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ISGA Guest lecture: David Baldwin and J.M. Berger

Friday 11 November 2016
Schouwburgstraat 2
The Hague
Auditorium (A0.06)

On 11 November 2016 the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, has the honor to welcome two American security studies experts for a guest lecture: Prof. dr. David Baldwin from Princeton University and J.M. Berger from Georgetown University and the International Centre for Counterterrorism (ICCT).

David A. Baldwin is Senior Political Scientist in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and Wallach Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Columbia University. He held appointments at Dartmouth College (1965-85) and at Columbia University (1985-2005) before returning to Princeton in 2005. His research interests include international political economy, international relations theory, American foreign policy, and power analysis.

He is the author or editor of 14 books and has contributed articles to the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, World Politics, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Security, Review of International Studies, and International Studies Quarterly. His book Economic Statecraft (Princeton University Press, 1985) received the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for best political science publication in 1985 on U.S. national policy from the American Political Science Association. He was the founder and first chair of the Research Committee on Political Power of the International Political Science Association. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Affiliate of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He recently completed a study of the concept of power in international relations theory entitled Power and International Relations (Princeton University Press, 2016). During the ISGA Guest Lecture, Baldwin will focus on power analysis within international relations.

J.M. Berger is a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, working on the subject of US relations with the Islamic World. Recently, Berger published a new book together with Jessica Stern ISIS: The State of Terror. Berger is especially known for his research into the tactics of extremists on social media. In addition to important articles on the subject for The Atlantic and Foreign Policy, he co-authored the 2012 study “Who Matters Online: Measuring influence, evaluating content and countering violent extremism in online social networks”, which introduced new analytical techniques for understanding extremist social networks. In 2004, Berger founded Intelwire.com, a website publishing investigative journalism, analysis and primary source documents on terrorism and international security, including exclusive declassified documents on the September 11 attacks and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. During the ISGA Guest Lecture, Berger will focus on the subject of The Turner Diaries and dystopian literature's role in radicalization.

Time schedule:
14.30 Welcome
15:00 Introduction
15.05 Lecture by David Baldwin on 'Power analysis and International Relations'
15.45 Lecture by J.M Berger on 'Dystopian views and radicalisation'
16:30 Q&A Session
17:00 End

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