MICHAEL
C. DESCH
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Conferences, Seminars, and Public Talks

Conference: "America's Role in the World," Commentaire and The John M. Olin Center for the Inquiry Into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, Paris, June 1986.

Conference: "The Problem of Evil in 20th Century Politics," The John M. Olin Center for the Inquiry Into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, Chicago, June 1987.

Convention: The American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 1987
Panel Member: "The Superpowers in the Third World" Paper: "Grand Strategy and Intrinsically and Extrinsically Valuable Areas."

Conference: "Classical Theory and Practice and the American Founding," The John M. Olin Center for the Inquiry Into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, Chicago, June 1988.

Conference: "Cuba: The Island and the Diaspora," Cuban Studies Institute/Center for International Affairs, Cambridge, June 1989.
Paper: "Cuba, the United States, and the Soviet Union: the Security Relationship."

Conference: "Strategy and National Security," Wianno Club, Cape Cod, June 1989.

Summer Institute: "Regional Conflict and Global Security:¬ the Nuclear Dimension," Center for International Cooperation and Security Studies, Madison, July/August 1989.

Conference: "Younger Scholars in International Security," International Research and Exchanges Board, Princeton, August 1989.
Paper: "Assessing Changes in Intentions and Capabilities: The Role of Military Doctrine."

Conference: "Cuba, the United States, and the Third World," World Peace Foundation, Salem, MA, November 1989.
Presentation: "The Roles of Cuba and the United States in Future Third World Conflicts."

Workshop: "Changing Global Context for U.S.-Latin American Relations," Inter-American Dialogue, Airlie House, Warrington, VA, May 1990.
Rapporteur: "A World In Flux: The Changing Global Context of U.S.-Latin American Relations."

Conference: "Strategy and National Security," Wianno Club, Cape Cod, June 1990.
Workshop: "Security Studies and the Social Sciences," Center for International Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 1991.
Principal Organizer and Rapporteur: "Security Studies and the Social Sciences: An Agenda for the Future."

Talk: "The U.S. and the Gulf War: Conquest or Quagmire [or Stunning Victory]," Honors Program, School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Yosemite, CA, September 1991.

Conference: " Strategic Mobility, Forward Presence, and the Defense of American Interests," Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, September 1991.

Convention: International Studies Association - West, Los Angeles, CA, November 1991.
Commentator: "The New National Security Strategy."

Conference: "Political Culture and the Democratization Process," University of California - Irvine, Laguna Beach, CA, December 1991.
Conference: "In Search of Consensus: Reconciling Russian and American Post-Cold War Visions," John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University and the Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Republic, Moscow, Russian Republic, January 1992.
Principal Organizer and Paper Presenter: "The Keys to the Future: U.S. Strategic Interests in the Post-Cold War Third World."

Workshop: "Game Theoretic Approaches to Global Conflict and Cooperation," Institute for Global Cooperation and Conflict, Berkeley, CA, March 1992.
Convention: International Studies Association, Atlanta GA, April 1992.
Panel Chair and Commentator: "Deconstructing and ¬Reconstructing Europe."

Seminar: "Teaching National and International Security," National Strategy Information Center, Bow¬doin College, ME, July 1992.

Conference: "Conventional Deterrence in the Post-Cold War World," Naval Post-Graduate School, Monterey, CA, August 1992.
Paper: "Conventional Deterrence and U.S. Post-Cold War Military Base Requirements in the Third World."

Convention: American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 1992.
Panel Member: "Domestic Agendas and the U.S. Security System."
Paper: "The Keys to the Future: U.S. Post-Cold War Military Base Requirements in the Third World."

Conference: "Managing Nuclear Weapons in a Changing World," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, November 1992.

Workshop: "National Security and Conventional Arms Control Policies in the Post-Cold War Period," Oxford, UK, December 1992.
Co-organizer and Paper Presenter: "Great Power Interests in the Third World in Post-Cold War Era."

Conference: "Social Science Theory and Nuclear Proliferation," Security Studies and the Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University, February, 1993.
Discussant: "Alternatives to Realism."

Workshop: "Reconceptualizing Regional Relations," Institute for Global Cooperation and Conflict, Laguna Beach, CA, February 1993.
Short Paper: "On the Relevance of the Study of Regions."

Convention: International Studies Association, Acapulco, MX, March 1993.
Panel: "Comparative Defense Policy: Alternative Theoretical Frameworks."
Paper: "The Changing International Security Environment and Future Civil-Military Relations in Russia."

Workshop: "Defense and Arms Control Policies in the Russian Federation: Developments and Prospects," Ford Foundation Project at the University of Birmingham on Soviet Defense and Conventional Arms Control Policies: 1985-2000, Seillans, FR, April 1993.
Paper: "The New International Security Environment and Changing Civil-Military Relations in Gorbachev's Soviet Union and Yeltsin's Russia."

Seminar: "East and Central European Security and the Role of Institutions," Atlantic Council of the United States Young Leaders Seminar, Bruges, Belgium, May 1993.

Conference: "Civil-Military Relations and Nuclear Weapons," Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University, June 1993.
Commentator.

Convention: American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 1993.
Panel: "System, States, and Soldiers: Linking Civil-Military Relations to the International System."
Paper: "The Military-Technical Revolution and Changing Soviet Civil-Military Relations."

Academic Advisory Meeting: The Interamerican Dialogue, Washington DC, September 1993.
Presentation: "Democratic Stability and Civil-Military Relations."

Conference: "Global Change and Hemispheric Security," Olin Institute, Harvard University and FUNDAYACUCHO, Caracas, Venezuela, November 1993.
Principal Organizer and Presentation: "Why Latin America Will Miss the Cold War."

