Class of 2008 Session Overview

“Seminar XXI would disappoint anyone with a senior position in the military or civilian government who thinks he's seen it all and learned it all. Over the course of the year, even the broadest thinker would be challenged by the breadth of subject matter tackled by scholars, practitioners, and seminar participants. The seminar instills in the problem solver the salutary habit of asking: is there another perspective to be considered?”
Dr. Susan Offutt Chief Economist, U.S. Government Accountability Office

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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: Gabriel Rubin, Joshua Shifrinson
Senior Advisors: Jake Stewart, Mitzi Wertheim

Session Date Participating Faculty
September 10, 2007 Introductory Session Dr. Philip Zelikow
September 28, 2007 Ethnic and Religious Conflict Dr. Gerard Prunier, Prof. Scott Appleby, Prof. Sumit Ganguly, Prof. Robert Art, Prof. Chaim Kaufmann, Prof. Steven Burg, Prof. Ashutosh Varshney, Prof. Jarret Brachman
November 5, 2007 Iran & Turkey: Democracy & Islam Prof. Henri Barkey, Prof. Ray Takeyh
December 10, 2007 Japan & Europe — US Allies Forever? Prof. Richard Samuels, Prof. Jolyon Howorth
January 7, 2008 Realism, Liberalism, and World Politics Prof. John Mearsheimer, Prof. Michael Doyle
February 1, 2008 National Economies in a Globalizing World Prof. Kenneth Oye, Prof. Jomo K.S., Prof. Chappell Lawson, Ms. Kimberly Elliott, Prof. Andrew Natsios, Ms. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Prof. Adam Segal, Prof. Rawi Abdelal
March 3, 2008 State Building Prof. James Dobbins, Prof. Seth Jones
April 7, 2008 Democratization Prof. Terry Karl, Prof. Tamara Wittes
May 2, 2008 US National Security Policy Prof. Robert Art, Prof. Bob Ross, Prof. Chris Layne, Prof. Keir Lieber, Prof. Stephen Cohen, Prof. Daniel Byman, Prof. Gregory Gause, Prof. Daryl Press, Prof. Marc Lynch, Dr. Andrey Kortunov, Prof. Stacy VanDeveer, Prof. Bruce Hoffman

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