UW International Security Colloquium (UWISC) 2014-2015
The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) is the only academic colloquium devoted to international security in the Pacific Northwest. The Colloquium is interdisciplinary and open to the public and sponsors seven to nine domestic and international speakers, as well as speakers from UW faculty and students. All lectures are held Fridays from 12:00-1:20pm in the Olson Room/Gowen 1a.
UWISC is sponsored by the Severyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the UW Political Science Department, and the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies.
2014 - 2015 Seminar Schedule
Chaired and organized by James Harmon, Richard B. Wesley Fellow in International Security.
UWISC web site
Winter Quarter 2015
Friday, 16 January, 2015
Meredith Loken, Political Science Ph.D. Student, University of Washington
"Gender and Political Violence"
Discussant: Paige Sechrest, Ph.D. student, University of Washington
Friday, 30 January, 2015
John Buchanan, Political Science Ph.D. Student, University of Washington
“The Resource - Conflict Nexus: Opium and Insurgency in the Shan State of Burma"
Discussant: Vanessa Quince, Ph.D. student, University of Washington
Friday, 13 February, 2015
Kristin Bakke, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University College London
"From War-Making to State-Making in the post-Soviet de facto States"
Discussant: Emily Gade, Ph.D. student, University of Washington
Spring Quarter 2015
Friday, 17 April, 2015
Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy”
Discussant: Warren Durrett, Ph.D. student, University of Washington
Friday, 1 May, 2015
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College
"What if NATO Hadn't Expanded ? A Counterfactual Analysis of Russia and the West"
Discussant: Andrew Cockrell, Ph.D. student, University of Washington
Friday, 29 May, 2015
, Professor of Government, Cornell College
"Classical Realism in World Politics"
Discussant: James Harmon, Ph.D. student, University of Washington
Autumn Quarter 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
Mia Bloom, Lecturer, Professor of Security Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell
"Small Arms: The Increasing Role of Children in Terrorist Organizations"
Discussant: Meredith Loken, Ph.D. student, University of Washington
Friday, 31 October, 2014
Friday, 21 November, 2014
Emily Gade, Political Science Ph.D. Student, University of Washington
"Civilian Side Choosing in Insurgency"
Discussant: Will Gohberg, Ph.D. student, University of Washington
Brian Rathbun, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California
"Variation in Rationality in Foreign Policy Decision-Making"
Discussant: Travis Nelson, Ph.D. student, University of Washington