• International Workshop on National Security Cultures


The Workshop on National Security Cultures and Global Security Governance 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 instruments of statecraft (coercive versus persuasive), the pattern 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.

Participants include:

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

The workshop will be held Friday, April 18 from 9-5:30 and Saturday, April 19 from 9-1 in Sawyer 429, 8 Ashburton Place, Suffolk University, Boston.

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