Seminar: "National Security Group," Olin Institute, Harvard University, November 1993.
Paper: "War and State Formation; Peace and State Deformation: The End of the Cold War and the Deconstruction of the Modern Nation-State?"

Workshop: "Defence and Foreign Policy Issues in the Russian Federation," Oxford University, UK, December 1993.
Coorganizer.
Paper: "What is the Price for Russian Military Support of President Yeltsin?"

Roundtable Discussion: "Security Issues in the Former Soviet Union," Kings College, London, UK, December 1993.
Presentation: "Russian Civil-Military Relations."

Conference: "Counterproliferation Policy: Implications for Business and Government Relations," Olin Institute, Harvard University, and the Defense Nuclear Agency, Washington, DC, January 1994.
Presentation: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Spread of the Bomb."

Seminar: "Brown Bag Seminar on Research Grants," Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside, February 1994.
Presentation: "Thinking Strategically About Research Grants."

Seminar: "The End of the Cold War and the Future of Democracy," Global Cooperation and Conflict Program and Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside, February 1994.
Presentation:"Russian Civil-Military Relations and the Prospects for Democratization."

Workshop: "The Politics of Strategic Adjustment: Ideas, Institutions, and Interests," SSRC/MacArthur Foundation, University of Texas at Austin, April 1994.
Paper: "Who's In Command: The End of the Cold War and the Future of U.S. Civil-Military Relations."

Conference: "The Army and Society in the 21st Century," United States Military Academy Senior Conference XXXI, West Point, NY, June 1994.

Conference: "Strategy and National Security," Wianno Club, Cape Cod MA, June 1994.
Paper: "The End of the Cold War and Future U.S. Civil-Military Relations."

Conference: "U.S. Civil-Military Relations," Center for Strategic and International Studies and U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, September 1994.
Paper: "U.S. Civil-Military Relations in a Changing International Order."

Conference: "Realism: Reaffirmations, Refutations, and Renewal," Security Studies, Charlottesville, VA, October 1994.
Paper: "Why Realists Disagree About the Third World (And Why They Shouldn't)."

Talk:"Our Post-modern Predicament," Olin Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 1994.
Seminar: "Strategy Faculty Seminar," U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, December 1994.
Presentation: "A Crisis In Command: The End of the Cold War and Changing U.S. Civil-Military Relations."

Conference: "Civil-Military Relations and the Consolidation of Democracy," National Endowment for Democracy and George Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Washington, DC, March 1995.
Paper: "Mission Matters: The End of the Cold War and Future Civil-Military Relations."

Conference: "Force Projection and Sustainment," John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University and Defense and Arms Control Studies Program, MIT, Cambridge, MA, March 1995.
Co-organizer.

Workshop: "Inter-American Peace, Security, and Democracy-Planning Workshop," Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, March 1995.
Paper: "Why Latin America May Miss the Cold War: The United States and Future Inter-American Security Relations."

Workshop: "Realism and International Relations After the Cold War," John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 1995.
Workshop: "Annual General James H. Doolittle Dinner/Workshop - Strategic Airpower in Desert Storm and Beyond," Defense and Arms Control Studies Program, MIT, John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies Harvard University, and the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 1995.
Co-organizer and Panel Chair.

Seminar: Defense and Arms Control Studies Program, MIT, Cambridge, MA, April 1995.
Paper: "Losing Control: The End of the Cold War and Changing U.S. Civil-Military Relations."

Conference: "Fault Lines of Democratic Governance in the Americas," The North-South Center, Miami, FL, May 1995.
Paper: "The Social Construction of Military Coups: Ideas, Threats, and Military Doctrine in Latin American Politics."

Conference: "Strategy and National Security," Wianno Club, Cape Cod, MA, June 1995.
Panel Chair: "Rational Choice and Security Studies."

Senior Advisory Council Meeting: "U.S. Post-Cold War Civil-Military Relations," Olin Institute, Harvard, Cambridge, MA, July 1995.
Organizer and Chair.

Convention: American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, September 1995.
Panel: "A National Strategy: A Symposium in Memory of the Late Eric Nordlinger."
Commentator.
Panel: "Sources of Civilian Control."
Paper: "Soldiers, States, and Structure: Civil-Military Relations in a Changing Threat Environment."

Conference: "Inter-American Peace, Security, and Democracy: Challenges for the Post-Cold War Era," Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, DC, September 1995.
Panel: "U.S. Policy: Increasing Cooperation or Disorder?"
Paper: "Why Latin American May Miss the Cold War: The United States and the Future of Interamerican Relations."

Conference: "International Security in the Greater Caribbean," Olin Institute, Center for International Affairs, North-South Center, and the FUNDAYACUCHO, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 1995.
Co-organizer and Commentator.

Panel Discussion: "The Legacy of Colin Powell as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff," Olin Institute, Harvard and the Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, October 1995.
Co-organizer.

Seminar: "Does Grachev Have a Future?" Russian Research Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 1995.
Presenter.

Seminar: "Is the Russian Military Out of Control? Harvard-Russian Institute of International Affairs and the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Moscow, Russian Federation, December 1995.
Presenter.

Faculty Seminar: Department of Government, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, January 1996.
Paper: "War and Strong States, Peace and Weak States?"

Television Talk Show: "News Night With Margie Reedy," New England Cable News Network, Newton, MA, February 1996.
Guest Commentator on "Armed for Profit."

Television Talk Show: "The Group," WGBH, Boston, MA, February 1996.
Guest Panelist on "Armed for Profit."

