Past Speakers at the UW International Relations Colloquium:

Fall 2019

  • Navin Bapat: “Economic Competition and the Strategy of Racial Terror”
  • Peter Rosendorff: “Buying Votes and International Organizations: The Dirty Work Hypothesis”
  • Christopher Price: “Legacies of Conflict: Targeting of Violence and Group Polarization After Civil War”
  • Anna Oltman: “Protection and Evasion: Explaining Efforts to Deter Asylum Seekers”
  • Michael Masterson: “National Humiliation: The Effect of Humiliation on International Conflict Preferences”
  • Michaela Mattes: “Why Do Democracies Have More Stable Foreign Policies?””
  • Dillon Laaker: “Preferential Rules of Origin: Deflection or Protection?”
  • Lotem Bassan-Nygate: “Does Institutional Design Shape ‘Naming and Shaming’?”
  • Andrew McWard: “Formalizing Informality: How States Control Intergovernmental Organizations through Nongovernmental Means”

Spring 2019

  • Michael Masterson: “Humiliation and International Conflict”
  • Matt Blackwell: “Telescope Matching: A Flexible Approach to Estimating Direct Effects”
  • Adam Dean: “Arresting the Opposition: Labor Repression and Trade Liberalization in Developing Countries”
  • Anna Meier: “The Idea of Terror: A Critical Approach to Consequences of the ‘Terrorist’ Classifier”
  • Ryan Brutger: “Institutional Design, Information Transmission, and Public Opinion: Making the Case for Trade”
  • David Edelstein: “What Good is ‘Grand Strategy’?”
  • Abe Newman: “Weaponized Interdependence”
  • In Song Kim: “Trade Liberalization and Regime Type: Evidence from a New Tariff-line Dataset”
  • Sarah Kreps: “Prospects for Partisan Position-Taking: A Study of Legislative Action in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars”
  • Jim Fearon: “Cooperation, Conflict, and the Costs of Anarchy”
  • Ben Power: “Searching for Trust: How Trust Scarcity Concentrates Power in Virtual Social Spaces”
  • Dan Drezner: “Power and International Relations: A Temporal View”

Fall 2018

  • Dillon Laaker: “The Stability of Immigration Attitudes: Evidence and Implications”
  • Christina Schneider: “Catch Me If You Care: International Development Organizations and National Corruption”
  • Rachel Wellhausen: “International Investment Law and Foreign Direct Reinvestment”
  • Anne Jamison: “The Consequences of Political Violence for Foreign Direct Investment”
  • Beth Simmons: “Border Orientation in a Globalizing World: Concept and Measurement”
  • Olga Chyzh: “Spend ‘Em If You Got ‘Em: The Timing of Terrorist Attacks as a Function of Funding Consistency”
  • Lisa Martin: “Challenges to the Liberal International Order”
  • Lauren Prather: From Monitoring to Meddling: How Foreign Actors Shape Local Trust in Elections”
  • Jane Vaynman: “Why Arms Control Is So Rare”

Spring 2018

  • Anna Meier: “Vindicating Violence: Norms, Discourse, and Participation in Counterhegemonic Resistance”
  • Emily Ritter: “Updating and Uprising: Dissent, Repression, and Domestic Perceptions of Government Legitimacy”
  • Anna Oltman: “Protection and Evasion: Explaining Efforts to Deter Asylum-Seekers”
  • Frederick Chen, Jon Pevehouse, and Ryan Powers: “Geopolitics and Trade Policy Preferences”
  • Jason Yackee: “Investor-State Dispute Settlement at the Dawn of International Investment Law: France, Mauritania, and the Nationalization of the MIFERMA Iron Ore Operations”
  • Jordan Branch: “Spatial Metaphors and the Territorialization of Cybersecurity”
  • Michael Masterson: “National Humiliation Narratives: Origins and Political Success”
  • Morgan Kaplan: “The Geography of Separatist Violence: A Spatial Analysis”
  • Lars-Erik Cederman: “Redemption Through Rebellion: Linking Border Change to Ethnonationalist Conflict”
  • Stephen Chaudoin: “International Law in Real Time: The Philippines’ War on Drugs”
  • Thomas Zeitzoff: “Differential Exposure: How Varied Legacies of Violence Shape Attitudes Toward the State”
  • Erin Jenne: “Populism, Nationalism, and Foreign Policy: Tracing the Effects of Sovereign Crisis in Hungary and Macedonia”

