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Events

The Global Governance, Politics & Security Program is committed to hosting events that connect students to their peers, professors, alumni, and top academics and practitioners in the fields of global governance and global security. Below please find our events for the Academic Year 2013-14.

Upcoming

Book Launch: Rough Justice by David Bosco

January 23, 1:00-2:30 PM, Abramson Family Founder’s Room

David Bosco will launch his upcoming book publication, Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics. Rough Justice grapples with the court's basic dilemma: designed to be apolitical, it requires the support of politicians who pursue national interests and answer to domestic audiences. Through a sharp analysis of the dynamics at work behind the scenes, Bosco assesses the ways in which powerful states have shaped the court's effort to transform the vision of international justice into reality.

Book Dinner with David Bosco

January 23, 6:00-8:30 PM, Room TBD

Students will have the opportunity to discuss the book Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics with author, David Bosco over dinner. Rough Justice grapples with the court's basic dilemma: designed to be apolitical, it requires the support of politicians who pursue national interests and answer to domestic audiences. Through a sharp analysis of the dynamics at work behind the scenes, Bosco assesses the ways in which powerful states have shaped the court's effort to transform the vision of international justice into reality.

GGPS Research Series with Elizabeth Saunders

February 11, 12:30-2:00 PM, Location TBD

Dr. Saunders will visit American University to present her current research with the GGPS department. Elizabeth Saunders is an assistant professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Her research and teaching interests focus on international security and foreign policy. Her book, Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions, was published by Cornell University Press in 2011. Her doctoral dissertation, "Wars of Choice: Leadership, Threat Perception, and Military Interventions," was a co-recipient of Yale University's John Addison Porter Prize, as well as the award for best dissertation in strategic studies from the Committee for the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy.

GGPS Research Series with Sarah Croco

March 5, Time & Location TBD

Dr. Croco will visit American University to present her current research with the GGPS department. Sarah Croco is an assistant professor in the Department of Government and Politics and a faculty associate at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include: international conflict; the process by which citizens assign leaders responsibility for international wars; the value of policy consistency in elections; territorial disputes and civilian targeting. Her dissertation, “Peace at What Price?”, won the 2009 Best Dissertation Prize from the Committee for the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy.

Past Events

Coffee Chat with Professor Schroeder

October 16, 4:00-5:00 PM, SIS 331

Professor Schroeder met with students to talk about his research on the executive heads of international organizations, and specifically the conditions under which a U.N. Secretary-General’s leadership does or does not have an impact on human rights norms, the management of militarized crises, the promotion of democracy and U.N. administrative reform.

Coffee Chat with Professor Atzili

November 19, 4:30-5:30 PM, SIS 331

Students met with Professor Atzili to learn more about his research on international security with an emphasis on territorial conflicts and the politics of borders, and the international aspects of state weakness and state failure. Students enjoyed learning more about Professor Atzili’s most current research which focuses on Triadic Deterrence - the situation when one state uses threats and/or punishments against another state to coerce it to prevent non-state actors from conducting attacks from its territory.

Book Dinner with Vanda Felbab-Brown

November 25, 6:00-9:00 PM, SIS 331

Students met with Vanda Felbab-Brown to discuss her recent book, Aspiration and Ambivalence: Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State-Building in Afghanistan, over dinner. Felbab-Brown is a senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She is an expert on international and internal conflicts and nontraditional security threats, including insurgency, organized crime, urban violence, and illicit economies.

GGPS Research Series with David Bosco

December 4, 12:30-2:00 PM, SIS 233

David Bosco presented his current research “Assessing the Effectiveness of the UN Security Council: A Concert Approach.”