International Relations Theory

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Program Series:

On Monday afternoons, IIS hosts an informal colloquium where a prominent speaker is invited to participate in a conversation with affiliated faculty, graduate students and visiting scholars about pressing issues of international relations.

Professors: Michaela Mattes and Aila Matanock 

All events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall unless otherwise specified.

February 6            

Robert Keohane (Princeton University)

February 13          

Joshua Kertzer (Harvard University) 

February 27         

Jessica Kertzer (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

March 6                  

 Scott Sagan (Stanford University) 

March 13               

Robert Rager (UCLA) 

March 20                 

David Leblang (University of Virginia)

April 3                       

TBA 

April 10                  

Phillip Lipscy (Stanford University) 

April 17                

Simone Dietrich (University of Essix)

April 24                  

Eugene Gholz (University of Texas, Austin)

May 1                  

Barbara Koremenos  (University of Michigan)

All events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall unless otherwise specified.

September 12
Jana von Stein (Victoria University of Wellington), “Democracy, Autocracy, and Everything in-Between: Understanding How Domestic Institutions Affect Environmental Protection”

September 19
David Dow (University of California, Berkeley), “The Political Logic of Electrification in Post-Conflict Uganda”

September 26
Jason Klocek
 (University of California, Berkeley), “Threat Perception and Religion in Counterinsurgency Campaigns”

October 3
Emily Ritter
 (University of California, Merced), “Constraint and Conflict: The Strategic Effects of Human Rights Agreements”

October 10
Elizabeth Herman
 (University of California, Berkeley), “How Do Current Politics Systematically Shape Retellings of 9/11 in High School History Textbooks Worldwide?”

October 17
Tanisha Fazal
 (University of Notre Dame), “Life and Limb: New Estimates of Casualty Aversion in the U.S.”

October 24
Mike Findley
 (University of Texas, Austin), “How Government Reactions to Violence Worsen Social Welfare: Evidence from Peru”

October 31
Alice Ciciora
 (University of California, Berkeley), “Strength without Numbers: The Political Influence of European Farmers”

November 7
Barbara Walter
 (University of California, San Diego), "Rebel Propaganda in Civil War"

November 14
Barry Posen
 (MIT), “Security Competition in a 21st Century Multipolar World”

November 28
TBA

All events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall unless otherwise specified.
 
Monday, January 25
"The Relational Politics of the Universal Periodic Review"
Rochelle Terman (Berkeley)
 
Monday, February 8
"Regional Integration under Unipolarity: Intra-/Inter-Regional Bargaining and Regionalism"
Shiping Tang (Fudan University)
 
Monday, February 22
"Judicial Power in Authoritarian Regimes: New Measures and Preliminary Findings"
Fiona Shen-Bayh (Berkeley)
 
Thursday, February 25
Elizabeth Wood (Yale)
(Joint session with the Comparative Colloquium)
 
Monday, February 29
"The Political Economy of Territorial Ambitions"
Jeff Colgan (Brown)
 
Monday, March 7
Welcoming the Unwelcome: Refugee Flows, Integration, and Political Instability
Burcu Savun (University of Pittsburgh)
 
Monday, March 14
Melissa Griffith (Berkeley)
Caroline Brandt (Berkeley) 
 
Monday, March 28
Sara Mitchell (University of Iowa)
 
Monday, April 4
Erica Chenoweth (University of Denver)
 
Monday, April 11
"Aims, Claims, and the Bargaining Model of War"
Ken Schultz (Stanford)
 
Monday, April 18
Piki Ish-Shalom (Hebrew University)
 
Monday, April 25
Nicholas Sambanis (Yale University)
All events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall unless otherwise specified.
 
Monday, August 31
Initial MIRTH Meeting
 
Monday, September 21
"Party Institutionalization in Autocracies: Theory and Evidence"
Anne Meng (Berkeley)
 
Monday, September 28 
"More Than A Game: How the World Cup Affects Interstate Conflict"
Andrew Bertoli (Berkeley)
 
Monday, October 5
"Domestic Political Audiences, Superpower Alliance Management, and the Escalation of International Disputes"
Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown)
 
Monday, October 12
"Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO"
Leslie Johns (UCLA)
 
Monday, October 19
"A Club Good: The Provision of Refugee Protection and Sovereignty in the Middle East"
Melissa Carlson (Berkeley)
 
Monday, October 26
Giacomo Chiozza (Vanderbilt) 
 
Monday, November 2
"An Economic Theory of War"
Nuno Monteiro (Yale)
 
Monday, November 9
"When Should State Secrets Stay Secret"
Genevieve Lester (National Defense University)

Monday, November 16
"Band of Believers? The Influence of Religion on Rebel Group Structure"
Jason Klocek (Berkeley)
 
Monday, November 30
"When are International Institutions Effective? The Impact of Domestic Veto Players on Compliance with WTO Rulings"
Lauren Peritz (UC Davis)
All events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall unless otherwise specified.
 
