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Renée de Nevers

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Renee_DeNevers

Contact Information
rdenever@maxwell.syr.edu

215 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-7093
Curriculum Vitae
Renée de Nevers's CV

Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment

Degree

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992

Specialties

International security, international relations, private military and security companies

Personal Website

http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/rdenever/Default.htm

Courses

Publications

Books and Monographs (Refereed):

Comrades No More: The Seeds of Change in Eastern Europe (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003).

 

Combating Terrorism, William C. Banks, Renée de Nevers, and Mitchel Wallerstein (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2008).

 

Russia's Strategic Renovation: Russian Security Strategies and Foreign Policy in the Post-Imperial Era,  Adelphi Paper #289 (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1994).

Monographs:

Regimes as Mechanisms for Global Governance (New York: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 1999).

 

Nationalism, Ethnic Identity, and Conflict Management in Russia Today, edited by Gail W. Lapidus and Renée de Nevers (Stanford, CA: Center for International Security and Arms Control, 1995).

 

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: The End of an Era, Adelphi Paper #249, (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1990).

Refereed Articles and Chapters:

“Doing Good While Acting Well: Voluntary Regulation, Private Security Companies, and the Dual Goals of States” (under review).

 

“Sovereignty at Sea: States and Security in the Maritime Domain” (Security Studies, November-December, 2015).

 

“State Interests and the Problem of Piracy: Comparing US and UK Approaches to Maritime PMSCs” (Ocean Development and International Law, May 2015).

 

“Private Security’s Role in Shaping Foreign Policy,” in Anna Leander and Rita Abrahamsen, eds., Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies (Routledge,  2015).

 

 “Military Contractors and the American Way of War” (with Deborah Avant) (Daedalus 140 (3), Summer 2011); also in David M. Kennedy, ed. The Modern American Military (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

 

 “The Effectiveness of Self-Regulation for the Private Security Industry (Journal of Public Policy, Vol.30, No. 2, 2010).

 

 “Private Security Companies and the Laws of War” (Security Dialogue, April 2009).

 

 “(Self) Regulating War? Voluntary Regulation and the Private Security Industry (Security Studies, Fall 2009).

 

 “NATO’s International Security Role in the Terrorist Era” (International Security, Spring 2007); also in Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Coté Jr., Sean M. Lynn-Jones, and Steven E. Miller, eds. Contending with Terrorism: Roots, Strategies, and Responses (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010).

 

“Imposing International Norms: Great Powers and Norm Enforcement” (International Studies Review, Spring 2007).

 

“Sovereignty and Ethical Argument in the Struggle against State Sponsors of Terrorism,” (Journal of Military Ethics, 2007).

 

“The Geneva Conventions and New Wars,” (Political Science Quarterly, Fall 2006)

 

"Conflict Prevention in Slovakia," in Michael E. Brown and Richard N. Rosecrance, eds., The Costs of Conflict (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).

 

Democratization and Ethnic Conflict," Survival, Vol. 35, No. 2, Summer 1993; also in Michael E. Brown, ed., Ethnic Conflict and International Security (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993). 

Articles and Chapters:

“Looking Beyond Iraq: Contractors in U.S. Global Activities,” in Christopher Kinsey and Malcolm Patterson, eds., Contractors and War (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012).

 

"Human Rights at War: Private Military and Security Companies," in Matthew Evangelista and Nina Tannenwald, eds., Human Rights at War: a Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of the Geneva Conventions (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2014)

 

“Private Military Contractors and Changing Norms for the Laws of Armed Conflict,” in William C. Banks, ed., New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare (Columbia University Press, 2011).

 

 “Private Security Companies and Private Transnational Transfers,” in Stuart S. Brown, ed., Transnational Transfers and Global Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

 

“NATO’s Role in the U.S. War on Terrorism: Implications for the Future” in Slawomir Debski, ed., Transatlantic Perspectives on Security Imperatives, Vol. 3 (LIT Verlag 2007).

 

“Modernizing the Geneva Conventions,” (Washington Quarterly, Spring 2006)

 

"Russia in Europe's New Equation," in Frances G. Burwell and Ivo H. Daalder, eds., The United States and Europe in the Global Arena (Macmillan Press and St. Martin's, 1999).

 

"Conflict Prevention in Multi-Ethnic Societies: the Impact of Democracy Building," in Preventing Violent Conflict in Europe (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen, Germany, 1998).

 

"Sustaining the Transition? Western Efforts to Support Democracy and Prevent Conflict in Russia," CSIA Discussion Paper 96-03, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, May 1996.

 

"International Relations Theories and the End of the Cold War,"  in Gail W. Lapidus and Renée de Nevers, eds. The End of the Cold War is Also Over (Stanford, CA: Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University, 1995).

Conference Papers, Public Interest Publications, Invited Talks, and Book Reviews:

“Sovereignty at Sea: States and Security in the Maritime Domain,” Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University, February 4, 2016.

 

“Hitching a Ride: Shiprider Agreements and Maritime Security,” International Security Studies Section-International Studies Association Conference, October 9, 2015, Springfield MA.

 

Book Review of The Markets for Force: Privatization of Security Across World Regions, edited by Molly Dunigan and Ulrich Petersohn, in Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review (Forthcoming 2016).

 

“US Promotion of Private Armed Guards,” International Studies Association Conference, March 28, 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

“Rush for the Oars? Explaining the Shift to Private Armed Guards at Sea,” at the Center on American and Global Security, Indiana University, March 7, 2014.

