Renée de Nevers
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992
International security, international relations, private military and security companies
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).
as Mechanisms for Global Governance
(New York: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 1999).
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).
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”
at Sea: States and Security in the Maritime Domain” (Security Studies, November-December, 2015).
Interests and the Problem of Piracy: Comparing US and UK Approaches to Maritime
PMSCs” (Ocean Development and
International Law, May 2015).
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,
“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,
International Norms: Great Powers and Norm Enforcement” (International Studies Review, Spring 2007).
and Ethical Argument in the Struggle against State Sponsors of Terrorism,” (Journal of Military Ethics, 2007).
Conventions and New Wars,” (Political
Science Quarterly, Fall 2006)
Prevention in Slovakia,"
in Michael E. Brown and Richard N. Rosecrance, eds., The Costs of Conflict
(New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).
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:
Beyond Iraq: Contractors in U.S. Global Activities,” in Christopher Kinsey and
Malcolm Patterson, eds., Contractors and
War (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012).
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)
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).
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).
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).
Prevention in Multi-Ethnic Societies: the Impact of Democracy Building,"
in Preventing Violent Conflict in Europe (Stiftung Wissenschaft und
Politik, Ebenhausen, Germany, 1998).
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.
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:
at Sea: States and Security in the Maritime Domain,” Judith Reppy Institute for
Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University, February 4, 2016.
a Ride: Shiprider Agreements and Maritime Security,” International Security
Studies Section-International Studies Association Conference, October 9, 2015,
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.
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.
and Security in the Maritime Domain,” International Studies Association
Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2013.
for the Oars? Assessing the Shift to Armed Guards at Sea,” International
Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2013.
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
Review of States, Citizens, and the
Privatization of Security, by Elke Krahmann, in Governance, Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2011), pp. 616-619.
and Diplomacy," at 20th Annual Russian-American Seminar, St.
Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 17, 2011.
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.
Companies and the Laws of War,” “International Law-International Relations”
Workshop Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 23, 2009.
through the Cracks: Private Security Companies and the Laws of War,”
International Studies Association Conference, New York, NY, February 15, 2009.
but Verify: The Effectiveness of Self-Regulation for the Private Security
Industry,” American Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA,
August 30, 2008.
Sovereignty: The Proliferation Security Initiative and the Evolution of
Shipping Sovereignty,” International Studies Association Conference, San
Francisco, CA, March 26, 2008.
and the War on Terror,” Moynihan European
Research Center Newsletter, Moynihan Institute, Syracuse University, Vol. 3
(1), Fall/Winter 2007-2008 .
and Private Transnational Transfers,” Nonstate Transnational Transfers
Conference, October 18-19, 2007, Syracuse, NY.
Held Captive: Guantanamo, the Geneva
Conventions, and New Wars,” Colloquium on Global Governance and Society, University of Delaware, Newark DE, March 12, 2007.
NATO, and the War on Terror: Sustaining the Security Community,” International
Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2, 2007.
Regulation and Private Security Companies,” SLAPP Colloquium, Campbell
Institute, Syracuse University, January 26, 2007.
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.
International Norms: Great Powers, Norm Enforcement, and the War on Terror,”
Peace Studies Program Seminar, Cornell
University, Ithaca, NY,
September 8, 2005.
Role of International Norms in the War on Terror,” Southern Political Science
Association Conference, New Orleans,
LA, January 6-8, 2005.
Sovereignty Norm and the War on Terror,” American Political Science Association
Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2-5, 2004.
Review of Triggering Communism’s Collapse: Perceptions and Power in Poland’s
Transition, by Marjorie Castle, Slavic Review, Vol. 63, No. 3 (Fall
Norms and the War on Terror: A Hegemon Meets International Society,”
International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, March 17-20, 2004.
Really an Ally?” Policy Memo Series #275
(December 2002), Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Center for
Strategic and International Studies Washington,
Utility of a Presidential Science Advisory Committee," Rockefeller Foundation, January 1998.
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.
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.
Contagion and Change: The Influence of Ideas in International Politics," American
Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, September 1992.
and Hegemony in the Warsaw
Pact: Political Developments in Eastern Europe, 1980-1990," American
Political Science Association Annual Conference, September 1990.
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.
on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe," "New Faces" Conference,
Bellagio, Italy, July 1989.
Research Grants and Awards
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)
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,
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, International Security
Program, Belfer Center
for Science and International Affairs
(BCSIA), John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1995-1998
(Title VIII) Fellowship in Soviet and East European Studies, Hoover Institution, Stanford University,
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Center for
International Security and Arms Control, Stanford
Junior Fellowship, Center for Security and
Defense Studies, Budapest,
Research Grant, Institute for the Study of World
Faces" Conference Participant, Bellagio,
Control Association and International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1989
Harriman Institute Junior Fellow, 1991, 1990,
Selected Professional Activities
American Political Science Association
International Institute for Strategic Studies
International Studies Association
Women in International Security