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Nationalism in Rising Powers - Workshop Program

Charles de Bleury Room, Hilton Garden Inn

Montreal, May 9, 2015

8.15-8.45 Continental Breakfast

8.45-9.00 John A. Hall: Introduction

The Era of World Wars


Isabel Hull: ‘Official and Unofficial Nationalisms in Imperial Germany’s Leap to War in 1914’

Sinisa Malesevic: ‘Rising Power in Miniature: Balkan Wars and Serbian Nationalism’

Helmut Smith: Comment

11.15-11.30 Coffee


Jeremy Yellen: ‘Nationalism as Internationalism in 1940s Japan

Krishan Kumar: Comment

12.30-1.30 Lunch

The Past and the Present


Peter Gries:  ‘“Power Transitions” and the Perception of Threat: Nationalism. “China’s Rise”, and the Future of US-China   Relations

Jessica Chen Weiss: Authoritarian Audiences in International Crises: A Real-History Survey-Experiment in China

Lorenz Luthi: Comment


Zoltan Buzas: ‘How nationalism helps internal balancing but hurts external balancing: the case of East Asia’

Benny Miller: Comment

3.45-4.00 Tea


Khavita Khory: ‘India Rising: Nationalism and Status in World Politics’

T.V. Paul: Comment



William Wohlforth


Decline Management and Power Transitions

31 January 2015

Hotel 1010, rue Sherbrooke O., Montréal

By invitation only

9:00-10:30. IR, Sociological, and Cultural Perspectives on Decline Management

Frédéric Mérand (Political Science, Montréal) – Decline in International Relations

John Hall (Sociology, McGill) – Decline in Historical Sociology

Jonathan Sachs (English, Concordia) – Decline Management as a Cultural Practice

Discussant : Pierre Martin (Political Science, Montréal)

11:00-12:45. Global Historical Cases

Cecily Hilsdale (Art History, McGill) – Culture and Decline in late Byzantium

Prerna Singh (Government, Harvard) – Development and Decline in South Asia

Nancy Turgeon (Global Studies, Sussex) – Late Imperial China Coping with Geopolitical Decline: 19th Century Reforms following Western Involvement in East Asia

Discussant : Olivier Schmitt (Political Science, Montréal, McGill)


14:00-15:15. The Decline of Europe

Frédérick-Guillaume Dufour (Sociology, UQAM) – Weber and the Colonial Temptations of the German Historical School

Xavier Lafrance (Political Science, UQAM) – Coping with Decline in Nineteenth-Century France: Analyzing the Elites’ Solutions

Discussant : Antoine Rayroux (Political Science, Montréal)

15:45-17:00. The Decline of the West

Julian Go (Sociology, Boston) – Decline and Colonial Legacies

Richard Lachmann (Sociology, SUNY) – British and US reactions to military defeats

Discussant : Joshua Shifrinson (Government, Texas A&M)

17:00-18:00. Wrap up and book project

19:30. Dinner.

This workshop is sponsored by the McGill/Université de Montréal Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS; and is funded by the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC)—project on 'Globalization and the Changing National Security State' (see



2014 Speaker Series – UdeM

Roland Paris, Ottawa, 15 avril 2014, Anti-Diplomacy: The Foreign Policy of Stephen Harper

Joe Clark, 11 septembre: Agir de concert: le Canada dans un monde en mouvement.

Eric Helleiner (Waterloo), 9 octobre 2014, The Status Quo Crisis: Global Financial Governance after the 2008 meltdown

Lene Hansen (Copenhague): Visual Securitization: Taking Security Studies from the Word to the Image, jeudi 6 novembre 2014, 16h

Michael Doyle (Columbia): The Responsibility to Protect, jeu 19 février 2015, 16h

Stéphane Roussel, ENAP, « La dimension idéologique de la politique étrangère canadienne », 31 mars 2015


September 12: Roundtable on Challenges Facing Pakistan
Husain Haqqani (Boston University) author of:

Magnificient Delusions: Pakistan, The United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
And Aqil Shah author of:
The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan

Moderated by T.V. Paul, Author of
The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World
Leacock 232: 12:00-1:30pm ***

September 12: C. Uday Bhaskar (Society for Policy Studies, New Delhi)
Ripe for Rivalry or Cooperation? The Indian Ocean in the 21st Century
Arts 160: 3:30-5:00pm 

September 19: Zoltan Buzas (Drexel University)
Nationalism and Balancing: Lessons from East Asia

September 26: Adam Stulberg (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Energy Security Dilemmas 

October 3: Shibashis Chatterjee (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
South Asia as a Region: Contesting Images and Possibilities

October 10: Viping Narang (MIT)
Strategies of Proliferation 

October 17: Ove Korsgaard (Aarhus University, Denmark)
A New European Order? Similarities and Differences Between 1864 and 2014

October 24: Thomas Blom Hansen (Stanford University)
The Afterlife of the Two Nation Theory: India’s Rise and the Muslim Minority 

October 31: Norrin Ripsman (Concordia University)
Neoclassical Realism: A Research Agenda 

November 7: Arthur Stein (UCLA)
Recurring Crises and the Origins of War

November 7: Rawi Abdelal (Harvard University)
Russia, Europe, and the Gas Revolution: Firms and Geopolitics in the Age of Shale
In Collaboration with the European Union Center for Excellence:
Leacock 808: 2:45-4:15pm 

November 21: Tai Ming Cheung (UCSD)
China's Emergence as a Military Technological Power: How Innovative?