Radio Talk Show: "The Connection," WBUR, Boston, MA, February 1996.
Guest Commentator on the "Cuba Connection."

Television Talk Show, "The Group," WGBH, Boston, MA, May 1996.
Guest Panelist on "The Israeli Election."

Workshop: "New Faces in Civil-Military Relations," Olin Institute,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 1996.
Coorganizer and Paper Presenter: "Soldiers, States, and Structure: Civilian Control of the Military in a Changing Security Environment."

Conference: "Strategy and National Security," Wianno Club, Cape Cod, June 1996.
Panel Chair: "The Future of Deterrence."

Television Talk Show: "The Group," WGBH, Boston, MA, June 1996.
Guest Panelist on the "Bombing in Dhahran."

Conference: "The Revolution in Military Affairs," Security Studies and the Joint Center for International and Security Studies, Monterey, CA, August 1996.
Roundtable: "The RMA and Civilian Control."

Convention: American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, August 1996.
Commentator: "Military Technology and the International System."

Seminar: Defense and Arms Control Studies Program, MIT, Cambridge, MA, October 1996.
Paper: "Culture and National Security."

Seminar: "Death and Night and Blood: Yukio Mishima and the Paradox of a Militarist Writer in a Pacifist Japan," Olin Institute, Cambridge, MA, October 1996.
Presentation.

Radio Interview: "Stress and Gulf War Syndrome," Christian Science Monitor Radio, January 1997.

Television Interview: "Stress and Gulf War Syndrome," "MS/NBC," CNBC, January 1997.

Seminar: Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security PIPES), University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, January 1997.
Paper: "Culture and National Security."

Consultant: Comision de Analisis Sobre Relaciones Entre Colombia and los Estados Unidos, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, March 1997.
Memorandum: "U.S. Post-Cold War Foreign and Defense Policies."

Seminar: John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, May 1997.
Paper: "Constructing Conflict? The Wartime Impact of Peacetime Planning."

Asia/Pacific Crisis Simulation, MIT, May 1997.
Participant.

Convention: American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 1997.
Panel: "Culture and National Security: Progress or Degeneration?"
Paper: "When Culture Matters (And When It Doesn't)."

Radio Interview: "Military Missions and Civilian Control," Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio, September 1997.

Seminar: "Culture, Schmulture: When It Matters and When It Doesn't," Christopher Brown Center for International Politics, University of Pennsylvania, November 1997.

Seminar: "War and Strong States, Peace and Weak States?" Council on Foreign Relations, New York, November 1997.

Talk: "Civil-Military Relations: What Are They and Why Should We Care About Them?" Ukrainian National Security Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, December 1997.

Talk: "Cultural Divergence and Post-Cold War U.S. Civil-Military Relations," Executive Program for Senior Russian Military Officers, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, January 1998.

Seminar: "War and Strong States, Peace and Weak States?" Department of Political Science, MIT, February 1998.

Talk: "Cultural Divergence and Post-Cold War U.S. Civil-Military Relations," Executive Program for Senior Chinese Military Officers, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, March 1998.

Seminar: “War and Strong States, Peace and Weak States?” Department of Political Science, New School for Social Research, May 1998.

Talk: “Problems of Proliferation.” Asia-Pacific Forum, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, August 1998.

Talk: “The Post-Cold War Divergence of Civilian and Military Cultures,” Great Lakes Naval Training Center, October 1998.

Talk: "Civil-Military Relations: What Are They and Why Should We Care About Them?" Ukrainian National Security Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, December 1998.

Talk: “Cultural Divergence and Post-Cold War U.S. Civil-Military Relations,” Great Lakes Naval Training Center, March 1999.

Talk: “Two Myths of Air Power and Humanitarian Intervention,” Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, April 1999.

Talk, “Culture and International Security,” U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, April 1999.

Talk: “Technological Change and International Relations: Nirvana or New Medievalism,” Sandia National Laboratories, May 1999.

Talk: “Obligations to Rights: Changing Notions of Citizenship and Civil-Military Relations,” Great Lakes Naval Training Center, June 1999.

Radio Interview: “Reinstating the Draft?” Which Way L.A., KCRW, Santa Monica, CA, June 1999.

Paper: “Explaining the Gap: The Decline of the Mass Army and the Republicanization of the South,” Triangle Institute for Security Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Duke University, August 1999.

Paper: “Explaining the Gap: The Decline of the Mass Army and the Republicanization of the South,” American Political Science Association Annual Convention, September 1999.

Talk: “The Military Lessons of Kosovo,” United Nations Association of the United States of America, Lexington, KY September 1999.

Paper: “Explaining the Gap: The Decline of the Mass Army and the Republicanization of the South,” International Studies Association - South Convention, October 1999.

Talk: "Civil-Military Relations: What Are They and Why Should We Care About Them?" Ukrainian National Security Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, December 1999.

Roundtable: “Was Pius XII Really Hitler’s Pope?” Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and the Newman Center, University of Kentucky, February 2000.

Commentator: “Haiti and Coercive Diplomacy,” U.S. Institute for Peace, Washington, DC, April, 2000.

Paper: “Democracy and Victory: Why Regime-type Doesn’t Matter,” Program on International Security Policy, Department of Political Science, University Chicago, March 2000.

Talk: “Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment,” National Defense University, April 2000.

Talk: “Should the Military ‘Do Windows?” Humanitarian Intervention and American civil-Military Relations,” The John M. Olin Center for Inquiry Into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, University of Chicago, May 2000.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, September 2000.
Talk: “Immaculate Warfare and the Post-Vietnam Military’s Distrust of Civilian Leadership.”

