Farewell 2012-13 Military Fellows

The Security Studies Program said farewell to its four military fellows for 2012-13. As they head off to their new assignments we wish each of them well.

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(L-R: Col John Christopher, USMC, COL David Pendall, USA, COL Kirk Dorr, USA, Col Stephen Russell, USAF

What We Wrote

Taylor Fravel, faculty

“China Has Not (Yet) Changed Its Position on Nuclear Weapons,” in The Diplomat, April 22, 2013.

 Yinan He, alum

“War, Myths, and National Identity Formation: Chinese Attitudes toward Japan,” in Gerard Bouchard, ed., National Myths: Constructed Pasts, Contested Presents (London & New York: Routledge, 2013).

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Where We Spoke

Keren Fraiman, grad student

Presenter, “The Dynamics of Base State Coercion: Exploring the Relationship between Violent Groups and Their ‘Hosts,’” panel on ‘New Perspectives on Coercion: Continuity, Change and Innovation in the 21st Century,” (along with SSP alums Peter Krause and Kelly Greenhill) at the ISA conference, San Francisco, CA.

Presenter, “The Dynamics of Transitive Compellance,” Program on International Security Policy, University of Chicago, May 28, 2013.

Eugene Gholz, alum

Presenter, “Defense Procurement with Limited Budgets,” presentation to a delegation of NATO Parliamentarians, Austin, TX, June 24, 2013.

Presenter, “Challenges and Opportunities in Commercial Item Acquisitions,” Aerospace Industries Association Conference on Fostering Innovation and Competition in Defense Contracting, Alexandria, VA, June 19, 2013.

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Awards and Scholarships

Fotini Christia, faculty, has received the 2013 Luebbert Best Book Award for her study, Alliance Formation in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2012). This award, given by the APSA’s Comparative Politics Section, is for the best book in comparative politics published in the past two years.

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