Class of 2009 Session Overview

“Two key attributes of the seminar XXI program that are critical to program success are access to knowledgeable speakers in an environment that fosters discourse and a diverse group of Fellows who further stimulate the learning experience resulting in a community one can tap in the future. At the end of the day, you keep going back to that community.”
RDML Bill Burke, USN Director, Navy QDR Integration Group

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Program Director and Staff

Program Director: Prof. Robert Art
Program Executive Director: Tisha Gomes
Program Assistant: Kristen Jamison
Research Assistants: Michael Glosny, William Norris
Senior Advisors: Jake Stewart, Mitzi Wertheim

Session Date Participating Faculty
September 8, 2008 Introductory Session Hon. David M. Walker
October 3, 2008 Ethnic and Religious Conflict Dr. Gerard Prunier, Prof. Scott Appleby, Prof. Sumit Ganguly, Prof. James Dobbins, Prof. Chaim Kaufmann, Prof. Steven Burg, Prof. Ashutosh Varshney, Prof. Robert Art, Prof. Jarret Brachman
November 3, 2008 Iran & Turkey: Democracy & Islam Prof. Henri Barkey, Prof. Ray Takeyh
December 1, 2008 Japan & Europe — US Allies Forever? Prof. Richard Samuels, Prof. Jolyon Howorth
January 5, 2009 Realism, Liberalism, and World Politics Prof. John Mearsheimer, Prof. Andrew Moravcsik
January 30, 2009 National Economies in a Globalizing World Prof. Kenneth Oye, Prof. Jomo K.S., Prof. Chappell Lawson, Ms. Kimberly Elliott, Prof. Andrew Natsios, Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Prof. Adam Segal, Prof. Rawi Abdelal, Ms. Sarah Chayes
March 2, 2009 Environment & Demography Prof. Stacy VanDeveer, Prof. Richard Jackson
April 6, 2009 Democratization Prof. Terry Karl, Prof. Tamara Wittes
May 1, 2009 US National Security Policy Prof. Robert Ross, Prof. Christopher Layne, Prof. Keir Lieber, Prof. Stephen Cohen, Prof. Daniel Byman, Prof. Marc Lynch, Dr. Andrey Kortunov, Prof. Bruce Hoffman, Prof. Daryl Press, Prof. Marvin Weinbaum


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