UWISC: International Security Colloquium

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. Visit the UWISC website.

Upcoming Events

November 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Jonathan Kirshner (Cornell University)
UWISC: Classical Realism in World Politics

Past Events


Title Date Time Location
UWISC: An Experimental Test of Social Contact Theory in Nigeria
Alexandra Scacco, New York University
Oct 2 12:00pm to 1:20pm Gowen 1A
CANCELLED: Classical Realism in World Politics
Jonathan Kirshner, Cornell College
May 29 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
UWISC Talk: What if NATO Hadn't Expanded ? A Counterfactual Analysis of Russia and the West
Kimberly Marten, Barnard College
May 1 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy
Taylor Fravel, MIT
Apr 17 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
From War-Making to State-Making in the post-Soviet de facto States
Kristin Bakke, University College London
Feb 13 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
The Resource-Conflict Nexus: Opium and Insurgency in the Shan State of Burma
John Buchanan, UW Political Science
Jan 30 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A