Fall 2017

  • Andrew Kydd: “True Crimes, False Flags: A Strategic Approach”
  • Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham: “The Efficacy of Nonviolence in Self-Determination Disputes”
  • Sarah Bermeo: “Complements or Substitutes? Bilateral and Multilateral Actions for Development”
  • Anne Jamison and Caileigh Glenn: “Explaining State Withdrawal from International Organizations”
  • Susanne Mueller: “The Domestic Determinants of Autocratic Trade Agreements”
  • Michael Horowitz: “Morality, Effectiveness, and the Logic of Emerging Technologies: Public Attitudes and Autonomous Weapons Systems”
  • Sujeong Shim: “Credibility in International Negotiation: Government Popularity and IMF Lending in Latin America”
  • Frederick Chen: “Trading With Adversaries’ Friends: Economic Interdependence, Alliance, and International Conflict”

Spring 2017

  • Heather Roff: “An Ontology of Autonomy and Autonomous Weapons Systems”
  • Aila M. Matanock: “How Does International Intervention Work? Mechanisms for Securing Peace Settlements in Civil Conflicts”
  • Layna Mosley: “The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt Issues”
  • Arnulf Becker Lorca: “Titu Cusi Yupanqui’s Account: The Tawantisuyo Invaded by Demons”
  • Sara Brooks: “Oil and Development: Technology, Geology and the ‘Curse’ of Natural Resources” (with Marcus J. Kurtz)
  • Michael Masterson: “National Humiliation”
  • Daniel Nielson: “Taxation without Representation? Experimental Evidence from Ghana and Uganda on Citizen Action toward Taxes, Oil, and Aid”
  • Ron Krebs: “Narrative and the Making of US National Security”
  • Amelia Hoover Green: “The Commander’s Dilemma: Understanding Repertoires of Violence Against Civilians in War”
  • Giovanni Mantilla: “Compromised Commitments: Social Pressure in the Making of the Laws of War”
  • Amelia Daniela Donno: “Authoritarian Institutions and Women’s Rights” (with Anne-Kathrin Kreft)
  • Judith Goldstein: “Opening Markets: Rules, Norms and Bargaining in Trade Treaties” (with Robert Gulotty)

Fall 2016

  • Laura Sjoberg- “Jihadi Brides and Female Volunteers: Reading the Islamic State’s War to See Gender in Conflict Dynamics”
  • Spencer Willardson- “Covert Military Action and Domestic vs. External Audiences: Examining Russia’s Response to Allegations of Covert Actions in Ukraine”
  • Robert Vitalis- “A Mongrel-American Social Science: International Relations”
  • Sarah Croco- “Threat Perception and American Support for Torture”
  • Jakana Thomas- “The Effectiveness of Sanctioning Foreign Terrorist Organizations (with Ben Appel)
  • Elizabeth Shakman Hurd- “Governing Religion as Right: The Politics of International Religious Freedom”
  • Tendayi Achiume- “The Global Anti-Xenophobia Regime”
  • Wendy Wong- “The Good NGO: The Making of Legitimacy”

Spring 2016

  • Allan Dafoe – “Authoritarian Audiences in International Crises: Evidence from China” (with Jessica Weiss)
  • Keren Yarhi-Milo – “Who Fights for Reputation in International Politics? Leaders, Resolve, and the Use of Force”
  • Andrew Kydd – “Comparing Conventional and Nuclear Worlds”
  • Anna Oltman – “Hitting Too Close to Home: Asylum Decisions and Border Control”
  • Alexandre Debs – “An Economic Theory of War” (with Nuno P. Monteiro)
  • Brian Rathbun – “Moral Hazard: German Public Opinion on the Greek Debt Crisis”
  • Jason Lyall – “Civilian Casualties, Radicalization, and the Effects of Humanitarian Assistance in Wartime”
  • Elizabeth Saunders – “The Political Origins of Elite Support for War: How Democratic Leaders Manage Public Opinion”
  • David Lake – “Hegemony, Hierarchy and World Order: Lessons from Theory and History for China”
  • Sarah Bush – “Third Party Monitors and the Credibility of Political Processes” (with Lauren Prather)
  • James Ashley Morrison – “Together at the Coalface: When, Why, and How Theorists Influence Policymakers”

Fall 2015

  • Mike Tomz – “Military Alliances and Public Support for War” (with Jessica Weeks)
  • Michael Zürn – “Human Rights Protection in International Organization” (with Monika Huepel)
  • Richard Loeza – “The Politics and Power of ‘No’: UN Security Council Vetoes in International Crises”
  • Josh Kertzer – “How do Observers Assess Resolve?”
  • Deborah Larson – “The Compressed Spring: Russia, Status, and the Ukraine Crisis”
  • Paul Poast – “Financial Intervention and Conflict: Explaining Sovereign-to-Sovereign Loans to War Belligerents” (with Rosella Cappella Zielinski)