*** In Collaboration with the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) and the Canadian International Council (CIC), Montreal Branch

All talks are in Leacock Building Room 429 from 12:00-1:30pm unless indicated otherwise




Workshop Program
Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown
380 Sherbrooke St. West 

Montreal, Quebec H3A0B1
Ph: 514-840-0010
Montreal, Saturday, November 2, 2013
Room Charles de Bleury (11th Floor)

8:00-8:20: Continental Breakfast

8:20-10:00 am: Panel I: Mechanisms of Accommodation I

1. International Relations Theory and the Accommodation of Rising Powers: T.V. Paul

2. Examining the Dynamic Theories of International Politics (Charles Doran, John Hopkins)

3. Balance of Power/Realism (Steven Lobell, Utah)

Discussants: Miles Kahler (UCSD)

Coffee Break: 10:00-10:15 AM

10:15-11:45 am: Panel II: Mechanisms of Accommodation II

4. Globalization, Interdependence, and Major Power Accommodation. (Philip Potter, Michigan)

5. What Would E.H. Carr Say? How International Institutions Address Peaceful Political Change (Krzysztof Pelc, McGill University)

6. Accommodating Ideas (Mlada Bukovansky, Smith College)

Discussants: Frederic Merand (UdM)

                        James Der Derian (University of Sydney)

11:45-1:00: Panel III: Successful Cases

7. Seizing the Day or Passing the Baton? Power, Illusion and Empire (John A. Hall and Ali Zeren, McGill)

8. Rising Powers: China (Lorenz Luthi, McGill)

Discussant: Mark Brawley (McGill)

1:00-2:00: Lunch Break

2:00-3:15: Panel IV: Failed Cases

9. Case Studies in Accommodation and Containment: Great Britain and Germany Prior to the Two World Wars (Norrin Ripsman, Concordia)

10.Allies versus Japan (Jeff Taliaferro, Tufts)

Discussant: Theodore McLauchlin (UdM)

3:15-3:30: Tea Break

3:30-5:00 Panel V: Current Cases

11. China's Bargaining Strategies for a Peaceful Accommodation after the Cold War (Kai He, Utah State)                                        

12. A Reluctant Global Power? Global Linkages and New Domestic Imperatives in India (Aseema Sinha, Claremont-McKenna College)

13. Brazil as a Revisionist Status Quo Power? (David Mares, UC San Diego)

14. Time to Get Out of the Cold? The Peaceful Accommodation of a Resurgent Russia (Nicola Contessi, McGill)

Discussants: Vincent Pouliot (McGill)

5:00-6:00 Concluding Panel:

Is Peaceful Status Accommodation Possible?

6:00-7:00: Reception, Room Charles de Bleury

Sunday: November 2, 2013: 8:00-10:00 AM:

Contributor's Breakfast Meeting, Room President Kennedy (Ist Floor)

This workshop is sponsored by the McGill/Université de Montréal Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS; and is funded by the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC)—project on 'Globalization and the Changing National Security State' (see


Fall 2013 CIPSS Speaker Series

September 20: Global Governance and International Paternalism
     Michael Barnett (George Washington University)
     Thompson House Ballroom: 11:30 - 1:00pm 

October 11: Neoclassical Realism, Policy Drift, and Indian Foreign Policy
     Rajesh Basrur (Nanyang Technological University)
     Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

October 25: China Goes Global: The Partial Power
     David Shambaugh (George Washington University)
     Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

November 1: A Reordered World? Emerging Economies and Global Governance
     Miles Kahler (University of California – San Diego)
     Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

November 13: Travels in Quantum Realities: Berlin, Sydney, Montreal
     James Der Derian (University of Sydney)
     Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

November 22: Atomic Aversion: Experimental Evidence on Taboos, Traditions, and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons
     Scott Sagan (Stanford University)
     Leacock 429: 11:30 – 1:00pm


Winter 2013 CIPSS Speaker Series

January 18: [Title TBA]
Milja Kurki (Aberystwyth University)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

January 25: The Tragedy of Canadian Diplomacy: Reflections on the Writing of Canadian International History
David Meren (Université de Montréal)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

February 14: The Trilemma and Trade Policy: Exchange Rates, Financial Openness, and WTO Disputes
Mark Copelovitch (University of Wisconsin)
Leacock 429: 1:30-3PM

March 15: [Title TBA]
Alexandre Debs (Yale University)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

March 22: [Title TBA]
Yonatan Lupu (George Washington University)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

March 28: [Title TBA]
Srdjan Vucetic (University of Ottawa)
Leacock 429: 1:30-3PM

April 12: [Title TBA]
Christopher Goscha (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM



Fall 2012 CIPSS Speaker Series

September 28: Human Rights, Democracy, and International Conflict
Jessica Weeks (Cornell University)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

October 5: The Transformation of Peacekeeping Operations into Civilian Protection Operations
Frédéric Mégret (McGill University) Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

October 19: The Price of Influence: Geopolitics and Human Rights in Central Asia
Alexander Cooley (Columbia University) Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

November 9: The Value and Values of Diplomacy: Moral Psychology and the Pursuit of Security in 1920s Europe
Brian Rathbun (University of Southern California)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

November 16: Can We Adapt to Climate Change in the Canadian Arctic?
James Ford (McGill University)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM

November 23: International Interventionism, Institutional Reform, and
Order Maintenance – A View from the Trenches, Greece 1821-2012
Tassos Anastassiadis (McGill University)
Leacock 429: 11:30 – 1:00pm

November 30: Revisiting Second Image Reversed – Lessons from Turkey and Thailand
Ayse Zarakol (University of Cambridge)
Leacock 429: 11:30-1:00PM



Winter 2011 CIPSS Workshop on International Security & Political Economy

January 14: Lt. Col. Simon Bernard (Canadian Forces), “Joint Operation Task Force in



