The co-author of “War Really is Going out of Style,” Joshua Goldstein, will speak on his recent research, which indicates a decline in the instance and size of wars. The question of whether armed violence is disappearing is particularly important now, as the United States faces shrinking military budgets. The decades of effort by humanitarian aid agencies, popular movements, and the United Nations, Dr. Goldstein argues, have led to a more peaceful world, and increased efforts on these lines could move even further in this direction.
Joshua Goldstein is a Research Scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His works include Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide (Dutton/Penguin, 2011) and The Real Price of War (New York University Press, 2004). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.