The Uses of Vietnam War: U.S. Policy and the Vietnam Analogy
Lawrence, Mark (2014-11-14)
Mark Lawrence is associate professor of history and distinguished scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Stanford University ...
Andrle, Frederick; Jenkins, Craig; Gelpi, Christopher; Borland, Katherine; Carlarne, John (2014-09-09)
This event serves as an exploration of non-violent approaches to resolving international conflict. Panelists and guests will discuss the sources of military conflict and explore non-violent strategies designed to promote ...
Climate Change Risk Assessment: Is Adaptation a Workable Solution to Climate Change?
Stewart, Mark (2014-09-08)
The climate change debate is often characterized by worst-case thinking, cost neglect, probability neglect, and avoidance of the notion of acceptable risk. Much of the climate change debate has focused on costly measures ...
Climate Change: A Threat to the Waning of War
Gleditsch, Nils Petter (2015-02-16)
War remains a major threat to human security. However, despite many recent dramatic events, war is on the wane as a tool in human affairs. The number of ongoing armed conflicts, the lethality of war as measured by annual ...
The Wisdom of Crowds and the Stupidity of Herds
Zeckhauser, Richard (2015-03-11)
Richard Zeckhauser is the Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He pioneered the field of policy analysis and currently addresses an array of policy areas where uncertainty plays a major ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...