Talk: “Why MOUT Now?” Conference on Military Operations in an Urban Environment: Lessons from the Past for Current Doctrine and Future Policy, Ft. Knox, KY, September 2000.
Conference Organizer.

Conference: “Principle and Prudence in Early American Foreign Policy,” The Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, September, 2000.

Paper: “Democracy and Victory? Why Regime Type Doesn’t Matter (Very Much),” Belfar Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 2000.

Talk: “Gays in the Military and Unit Cohesion,” The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA, December 2000.

Paper: “The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention,” Conference on The Question of Humanitarian Intervention, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA, February 2001.

Talk: “The Holocaust and International Politics,” Honors Program/Faculty Without Class, The University of Kentucky, March 2001.

Talk: “Culture Clash: Assessing the Role of Ideas in Security Studies,” Charles Phelps Taft Lecture, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati, May 2001.

Talk: “Democracy, Civilian Control and Military Reform” Black Sea Regional Security Forum, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, June 2001.

Commentator: “New Currents in Civil-Military Relations,” American Political Science Association, Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA September 2001.

Talk: “Ethics and Terrorism,” University of Kentucky Medical School and Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Center Joint Seminar on Medical Ethics, Lexington, KY September 2001.

Talk: “What Does Last Tuesday Tell Us About Future World Politics?” University-wide Forum, University of Kentucky, September 2001.

Talk: “The Prospects for Counter-Terrorist Operations,” University of Kentucky Law School, September 2001.

Talk: “Do We Have Any Good Military Options in Afghanistan?” Lexington Medical Society, October 2001.

Talk: “Just War and Terrorism,” Newman Center, University of Kentucky, October 2001.

Talk: “What Are the Common Factors That Affect Civil-Military Relations? Which Can We Affect?” Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State, Rosslyn, VA, October 2001.

Talk: “Civilian Control of the Military,” Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, December 2001.

Radio Interview: “Civil-Military Relations,” Odyssey WBEZ, Chicago, IL, December 2001.

Talk: “War Termination: The Political Science Perspective,” The Sayre School, Lexington, KY, February 2002.

Talk: “Can Democracies Win the War on Terrorism?” David Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University, March 2002.

Radio Interview: “Cuba,” Odyssey WBEZ, Chicago, IL, May 2002.

Conference: “The Revolution in Military Affairs and the Research University,”
The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, Kentucky EBSCoR, and the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, Lexington, KY, July 2002.
Organizer.

Convention: American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, September 2002.
Panel: "Civilization, Culture, and World Order.”
Commentator.

Radio Interview: “Civil-Military Relations,” Odyssey WBEZ, Chicago, IL, September 2002.

Talk: “Democracy and Victory: Why Regime-type Hardly Matters,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, February 2003.

Talk: “Why a Palestinian State is in Everyone’s Interest,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, February 2003.

Convention: International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, February 2003.
Roundtable: “Democracy, Peace, and War: What Have We Learned (Lately)?”
Panel: “Casualties, Combat, and Security Policy,” Discussant.
Roundtable: “American Realism Meets the English School.”

Radio Interview: “Reporter’s Notebook,” To the Point, KCRW, Santa Monica, CA, March 2003.

Radio Interview: “Patriotism and the Military,” Odyssey, WBEZ, Chicago, IL, April 2003.

Talk: “Democracy, Civilian Control, and Military Reform” Black Sea Regional Security Forum, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, May 2003.

Talk: “Why Ordinary Men Do Horrible Things,” March of Remembrance and Hope, Newark, NJ, May 2003.

Radio Interview: “Liberia Report,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, July 2003.

Convention: American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 2003.
Panel: "Democracy and War: A Pessimistic View.”
Paper: “Democracy and Victory: The Case of the Russo-Polish War.”

Talk: “The Increasing Costs of Empire Due to Nationalism and Balancing,” Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, Washington, DC, October 2003.

Radio Interview: “Iraq and the Shadow of Vietnam,” Odyssey, WBEZ, Chicago, IL, November 2003.

Talk: “Democracy and Victory: The Case of the Russo-Polish War,” Department of Political Science, The University of Notre Dame, November 2003.

Talk: “Will the Capture of Saddam Solve Our Iraq Problems?” Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations, December 2003.

Talk: “Democracy and Victory: Why Regime Type Hardly Matters,” George Bush School of Government and Public Service, January 2004.

Convention: International Studies Association, Montreal, CA, March 2004.
Panel: “How Well Does the Democratic Marketplace of Ideas Really Work?”
Paper: “Are Democracies Really Smarter in War?
Panel: “How Do States Create Military Power?” Commentator.

Workshop: “The Status of Diplomatic and Military History,” Security Studies Program, MIT, April 2004.
Co-organizer.

Asia/Pacific Crisis Simulation, MIT, Cambridge, MA, May 2004.
Participant.

Radio Interview: “Civilian Contractors in Iraq,” Odyssey, WBEZ, Chicago, IL, May 2004.

Conference: “Liberty, Leadership, and Images of the Battle of Salamis,” The Liberty Fund, San Francisco, CA, June, 2004.

Conference: “The University and International Relations in the 21st Century,” Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, June 2004.
Talk: “The Growing Estrangement of Theory and Practice in International Relations.”

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, September 2004.
Roundtable: The Shield of Achilles, by Philip Bobbit: Statecraft and the International System Through Time, discussant.
Panel: Political Theory and International Security, Chair.
Panel: Debating the Neoconservative Approach to International Security, Chair.

Workshop: “Measuring National Power in the Information Age,” Rand Corporation and Strategic Assessments Group, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, September 2004.

