Carnegie Mellon University

Policy Forum of the Center for International Relations and Politics

Spring 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Anne Applebaum, "Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine - and why it still matters"
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 His Excellency Aizaz Chaudry, "Pakistan's Role in Regional Stability"

Fall 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 Joyce Mushaben- "Becoming the World’s Most Powerful Woman Angela Merkel and the Transformation of United Germany"
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Laura Chinchilla- "Latin America: Hope in Times of Populism?"
Friday, November 10, 2017 Anthony Foxx, "Smart and Connected Cities"
Monday, November 13, 2017 Elizabeth Erin Walsh, "Innovation and Exporting: Creating Jobs through Free and Fair Trade"

Spring 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Bert Rockman- "To the Ramparts and Back: The Continuing Saga of the Affordable Care Act and the Politics and Analytics of 'Repeal and Replace'"
Monday, March 27, 2017 Major General William Rapp, "The Importance of Improving Civil-Military Relations"
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Morris Fiorina, "An Era of Tenuous Majorities Continues"
Monday, April 24, 2017 Amarnath Amarasingam, "Making Hijrah: Understanding the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon"

Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Barry Jackson and Tony Podesta- "The 2016 US Presidential Race: A Friendly Debate from Opposing Sides"
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 ADM John Richardson- "Maintaining Maritime Superiority"
Friday, October 28, 2016 GEN (ret.) Michael Hayden- "Cybersecurity: Why Is his (Still) So Hard?"
Monday, October 31, 2016 GEN Daniel Allyn- "Leaders of Character for a Complex World"
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 ADM (ret.) Dennis Blair- "Cybersecurity: The Role of Active Defense"

Spring 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016 Norman Naimark, Horses of the Apocalypse: War and Genocide
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Judge Douglas Ginsburg, Justice Antonin Scalia: A Matter of Interpretation
Monday, March 28, 2016 LTG H.R. McMaster, Harbingers of Future War:  Today’s Conflicts and Implications for Defense Strategy

Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Daryl Grisgraber, Refugees from the Syrian Crisis
Thursday, October 8, 2015 Rick Atkinson, War and the Humanities
Friday, October 9, 2015 Olympia Snowe, What's Gone Wrong in Washington, and Why It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
Monday, October 12, 2015 Combatants for Peace: Toward a Non-Violent Solution to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Monday, October 26, 2015 Admiral Michael S. Rogers, The Role of the US Military in Cyberspace
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Jan Mieszkowski, War in the Age of Antisocial Media
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Colin Clarke, Terrorism Inc.: The Financing of Terrorism, Insurgency and Irregular Warfare
Monday, November 9, 2015 Paul Saint-Amour, From Total War to Perpetual Interwar
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Ambassador Nicholas Burns, The Future of America's National Security

Spring 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Luis Ball, Latin America: the Unnoticed Giant South of the Border
Friday, March 27, 2015 William Adams, Fresh Perspectives from NEH Chair Dr. William Adams
Monday, April 13, 2015 Rowena He, Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Tom Karako, Executive Agreements and the Constitution
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Paul Brockmann, Ebola- Panic or Pragmatic? Reflections and Lessons from a Crisis
Monday, April 27, 2015 Robert Mueller, The FBI: Safeguarding National Security
Friday, May 1, 2015 CANCELLED- Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Cooperatively Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges

Fall 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Andrew Bausch, Coup-Proofing and Military Inefficiencies: An Experiment
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 General Lloyd J. Austin III, United States Central Command’s Strategic Role in Our Nation’s Defense
Friday, October 10, 2014 Justice David Souter, The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Christopher Paul, Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Sources of Success in Counterinsurgency
Thursday, December 4, 2014 Morris Fiorina, Unstable Majorities, Party Sorting, and the 2014 American Electorate

Spring 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014 Jacob Shapiro, Explaining Local Intensity in Intrastate Conflict: Why Mechanisms Matter
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Bad Governance is Good Politics

Fall 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013 Karl W. Eikenberry, The Limits of American Intervention: Lessons from Afghanistan
Monday, October 14, 2013 Anna Getmansky, Democracy and Intrastate Conflicts
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Steven Brams, Game Theory and the Humanities
Friday, October 25, 2013 Matthew Dallek, "Think War, Sleep War, and Eat War”: the Roosevelt Administration and the Politics and Policy of "Home Defense" in World War II
Thursday, November 7, 2013 Maren Leed, Defense Challenges of the Next Decade
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Robert Art, Selective Engagement after Unipolarity

Spring 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Dr. Cristina Archetti, University of Salford, Terrorism and the Media: Explaining Radicalization and Political Violence in the Age of Interconnectedness
Monday, February 4, 2013 Ariel Levite, Nonresident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Fall 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012 The Honorable Tom Ridge, 4:30-5:45pm, Kresge Theatre
Friday, October 5, 2012 Stanley McChrystal, 1:00-2:00pm, McConomy Auditorium
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Ira Shapiro, 4:30-5:45pm, Margaret Morrison 103
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Kori Schake, 4:30-5:45pm, Wean 5421
Monday, October 29, 2012 Eliot Cohen, 4:30-5:45pm, Wean 5421
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Morris Fiorina, 4:30-5:45pm, Margaret Morrison A14

Spring 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Mr. Phillip Scanlan, "Global Engagement in an Ever-Challenging World" 4:30-5:45pm, Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Admiral Dennis C. Blair, "Getting Cyber Security Policy Right" 12:15-1:20pm, Gates Hillman Center 4307