Conversations in IR

Check back soon for Spring 2018 events.

Bring your own lunch. Cookies and fruit to be served.


Previous guests at Conversations in IR have included the following:

2016-2017 Conversations

Seth Jolly and Alan Allport - Brexit: A Turning Point for UK-EU Relations
Francine D'Amico
 - Uniting Nations: The Next Secretary General
Fred Carriere
 - What Can the Trump Administration Do About North Korea?
Matt Cleary - Is Democracy Under Threat in Latin America?
Robert Murrett
 - Strategic Challenges to the NATO Alliance

2015-2016 Conversations

Jason Yaley and Matt Zeller- Career Conversation
Yuksel Sezgin
- The Syrian Civil War: Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities for Turkey
Dimitar Gueorguiev, J. David Richardson, Daniel McDowell
- Does the Trans-Pacific Partnership Matter for International Relations?
Rafael Fernandez de Castro
- Is Mexico a Foreign Priority for the Obama Administration?
Dimitar Gueorguiev
- Reflecting on China's Ups and Downs in 2016

2014-2015 Conversations

Mary Lovely- Talkback: An Open Session with Dr. Lovely
Chris Grant
- Training You Really Need for a Career in International Affairs
Francesca Ling
- The African Coffee Trade: Architecture in Ethiopian Coffee Production
Jackob von Wagner
- German-American Relationships Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Laurie Marhoefer
- The Streets of Berlin 9 November 1989: Chance and Contingency

2013-2014 Conversations

Rodney Cunningham- From Maxwell to the State Department: Reflections on a Life in the Foreign Service
Peter Castro
- Conflict Resolution and Livelihoods in Mopti Region, Mali
Mehrzad Boroujerdi
- A Revolution Turning Into a Civil War
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers 
- Life in the Peace Corps
Brian Taylor
- Putin and the Russian State
PAIA Alumni 
- Getting Your Foot in the Door: Videoconference with Maxwell Alumni at the World Bank
John Lambeth 
- The Deep end of Information Security: Navigating Leadership in an International Defense Company

2012-2013 Conversations

Hana Cervinkova - Culture and Reconciliation: A New Short Term Course Abroad
Ryan Williams - Maxwell-in-Washington: Courses and Internships for IR Majors
Ramaswami Balasubramaniuam 
- Unexpected Visits by the Elephants: Perspectives on Community-Based Development in Karnataka
Azra Hromadzic 
- What Anthropology Can Tell Us About International Humanitarian Interventions
Merril Silverstein 
- Population Aging in China
Miriam Elman 
- Democracy and International Security

2011-2012 Conversations
John McPeak - Research on Reducing Risk for African Pastoralists
Team Chen 
- Studying in Beijing, China
Dean Jim Steinberg 
- Q&A with the Dean on International Affairs
Jorgen Johansen 
- SU Abroad, A Life in Peace Activism
Student Panel 
on Study Abroad Questions
Daniel Lederman 
- The World Bank, Choosing the Next World Bank President
Keli Perrin 
- How Research Improves Homeland Security