February 9:  John Hall (McGill University), “Nationalisms and Wars”

February 11: Marc-Antoine Dumas (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), "The Canadian Arctic and Canadian Arctic Security"

February 18: Theresa Cardinal Brown (United States Department of Homeland Security), "Border Security and its Impact on Canada/U.S. Relations"

March 10: Vidya Nadkarni (University of San Diego), "The Paradox of Sino-Indian Relations: Strategic Rivalry and Burgeoning Trade”

March 21: William J. Norris (Princeton University), “Chinese Economic Statecraft: Security Implications”

March 24: Severine Autesserre (Columbia University) and Myriam Denov (McGill),

“War-Torn Societies and External Interventions: A Fieldwork Conversation”



Fall 2010 CIPSS Workshop on International Security & Political Economy

September 17: Daryl Press (Dartmouth College), “How Much is Enough? Testing Theories of Nuclear Deterrence”

September 24: Benjamin Miller (University of Haifa), “Optimists, Pessimists or Skeptics: Explaining Variations in Post-Cold War International and Regional Security”

October 1: Andrew Bennett (Georgetown University), “Where Mistakes were Made: The Politics and Psychology of Blame for Iraq” and “Doing Qualitative Methods” (Special Seminar)         

October 8: Hendrik Spruyt (Northwestern University), “Juggling the New Triad--Energy, Environment and Security: A Case Study of the Canadian Oil Sands”

October 13: Vinod Aggarwal (UC Berkeley), “The Financial Crisis, “New” Industrial Policy, and the Bite of Multilateral Trade Rules

October 25: Deborah Larson (UCLA), “Status and Rising Powers: Applying the Social Identity Theory”

October 29: Charles Glaser (George Washington University), “Rational Theory of International Politics” 

November 5: Craig Parsons (University of Oregon), “How to (and How Not to) Make a Constructivist Contribution in International Security”         

November 12: Jeffrey Legro (University of Virginia), “Unipolarity: The Future of an Overvalued Concept”

November 19: Michael Williams (University of Ottawa), “The Politics of Security: Securitization, Power, and Practice”     


Conference: When Regions Transform: Theory and Change in World Politics

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Hilton Garden Inn

380 Sherbrooke St W – Montreal


Session I: 8:15-9:30am

T.V. Paul (McGill University), “IR Theories and Regional Transformation”

Barry Buzan (LSE), “How Regions Were Made, and the Legacies of that Process for World Politics”

Discussant: Norrin Ripsman (Concordia)


Session 2: 9:30-10-45am – Realist Perspectives

Dale Copeland   (University of Virginia), “Realism and Neorealism in the Study of Regional Conflict”

Jeff Taliaferro (Tufts University)  (Presented by Zhiming Chen),“Neoclassical Realism and Regional Orders”

Discussant: Stefanie von Hlatky (Georgetown)


Session 3: 11:00am-12:30pm - Liberal Perspectives

John M. Owen (University of Virginia), “Economic Interdependence and Regional Peace”

Frederic Merand (UdeM) and Stephanie Hoffman (Graduate Institute, Geneva), “Regional Instittuions a la Carte: Mechanism of Variable Geometry in Europe”

John R. Oneal (University of Alabama), “Transforming Regional Security Thorough Liberal Reforms”

Discussant: Peter Jones (University of Ottawa)


Session 4: 2:00-3:15pm -  Constructivist Perspectives

Amitav Acharya  (American University), “Ideas, Norms and Regional Orders”

Vincent Pouliot (McGill University), “A Practice Theory of Regional Transformation"

Discussant: Michael Lipson (Concordia University)


Session 5: 3:30-4:45pm – Eclectic Perspectives

John A. Hall (McGill University), “Europe: Banalities of Success” 

Norrin Ripsman (Concordia University), “Why Regional Peacemaking Begins with States and not Societies” 

Discussant: Vincent Pouliot (McGill University)


Roundtable: Is the European Model Replicable in Other Regions?(McGill University, Friday, April 30, 2010.

Chaired  by by  T.V. Paul (McGill) - With:

John A. Hall (McGill)                                    Amitav Acharya (American University)

John Owen  (University of Virginia)                        Peter Jones  (University of Ottawa)

Dale Copeland  (University of Virginia)

Closing Remarks by Peter Guay  (Canadian International Council) 

Co-sponsored with  the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) in Collaboration with Canadian International Council (CIC) Montreal The Report can be accessed here.




Fall 2009 CIPSS Workshop on International Security & Political Economy

September 18, 2009: Imad Mansour (McGill University), “A Neoclassical Realist Analysis of Foreign Policy Strategies in the Israeli-Syrian Enduring Rivalry”

October 9, 2009: Erica Chenoweth (Weslayan University), “War Initiation and Transnational Terrorism”

October 16, 2009: Sarah Kreps (Cornell University), “Alliance Behavior in America's Post-Cold War Interventions”

October 30, 2009:  Ben Rowswell, Representative of Canada in Kandahar (DFAIT)

November 6, 2009:  Roland Paris (University of Ottawa), “Saving Liberal Peacebuilding”

November 20, 2009, Wendy Wong (University of Toronto), “From Principles to Norms: The Role of Organizational Structure in Human Rights NGOs”



EVENTS 2008 

Conference: Weak States and South Asia's Security Predicament

Le Meridien Hotel, 1808 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal

Friday, October 3, 2008

Panel I: 8:30-10:00 General Papers I

Paper 1:  State Capacity and South Asia's Insecurity Dilemmas: An Introduction
      T.V. Paul (McGill University)