 

“Sovereignty in the Grey Areas:  Negotiating State Security and Sovereignty at the Peripheries of the International System,” International Security Studies Section-International Studies Association Conference, October 5, 2013, Washington, DC.

 

“Sovereignty and Security in the Maritime Domain,” International Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2013.

 

“Rush for the Oars? Assessing the Shift to Armed Guards at Sea,” International Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2013.

 

"Volunteering Information? Assessing International Codes of Conduct, Transparency, and Accountability of Private Military and Security Companies in Conflict Zones," International Studies Association Conference, San Diego, CA, April 3, 2012.

 

Book Review of States, Citizens, and the Privatization of Security, by Elke Krahmann, in Governance, Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2011), pp. 616-619.

 

"Policy and Diplomacy," at 20th Annual Russian-American Seminar, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 17, 2011.

 

“Human Rights at War: Private Military and Security Companies,” at “Human Rights at War: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Geneva Conventions,” Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, June 11-12, 2010.

 

“Private Security Companies and the Laws of War,” “International Law-International Relations” Workshop Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 23, 2009.

 

“Fall through the Cracks: Private Security Companies and the Laws of War,” International Studies Association Conference, New York, NY, February 15, 2009.

 

“Trust but Verify: The Effectiveness of Self-Regulation for the Private Security Industry,” American Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA, August 30, 2008.

 

“Roving Sovereignty: The Proliferation Security Initiative and the Evolution of Shipping Sovereignty,” International Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 26, 2008.

 

“NATO and the War on Terror,” Moynihan European Research Center Newsletter, Moynihan Institute, Syracuse University, Vol. 3 (1), Fall/Winter 2007-2008 .

 

“PSCs and Private Transnational Transfers,” Nonstate Transnational Transfers Conference, October 18-19, 2007, Syracuse, NY.

 

“America Held Captive: Guantanamo, the Geneva Conventions, and New Wars,” Colloquium on Global Governance and Society, University of Delaware, Newark DE, March 12, 2007.

 

“The US, NATO, and the War on Terror: Sustaining the Security Community,” International Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2, 2007.

 

“Voluntary Regulation and Private Security Companies,” SLAPP Colloquium, Campbell Institute, Syracuse University, January 26, 2007.

 

“NATO’s Role in the U.S. War on Terrorism: Implications for the Future,” Transatlantic Policy Consortium Colloquium on Security and Transatlantic Relations, Warsaw, Poland, June 5, 2006.

 

“Imposing International Norms: Great Powers, Norm Enforcement, and the War on Terror,” Peace Studies Program Seminar, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September 8, 2005.

 

“The Role of International Norms in the War on Terror,” Southern Political Science Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 6-8, 2005.

 

“The Sovereignty Norm and the War on Terror,” American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2-5, 2004.

 

Book Review of Triggering Communism’s Collapse: Perceptions and Power in Poland’s Transition, by Marjorie Castle,  Slavic Review, Vol. 63, No. 3 (Fall 2004).

 

“Sovereignty Norms and the War on Terror: A Hegemon Meets International Society,” International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, March 17-20, 2004.

 

“Is Russia Really an Ally?” Policy Memo Series #275 (December 2002), Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, D.C.

 

"The Utility of a Presidential Science Advisory Committee,"  Rockefeller Foundation, January 1998.

 

"Democracy Building and Conflict Prevention," Joint Project Conference of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and the Instituto Affari Internazionali, "Preventing Violent Conflict in Europe," Ebenhausen, Germany, November 22-23, 1996.

 

"Russian Attitudes toward IFOR,"  Joint Conference of the Center for Defence Studies, London, and the Center for Science and International Affairs, "Implementing of the Dayton-Paris Peace Agreement: the Role of  IFOR," Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, August 28-29, 1996.

 

"Russia's Rights in Latvia and Estonia,"  Conference on "Security Options for Former Warsaw Treaty Organization States," Wilton Park, England, May 20-22, 1994.

 

"Political Contagion and Change: The Influence of Ideas in International Politics," American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, September 1992.

 

"Autonomy and Hegemony in the Warsaw Pact: Political Developments in Eastern Europe, 1980-1990," American Political Science Association Annual Conference, September 1990.

 

"America's Role in Europe,"  Joint Conference of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, "European Security in the 1990s," Wilton Park, England, April 1990.

 

"Commentary on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe," "New Faces" Conference, Bellagio, Italy, July 1989.

Research Grants and Awards

Andrew Berlin Family National Security Research Fund Grant, May 2016.  Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Maxwell School and Dineen Law School, Syracuse University.

PARCC Research Grant, April 2012.  Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Maxwell School, Syracuse University. 

Fulbright Scholar, 2011.  Grantee to Russian Federation (European University in St. Petersburg)

Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship, 2009-2013

Appleby-Mosher Faculty Grants, Maxwell School, May 2006, May 2007, March 2008, October 2012, November 2013, November 2014

Junior Faculty Research Grant, University of Oklahoma, 2003

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and  International Affairs (BCSIA), John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1995-1998

Post-Doctoral (Title VIII) Fellowship in Soviet and East European Studies, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1994-95

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University, 1990-91

 

Junior Fellowship, Center for Security and Defense Studies, Budapest, 1991 (declined)

Research Grant, Institute for the Study of World Politics, 1990

"New Faces" Conference Participant, Bellagio, Italy, Arms Control Association and International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1989

Harriman Institute Junior Fellow, 1991, 1990, 1986-88

Selected Professional Activities

American Political Science Association

 

International Institute for Strategic Studies

 

International Studies Association

 

Women in International Security