Center for International Studies public forum on national security


Today, the Center for International Studies will hold a public forum on yesterday's events. Speakers will include national security experts. The speakers will take questions and attempt to help the community make sense of recent events.

The entire MIT community is invited to attend.

Date: September 12th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Room E25-111

Speakers

Professor Stephen Van Evera

Stephen Van Evera is Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, where he teaches international relations and security studies and writes on American foreign and defense policy. He is Assistant Director of the Center for International Studies. A former managing editor of International Security, Van Evera is the author of the recently published book, Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict.

Professor Richard Samuels

Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor at MIT, Founding Director of the MIT Japan Program, and Director of MIT's Center for International Studies. He is the author of two prize-winning books: Rich Nation, Strong Army: National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan, and The Business of the Japanese State: Energy Markets in Comparative and Historical Perspective. He is currently writing a comparative political and economic history of Italy and Japan.

Professor Barry Posen

Barry Posen is Professor of Political Science at MIT, and is a member of the Security Studies Program at MIT's Center for International Studies. Professor Posen, a former Director of Seminar XXI, specializes in comparative grand strategy and military doctrine, U.S. national security policy, the assessment of conventional military balances, the control of escalation, and the relationship between nationalism and war. He is the author of The Sources of Military Doctrine, and Inadvertent Escalation.


Topics: Security studies and military, Special events and guest speakers

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