Paper 2: State, Nations and Regional Security Orders
      Benjamin Miller (University of Haifa)
      Discussant: Norrin Ripsman (Concordia)

Panel II: 10:15-11:30 General Papers II

Paper 3: State Formation, Consolidation and the Security Challenge: Why Developing Countries are Not Becoming Stronger and More Secure
      Matthew Lange (McGill University)

Paper 4: State Failure and States Poised to Fail: South Asia and Developing Nations
      Robert I. Rotberg (Harvard)
      Discussant: Vincent Pouliot (McGill)

Panel III: 11:30-1:00: Country Studies I

Paper 5: India: Soft State with Multiple Security Challenges
      Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Center for Policy Research, New Delhi)
      -To be presented by Siddharth Banerjee (Sauve Foundation Fellow)

Paper 6:  Identity, Polity and Foreign Policy in Contemporary India
      David Malone (IDRC) and Rohan Mukherjee (Princeton University)
      Discussant: Sankaran Krishna (University of Hawaii)

Panel IV: 2:00-3:15 Country Studies III

Paper 7: Islamist Violence in India After the 1990s
      Christophe Jaffrelot (Sciences Po, Paris)

Paper 8:  Weak State, Failed State, Garrison State: The Pakistan Saga
      Lawrence Ziring  (Western Michigan University)
      Discussant: Daniel Markey (Council on Foreign Relations)

Panel V: 3:15-5:15: Country Studies IV

Paper 9: Afghanistan: A Very Weak State in the Path of Power Rivalries
      Rsaul Baksh Rais (LUMS)

Paper 10: Sri Lanka: Challenges in State Consolidation and Minority Integration
      Sankaran Krishna (University of Hawaii)
      Discussant: Mari-Joelle Zahar (UdM)


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Panel VI: 9:00-10:15 Country Studies IV

Paper 11: Bangladesh: A Weak State With Multiple Security Challenges
      Ali Riaz (Illinois State University)

Paper 12: Nepal: A Weak State Sandwiched between Two Major Powers?
      Maya Chadda (William Paterson University)
      Discussant: Erik Kuhunta (McGill)

Panel VII: 10:30-12:00: Regional Perspectives

Paper 13:  Economic Globalization and the Weak States of South Asia
      Baldev Raj Nayar (McGill)

Paper 14: Civil Society and Weak States in South Asia
      Mustapha Kamal-Pasha (University of Aberdeen)

Paper 15: Rays of Hope: The Not So Weak States of South Asia
      Amitabh Mattoo and Happymon Jacob (Jammu University)
      Discussant: Sunil Mani (Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum)

12:00-1:00:  Concluding Session and Launching of the South Asian Academic Network (SARCAN) Webpage: Presentation by Manish Thapa (Asian Study Center for Political & Conflict Transformation, Katmandu)

3:30-5:30: Transforming South Asia: A Roundtable (This Roundtable took place at Omni Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke St. West, Corner, Peel. The event was co-sponsored by Canadian International Council and McGill Center for Developing Area Studies)
      Chair: T.V. Paul, McGill University
      David Malone (IDRC)
      Daniel Markey (Council on Foreign Relations)
      Sunil Mani (Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum)
      Sujit Dutta (IDSA, New Delhi)
      Philip Oxhorn (McGill)
      Amitabh Mattoo (Jammu University)


Fall 2008 REGIS Workshop on International Security & Political Economy

September 26, 2009, Jeffrey Hart (Indiana University),  “Globalization and Global Governance in the 21st Century”

October 10, 2008, Robert Jackson (Boston University), “Solidarism or Pluralism: Political Ideas of the American Union and the European Union”

October 17, 2008,  Beth Simmons (Harvard University), “Credible Commitment and the International Criminal Court”October 31, 2008, David Kang (Dartmouth College), “Status and War in International Relations”

November 7, 2008, Ninna Tannenwald (Brown University), “Targeted Killings and the War on Terror: The Decline of the Norm Against Assassination?”

November 14 2008, Ian Hurd (Northwestern University),  “States and Rules, Norms and Interests”

November 21, 2008, David Holloway (Stanford University), “Is Nuclear Reduction/Disarmament Feasible?”



ISSS/ISAC Conference:

Global Security Challenges: When New and Old Issues Intersect

19-20 October 2007

Doubletree Plaza Hotel Montreal Centre-Ville

505 Sherbrooke Street East,  Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2L 4N3


Session I:  Friday: October 19, 2007: 8:00-9:45 am

Panel IA: Neo-classical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Room Bellefleur)

Chair and Discussant - Greg Kennedy, King's College London

Paper 1 - Jeffrey Taliaferro, Tufts University, Steven E. Lobell, University of Utah and Norrin M. Ripsman, Concordia University, ‘The Statesman, the State, and the Balance of Power: Neoclassical Realism and the Politics of Grand Strategic Adjustment'.
Paper 2 - Steven E. Lobell, University of Utah, ‘Threat Assessment, the State, and Foreign Policy: A Neoclassical Realist Model'.
Paper 3 - Norrin M. Ripsman (Concordia University, ‘Domestic Interests and Foreign Security Policy: A Neoclassical Realist Approach'.
Paper 4 - Mark Brawley, McGill University, ‘Strategic Calculations in a Permissive Environment: A Neoclassical Realist Approach to Balancing in the 1930s'.
Paper 5 -
Brian Schmidt, Carleton University, The Iraq War: Realism Versus Neoconservativism'.


Panel 1B: Civil-Military Relations and Military Transformation (Room: Fortin)

Chair and discussant – Warren Chin, King's College London

Paper 1 - Gary Schaub, Jr., Air War College, ‘Parameters of "The Unequal Dialogue": High-Level Civil-Military Relations'.
Paper 2 - James Forsyth, Air Command and Staff College, ‘Privatization of Defense: Assessing Officer Attitudes and Understanding'.

