Class of 1997 Session Overview

“First and foremost, I encountered an extraordinary circle of colleagues, many of whom remain good friends today. In addition to friendships, I took away the solid underpinnings of how the world of foreign policy works. All in all, a marvelous opportunity.”
VADM Jim Stavridis, USN Sr Mil Asst to SecDef

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Program Director and Staff

Program Director: Prof. Kenneth Oye, Prof. Barry Posen, Prof. Myron Weiner
Program Coordinator: Kelly M. Greenhill
Program Assistant: Judith A. Geiger
Research Assistants: Brian Hanson, P.R. Goldstone
Senior Advisors: Jake Stewart, Mitzi Wertheim

Session Date Participating Faculty
September 9, 1996 Introduction Dr. Richard Solomon
October 4, 1996 Ethnic Conflict Dr. Aleksa Djilas, Dr. Paul Goble, Dr. Gerard Prunier, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Prof. Ashutosh Varshney
November 4, 1996 Islam and the Turkish Experience Prof. Feroz Ahmad, Prof. Lisa Anderson
December 9, 1996 Democratization Dr. Larry Diamond, Prof. Lucian Pye
January 6, 1997 Democratization and War Prof. Jack Snyder, Prof. Stephen Van Evera
January 31, 1997 US National Security Policy Prof. Richard K. Betts, Prof. Thomas Christensen, Dr. Shai Feldman, Dr. Andrei Kortunov, Prof. John Mearsheimer, Prof. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Prof. Jack Snyder, Prof. Stephen Walt
March 3, 1997 Nuclear Proliferation Prof. Scott Sagan, Prof. Kenneth Waltz
April 7, 1997 Economics and Security Prof. Robert Z. Lawrence, Clyde Prestowitz
May 3, 1997 Regional Integration Prof. Suzanne Berger, Prof. Denise Dresser, Prof. Kimberly Elliott, Prof. Miles Kahler, Prof. Robert Pastor, Prof. Edward Steinfeld, Amb. Koji Watanabe, Prof. Hai Wen


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2018–2019 SESSIONS

This year's sessions begin with an introduction from Professor Thomas Christensen and move into a range of topics that include Religion, Identity Politics and Civil Wars; Iran, Turkey, and Israel; Biosecurity and Cybersecurity; National Economies in a Globalized World; and more.

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