Avoiding a Nuclear Sarajevo: Lessons from WW I for Crisis Management in the Twenty-First Century

The Matthew B. Ridgway Center will host a conference entitled "Avoiding a Nuclear Sarajevo: Lessons from WW I for Crisis Management in the Twenty-First Century" from 9 am - 3 pm, Thur. Sept. 25 at the University Club, Ballroom B. The event will feature Dr. Jack Levy, a professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, and Dr. Avery Goldstein, professor of Global Politics and International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Levy will discuss “Conflicting Interests and Crisis Management in July 1914.” Dr. Goldstein will present “Crisis Instability and the Risk of US-China Military Conflict." Professor Dennis Gormley will present "Taking the Long View: 1914 and the Second Conventional Age."

 RSVP to beb38@pitt.edu by Thurs., Sept. 18.

 Guest Speakers

Avery Goldstein is David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations, Director of Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Associate Director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania.  Goldstein’s research focuses on international relations, security studies, and Chinese politics. His books include Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security (2005) and The Nexus of Economics, Security, and International Relations in East Asia (2012, co-edited with Edward D. Mansfield). His articles have appeared in International Security, Foreign Affairs, International Organization,  the Journal of Strategic Studies, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Comparative Politics, Orbis, Security Studies, and other journals.
Jack S. Levy is Board of Governors' Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, and an Affiliate of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He is past-president of the International Studies Association and of the Peace Science Society. His primary research interests are the causes of war, foreign policy decision-making, and qualitative methodology. His recent publications include The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making (co-edited with John A. Vasquez, 2014); The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, 2nd ed. (co-edited with Leonie Huddy and David O. Sears, 2013); The Arc of War: Origins, Escalation, and Transformation (co-authored with William R. Thompson, 2011); and Causes of War (co-authored with William R. Thompson, 2010).


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