Paper 3 - Everett Dolman, School of Advanced Air & Space Studies, American Officer Visions of American Interests'.

Paper 4 – Sam Alvaro, Carleton University, ‘The Re-Imagined Military in an Age of Global Risks'.

Paper 5 - Michael Lipson, Concordia, ‘Logics of Cat Herding: Approaches to Interorganizational Coordination in Complex Peace Operations'.


Panel IC: Nuclear Politics (Room Matisse)

Chair and Discussant – Stefanie von Hlatky, University of Montreal.

Paper 1 - Abbey Jorstad, University of Denver, ‘Images of insecurity: the link between images of the opponent and opaque nuclear deterrence'.

Paper 2 - Siddharth Mallavarapu, Jawaharlal Nehru University, ‘‘Liminal' Conjunctions: Re-Visiting The July Opinion Of The World Court'.

Paper 3 – Randy Willoughby, San Diego, ‘Mixing old wine and the genie in the bottle: a non-proliferation perspective on French nuclear power and nuclear weapons'.

Paper 4 - Eric Honda, ‘Failure to Launch: Testing the Success of the North Korean Nuclear Option Through Three-Party-Deterrence Not Six-Party Talks'.

Paper 5 – Andrew Dorman, King's College London, ‘The Politics of Trident Replacement'.


Panel ID: East Asian Security Issues - (Room Colville)

Paper 1 – Yukiko Amakawa, Teikyo University, ‘U.S.-Japan Security Relations in Abe Administration'.

Paper 2 – Adam Moore, Northern Kentucky University, ‘The Veto: A Look at its Past and Present, and the Future Significance of China on the Security Council'.

Paper 3 -  Elizabeth Wishnick, Montclair State University. ‘Energy and Environmental Issues in Sino-Japanese Relations: Towards an Energy Security “Risk Community”?'

Paper 4 – Kate Jefferson & Elizabeth Fausett, University Of Arizona, ‘China: Assessing Dissatisfaction With The Status Quo In The 21st Century'.

Paper 5 –  Richard W. Chadwick, University of Hawaii, ‘Foreign Policy Challenges in the 21st Century: Disentangling the New Patterns of Interlaced Threats and Opportunities in East Asia'.


Session II: Friday, October 19, 2007: 10:15:AM-11:45am


Panel 2A: Conflict and the International System (Room:  Bellefleur)

Chair and discussant – Medha Bisht, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Paper 1 – Timothy W. Crawford, Boston College, ‘Wedge Strategies and Power Politics'.

Paper 2 – Felix Kuntzsch, Université Laval, ‘In Defense Of Rational Choice – The Politics Of Ethnic Violence And The Case Of Nagorno-Karabakh'.

Paper 3 -  Rahel Suissa, Haifa, ‘The evolution and reduction of enduring rivalries as a learning process-state conflict versus state and non-state conflict'.

Paper 4 – J.Lippert, Institut Europeen Des Relations Internationales In Brussels, ‘Inevitable War Or Undesirable Peace ? An Approach Of The Sociology Of War'.

Paper 5 – Walter C. Soderlund & E. Donald Briggs, University of Windsor,  SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1“The ‘CNN Effect' and Humanitarian Intervention: Evidence from the 1990s Reconsidered”.


Panel 2B –Terrorism and Violence (Room: Fortin)

Paper 1 - Tricia Bacon-Gonzalez, (Georgetown), ‘Terrorist Safehavens: One size does not fit all'.

Paper 2 - Chris Demchak, Arizona, ‘Wars Of Disruption In A Complex World Of Chronic Violent Threats'.

Paper 3 – Ilan Danjoux, Manchester, ‘Collaborative Securitisation: Merging Public Opinion Research and Security Studies'.

Paper 4 - Stephen Saideman, McGill University, ‘Xenophobia's Silver Lining: When Hate Causes Peace'.

Paper 5 - Jorge Andrés Rave, Université du Québec à Montréal, “To securitise or not to securitise: the  securitisation of the Colombian Crisis during the Clinton Years.”


Panel 2C – Nuclear Weapons, Proliferation and Arms Control (Room Colville)

Chair and discussant – John Migiletta, Tennessee State University

Paper 1- Robert Williams, Pepperdine University, ‘The Surprise Attack Conference of 1958 and the Origins of the ‘New Thinking' in Arms Control'.

Paper 2 – Ben Bonin, University of New Mexico, ‘One More is One too Many: Reorienting US Nonproliferation Policy towards NPT RevCon 2010 and Beyond'.

Paper 3 - Frank Ronald Cleminson, ‘Using Multilateral Arms Control as an effective alternative to war'.

Paper 4 – Bill Eliason, Old Dominion University, ‘Bound To Deny? Nuclear Proliferation And Its Dangers'.


Panel 2D – New security challenges in South Asia (Room Matisse)

Chair and discussant - Raj Kishor Singh, University Of Agra

Paper 1 - Tanuja Singh, ‘Ethnic Violence And Terrorism-A Threat To Humanity In South Asia”.

Paper 2 - Supriyasingh, Womens College Patna, ‘Terrorism Beyond Boundaries Of India'

Paper 3 - Rajesh Kharat, University Of Bombay, ‘Challenges To Security In South Asia:A Case Study Of Migration In India'

Paper 4 - K.S. Singh, University Of Agra, ‘Human Security-Problems and Prospects”

Paper 5 - Muhammad Islam, Bahria University, Islamabad, ‘Pakistan: Security Threats and Responses in the Post-9/11 Era'

Paper 6 - Nabarun Roy,
Carleton University, ‘Global Terrorism' to the rescue of India's great power aspiration?'.


