Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, U. S. Air Force, visit with students and faculty, March 22, 2017
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)
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
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)


Upcoming Events

Tobias Wille: “Carl von Clausewitz and Contemporary International Relations Theory”

September 11, 2019 12:10 pm 12:10 pm Add to calendar

In his writings on the topic of war, Carl von Clausewitz masterfully combined practical insight with theoretical reflection. His analysis of the intimate relationship between war and politics had and still has a profound impact on military practice and on political science scholarship alike. It is thus surprising that when scholars in the political science […]

“Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding”

September 11, 2019 5:10 pm 5:10 pm Add to calendar

Why do international peacebuilding organizations sometimes succeed and sometimes fail, even within the same country? Bridging the gaps between the peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and global governance scholarship, this book argues that international peacebuilding organizations repeatedly fail because they are accountable to global actors, not to local institutions or people. International peacebuilding organizations can succeed only when […]

“The War Scare That Wasn’t: Able Archer 83 and the Myths of the Second Cold War”

September 17, 2019 12:10 pm 12:10 pm Add to calendar

Did the Cold War of the 1980s nearly turn hot? Much has been made of NATO’s November 1983 Able Archer 83 command post exercise, which the literature typically casts as having nearly precipitated a nuclear war. Warsaw Pact policy-makers, according to the conventional wisdom, suspected that the exercise was more than just a rehearsal of […]

“Mechanisms, Causes, and Explanations”

September 24, 2019 6:15 pm 6:15 pm Add to calendar

Mainstream IR and Comparative Politics in the King, Keohane, and Verba era have been dominated by a prescriptive vision of science modeled on theoretical Physics and rooted in a covering-law conception of explanation and a Humean associational conception of causation.  The standard view in the contemporary philosophy of science, however, is that different sciences employ […]

Recent Events

“The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy & Propaganda.” 

April 23, 2019 12:10 pm 12:10 pm

1301 International Affairs

Christopher C. Harmon, Bren Chair of Great Power Competition, United States Marine Corps University
Stuart Gottlieb, Moderator, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs; Member, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

The Annual Saltzman Forum: “China, Russia, and Security in Asia”

April 12, 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am

1501 International Affairs

Eugene Rumer, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Cynthia Roberts, Professor, Hunter College, CUNY, Research Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
Council on Foreign Relations fellow at the Joint Staff (J5)/DoD
Peter Clement, Visiting Senior Research Scholar, SIPA and Saltzman and Harriman Institutes
Thomas Christensen, Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA; Director, Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, Columbia University
Oriana Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University
Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

“Women Waging War: A conversation on the distinctive politics of women who participate in violence”

April 04, 2019 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

1501 International Affairs

Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan – Director and Founder of The Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative, and Visiting Research Professor, City College, New York
Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay- Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Dr. Lila Abu-Lughod – Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
Dr. Sonia Ahsan – Fellow, Middle East Institute, Columbia University
Dr. Kanisha Bond- Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Ms. Roxani Krystalli- Ph.D Candidate, Tufts University
Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton- Professor of Anthropology, University of California- Los Angeles

“The Logic of Cultural Sanctions”

March 26, 2019 12:10 pm 12:10 pm

1302 International Affairs

Galia Press-Barnathan, Professor of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jack Snyder, Moderator; Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University

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