IPE Speaker Series - Panel on NATO
We are pleased to invite you to the latest iteration of the IPE speaker series.
Lecture format will be a panel with LSE alums Dr. Stanley Kober and Dr. Richard Weitz.
The IPE series features numerous prominent LSE alumni in the Washington, DC area.
Event Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 6:30pm
Location: Mortara Center for International Studies located at 1248 36th Street, NW Washington, DC, the corner of 36th and N Streets. The event is being held in the conference room on the main floor (it can been seen as you enter through the main door).
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 6:30pm to last until 8:00pm
A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.
Cost: Free for AFLSE Members and Guests of AFLSE Members. $10 for non-members.
Advance RSVP is required.
The International Policy & Economics Lecture Series (IPE) features numerous prominent LSE alumni in the Washington, DC area.
For questions, please contact: Pietro DiSciascio firstname.lastname@example.org
About Stanley Kober:
Stanley Kober is a Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at Cato Institute. He is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and received his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His areas of expertise include the relationship between democracy and peace, with a focus on control over the war power, and American grand strategy. He has lectured in the United States and abroad, and his work has appeared in Foreign Policy, International Affairs (London), the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Kober previously worked on Soviet and defense issues at SRI International (where he was managing editor of the journal, Comparative Strategy), the Center for Naval Analyses, and the Hudson Institute.
About Richard Weitz:
Richard Weitz is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute. His current areas of research include defense reform, WMD nonproliferation, homeland security, and U.S. policies towards Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Weitz currently serves as head of the Case Studies Working Group of the Project on National Security Reform.
From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Weitz was a Senior Staff Member at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. There he assessed methods to deter rogue states and non-state actors from using weapons of mass destruction. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Weitz was a consultant for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Defense Science Board, and DFI International, Inc. He also has held positions with the Center for Strategic Studies, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dr. Weitz is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A. with Highest Honors in Government), the London School of Economics (M.Sc. in International Relations), Oxford University (M.Phil. in Politics), and Harvard University (Ph.D. in Political Science). He is proficient in Russian, French, and German.
Dr. Weitz has written extensively in such journals as The National Interest, The Washington Quarterly, NATO Review, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Defense Concepts, and The Journal of Strategic Studies. His commentaries have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Baltimore Sun, The Guardian, Washington Times, Wall Street Journal (Europe), and many Internet-based publications such as those of the WashingtonPost.com and World Politics Review, where he is a contributing editor. Dr. Weitz has appeared on the BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, ABC, MSNBC, CBC, CTV, Al-Hurra, Al-Jazeera, Voice of America, Pacifica Radio, and additional broadcast media. He has delivered numerous presentations at conferences, panels, and other events.
Dr. Weitz published or edited several books and monographs, including China-Russia Security Relations: Strategic Parallelism without Partnership or Passion (Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, 2008); Kazakhstan and the New International Politics of Eurasia (Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, 2008); Mismanaging Mayhem: How Washington Responds to Crisis [co-editor with James Carafano] (Praeger Security International, 2008); The Reserve Policies of Nations: A Comparative Analysis (Strategic Studies Institute, 2007); and Revitalising US–Russian Security Cooperation: Practical Measures (London: Routledge for The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2005).
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