Class of 2006 Session Overview

“The lively exchange of views among participants from various agencies and guest lecturers has sharpened my understanding of the issues that command our attention today. Seminar XXI also allowed me to familiarize my colleagues with USAID’s capabilities and perspectives.”
Elisabeth Kvitashvili Director, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, USAID

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Program Director and Staff

Program Director: Prof. Robert Art
Program Executive Director: Tisha Gomes Voss
Program Assistant: Kristen Jamison
Research Assistants: Colin Jackson, Joshua Rovner
Senior Advisors: Jake Stewart, Mitzi Wertheim

Session Date Participating Faculty
September 12, 2005 Introduction Hon. Andrew S. Natsios
September 30, 2005 Ethnic and Religious Conflict Prof. Scott Appleby, Prof. Daniel Byman, Prof. Sumit Ganguly, Prof. Chaim Kaufmann, Prof. Roger Petersen, Dr. Gerard Prunier, Prof. Stephen Van Evera
November 7, 2005 Israel and Palestine Dr. Shai Feldman, Dr. Khalil Shikaki
December 5, 2005 Terrorism and Counterterrorism Prof. Bruce Hoffman, Prof. Louise Richardson
January 3, 2006 Realism, Liberalism, and the Future of World Politics Prof. John Mearsheimer, Prof. Andrew Moravcsik
January 27, 2006 National Economies in a Globalizing World Prof. Rawi Abdelal, Kimberly Elliott, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Prof. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Prof. Chappell Lawson, Prof. Kenneth Oye, Dr. Steven Radelet, Prof. Robert Rotberg, Dr. Adam Segal
March 6, 2006 State Building and Iraq Prof. James Dobbins, Dr. Kenneth Pollack
April 3, 2006 Democratization Prof. Terry Karl, Prof. Habib Malik
April 28, 2006 US National Security Policy Prof. Robert Art, Prof. Stephen Cohen, Prof. David Kang, Dr. Andrei Kortunov, Prof. Christopher Layne, Prof. Keir A. Lieber, Lord John Roper, Prof. Robert Ross, Prof. Leonard Schoppa, Prof. Stephen Walt


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