Session III: Friday, October 19, 2007: 2:00-3:45pm

Panel 3A – Diplomacy and the International System ( Room: Fortin)

Chair and discussant - Greg Kennedy, King's College London.

Paper 1 – Patrick C. Bratton, Hawai‘i Pacific University, ‘The Effects of Governmental Structure on Coercive Signals and Orchestration'.

Paper 2 – Lawrence Rubin, UCLA, ‘Who's Afraid of an Islamic State?'

Paper 3 - Medha Bisht, Jawaharlal Nehru University, ‘N
ew World Order: Emerging Spaces In International Relations'.

Paper 4 – Mark Sachleben, Shippensburg, ‘Solving Transnational Issues through a Traditional IGO? The UN Security Council fumbling for a role with non-traditional security threats'.

Paper 5 – Gallia Lindenstrauss & Amir Lupovici, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ‘Ontological Security and the Overuse of Threats: How Threats of a Third World War were voiced over Nakhichevan'.


Panel 3B – Terrorism and Strategy for Securing the Homeland (Room: Bellefleur)

Chair: Paul R. Viotti; Discussants: Jeffrey Larsen and James Wirtz
Paper 1 - Robert H. Dorff, ‘The Search for National and Homeland Security'

Paper 2 - James M. Smith and Brent J. Talbot, ‘Terrorism and Deterrence by Denial'

Paper 3 - Paul R. Viotti, ‘Toward a Comprehensive Strategy for Terrorism and Homeland Security'

Paper 4- Veronica Kitchen and Gregory Moore, ‘Multinational and Transnational Cooperation in Homeland Security'

Paper 5-  Kevin Quigley, Dalhousie University, ‘
Critical Infrastructure Protection in Comparative Perspective'.


Panel 3C – Nuclear Weapons and Global Security (Room: Colville)

Chair and Discussant – Kalu N Kalu, Auburn University Montgomery

Paper 1 – Marina Mateski, Old Dominion University, ‘Nuclear renaissance: Can Russia lead?'.

Paper 2 – Mark Hilborne, King's College London, ‘Russian Policy on Space Weapons and Ballistic Missile Defence'.

Paper 3 – Wade L. Huntley, University of British Columbia, ‘Nuclear nonproliferation: a role for “responsibility”?'.

Paper 4 – Ekaterina Piskunova, University of Montreal, ‘Russian Foreign Policy and Iran Nuclear Program: Pragmatism Above All'.

Paper 5 - Tae-Hyung Kim, Daemen College, ‘North Korea's Nuclear Ambition: Choice or Necessity?'


Panel 3D - New security challenges in South Asia (Room: Matisse)

Chair and discussant – T.V. Paul, McGill University

Paper 1 -  Kailash Nath, Asar Software Technologies, ‘Glass-Half-Full Vs. Glass-Half-Empty:  Multiple Paradoxes Of Development And Security In India'.

Paper 2 - Neda Zawahri, Cleveland State University, ‘The Environment and National Security along the Euphrates, Ganges-Brahmaputra, Indus, Tigris, and Yarmouk Rivers'.

Paper 3 – Kavita R. Khory, Mount Holyoke College, ‘Diaspora Politics And South Asian Security'.

Paper 4 – Lawrence Prabhakar, Madras Christian College, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, ‘Regional Maritime Security Complex of Southern Asia-Indian Ocean: The Intertwining of traditional and non-traditional security concerns'.


Session IV: Friday 19, 2007: 4:00-5:45 pm

Panel 4A – Governance, Security and Foreign Policy (Room: Fortin)

Paper 1 - Cao Feng, Chinese People's Public Security University & Wang Shacheng, Harvard University, ‘Intelligence: Study In Public Security Administration'.

Paper 2 - Jon J. Rosenwasser, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ‘TBC – Intelligence, US Foreign Policy and terrorism'.

Paper 3 – M. Patrick Cottrell & Mark Nance, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ‘After Hierarchy? Governance and Security in a Post-9/11 World'.

Paper 4 – William C Martel, Tufts, ‘Defining Victory: Implications for Iraq'.

Paper 5 - Benjamin Miller, University of Haifa, Explaining Changes in US Grand Strategy: The Rise of Offensive Liberalism and the War in Iraq.

Paper 6 – Murali Venugopalan, Western Illinois University, ‘The Necessary Gambit'.


Panel 4B – Terrorism – Dealing Strategically with Terrorism (Room: Bellefleur)

Chair: Jeffrey Larsen; Discussants: Michael Opheim and Nicholas Bowen

Paper 1 - Jeffrey Larsen and James Wirtz, ‘WMD Terrorism: New Threats, Revised Responses'.

Paper 2 - Alexander C. Diener and Timothy Crawford, ‘Democracy, Civil Society and the Damage-Limitation Component of Strategy'.

Paper 3 - Terrence M. O'Sullivan, ‘Comparative Risk Analysis : Biological Terrorism, Pandemics and Other Forgotten Catastrophic Disaster Threats'.

Paper 4 – Omar Ashour, McGill, ‘Lions Tamed? An Inquiry into the Causes of De-Radicalization of Armed Islamist Movements'.

Paper 5 – Andrew D. Grossman, Erin Franzen, A Martini, Albion College, Strategy in the Car Bomb Age?  Deterrence by Denial, the DHS, and Homeland Security.


Panel 4C – New thinking on Insurgency and Counterinsurgency? (Room: Matisse)

Chair and discussant – Theo Farrell, King's College London.

