The Tenth Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Relations: “The Balance of Global Public and Private Power: A Tale of Two Worlds” featuring John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. (October 25, 2018)
Afghanistan, South Asia, and the West: A Conversation with Professor William Maley, Professor of Diplomacy at Australia National University’s Asia- Pacific College of Diplomacy. (September 15, 2017)
Conversation with LTG Cavoli Event (September 24, 2018) Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics
Panel Discussion: "#MeToo and the National Security Space, Intel, Cyber and Gov’t" featuring: Tara Heidger, SIPA '19 and GAAPP '19, Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Antonia Chayes, Professor of Practice of International Politics and Law, The Fletcher School of International Affairs, Tufts University, Rachael Sullivan, SIPA '18Nora Bensahel, Distinguished Scholar, American University and Mara Karlin, Associate Professor of the Practice of Strategic Studies, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University ( February 9, 2018)
The Tenth Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Relations: “The Balance of Global Public and Private Power: A Tale of Two Worlds” featuring John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. (October 25, 2018)
Film Screening: “The United Nations: Last Station Before Hell,” (December 2, 2015) V. Page Fortna, Harold Brown Professor of US Foreign and Security Policy, Department of Political Science
Panel Discussion: “The Iran Agreement: Good Deal, Bad Deal, or No Deal?” (September 10, 2015) From Left to Right: Richard Betts, Richard Nephew, Gary Sick, Robert Jervis, Stuart Gottlieb, and Danielle Pletka,
The Tenth Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Relations: “The Balance of Global Public and Private Power: A Tale of Two Worlds”. (October 25, 2018) Jack L. Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in the political science department and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
Panel Discussion: "Media in the Age of Trump” (October 22, 2018) featuring: John Avlon (CNN), James Freeman (WSJ), Danielle Pletka (AEI), Jim Rutenberg (NYT), and Stuart Gottlieb, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Book Talk at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (January 10, 2018): Human Rights Futures (Cambridge University Press, 2017) co-edited by Jack L. Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in the political science department, Stephen Hopgood and Leslie Vinjamuri
Book Talk: "The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails" by Susan Woodward, Professor at the Political Science Program at CUNY (October 17, 2017)
Columbia University SIPA Digital and Cyber Research Group 2016
Discussion Event: “From SIPA to Statecraft: The Journey of an American Diplomat” (March 1, 2016) featuring Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, Director, Foreign Service Institute and SIPA MIA’86
Chaos in the Liberal Order (Columbia University Press, 2018) Edited by Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Francis J. Gavin, Joshua Rovner, and Diane N. Labrosse.
Virginia Gamba, United Nations Assistant Secretary General, “Reflections on Investigations into the Renewed Use of Chemical Weapons,” March 22, 2017
The Ninth Annual Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Relations : “Revisiting Hiroshimain Iran: What the Public Really Thinks About Using Nuclear Weapons and Killing Non-Combatants” ( April 11, 2018) featuring Scott Sagan, Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University & Senior Fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation
Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS) Class of 2017
The Seventh Annual Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Relations : Revisiting Nuclear Logic” (February 4, 2018) featuring Dr. Etel Solingen, Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Panel Discussion: “Managing Our Nation’s Cyber Risk” (October 7, 2015) featuring Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
The Institute of War and Peace Studies was founded in 1951 under the sponsorship of Dwight D. Eisenhower during his tenure as president of Columbia University.
Panel Discussion: "Media in the Age of Trump” (October 22, 2018) featuring: John Avlon (CNN), James Freeman (WSJ), Danielle Pletka (AEI), Jim Rutenberg (NYT), and Stuart Gottlieb, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Mara Karlin and Stephen Biddle talk at Sipa
Women Waging War Conference, Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Sept. 24, 2018 Conversation with LTG Christopher Cavoli. From Left, LTG Cavoli with Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar and Adjunt Professor at SIPA Photo by Bruce Gilbert

The Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies is one of the foremost research centers on international relations in the country. Its members conduct a wide variety of instructional activities through the Department of Political Science and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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Lisa Anderson Joins Saltzman Institute as Resident Member

August 16, 2019

Lisa Anderson has joined the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies as a resident member. Anderson is James T. Shotwell Professor Emerita of International Relations; Dean Emerita of the School of International and Public Affairs; and Special Lecturer in International and Public Affairs. She is a specialist on politics in the Middle East and […]

Keren Yarhi-Milo Wins APSA’s Foreign Policy Section Book Award

August 12, 2019

Saltzman Institute resident Member Keren Yarhi-Milo has won the American Political Science Association’s Foreign Policy Section Book Award for Who Fights for Reputation? The Psychology of Leaders in International Conflict, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018).  On August 30, 2019, she will be presented with her award and a monetary prize during APSA’s General Meeting […]

Stephen Sestanovich in the New York Times

August 02, 2019

On August 2, 2019, Stephen Sestanovich had an opinion piece in the New York Times online entitled, “Is Putin Burning Out?” Sestanovich posits that the demonstrations of recent weeks may push Putin to make mistakes that test his grip on power.

Kimberly Marten Writes Definitive History of the Wagner Group

July 17, 2019

Kimberly Marten (Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Barnard College) published “Russia’s Use of Semi-state Security Forces: The Case of the Wagner Group” in Post-Soviet Affairs. This is the definitive history of the Wagner Group, using high-quality, primarily Russian-language, well documented sources. It explains how Putin’s patronage politics makes Wagner’s illegality a necessity. It also discusses how Wagner […]

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Richard K. Betts

Director, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies and Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies, Department of Political Science; Director, International Security Policy Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs

Séverine Autesserre

Professor, Department of Political Science, Barnard College; Senior Research Scholar, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies