
Hal Brands is assistant professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is a historian whose research focuses on U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy, Cold War history, Latin American security and ...
The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and the History of Sovereignty
Smith, Leonard (2015-01-20)
This lecture will provide an introduction to Smith's monograph project on the locus and attributes of sovereignty and the peace conference that sought to close down the Great War. Smith begins at the conceptual level, but ...