Spring 2015

  • Jonathan Renshon – “To Whom Do Reputations Adhere? Experimental Evidence on Influence-Specific Reputations”
  • Mark Copelovitch and Ryan Powers – “The Unipolar Fallacy: Common Agency, American Interests, and the International Financial Institutions”
  • Dan Reiter – “Causes and Consequences of Wartime Military Leadership Turnover”
  • Risa Brooks – “Explaining Military Defection During the Arab Uprisings of 2011 and Beyond”
  • Kristen Monroe – “Gender Equity in Academia”
  • Yonatan Lupu – “Powersharing, Protection, and Peace”
  • Ami Pedahzur – “Military Entrepreneurs and the Evolution of Special Operations Forces”
  • Mareike Kleine – “National Elections and the Dynamics of International Negotiations: A Study of National Electoral Cycles in EU Politics”
  • Dara Cohen – “Reach of Rape: Does Mass Rape Affect How Wars End and What Comes Next?”

Fall 2014

  • Brett Ashley Leeds – “Careful Commitments: Democratic States and Alliance Design”
  • Stephen Nelson – “Is the IMF the Johnny Appleseed of Neoclassically-Trained Economic Policymakers?”
  • Megumi Naoi – “Power Asymmetry in Public Minds: Trade Negotiations and Individual Support for Compensation”
  • Ed Mansfield – “Effects of the Great Recession on American Attitudes toward Trade”
  • Sara Mitchell – “Cross-Border Troubles? Interstate River Conflicts and Intrastate Violence”
  • Songying Fang – “Differential Domestic Experience and International Conflict”

Spring 2014

  • Susan Hyde – “The Individual-Level Consequences of Democracy Promotion: A Field Experiment in Rural Cambodia”
  • Jan Pierskalla – “Splinter! Oil and Rebel Group Fragmentation”
  • Jessica Weeks – “The Effects of External Threats on Domestic Politics”
  • Jonathan Renshon – “Reputation for Whom? Experimental Evidence on Influence-Specific Reputations”
  • Paul Staniland – “Armed Groups and the Politics of Threat in South Asia”
  • Luke Condra – “Legitimacy and Order in Corrupt Polities: Evidence from Afghanistan”
  • Hein Goemans – “The Politics of Territorial Disputes: Aims, Claims, and the Bargaining Model”

Fall 2013

  • Tanja Borzel and Thomas Risse – “The Euro Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Implications”
  • Lisa Blaydes – “Compliance and Resistance inIraq under Saddam Hussein: Evidence from the Files of the Ba’th Party”
  • Mwita Chacha – “Membership Dynamics and the Evolution of Regional Integration in the Developing World”
  • Nita Rudra – “Democracies in a Conundrum? International Trade and Government Revenue in the Developing Countries”
  • Henry Nau – “Conservative Internationalism”

Spring 2013

  • Terrence Chapman – “Mixed Signals: Crisis Lending and Capital Markets”
  • Emilie Hafner-Burton and Brad LeVeck – “Decision Makers’ Preferences for International Legal Cooperation”
  • Nadav Shelef and Yael Zeira, “Assessing the Impact of International Recognition on Conflict Attitudes”
  • Tanisha Fazal – “Secessionism and Civilian Targeting”
  • Michael Barnett – “Why are Rabbinical Students from the United States Digging Latrines in El Salvador?”
  • Julia Gray – “Life, Death, or Zombies? The Endurance of Inefficient Regional Economic Organizations”
  • Inken von Borzyskowski and Felicity Vabulas – “The Punishment Phase: IGO Suspensions after Democratic Backsliding”

Fall 2012

  • Charles Kupchan – “Unpacking Hegemony: The Normative Dimensions of Hierarchical Order”
  • Lisa Martin – “Polanyi’s Revenge”
  • Maggie Peters – “Open Trade, Closed Borders: Immigration in the Era of Globalization”
  • Felicity Vabulas – “Capture and Release: When and Why do IGOs Grant Formal Access to NGOs?”
  • Jessica Weiss and Amber Wichowsky – “China-Bashing on the Campaign Trail: A Signal of Future Policy or just Cheap Talk?”
  • Matt Winters – “Splitting the Check: Bargaining over Counterpart Commitments in World Bank Projects”
  • John Zumbrunnen – “Realism, Constructivism and Democracy in the History

