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October 2017

Can International Actors Encourage Intergroup Cooperation after Conflict? Evidence from Peacebuilding in Mali – William Nomikos, Yale University

October 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Comparing empirical evidence of UN and French peacebuilding practices in Mali, this talk offers insight into potential best practices for peacebuilding in diverse societies.

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November 2017

Alliances and Incomplete Contracting: Institutional Design, Audience Costs, and Compliance – Dan Reiter, Emory University

November 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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This paper argues for the importance of incomplete contracting in the design of international institutions in general, and for alliances in particular.

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December 2017

Absence of Accountability: An Analysis of Legislative Engagement on US Foreign Policy – Sarah Kreps, Cornell University

December 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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This article advances a novel argument about the effect of ideology on foreign policy oversight and shows that oversight is not a partisan action per se, but is more likely to reside at either of the two peripheries of the political spectrum.

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January 2018

Is there an After After 9/11

January 19 - January 20
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Terrorism threats, challenges, and responses - A project of the Orfalea Center

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February 2018

Interests, Institutions, and Foreign Policy Change

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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This paper draws from a larger book project on how domestic and international factors interact to produce foreign policy continuity and change.

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March 2018

Reconsidering Regime Type in International Relations

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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This talk will argue for a more nuanced picture of regime type in IR studies in which domestic institutions and the international environment interact to determine when leaders have the ability to engage in short term strategic action to become more insulated or exposed to relevant domestic audiences.

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April 2018

Modeling Multilateral International Negotiations

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Orfalea Center Conference Room, Girvetz Hall, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Join us for a colloquium by Dr. James D. Morrow, where he will be presenting on his paper “Modeling Multilateral International Negotiations.”

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Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating the Impact of Mass Violence through Pre-event Risk Communication

April 19 - April 20

A two-day workshop on targeted acts of mass violence.

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Radicalization and Violent Extremism: Risk Factors, Causes and Threat Assessment

April 26 - April 27

A two-day workshop on identifying risk factors, causes and drivers of radicalization

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May 2018

Who Pays For War? Economic Inequality, Fiscal Sacrifice, and War Finance Strategies

May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Girvetz 2320, Girvetz Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States
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In this presentation, Chang argues that domestic economic inequality plays an essential role behind war finance choice.

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