Events | 2013

The Global Politics of Palestinian Liberation, 1967-1975 with Paul Chamberlin

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 | 4:00 pm | GAR 4.100

Between 1967 and 1975 the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) burst onto the world stage and transformed the contours of the Arab-Israeli dispute.

Explaining Violence Against Civilians: Leadership Deficits and Militant Group Tactics

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 | 12:15 pm | SRH 3.124

Certain types of militant groups are more likely to inflict violence on civilians—those suffering from leadership deficits. These deficits exacerbate the principal-agent problem between leaders and foot soldiers, who have stronger incentives to attack civilians.

Can the Press Cover Religion Fairly? with Mark Oppenheimer

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 | 12:15 pm | Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

It is a fact that most newspaper reporters, at least at the highest-circulation newspapers, are left-of-center in their politics; a substantial majority are also more secular than they are religious. So that is one set of challenges that faces the news media in covering religion fairly.

Diplomacy, Alliances and War: Anglo-American Perspectives on History and Strategy in the September 11th Era

Friday, Nov 01, 2013 | 8:00 am | AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

In the immediate aftermath of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the Blair Government and the Bush Administration forged an extremely robust strategic partnership. This collaboration began with the close personal relationship between the two leaders, and came to encompass tight operational cooperation in the military, diplomatic, and intelligence realms, all of which together defined a new phase of the US-UK “Special Relationship” as it entered the 21st century.

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 | 12:00 pm | LBJ Library Atrium

Peter Baker will be speaking at the LBJ Library on Thursday, October 31st about his new book Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. The talk will begin at noon and refreshments will be served at 11:30am.

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 | 4:00 pm | GAR 4.100

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman began writing at age 15 as the Publications Coordinator for a women’s center in Southern California, where she organized a variety of innovative projects for young people and adults.

Paul Rahe

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 | 12:15 pm | Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

Sixty-five years ago, Hans J. Morgenthau published a weighty tome, entitled Politics Among Nations, that took the American academy by storm.

The Uses of History in Foreign Policy

Thursday, May 16, 2013 | | Duke University

What role do historical knowledge and historical analogies play in decision-making processes in foreign policy? What role should they play? Policymakers and historians alike have long grappled with these questions, but rarely in a sustained or systematic fashion. This conference brings together a group of distinguished scholars and policy practitioners to consider these questions.