End Notes

  • Spring 2013
May 1, 2013


PhD Candidate Daniel Altman presented two papers, "Red Lines and the Fait Accompli: A Theory of Bargaining, Coercion, and Crisis among Nations" and "Why Not Fight and Trade?" at the International Studies Association annual conference in San Francisco (April 3-6). He has accepted a Stanton Nuclear Security Pre-doctoral Fellowship at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

PhD Candidate Noel Anderson was awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and was accepted into the Tobin Project's fellowship and forum in National Security. He presented a paper, "The Systemic Dimensions of Intrastate Conflict," at the 2013 International Studies Association conference in San Francisco (April 3-6), and a co-authored paper (with Alec Worsnop), "Not All Intrastate Violence is Civil War: Varieties of Violence and Common Support in Civil War Research," at the Harvard-MIT-Yale Political Violence Conference in Cambridge (April 27).

Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science Suzanne Bergerreceived MIT's Gordon Y. Billard Award, which honors "special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute" and is awarded annually to MIT's leading scholars. She also discussed the Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) project, which she co-chaired, in the MIT News.

Assistant Professor of Political Science Fotini Christia moderated a talk with guest speaker Dr. Jonathan Fine "Contrasting Secular & Religious Agenda Terror and Guerrilla Warfare: From Che Guevara to Osama bin Laden" (February 19, 2013) co-sponsored by the MIT Security Studies Program and MISTI MIT-Israel. Her book published in the fall 2012 was featured in an article "What Really Drives Civil Wars?" in the Boston Globe.

PhD Candidate Christopher Clary participated in the U.S.-India Dialogue on Airpower Issues at the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C., February 27-28, presented a paper (co-authored with Vipin Narang) on "Doctrine, Capabilities, and Stability in South Asia," at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. (March 12), and participated in the Asian Stability Workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka hosted by the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (March 19-22). He has also accepted a Stanton Nuclear Security Pre-doctoral Fellowship at the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C., for the 2013-2014 academic year.

PhD Candidate Keren Fraiman presented "The Dynamics of Base State Coercion: Exploring the Relationship Between Violent Groups and Their 'Hosts'" on the panelNew Perspectives on Coercion: Continuity, Change and Innovation in the 21st Centuryat the International Studies Association annual conference in San Francisco (April 2013).

Research by Associate Professor M. Taylor Fravel was featured in the Washington Post "WorldViews" article, "The Study That Shows Why China and India Probably Won't Clash Over Border Dispute" (May 3, 2013).

PhD Candidate Brian Haggerty presented a paper on "Ceasefires and Shifting Power: Revisiting the Commitment Problem and Third-Party Intervention in Civil Conflict" at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 13), and was profiled in "Policy Matters in the Middle East" on the MIT Political Science News page. He will be a summer associate in national security research at the RAND Corporation, Washington D.C., for summer 2013.

PhD Candidate Jason Jackson presented "Ragged Bazaar Merchants or Captains of Industry? Contesting Cultural Categories of Capitalist Legitimacy in India" at the Business History Conference (March 2013); "Preference Formation Under Uncertainty: Contesting Cultural Categories of Capitalist Legitimacy in India"; "The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment: Constructing Economic Interests and Policy Preferences in Post War India and Brazil" at the International Studies Association conference (April, 2013). He will be presenting the latter two projects at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at the Harvard Law School (June 2013), at the mini-conference on 'Economic Culture in the Public Sphere' at the SASE Annual Meeting in Milan (June 2013), and at the Industry Studies Association conference (May 2013). He will also present "The Elephant Chasing the Dragon: Promises and Perils of Horizontal Learning in the New Political Economy of Law and Development" (with Jonathan Andrew and Charles Maddox) at SASE Annual Meeting in Milan (June 2013).

PhD Candidate Sameer Lalwani spoke on a panel for the "Book Launch ofTalibanistan" at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., January 2013. He received a World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship from the Smith Richardson Foundation for field research and accepted a Pre-doctoral Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University.

Associate Professor and Director of MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Chappell Lawson, received the James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, given by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, recognizes instructors who have demonstrated outstanding success in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and who have been nominated by students for work above and beyond the classroom.

Political Science Department Chair and Deputy Dean of the Sloan School of Management Richard Locke's new book, which examines and evaluates various private initiatives to enforce fair labor standards within global supply chains, was featured in MIT News and The New Yorker. An excerpt from his book was adapted into the lead essay of the May/June 2013 Boston Review, "Can Global Brands Create Just Supply Chains?" kicking off a debate on corporate responsibility. He also discussed labor and global supply chains in the media: NPR's To the PointBusiness Insider, The Globe and MailRadio New Zealand (RNZ), the Wall Street Journal, theNew York TimesSalon, the Economic Policy Institute, AFSCME: Forum, Opinio Juris, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Toronto Star.