Monday, February 2
Initial MIRTH Meeting
 
Monday, February 9
Stephen Krasner (Stanford University)
 
Monday, March 2 
James Morrow (University of Michigan)
 
Monday, March 9
Erik Voeten (Georgetown University)
 
Monday, March 16
Joshua Shifrinson (Texas A&M)
 
Monday, March 30
Robert Gulotty (Stanford University/University of Chicago)
 
Monday, April 6
Helen Milner (Princeton University) 
 
Monday, April 20
Nicholas Sambanis (Yale University)
 
Thursday, April 30
Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University)
[Special IR/CP Joint Workshop, 12-1pm]
All events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall unless otherwise specified.
 
Monday, September 15
"The Evolution of Peace in the International System"
Paul Diehl (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
 
Monday, September 22
"Rationally Impatient Citizens: Can Democracies Fight Long Asymmetric Wars?"
Ali Sanaei (University of Michigan)
 
Monday, September 29 
"More Than A Game: How the World Cup Affects Interstate Conflict"
Andrew Bertoli (Berkeley)
 
Monday, October 6
"Targeting to Win: How and Why Militant Groups Choose What to Attack"
Bob Pape (University of Chicago)
 
Monday, October 13
"The False Promise of Complete Contracts: Non-Compliance With Alliance Agreements"
Dan Reiter (Emory University)
 
Monday, October 20
Richard Steinberg (UCLA Law School)
 
Thursday, October 23 - NOON TALK, 223 Moses Hall
Jack Snyder (Columbia University) 
 
Monday, October 27
Eelco van der Maat (Vanderbilt)
 
Monday, November 3
Zeev Maoz (UC Davis)

Monday, November 17
"Careful Commitments: Democratic Sales and Alliance Design"
Ashley Leeds (Rice University)
 
Monday, December 1
Josh Shifrinson (Texas A&M)
All events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall unless otherwise specified.
 
Monday, February 3
Pablo Pinto (Columbia University)
 
Monday, February 24
Deirdre Martin (UC Berkeley)
Adam Lichtenheld (UC Berkeley)
 
Monday, March 10 
TBA
 
Monday, March 17
Miles Kahler (UC San Diego)
 
Monday, March 31
Judith Kelley (Duke University)
 
Monday, April 7
Bora Park (UC Berkeley)
Fiona Shen-Bayh (UC Berkeley)
 
Monday, April 14
Jon Pevehouse (University of Wisconsin, Madison) 
 
Monday, April 21
TBA
 
Monday, April 28
Bruce Russett (Yale University) 
All events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall unless otherwise specified.
 
Monday, September 16
"Intentions in International Politics"
Sebastian Rosato (Notre Dame)
 
Monday, September 23
"Offshore Balancer or Liberal Hegemony?  Revisiting Nineteenth Century British Grand Strategy"
Paul MacDonald (Wellesley)
 
Monday, September 30
"Survival Migration:  Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement" 
Alex Betts (Oxford)
 
Monday, October 7 
Title TBA
Richard Steinberg (UCLA School of Law)
 
Monday, October 14
"Why Statebuilding Fails: The Social Origins of State Weakness and the Limits of External Intervention"
Katherine Michael
 
Monday, October 21
Title TBA
Chris Gelpi (Ohio State University)
 
Monday, October 28
TBA
 
Monday, November 4
"Choosing Terror: Efficacy and Legitimacy Costs in Rebel Groups' Use of Terrorism in Civil Wars"
Page Forna (Columbia)
 
Monday, November 18
Title TBA
Desha Girod (Georgetown)
 
Monday, November 25
Title TBA 
Beth Simmons (Harvard)
 
Monday, December 2 **location TBA**
"'Normal (Social) Science,' Academic Professionalization and the Flight from Reality in Political Science"
Michael Desch (Notre Dame)