On Friday and Saturday, 22-23 September, Soka University of America will host a variety of experts to discuss approaches to disease control in the contemporary world. Organized by INTS professors Ian Read and Michael Weiner, this promises to be a fascinating event!
Archive for Author Shane Barter
Professors Shane Barter and Michael Weiner have released a new edited textbook, The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, published by Routledge Press. The book features chapters by a range of Soka University of America Professors, including Lisa MacLeod, Ian Read, and Sarah England from INTS.
The book is available for purchase now!
INTS Professor Michael Weiner has been promoted from Assistant Dean of Faculty to Associate Dean of Faculty. He will be taking on new administrative roles and will play an integral part in shaping the policies of the Dean’s office going forward.
Beginning in the 2017-18 Academic year, Dr. Ian Read will serve as the Director of INTS. He is taking the reins from Dr. Lisa MacLeod, whose long tenure is deeply appreciated by INTS faculty and students.
Thank you Lisa, and congratulations Ian!
INTS student Rayen Rooney (class of 2017) and Dr. Shane Barter have published a new book review. Their review of Roderick Labrador’s Building Filipino Hawaii appears in the new edition of the IIAS newsletter and on their webpage.
How NATO Remembers: Institutional Memory in Crisis Management Operations
Dr. Heidi Hardt, UC Irvine
Wednesday, 16 November at 5pm in Maathai 207
International organizations such as NATO have carried out hundreds of crisis management operations aimed at ending violence. Yet one strategic error in an operation can have deadly consequences. Scholars have widely examined organizational learning without examining the pre-condition for learning: institutional memory. Dr. Heidi Hardt will discuss findings from her book project that examines how international organizations acquire memory from their failures at a time of increased turnover. She draws on her interviews with 120 NATO officials.
“The Value of Theoretical Thinking”
Nicholas Onuf, Professor Emeritus, Florida International University
Wednesday, 05 October at 5pm in Maathai 207
Nicholas Onuf is credited with introducing constructivism to International
Relations and has made additional contributions in the areas of international
theory, international legal theory, and social theory. Dr. Onuf is Professor
Emeritus of International Relations at Florida International University and
serves on the editorial boards for Contexto Internacional, Cooperation and
Conflict, European Journal of International Relations, Iranian Review of
Foreign Affairs, Journal of International Political Theory, IPS: International
Political Sociology, International Relations, and International Studies
Quarterly. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University.
INTS Professor Shane Barter and alumnus Ian Zatkin-Osburn have published a new article in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The article, “Measuring Religion in War: A Response“, is part of a conversation with noted scholar Isak Svensson about how we study religion in war.
International Studies Professor Shane Barter and alumna Gabby Garfunkel have published a review of Religious Diversity in Muslim-Majority States in Southeast Asia by Bernhard Platzdasch and Johan Saravanamuttu, in the Asian Journal of Social Science!
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