Spring 2012

  • Jason Yackee – “The Effects of Democracy on the FDI Policy Environment”
  • Will Howell – “Inter-Branch Bargaining over Policies with Multiple Outcomes”
  • Jason Wittenberg – “Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the Shadow of the Holocaust”
  • Katja Favretto – “Does Ethnicity Affect Peace? Ethnic Politics and Mediation in International Crises”
  • Todd Sechser – “Reputations and Coercion”
  • Joe Conti – “The Social Origins of the Legalization of Trade: Iterative Negotiation of Law from GATT to WTO”
  • Jon Caverley – “The Political Economy of Democratic Militarism: Evidence from Public Opinion”
  • Jeff Colgan – “The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Limits of OPEC in the Global Oil Market”
  • Laura Sjoberg – “The Arab Spring for Women? Gender, Representation, and Middle East Politics in 2011”

Fall 2011

  • Menzie Chin – “Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery”
  • Leslie Johns and Krzysztof Pelc – “On the Strategic Manipulation of Audiences in WTO Dispute Settlement”
  • David Lake – “Domestic Politics of International Hierarchy: Indirect Rule in the American System”
  • Peter Katzenstein – “Many Wests and Polymorphic Globalism”
  • Erik Gartzke – “Power, Parity and Proximity: How Distance and Uncertainty Condition the Balance of Power”
  • Andy Kydd and Roseanne McManus – “Threats and Assurances in International Crises”

Spring 2011

  • Barbara Koremenos – “The Rational Design of Human Rights Agreements”
  • Joshua Goldstein – “Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide”
  • James Vreeland – “Trading Asian Development Bank Loans for UN Security Council Votes”
  • Vipin Narang – “Deterring Unequally: The Deterrence Consequences of Regional Power Nuclear Postures”
  • Aseema Sinha – “When David meets Goliath: How Global Markets and Rules are Shaping India’s Rise to Power”
  • Tonya Putnam – “U.S. Courts, Private Actors and International Projection of Domestic Regulatory Rules”
  • Helen Kinsella – “Afghan Good Enough”

Fall 2010

  • Katja Favretto – “Does Ethnicity Affect Peace? Ethnic Pluralism and Mediation in Interstate War”
  • David Pervin – “Book Publishing for Political Scientists”
  • Jacob Shapiro – “Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq”
  • Mark Copelovitch – “Rationalist in Context: Rethinking Approaches to the Design of International Agreements”
  • Alexandre Debs and Nuno Monteiro – “Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself? Nuclear Proliferation and Preventive War” Stathis Kalyvas – “Did Marxism Make a Difference? Marxist Rebellions and National Liberation Movements”

Spring 2010

  • Lisa Martin – “Against Compliance: Conceptualizing and Measuring Institutional Effects”
  • Anne Sartori – “International Reputation and Learning with Dynamic Resolve”
  • Allam Stam – “Understanding the 1994 Rwanda Civil War”
  • David Singer – “Migrant Remittances and Exchange Rate Regimes in the Developing World”
  • Jeffry Frieden – “The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Regimes in Transition Economies”
  • Andy Kydd and Scott Strauss – “Third Party Intervention and Genocide”

Fall 2009

  • Jon Pevehouse – “Democratization and Human Rights Institutions”
  • Katja Favretto – “Should Peacemakers Take Sides? Major Power Mediation, Coercion, and Bias”
  • Courtney Hillebrecht – “A la Carte Compliance”
  • Mark Copelovitch and Dave Ohls – “In Defense of Trade”
  • Bear Braumoeller – “System, State, and Citizen”
  • Tana Johnson – “The Role and Effect of Intergovernmental Organizations in Institutional Design”

Spring 2009

  • Keir Lieber – “How Much is Enough? Nuclear Deterrence Then and Now”
  • Tim Hildebrandt – “Same-sex Marriage in China?”
  • Alexander Downes – “Targeting Civilians to Win?”
  • Yasushi Asako – “Bombs and Ballot Boxes”
  • Ron Hassner – “Blasphemy and Violence”

Fall 2008

  • Byron Shafer – “The American Public Mind” (Foreign Policy chapters)
  • Irfan Nooruddin – “Voting for Peace”

Spring 2008

  • Branislav Slantchev – “Feigning Weakness”
  • Alexander Thompson – “Rational Design in Motion”
  • Mark Copelovitch – “Uncertainty, Context, and the Duration of International Agreements”

Fall 2007

  • Andrew Kydd – “Terrorism and Profiling”