Conference: “Liberty in the Early and Late Works of Robert Nozick,” White Stallion Ranch, AZ, January 2005.

Press Conference: “U.S. National Interests and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” National Press Club, Washington, DC, January 2005.

Paper: “Democracy and Israel’s Military Effectiveness,” Christopher Browne Center for International Studies, University of Pennsylvania, January 2005.

Talk: “The Israel-Palestine Conflict and U.S. National Security,” World Affairs Council, San Antonio World, TX, February 2005. [Later broadcast on Texas Public Radio]

Convention: International Studies Association, Honolulu, HI, March 2005.
Panel: “Darwin and International Relations.”

Talk: “The Israel-Palestine Conflict and U.S. National Security,” World Affairs Council, St. Louis, MO, April 2005.

Conference: “America’s Security in the Age of Terrorism,” The American Cause, McClean, VA, April 2005. [Later broadcast on CSPAN]

Conference: “Sino-U.S. Relations and Regional Security in Northeast Asia,” Shanghai Institute for International Studies and George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, Shanghai, PRC, May 2005.
Paper: “Bush Should Be Careful What He Wishes for in China.”

Conference: “Clausewitz, Liberty, and the Transformation of War,” The Liberty Fund, Philadelphia, PA, June 2005.

Seminar: “America’s Role in a Changing World,” Björklunden/Lawrence University, Bailey’s Harbor, WI, July 2005.
Instructor.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, September 2005.
Theme Panel: “Debating Torture as a Resource for National Security Policy”
Paper: “Liberalism and Torture”

Radio Interview: “North Korea and White House Report,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, September 2005.

Conference: “China-U.S. Relations: Past, Present, and Future,” Chinese Peoples’ Association for Friendship With Foreign Countries and Texas A&M University, Beijing, PRC, November, 2005.
Respondent: “Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region.”

Conference: “Beijing Forum,” Peking University, Beijing, PRC, November 2005.
Panel: “America’s Role in the Security of East Asia.”

Radio Interview: “Iraqi Elections,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, December 2005.

Radio Interview: “Bush Defends U.S. Actions In Iraq,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, January, 2006.

Radio Interview: “U.S. National Security in a Time of Conflict,” Open Line, NPR 98/WOSU, Columbus OH, February 2006.

Talk: “America’s Liberal Illiberalism,” Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH, February 2006.

Talk: “America’s Liberal Illiberalism,” Mershon Center/Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 2006.

Conference: “Freedom and Empire in Herodotus’s Histories,” The Liberty Fund, Chicago, IL, March 2006.
Discussion Leader.

Convention: International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, March 2006.
Panels: “American Hegemony in Theoretical and Historical Perspective – Christopher Layne’s Peace of Illusions,” discussant.
“What International History Offers International Relations,” chair.

Workshop: “Lone Star National Security Forum,” George Bush School of Government and Public Service and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Galveston, TX, April 2006.
Co-Organizer.

Conference: “Standing Armies, Militias, and Liberty: Arguments from 1697 to Today,” The Liberty Fund, Loch Lomand, Scotland, May 2006.

Seminar: “America: The View From Abroad,” Björklunden/Lawrence University, Bailey’s Harbor, WI, July 2006.
Instructor.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, September 2006.
Panel: “American Hegemony in Theoretical and Historical Perspective – Christopher Layne’s Peace of Illusions,” member.
Panel: “Beyond Liberal and Conservative: Forging a Bipartisan Foreign Policy Consensus,” member.
Panel: “Democratic Accountability and Civil-Military Relations,” chair.

Conference: “War and Liberty,” The Liberty Fund, Cincinnati, OH, September 2006.

Talk: “The Liberal Roots of the American Empire,” Robert Strauss Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX, November, 2006.

Radio Interview: “Robert Gates’ Nomination as Secretary of Defense,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, November 2006.

Conference: “The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth,” The Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, February 2007.

Convention: International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, March 2007.
Panel: “Debating the Costs and Benefits of the American Empire,” discussant.

Authors’ Workshop: “The Solder and the State at Fifty,” United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, March 2007.
Paper: “Huntington’s Hartz: The Clash of Civilizations Between America’s Civilian Liberalism and Military Realism.

Workshop: “Lone Star National Security Forum,” George Bush School of Government and Public Service and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Lake Travis, TX, March-April 2007.
Co-Organizer.

Conference: “Terrorism and Liberty,” The Liberty Fund, Newport, RI, May 2007.

Radio Interview: “Iraq Funding Bill Moves Toward Passage,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, May 2007.

Conference: “The Solder and the State at Fifty,” United States Military Academy Senior Conference XLIV, West Point, NY, June 2007.
Paper: “Huntington’s Hartz: The Clash of Civilizations Between America’s Civilian Liberalism and Military Realism.”

Keynote Address: “‘Professional’ Versus ‘Education:’ What Should Be the Emphasis?” Air Command and Staff College Faculty Off-site, Maxwell AFB, AL July 2007.

Keynote Address: “Re-establishing the Post-Iraq Civil-Military Balance,” Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Leadership Development Course XVIII (Advanced), Falls Church, VA, August 2007.

Radio Interview: “Conflict Seen Between U.S. Military, Civilian Leaders,” Day to Day, National Public Radio, August 2007.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, August/September 2007.
Roundtable: “The Solder and the State at Fifty.”
Paper: “Huntington’s Hartz: The Clash of Civilizations Between America’s Civilian Liberalism and Military Realism.”

Talk: “The Changing Character of ‘Existential’ Threats,” National Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC September, 2007.