PhD Candidate Nicholas Miller presented two papers at MPSA in April in Chicago: "Enlightened Self Interest? US Disaster Aid and Political Support in the UN," withChad Hazlett; and "Questioning the Effect of Nuclear Weapons on Conflict," withMark Bell. The latter paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, while another of his papers, "The Secret Success of Nonproliferation Sanctions," has been accepted for publication in International Organization.

Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science Melissa Nobles was profiled inMIT News, "Taking Full Account of the Past" (May 2013).

CIS Administrative Staff Rebecca Ochoa was awarded an "Unsung Hero" Infinite Mile Award by the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences.

Stanton Junior Faculty Fellow John Park spoke on the "Regional Dynamics, Deterrence and Assurance: Complexities in Asia" panel at Los Alamos National Laboratory-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Annual Conference on "Strategic Weapons in the 21st Century" in Washington, D.C., January 2013. He briefed the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (J5 Strategic Plans and Policy) in Seoul on growing North Korean military-affiliated state trading company activities in China and implications for regime stability in Pyongyang (February 2013). He spoke on "The Role of China in Developing Policies Towards North Korea" at the National Bureau of Asian Research-South Korean Ministry of National Unification Track 1.5 Conference in Washington, D.C., March 2013; on "How are Financial Sanctions Boosting North Korean Procurement Capabilities? The China Factor" at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (March 2013); on "China-North Korea Relations: Parties, Politics, and New Perspectives" at The Korea Society in New York, (March 2013); and on "Understanding & Leveraging Financial Sanctions as a Counterproliferation Policy Tool in a Time of Austerity: The Case of North Korea" at MIT SSP's Senior Congressional & Executive Branch Seminar on "National Security Policy in a Time of Austerity" (April 2013). He also served as a discussant at the "Project on Stopping Black-Market Nuclear Technology Networks" conference in Washington, D.C., April 2013, which was co-organized by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. In the spring, he was interviewed by the Washington Post,New York TimesLos Angeles TimesForeign PolicyVoice of AmericaRadio Free AsiaCNNBBCCNBC,Bloomberg TVCCTV America, and CTV News

In April, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science Roger Petersenreceived the Distinguished Book Award from the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration section of the International Studies Association for his book Western Intervention in the Balkans: The Strategic Use of Emotion in Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2011). 

Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the MIT Security Studies Program Barry Posen was featured on "Outlining A New Foreign Policy" onNPR's On Point (January 23, 2013). He also participated with SSP Research AssociateCarol Saivetz in the MIT Center for International Studies Starr Forum "The Fate of the Reset: a roundtable discussion on the future of US-Russian Relations," (February 14, 2013).

PhD Candidate Miranda Priebe was awarded a predoctoral fellowship with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School for the 2013-14 academic year.

PhD Candidate Kai Quek presented "Are Costly Signals More Credible? Evidence from Three Experiments" at the International Studies Association annual conference in San Francisco (April 2013) and "A Theory of Inadvertent Enforcement: War-Avoidant Behavior in the Shadow of Third-Party Rivalry" at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference in Chicago (April 2013).

PhD student Amanda Rothschild presented a paper "Lemkin's Forewarning: The Perverse Consequences of Expanding the Use of Force," at the Midwest Political Science Association conference (April 11-14). She was also selected from a pool of 1,000 graduate students worldwide as one of 100 "Leaders of Tomorrow" for the 43rd St. Gallen Symposium, "Rewarding Courage."

SSP National Security Fellow Lt. Col. Stephen Russell (US Air Force) was selected for promotion to Colonel.

CIS Director and Ford International Professor of Political Science Richard Samuelschaired and moderated "The Institutionalization of the U.S.-Japan Alliance in the 21st Century" (February 19, 2013) with guest speaker Dr. Shingo Yoshida, the Starr Forums "On the Rocks: China and Japan in the East China Sea," (April 12, 2013), and "Marathon Bombing: The Global Context" (May 1, 2013). He also gave talks on his new book, 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan, at Harvard University, George Washington University, the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Princeton University, Washington University, and MIT. The research from his book was also featured The Japan Times.

Associate Professor of Political Science David A. Singer presented "The Family Channel: Migrant Remittances and Government Finance" at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University. He also participated in a roundtable discussion on "Bringing IPE Together: Connecting Trade, Capital, and Immigration" at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference.

PhD Candidate Joseph Torigian won an International Research & Exchange Board (IREX) Individual Advanced Research Opportunity Fellowship and will be studying in Russia for eight months in the Soviet archives.

