Gallucci addresses SSP

Barry Posen, SSP Director, and Ambassador Robert Gallucci

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What We Wrote

Noel Anderson, grad student

“Peacekeepers Fighting a Counterinsurgency Campaign: A Net Assessment of the African Union Mission in Somalia,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Vol. 37, Issue 11, October 10, 2014.

David Blum, alum

Counterterrorism and Threat Finance Analysis During Wartime,” co-edited with J. Edward Conway (Lexington Books; Forthcoming January 2015).

Taylor Fravel, Faculty

“Things Fall Apart: Maritime Disputes and China’s Regional Diplomacy,” in Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein, eds, China’s Challenges: The Road Ahead (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

“Territorial and Maritime Disputes in the International Relations of East Asia,” in Saadia Pekkanen, Rosemary Foot, and John Ravenhill, Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of East Asia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Frank Gavin, Faculty

Review ofWhat Good is Grand Strategy: Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014) in H-Diplo /ISSF Roundtable, Volume VII, No. 2, 2014.

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Awards and Scholarships

Amanda Rothschild, grad student

Received the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies. The fellowship, created by Lady Bird Johnson to support scholarship in presidential studies and honor Harry Middleton, is awarded to up to two scholars annually whose research highlights how history can inform current and future policy issues.

Joshua Rovner, alum

NSF Award #SES-1444863, “Exploring Trade-offs in Cyber Offense and Defense through the Lenses of Computer and Political Science.”

Richard Samuels, faculty

Has been named a member of the US-Japan Eminent Persons Group, Chaired by former US Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle, former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, and former Keidanren Chairman Fujio Mitarai, 2014-2015.



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Where We Spoke

Taylor Fravel, faculty

Speaker, ” Challenges in Managing Maritime Disputes,” 5th Xiangshan Forum, Beijing, China, November 2014.

Eugene Gholz, alum

Presenter, “The Defense Industry and the Strategic Pivot to Asia,” Tower Center’s 7th Annual National Security Program, Southern Methodist University, November 6, 2014.

Presenter, “Rare Earth Elements: Simple Commodity of Strategic Vulnerability?” USAsia Centre, University of Western Australia, Perth, October 29, 2014.

Presenter, “Emerging Technologies and the Strategic Balance in Asia,” Lowy Institute, Sydney, Australia, October 27, 2014.

Presenter, “Rare Earth Elements: Simple Commodity of Strategic Vulnerability?” Australian National University, Canberra, October 23, 2014.

Presenter, “Organizations for Science and Technology Advice: Lessons from the U.S.?” University of Manchester Business School Conference on Mission-Oriented Science and Technology Systems, Manchester, UK, October 10, 2014.

Program chair and conference host, “Annual ISAC-ISSS Conference,” co-sponsored by the security studies sections of APSA and ISA, LBJ School at UT-Austin, November 14-16, 2014.  

Jeanne Guillemin, Senior Advisor

Panelist, “History of Biological Weapons Convention,” University of Sussex (SPRU, Brighton, UK) and University College London, Department of Science and Technology Studies, October 10, 2014.

Panelist, “Experiencing Ebola,” MIT Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative inaugural session, October 28, 2014.

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Notes From All Over

David Blum, alum

has moved to the Department of Defense’s Joint IED Defeat Organization, where he works as an operations research and systems analyst.

Phil Haun, alum

is now Professor of Aerospace Studies, Yale University.

SSP alums Jennifer Lind (PhD ’04) and Daryl Press (PhD ’01)

spent the fall on sabbatical in Tokyo. Press held the Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellowship and was based at the National Institute for Defense Studies, where he conducted research on Chinese emergent maritime capabilities. Lind was a visiting fellow in the Japan-U.S. Opinion Leaders Forum at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and a visiting scholar at Waseda University. At Waseda she worked on a project on Japanese nationalism with Professor  Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki (PhD 2006).

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