Paper 1 – Warren Chin,  King's College London, ‘Adaptation and Change to the new Strategic Environment: British Counter-insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan'.

Paper 2 – Ora Szekely and Virginia DiGaetano, McGill, ‘The Counter-Insurgency Myth in Historical Perspective'.

Paper 3 – Andrea Dew, Harvard University, ‘Non-State Armed Groups and the Erosion of Constraints on Targets and Tactics: A Post-Cold War Security Challenge'.

Paper 4 – Anna Gielas, RWTH Aachen, Germany. Harvard University, ‘Asymmetric Conflicts between States and Non-state Actors: Containment of the New Wars'.

Paper 5 – Cdr Brigid Pavilonis, United States Coast Guard Academy, ‘Understanding Small War:  The Influence of Planning and Perception on Operational Outcomes'.


Panel 4D – Africa (Room: Colville)

Paper 1 – Carmel Davis, University of Pennsylvania, ‘The African Cockpit: Oil, Terrorists, China, and AFRICOM'.

Paper 2 – John H. P. Williams, East Carolina University, ‘Chaos At The Border: Tanzania And The 1994 Rwandan Genocide'.

Paper 3 – Jide Okeke, University of Leeds, The Prospects of the ‘Responsibility to Protect' principle in Darfur”.

Paper 4- Roman Hagelstein, University of Tuebingen, Where and When does Violence Pay Off?  The Algerian Civil War'.

Paper 5 – Nadra Hashim, Calgary, ‘Zanzibar and Political Inversion: fluke or prototype'.


Dinner Speaker: Professor Desmond Morton, McGill University


Saturday, 20 October, 2007

Session V: Saturday 20, 2007: 8:15-10:00am

Panel 5A – Hegemony and US Foreign Policy (Room: Bellefleur)

Chair and discussant - Professor Greg Kennedy, King's College London.

Paper 1 – Doru Tsaganea', Metropolitan College of New York, ‘Hegemony - Freely Accepted Leadership or Domination?'.

Paper 2 – Tudor Onea, Queen's University, The American Empire and its Discontents:  the Perspective of War under American Predominance.

Paper 3 –Evan Resnick, Yeshiva University, ‘Engagement as Inducement or Reward?  Lessons From America's Policy towards Kaddafi's Libya, Apartheid South Africa, and Saddam Hussein's Iraq'.

Paper 4 –Catherine Moses, Georgia College and State University, ‘The War on Drugs: Implications for the War on Terror'.

Paper 5 – Peter Dombrowski, Naval War College, & Professor Andrew L. Ross, University of New Mexico, ‘The Political Economy of the U.S. Grand Strategy Debate Revisited'.

Paper 6 – Allan S Layug, De La Salle University, ‘Legitimacy Crisis as a Global Security Challenge'.


Panel 5B – Terrorism, International Cooperation and Policy Responses (Room: Fortin) 

Chair and discussant - Commodore Kelly Williams, Assistant to the Chief of Maritime Staff.

Paper 1 – H. Brinton Milward, University of Arizona, Jörg Raab, Tilburg University & René M. Bakker, Tilburg University, ‘Problems Shape Policy: The Resilience of Dark Networks'.

Paper 2 - Abdul Ghafur Hamid & Professor Khin Maung Sein, International Islamic University Malaysia, ‘The Global Security Threat Of Nuclear Terrorism And International Law: Issues, Challenges And Prospects'.

Paper 3 - Michael Andrew Berger, University of St. Andrews, Coercion versus Terror: Understanding State Policy Options for Countering Terrorist Organizations with Coercive Means.

Paper 4 - Kalu N. Kalu, Auburn University Montgomery, ‘Strategic Fusion: What Lessons for International Counterterrorism?'.

Paper 5 – Joe P. Dunn, Converse College, ‘Teaching about Terrorism/National Security:  Two Classroom Models'.


Panel 5C – Biology, Memory and Security (Room: Colville)

Chair and Discussant, Stuart Croft, Warwick University.

Paper 1 - Brian Rappert, Exeter University 'International Security, Biotechnology, and Research Methods'.

Paper 2 - Michael Dillon, Lancaster University, 'Biopolitics of Security in the 21st Century'.

Paper 3 - Andrew Hoskins, Warwick University, 'In Memory of Security'.

Paper 4 – Captain Nils N. French, Canadian Army, ‘Social Epidemics and the Human Element'.


Panel 5D - European Security Issues (Room Matisse)

Chair and discussant - Professor Gale A. Mattox, U.S. Naval Academy.

Paper 1 – Heidi Hardt, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (HEI), ‘Regionalization of Peacebuilding: The European Union as an Institutional Role Model'.

Paper 2 – Helena Carrapico, European University Institute, Florence, ‘The European Union and Organized Crime: Threat Perception and the Making of a Security Policy'.

Paper 3 - Manuel Amarilla Mena, Centre for the International Promotion of Security, ‘Global challenges for the security of the European states. The European Security Agenda'.

Paper 4 – Vincent Pouliot, McGill, ‘The Logic of Practicality at the NATO-Russia Council'.

Paper 5 – Kajsa Ji Noe Oest, University of Copenhagen/Havard University ‘The Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a Threat or Opportunity for Europe?' .

Paper 6 - Peter Stockburger, University of San Diego School of Law, ‘One giant leap backward for humankind: the consequence of the European Union's apathy toward Romania's Article 98 Agreement with the US'.


Session VI: Saturday 20, 2007: 10:15-12:00am

Panel 6A – US Foreign Policy and Anti-Hegemonic Challenges (Room: Bellefleur)

Chair and discussant - Dr. John Miglietta, Tennessee State University.