Presentation: “Re-establishing the Post-Iraq Civil-Military Balance,” Comenius Executive Leadership Program (Netherlands), Berkeley, CA, October 2007.

Conference: “China-U.S. Security Forum: Evolving and Enhancing Military Relations,” Washington, DC, October 2007.
Organizer and Summary Panel Member.

Radio Interview: “They Got It Right: (2) Michael Desch,” Open Source With Christopher Lydon, WGBH, Boston, MA, October 2007.

Talk: “Bush and the Generals,” Veterans Museum, Madison, WI, October 2007.

Talk: “Why We Can’t Talk Sanely About Israel,” Department of History Seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 2007.

Meeting: National Defense College Board of Visitors, Boling AFB, Washington, DC, January 2008.

Conference: “Thucydides on Empire, War, Democracy, and Liberty,” The Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, January 2008.

Conference: “Economic Liberty and Political Freedom: Cause, Effect, or Incompatible,” The Liberty Fund, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February/March 2008.
Conference Director.

Conference: “Existential Threats and Civil-Security Relations: Israel in Theoretical and Comparative Perspective,” Hebrew University, Jerusalem, IL, March 2008.
Paper: “Liberalism and the New Definition of ‘Existential” Threat.”

Talk: “America’s Liberal Illiberalism,” Robert Shuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, IT, March 2008.

Talk: “America’s Liberal Illiberalism,” Program on International Security Policy, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL April 2008.

Radio Interview: “Iraq and the Election,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, April 2008.

Talk: “Liberalism and Over-Reaction,” The Empire Salon, The Committee for the Republic, Washington, DC, May 2008.

Talk: “Liberalism and Over-Reaction,” The Academy of Philosophy and Letters Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2008.

Seminar: “Israel and America,” Björklunden/Lawrence University, Bailey’s Harbor, WI, July 2008.
Instructor.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, August 2008.
Panel: “Ideology, Beliefs, and Foreign Policy.”
Paper: “The Ideological Origins of Overreaction in American Foreign Policy.”

Conference: The Brady-Johnson Conference on Teaching Grand Strategy, Yale University, New Haven, CT, September 2008.

Conference: “America and the World: National Security in a New Era,” The Tobin Project, Airlie House, VA, November 2008.

Conference: Global Trends 2025: A Conversation with Global and Regional Experts, The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs and the National Intelligence Council, College Station, TX, November 2008.
Panel: “New Societies, Old Institutions, and Redundant Nation-States?

Radio Interview: “Obama’s Foreign Policy Team,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, November 2008.

Radio Interview: “Gates Stays On,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, November 2008.

Convention: International Studies Association, New York, NY, February 2009.

Panel Discussion: “The Evolving Role of the Navy/Military As It Relates to Future Operations,” Naval Leadership Weekend, University of Notre Dame U.S. Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, March 2009, Notre Dame, IN.
Moderator.

Talk: “How Could It Get Any Worse? A Future Crisis in Civil-Military Relations,” U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, March 2009.

Convention: Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2009.
Roundtable: “Broken Civil-Military Relations and Strategic Blunders: The Case of Iraq.”

Conference: Fourth Annual Lone Star National Security Forum, George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University; Lyndon Banes Johnson School of Public Affairs; and John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University, April 2009.

Radio Interview: “Attacking Piracy,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, April 2009.

Talk: “The Liberal Roots of the American Empire,” Seminar: “Liberal Theory and the Muslim Question: Examining Liberalism’s Claim to Universality,” Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University, April 2009.

Seminar: “China and America,” Björklunden/Lawrence University, Bailey’s Harbor, WI, July 2009.
Instructor.

Radio Interview: “Obama Treks to Indiana to Talk Economy,” Marketplace, National Public Radio, August 2009.

Radio Interview: “Plans for a New Interrogation Team,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, August 2009.

Radio Interview: “Learning to Love the Bomb,” Newsweek On Air/WNYC, New York, August 2009.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Toronto, CA, September 2009.
Roundtable: “The World According to Samuel Huntington.”
Panel: “International conflict and the fate of Liberal Democracy.” Chair and Discussant.
Panel: “Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War.” Chair and Discussant.
Roundtable: “The Israel Lobby at Two.” Chair.

Radio Interview: “Scaling Back On Nuclear Weapons,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, September 2009.

Talk: “What Eggheads Can Teach Generals,” Saturday Scholar Series, University of Notre Dame, September 2009.

Workshop: “Bridging the Gap,” New Era Foreign Policy Project, Duke University and the University of California at Berkeley, Washington, DC, October 2009.

Convention: Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2009.
Chair and Presenter: “Civil-Military Relations and Controversy.”

Talk: “What Eggheads Can Teach Generals,” Executive Vice President Leadership Team, University of Notre Dame, November 2009.

Radio Interview: “Afghanistan Strategy Debate,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, November 2009.

Talk: “If, When, and How Social Science Can Contribute to National Security Policy,” The Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 2009.

Convention: International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 2010.
Roundtable: “Connecting Scholars and Practioners in National Security Policymaking.”
Roundtable: “Democratic Peace Between Theory and Practice.”
Panel: “Empire and International Order.”
Paper: “The Liberal Roots of the American Empire.”

Talk: “If, When, and How Social Science Can Contribute to National Security Policy,” Security Studies Program, MIT, March 2010.

Conference: “The Influence of Social Science Theory Upon National Security Policy,” Notre Dame International Security Program, Notre Dame, IN, April 2010.
Organizer and Commentator.

Conference: “Realism, Order, and Liberty in International Politics According to Lord Salisbury and George Kennan,” The Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, May 2010.

