MIRTH Spring 2018
The IR seminar meets Mondays, 3-4:30, in 223 Moses Hall, followed by time to chat at 4:30.
All talks are generously sponsored by the Institute of International Studies.
Faculty Convener: Aila Matanock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Graduate Student Coordinator: Katie Beall (email@example.com)
January 22: Initial MIRTH Meeting
January 29: Elizabeth Saunders (George Washington University), "Leaders, Advisors, and the Political Origins of Elite Support for War"
Discussant: Alice Ciciora
February 5: Rose McDermott (Brown University), "Sex Differences in Motivation for Fighting?"
Discussant: Nick Kuipers
February 12: Ann Hironaka (UC-Irvine), "Tokens of Power: Ambiguity and War"
Discussant: Melissa Samarin
February 19: No MIRTH -- Presidents' Day
February 26: Jonas Tallberg (Stockholm University/Stanford), "Norm Adoption among International Organizations, 1980-2015"
Discussant: Katie Beall
March 5: Lisa Martin (University of Wisconsin, Madison), TBA
Discussant: Andrew Reddie
March 12: Bob Powell (UC-Berkeley), "Endogenous Intractability: Why Some Persistent Problems Persist"
Discussant: Paul Thissen
March 19: Michael Gilligan (NYU), TBA
Discussant: Alex Stephenson
March 26: No MIRTH -- Spring Break
April 2: Kristian Gleditsch (Essex University), "A Transformation of Political Violence? Terrorism and the Decline of War"
Discussant: Melissa Carlson
April 9: Scott Gates (University of Oslo/PRIO), "Forces of Darkness: The Strategic Dynamics of Intrastate Armed Conflict
and the Location of Battles"
Discussant: Caroline Brandt
April 16: Roger Petersen (MIT), "Social Science and the Iraq War"
Discussant: Tara Chandra