SSP Award Recipients Honored

The Lepgold Book Award and the Right Livelihood Award.

Many members of the MIT Security Studies community received awards this past semester.

 

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Where We Spoke

Nathan Black, alum

Discussant, “Intergovernmental Organization Strategies” panel at the University of  Denver Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy Conference on the Role of Non-Violent Strategies in Violent Contexts,” Denver, CO, October 11, 2013.

Speaker, “The War in Syria and Civic Engagement,” Harvard’s Memorial Church, September 13, 2013.

Fotini Christia, faculty

Discussant, “Roundtable” panel at the  University of  Denver Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy Conference on the Role of Non-Violent Strategies in Violent Contexts,” Denver, CO, October 12, 2013.

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What We Wrote

Nathan Black, alum

“When Have Violent Civil Conflicts Spread? Introducing a Dataset of Substate Conflict Contagion,” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 50, No. 6 (2013), pp. 751-759. This was the fourth most read Journal of Peace Research article during the month of October 2013 (among all the articles published in the journal since 1964), and the most read article during that month for that issue. It was also selected to the Editor’s Choice Collection on “Civil Conflicts and UN Intervention.”

Christopher Clary, grad student

“The Future of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program,” in Strategic Asia 2013-14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age, Ashley J. Tellis, Abraham M. Denmark and Travis Tanner, eds., (Seattle: The National Bureau of Asian Research; October 2013).

“Deterrence Stability and the Conventional Balance of Forces in South Asia,” Henry L. Stimson Center (http://www.stimson.org/), October 31, 2013. It will appear in print in a compilation volume that will come out in December.

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Notes From All Over

In October the ISAC board elected Dan Lindley, alum, as Chair of Section 19, International Security and Arms Control, of the American Political Science Association. Reminder: the APSA proposal deadline is December 15!

Caglar Kurc, Fulbright Scholar at SSP 2012-13, has completed his Ph.D. in Turkey. The title of his thesis is, “Critical Approach to Turkey’s Defense Procurement Behavior: 1923-2013.”

Colonel David Pendall, US Army Fellow 2012-13, completed the Joint and Combined Warfighting Course at the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA.

 

 

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