Field trip focuses on Washington state

Led by this year’s military fellows, a group of SSP faculty and students traveled to the Seattle area for the annual SSP military trip.

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L-R: Mark Bell,Noel Anderson, Sameer Lalwani, David Jae, Chris Clary, Nick Miller, Dan Altman, Barry Posen, Brian Haggerty, Alec Worsnop, and Josh Shifrinson.

Where We Spoke

Taylor Fravel, faculty

Testimony, “Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part One: Military and Economic Aggression,” U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, March 28, 2012.

Gregory Koblentz, alum

Presenter, “Recapping the 2011 Biological Weapons Review Conference,” American Society for Microbiology Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Meeting, Washington, DC, February 27, 2012.

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What We Wrote

Taylor Fravel, faculty

“All Quiet in the South China Sea: Why China is Playing Nice (For Now),” ForeignAffairs.com, March 22, 2012.

“Beyond the Moat: The PLAN’s Evolving Interests and Potential Influence,” in Phillip Saunders et al., eds., The Chinese Navy: Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles(National Defense University Press, 2011) (with Alex Liebman).

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Awards and Scholarships

Associate Professor and SSP alum, Kelly Greenhill, has been awarded the International Studies Association (ISA) Best Book Award for 2011 for her single-authored book Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy. The award was conferred at the 2012 ISA Annual Convention in San Diego in February. ISA sponsors several book awards for authors in the field of international studies and encourage, support and recognize outstanding scholarship.

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Notes From All Over

Jennifer Lind (alum), Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, will be directing the College’s London Program in Fall 2012 (based at the London School of Economics). She hopes to connect with the SSP family in the UK.

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