SSP Research Associate Jim Walsh was on a "Counterproliferation," panel at the Asan Institute Nuclear Conference (February, 2013). He spoke at MIT Center for International Studies Starr Forum on "Iran and the Nuclear Issue," (March 11, 2013), did an interview with the Globalpost.com on "How Do You Solve a Problem Like (North) Korea?" (February 12, 2013) and also made 28 national and international television appearances on the North Korean situation for CNNFox, and the BBCamong others.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Rachel Whitlark accepted a Pre-Doctoral Managing the Atom /International Security Research Fellowship at Harvard University's Belfer Center for the 2013-14 academic year. She was also awarded a Moody Research Grant from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation as well as a Research Grant from the Harry S. Truman Library Institute.

SSP Principal Research Scientist Cindy Williams presented "Making Defense Affordable," and was a speaker and panelist at roll-out event "Budgeting for a Modern Military," hosted by the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, Washington, D.C., February 22, 2013. She also delivered a lecture "National Security in a Time of Austerity," at the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, Boston, MA (March 14, 2013).


PhD Candidate Lena Andrews, "Attack of the Drones: Ethical, Legal and Strategic Implications of UAV Use," Audits of the Conventional Wisdom, MIT Center for International Studies, February 2013.

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow Priyanka Borpujari, "Outrage Over the Culture of Rape in India," Boston Globe, January 6, 2013.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Fotini Christia, "How Syrian Women Are Fueling the Resistance," Foreign Affairs, March 6, 2013.

Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies Michael M.J. Fischer, "The BAC Consultation on Neuroscience and Ethics: An Anthropologist's Perspective," Innovation, 11 (2), 2013. 

Associate Professor of Political Science M. Taylor Fravel, "Xi Jinping and the PLA," (with Dennis Blasko), The Diplomat, March 19, 2013. 

________"China Has Not (Yet) Changed Its Position on Nuclear Weapons," The Diplomat, April 22, 2013.

PhD Candidate Sameer Lalwani, "Pakistan's Counterinsurgency Strategy,"Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion, Ed. Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

PhD Candidate Brian Haggerty, "Safe Havens in Syria: Missions and Requirements for an Air Campaign," SSP Working Paper, July 2012.

Political Science Department Chair and Deputy Dean of the Sloan School of Management Richard LockeThe Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

________"Can Global Brands Create Just Supply Chains?" Boston Review, May/June 2013.

Stanton Junior Faculty Fellow John Park, "The Leap in North Korea's Ballistic Missile Program: The Iran Factor," NBR Analysis, December 2012.

National Security Fellow Col. David Pendall (US Army), "Using Theater Security Cooperation to Develop Strategic Leaders," Army Magazine, April 2013. 

________"Cyberspace Operations in Support of Counterinsurgency Operations," (with Ronald Wilkes and Timothy Robinson), Land Warfare Paper 95, Institute of Land Warfare, April 2013.

________"Integrating the Intel Enterprise," Geospatial Intelligence Forum, December, 2012. 

Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the MIT Security Studies Program Barry R. Posen, "Pull Back: The Case for a Less Activist Foreign Policy," Foreign Affairs, January/February 2013.

Political Science Emeritus Professor Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Iraq: The Mistake was Staying," The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, March 18, 2013.

________"Review—The Generals," (review of The Generals, by Thomas E. Ricks), e-International Relations, February 11, 2013. 

Ford International Professor of Political Science Richard Samuels3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan, New York: Cornell University Press: 2013.

________"Japan's Shifting Strategic Discourse," Rising Powers Initiative, January 2013.

CIS Affiliate Mahsa Rouhi, "Iran and the US need a Middleman or Two," Christian Science Monitor, January 29, 2013.

PhD Candidate Joshua Itzkowitz Shifrinson, "Correspondence: Debating China's Rise and U.S. Decline," International Security, volume 37, issue 3, Winter 2012/13. 

SSP Research Associate Jim Walsh, "Boston Marathon Bombings: They Picked On The Wrong City," WBUR: Cognoscenti, April 16, 2013.

________"The Iraq War, 10 Years Later: Better To Remember Than Forget," WBUR: Cognoscenti, March 25, 2013.

SSP Principal Research Scientist Cindy Williams, "Yes, America Can Rebalance to Asia With a Smaller Military," The Diplomat, January 19, 2013. 

________"Making Defense Affordable," The Hamilton Project, February 2013.

________"Tough Choices in a Time of Tight Budgets" in "Questions for Hagel's Confirmation Hearing," New York Times "Room for Debate," January 29, 2013.

PD Candidate Graham Denyer Willis, "What's Killing Brazil's Police?" December 1, 2012, New York Times.