CIRP Policy Forum
Former President of Bolivia, Jorge Quiroga; Wednesday, March 20, 2019; Simmons A, Tepper; 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
P.W. Singer sat for an interview with CIRP Journal Guest Editor Millie Zhang on January 29, 2019. They discussed his new book, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media. While on campus, Watts also met with students for a roundtable discussion and delivered a lecture for the CIRP Policy Forum.
J.M. Berger, author of Extremism, visited Carnegie Mellon University on November 27, 2018, to deliver a lecture titled "Analyzing Extremist Ideologies: Online and Offline" for the CIRP Policy Forum. Berger discussed what extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence.
On September 26-27, 2018, Debbie Lee James, Former Secretary of the Air Force, visited Carnegie Mellon University to speak about US national security for the CIRP Policy Forum, to tour the campus’s Cylab, and to speak with students about leadership.
For many years, the Center for International Relations and Politics (and its predecessor, the International Relations Program) and the Humanities Scholars Program in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences have brought to the university scholars and other thinkers whose work is equally relevant for the humanities and the social sciences. The Humanities Initiative has evolved from this highly successful joint venture with the express purpose of inviting guests to lecture and converse with faculty and students, thus enriching the cross-disciplinary research and teaching that are hallmarks of Carnegie Mellon University. Activities under this initiative are co-hosted by Professor Kiron K. Skinner, CIRP director, and Dr. Tim Haggerty, director of the Humanities Scholars Program.