Radio Interview: “Obama’s National Security Strategy,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, May 2010.

Radio Interview: “General McChrystal, General Petreaus, and ‘Obama’s War,’” To the Point, KCRW, Santa Monica, CA, June 2010.

Television Interview: "Political Fallout of McChrystal Ouster Examined," The News Hour, PBS, Washington, DC, June 2010.

Radio Interview: “Petreaus Picked to Lead ‘Tough Fight’ in Afghanistan,” Morning Edition, National Public Radio, Washington, DC June 2010.

Radio Interview: “Analysis: Democracies Often at Odds With Military Authority,” Voice of America, Washington, DC, June 2010.

Television Interview: “Analysts Pessimistic on Chances of Mideast Talks Success” Voice of America, Washington, DC, September 2010.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Washington, September 2010.
Panel: “Ethnic Lobbies and Foreign Policy.” Chair.
Panel: “The Future of Counter-Insurgency and Nation-Building .” Chair and Discussant.
Panel: “Are You Threatening Me?: New Directions in Threat Assessment and Evaluation.” Chair and Discussant.

Talk: “If, When, and How Social Science Can Contribute to National Security Policy,” University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Studies, Notre Dame, IN, September 2010.

Talk: “Why Democracy Will Doom the Peace Process,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN , September, 2010.

Talk: “The Complicated Triangle: The Peril and Promise of Democracy and Religion in the Relations Between the USA, Israel, and Turkey,” I?ik University, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2010.

Talk: “The Liberal Roots of the American Empire,” Department of International Relations, I?ik University, ?ile, Turkey, October 2010.

Talk: “Let’s Talk Turkey,” College Arts and Letters Advisory Council, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, October 2010.

Radio Interview: “Midterm Impact on Obama Foreign Policy,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, November 2010.

Conference: “Power Through Its Prudent Use: Strategies and Instruments for US National Security,” The Tobin Project, Wylie Inn, Beverly, MA, December 2010.

Talk: “Why America Can't Stand Not to Be #1: A New Grand Strategy for a New Century,” Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL January 2011.

Panel Discussion: “Women and War: In and Out of Uniform,” ROTC Women, University of Notre Dame, IN, January 2011.

Conference: “Strategy and Liberty in Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War,” The Liberty Fund, San Antonio, TX, February 2011.

Convention: International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 2011.

Roundtable: Can We Reach An Understanding? Gender, Feminism, and Security Studies.

Convention: Mid-West Political Science Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, March 2011.

Roundtable: “Presidents and Military Command.”

Presentation:”Presidents and Supreme Command: Lessons From Iraq and the Global War on Terrorism.”

Seminar: “America and the World After 9/11,” Teachers As Scholars, University of Notre Dame, March/April 2011.

Talk: “If, When, and How Social Science Can Contribute to National Security Policymaking,” National Intelligence Council, Washington, DC, April 2011.

Talk: “American Grand Strategy After Iraq and Afghanistan: The Case for Off- Shore Balancing,” President’s Circle, University of Notre Dame, Washington DC, April, 2011.

Conference: “Liberty and Responsibility in the Major Works of Samuel P. Huntington” The Liberty Fund, Osterville, MA, May 2011. Conference Director.

Workshop: “The Cult of the Irrelevant in Academia: Causes and Consequences,” The Carnegie Corporation and the Elliott School, George Washington University, Washington, DC, June 2011. Co-Organizer.

Talk: “War and the Catholic Tradition,” Theology on Tap, Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, IN, August 2011.

Workshop: “Religion and International Relations (II),” Notre Dame/Mellon Initiative on Religion Across the Disciplines, South Bend, IN, August 2011. Co-convener.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, September 2011.

Panel: “Author Meets Critics: Sebastian Rosato's Europe United” Chair.

Panel: “Exploring the Origins and Implications of the Military-Industrial Complex” Panelist.

Panel: “Is There a Clash of Civilizations? Geopolitics and Globalization.” Panelist.

Radio Interview: “The Palestinian Request for UN Recognition,” The Beijing Hour, China Radio International, Beijing, PRC, September 2011 (three separate interviews).

Convention: Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2011.

Commentator and Presenter: “Ten Years after September 11: Strategic Choices.”

Conference: The H.L. Mencken Club, Baltimore, MD, November 2011.

Talk: “Obama and America’s Liberal Empire.”

Talk: “‘Academic’ Security Studies: From the Wizards of Armageddon to the High Priests of the Cult of the Irrelevant,” International Security Colloquium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, December 2011.

Workshop: “Religion and International Relations (III),” Notre Dame/Mellon Initiative on Religion Across the Disciplines, Chicago, IL, March 2012. Co-convener.

Workshop: “Covering Globalization @ The Local Level: Beyond the G8/NATO Summits,” A McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute, Chicago, IL, March 2012.

Presenter: “NATO/Security.”

Workshop: The Lone Star National Security Forum, George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University and Lyndon Banes Johnson School of Public Affairs, Westin Stonebriar, Frisco, TX, March 2012.

Paper: “‘Academic’ Security Studies: From the Wizards of Armageddon to the High Priests of the Cult of the Irrelevant.”

Workshop: “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds,” National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Notre Dame International Security Program; Program on International Security Policy,University of Chicago; Buffet Center for International Studies, Northwestern University; Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Notre Dame, IN, April 2012. Co-organizer and Commentator.

Television Interview: “The NATO Summit,” CTV, Ontario, CA, May 2012.

Television Interview: “Syria,” CTV, Ontario, CA, July 2012.