Paper 1 –Michael C. Desch, Texas A & M University, “Liberal Tradition and American Illiberal Hegemony”.

Paper 2 – Gabriela Marin Thornton, Texas A & M University, “The EU in America's Foreign Policy: The Bush Administration's Case”.

Paper 3 - Joseph R. Cerami, Texas A & M University, “Reforming the National Security Policymaking and Interagency Processes: Questions of Policy, Strategy, and Structure”.

Paper 4 –Christopher Layne, Texas A & M University, “Realist Theory and America's China Strategy”.


Panel 6B – Security in the Digital Age (Room: Fortin)

Chair and Discussant – Chris Demchak, Arizona, Demchak@U.Arizona.Edu

Paper 1 - Panayotis A. Yannakogeorgos, Rutgers, ‘On the Terrorist Misuse of Cyberspace: Implications for International Counterterrorist Efforts, and Proposals for Governing the Electromagnetic Wilderness'.

Paper 2 – Patryk Pawlak, European University Institute, ‘Where the Rubber hits the Road: Smart borders of the future in Transatlantic Relations'.

Paper 3 – Tom Winston, Endicott College, ‘An Economic Analysis of Privacy vs. Security Online'.

Paper 4 – Raju K Thadikkaran, Mahatma Gandhi University, ‘Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the Era of Globalization: Security Issues and Concerns Revisited'.


Panel 6C – 'Warriors, Transformations, and Spatiality  (Room: Colville)

Chair and Discussant, Stuart Croft, Warwick University.

Paper 1 – Terry Terriff, Birmingham University, 'Warriors and Innovators: Military Change and Organizational Culture in the US Marine Corps'.

Paper 2 - Wendy Pullan, Cambridge University, 'The Reciprocities of space and security in Jerusalem'.

Paper 3 - Theo Farrell, Kings College London, ‘Transformation and Counter-transformation in the British Army.'

Paper 4 - Kwang-Jin Kim, University of Missouri-Columbia, Lt Col Doo-Hyeong Lee, Hangyang & Sengkwon You, Missouri-Colombia, ‘Force Structure and Interstate Conflict Behavior'.


Panel 6D – European Security (Room: Matisse)

Chair and discussant – Andrew Dorman, King's College London

Paper 1 – Dieter Dettke, ‘In Search of Normalcy: Germany's Foreign and Security Policy Between ‘Realpolitik' and the Civilian Power Paradigm'.

Paper 2 - Gale A. Mattox, U.S. Naval Academy, ‘The New European Security Paradigm'.

Paper 3 – Fred Cocozzelli, St. John's University, ‘The Endgame in Kosovo: Critical Junctures in the Making of the Status Decision'.

Paper 4 – Mary Frances Lebamoff, Loyola University Chicago, “Complex Power-Sharing as Conflict Resolution: Macedonia and the Ohrid Framework Agreement 2001”.

Paper 5 - Jenny H Peterson, University of British Columbia, ‘Crime as a security threat:  Exploring the criminality discourse in post-conflict Kosovo'.


Session VII: Saturday 20, 2007: 1:30-3:15pm

Panel 7 – Global Security Challenges  (Room Bellefleur)

Chair and Discussant: Kailash Nath, Asar Software Technologies

Paper 1 – Eric Ziegelmayer, St. Lawrence University, ‘Global Cities, Global Security: the global politics of urbanization'.

Paper 2 – Annelies Z. Kamran, The City University of New York, ‘Security Space: A Framework for Understanding the Global Governance of Security'.

Paper 3 – Gemma Marolda, University of Pittsburgh, ‘States, International Institutions and Global Governance: Rethinking Security in the 21st Century'.

Paper 4 –Julia Trombretta, TU Delft, ‘Environmental Security: the Transformation of Security'.

Paper 5 - Harini Sivalingam, McGill,  ‘Discourses of Fear and Victimization: the Impact of National Security Legislation on the Tamil-Canadian community'.


Session VIII: Saturday 20, 2007: 3:15-5:00pm

Panel 8 - Wars and Civil Wars (Room Bellefleur)

Chair and Discussant – Mary Frances Lebamoff, Loyola University of Chicago.

Paper 1 – Maya Ollek, McGill, ‘Rebellions, Insurgent Groups, and Civil War Termination in Eritrea and South Sudan'.

Paper 2 – Ariel Zellman, Northwestern University, ‘Weak States, Civil Militia, and State Deconstructive Violence'.

Paper 3 – Adam Lockyer, University of Sydney,Understanding warfare in civil wars: Afghanistan from the Cold War to present.'

Paper 4 – Andrea C Perkins, San Francisco State University, ‘Child Soldier Recruitment from a Global Perspective: Consequences of State Failure and the Obscurity of Human Rights in Complex Political Emergencies'.

Paper 5 – Alex McDougall, Calgary, ‘State Power and the Political Economy of War and Peace in Colombia'.

Paper 6 - Theo McLauchlin, McGill, ‘Civil War and State Building in Uganda'.


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2007 REGIS Workshop on International Security & Political Economy

September 28, 2007, Daniel Drezner, (Tufts University), “Tragedy of the Global Institutional Comons”

October 5 2007, Susan Hyde (Yale University), “The Observer Effect in International Politics: Evdence from a Natural Experiment”

October 12, 2007, Judith Kelley (Duke University), “Who Keeps International Commitments and Why?”

October 19, 2007, Jeremy Weinstein (Sanford University), “Dynamics of Civil War”

November 9, 2007, Alex Thompson (Ohio State University), “Principal Problems: UN Weapons Inspections in Iraq and Beyond”

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