CPOST is proud to announce the launch of its newest research intitiative, the Program on Political Violence (PPV). Led by Assistant Directors Paul Staniland and Benjamin Lessing, the PPV will explore the interactions of states and armed groups across a broad range of contexts: from full-blown conflict to overt cooperation and murkier forms of intertwining in between.
On October 24, CPOST and the Council on Foreign Relations co-sponsored a conference featuring two panels: the first to discuss the state of humanitarian interventionand the second to discuss lessons learned from past interventions, featuring Gen John Abizaid (USA Ret.), Bing West (former Asst. Secretary of Defense), Edward Luck (former UN Asst. Secterary-General), Dr. Gary Bass (Princeton), and Dr. Robert Pape.
CPOST, in conjunction with Peking University and the University of Chicago Beijing Center, is proud to host the first annual Summer Institute on International Relations. Held in Beijing from August 18 through August 22, this institute will teach Chinese graduate students and young faculty how the University of Chicago approaches the study of international relations.
Mon., Mar. 02, 2015 | University of Chicago News Office
The University of Chicago News Office recaps the inaugural CPOST Speaker Series event held in early February 2015 with Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution.
Mon., Feb. 16, 2015 | Robert Pape, H-Diplo, ISSF Forum
Director Pape reviews the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Report and the United States' Post-9/11 Policy on Torture in a forum at H-Diplo, weighing the strategic costs against the tactical benefits.
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015 | Paul Staniland, The New York Times
In this editorial for The New York Times, Assistant Director Paul Staniland examines insurgencies across the globe and asks why, if each group is different in structure, goals, and strategies, it appears the U.S. and its allies use only one counterinsurgency approach against them all.