Talk: “Obama and America’s Liberal Empire,” The Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, July 2012.

Radio Interview: “Israel’s Prime Minister and the U.S. Election,” The World,Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, September 2012.

Radio Interview: “Cranks and Crazies Have Taken Over the Republican Party; with the MEK Now Off the Terror List Will Congress Fund Them to AttackIran?; "Bibi's Chutzpah: the Prime Minister Crosses a Red Line,” Background Briefing With Ian Masters, Pacifica Radio, September 2012.

Radio Interview: “CNN Radio News Day: September 27, 2012,” CNN Radio, September, 2012.

Radio Interview: “The Daily Wrap from The Wall Street Journal with Michael Castner, September 28, 2012,” The Wall Street Journal Radio, September, 2012.

Talk: “What Do Policymakers Want From Us? Preliminary Results From A Survey of Current and Former National Security Decision-Makers,” Seminar on International Relations Theory, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL, October 2012.

Research Presentation: “The Professionalization of Social Science and the Decline of Public Intellectualism: The Case of National Security Studies,” Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Notre Dame, October 2012.

Manuscript Review Seminar: “Henry R. Nau, Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan,” Hoover Institution/Stanford University, Washington, DC, October 2012.

Socratic Seminar: “Thomas Sowell’s Intellectuals and Society,” The Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, November 2012.

Radio Interview: “The Palestinian Request for UN Recognition, II,” The Beijing Hour, China Radio International, Beijing, PRC, November 2012 (two separate interviews).

Workshop: “U.S. Grand Strategy,” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 2012.

Conference: “Sustainable National Security: Smarter Strategy for a Changing World,” The Tobin Project, Beverly, MA, December 2012.

Research Presentation: “Politics and Science as a Vocation: The Ethical Imperative for Some Scholars to Be Public Intellectuals (And for the Rest to Let Them Do So),” Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Notre Dame, October 2012.

Talk: “What Do Policymakers Want From Us? Preliminary Results From A Survey of Current and Former National Security Decision-Makers,” Center on American and Global security, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, February 2013.

Conference: “International Ethics and Free Government,” The Liberty Fund, San Antonio, TX, February 2013.

Workshop: “The Carnegie Cult of the Irrelevant Project,” Notre Dame International Security Program and Security Studies Program, MIT; Austin, TX; February-March 2013. Co-Organizer.

Paper: “What Do Policymakers Want From Us? Preliminary Results from a Survey of Current and Former Senior National Security Decision-makers” (with Paul Avey).

Presentation: “The Flawed, But Indispensable, NRC Rankings.”

Presentation: “Alternative Rankings for Excellence in International Relations” (with Peter Campbell).

Conference: “Ike Reconsidered: Lessons from the Eisenhower Legacy for the 21st Century,” Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College, New York, NY, March 2013.

Chair and Commentator: “Honest Expertise: Eisenhower and the Constructive Use of Science.”

Panelist: “Science Policy Roundtable.”

Workshop: “Role of Culture, History, and Religion in Future Global Development,” The Atlantic Council, U.S.; Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning, Government of Singapore; and the National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director National Intelligence, Washington, DC, March 2013.

Discussion: “Drone Warfare: The Unknown Costs (with General James Cartright),” Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL, March 2013.

Conference: “The Ethical, Strategic, and Legal Implications of Drone Warfare,”The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of NotreDame, Chicago, IL March 2013.

Panel: “The Strategic Implications of Drone Warfare.”Commentator.

Conference: International Studies Association Annual Convention, SanFrancisco, CA, April 2013.

Panel: “Advancing Strategic Culture.”

Paper: “The Culture of Science and the Marginalization of Security Studies: “Normal (Social) Science,” Academic Professionalization, and the Cult of the Irrelevant in Political Science.”

Roundtable: “The Future of Civil-Military Relations Theory.”

Conference: “Public Intellectualism in Comparative Context: Different Countries, Different Disciplines,” Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Notre Dame, IN, April 2013. Organizer.

Paper: “Politics and Science As A Vocation: The Ethical Imperative of Public Intellectualism for Scholars.”

Conference: “The US ‘Rebalance’ Towards Asia: Transatlantic Perspectives,” CERI-Sciences Po; Association of United States Army; Royal United Services Institute; United States Embassy – Paris; and Nanovic Institute, University of Notre Dame; Paris, FR, June 2013.

Panel: “Impact on Transatltantic Relations.” Chair.

Conference: “Prudence, Principle, and Western Security,” Earhart Foundation, Dearborn, MI, July 2013.

Television Interview: “Snowden and U.S.-Russian Relations,” al-Jazeera/America, New York, NY, August 2013.

Television Interview: “The Next Round of Israel-Palestine Negotiations,” al-Jazeera/America, New York, NY, August 2013.

Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention,Chicago, IL, August 2013.

Panel: “The Crisis of the West: Philosophical and International Perspectives.” Commentator.

Panel: “Author Meets Critics: Henry Nau’s ‘Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan.’” Chair and Commentator.

Television Interview: “Russia and Syria,” al-Jazeera/America, New York, NY, September 2013.

Workshop: “Privacy and Security,” National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, MD, September 2013.

Talk: “The Cult of the Irrelevant: The Professionalization of Political Science and the Marginalization of National Security Studies,” Program on International Security Policy, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL October 2013.

Talk: “The Cult of the Irrelevant: The Professionalization of Political Science and the Marginalization of National Security Studies,” George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 2013.

Talk: “The Cult of the Irrelevant: The Professionalization of Political Science and the Marginalization of National Security Studies,” Notre Dame International Security Program, Notre Dame, IN, November 2013.