• National Security Cultures & Global Security Governance

A two-day workshop examining international security

April 18-19, 2008
Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sawyer 429 (Fourth Floor)
8 Ashburton Place

The workshop will examine the reasons for and implications of changes in national security cultures, and explore the extent and scope for international security governance in light of those changes.  It will deal with the barriers and opportunities posed by national security cultures to regional and global security governance with respect to the national understanding of the external environment, the preferred insturments of statecraft (coercive versus persuasive), the patern of interaction (unilateral, bilateral, or multilateral), and institutional choice.  Individual papers/presentations to the workshop will provide a first-cut account of perceived security threats and the preferred instruments and institutions of response by elites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, the UK, the USA and the EU.  For more information, please contact Roberto Dominguez, rdomingu@suffolk.edu.

Particpants include:
John Berg, Suffolk Univeristy
Sven Biscop, Royal Institute for International Relations, Brussels
Anthony Coates, Univesity of Essex
Osvaldo Croci, Memorial Univeristy
Simone Chun, Suffolk Unvierity
Roberto Dominguez, Suffolk Univeristy
Luise Druke, Leibniz University, Hannover
Judith Dushku, Suffolk University
Paolo Foradori, University of Trento
Haru Fukui, University of California, Santa Barbara
Sebastian Harnisch, University of Heidelberg
Aart Holstag, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Bastien Irondelle, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris
Emil Kirchner, University of Essex
Kostas Lavdas, Fletchers School of Law & Diplomacy
Sebastian Royo, Suffolk University
Reimund Seidelmann, University of Giessen and Free University, Brussels
James Sperling, University of Akron
Martin Smith, Royal Military Academy
Stephan Szabo, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
Rodrigo Tavares, UN University-Comparative Regional Integration Studies
Rod Thorton, University of Nottingham
Jim Walsh, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
Marcin Zaborowski, European Institute of Security Studies, Paris

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