Conference Agenda

All events will be held in the Colony Room at Williamsburg Lodge (310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187) unless otherwise noted.

Contacts: Nicky Bell (814-460-7454) and Darin Self (208-530-0277)

Wednesday, January 14

5:30 – 7:00         Dinner available (for conference participants only)

Traditions Restaurant

6:30 – 7:30         Beer and Wine Reception

7:30 – 9:00         Keynote Panel, “Theory and Practice in International Relations”

Hon. Robert Zoellick (Harvard University)

Peter Feaver (Duke University)

Sarah Kreps (Cornell University)

Moderator: Hon. Mitchell Reiss (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Introductions: Stephen Hanson (William & Mary)

Thursday, January 15

8:00                      Breakfast available

8:30 – 9:30         Introductory Remarks

Sue Peterson (William & Mary) and Mike Tierney (William & Mary)

9:30 – 10:30       Session I

Chair: Sue Peterson (William & Mary)

"Why the Wizards of Armageddon Hit An Intellectual Dead-end:And What That Tells Us About the Relevance of Academic Nuclear Strategy Today"

Paul Avey (Southern Methodist University) and Mike Desch (University of Notre Dame)

Respondent: John Harvey (Independent Consultant - Served with DoD and DOE/NNSA)

"Response to: Avey-Desch, 'Why the Wizards of Armageddon Ran Into An Intellectual Dead End:...'"

10:30 – 10:45    Break (coffee provided)

10:45 – 11:45    Session II

Chair: Daniel Maliniak (William & Mary)

"Lost in Translation: Academics, Policymakers, and Research about Interstate Conflict"

Sarah Kreps (Cornell University) and Jessica Weeks (University of Wisconsin - Madison) 

Respondent: Peter Feaver (Duke University)

"Reflections from an Erstwhile Policymaker"

11:45 – 1:30       Lunch

DoG Street Pub

1:30 – 2:30        Session III

Chair: Ryan Powers (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"Global Environmental Politics and Theory: A Continuum of Influence?"

Jessica Green (Case Western Reserve University) and Thomas Hale (University of Oxford)

Respondent: Marc Levy (Columbia University)

Response to "The Study and Practice of Global Environmental Politics: Policy Influence through Participation"

2:30 – 2:45         Break (coffee provided)

2:45 – 3:45         Session IV

Chair: Mike Tierney (William & Mary)

"Trade Policy and Trade Policy Research"

Edward Mansfield (University of Pennsylvania) and Jon Pevehouse (University of Wisconsin - Madison) 

Respondent: Hon. Robert Zoellick (Harvard University)

“Trade Policy & Research: Comment by Robert B. Zoellick”

3:45 – 4:30        “Taking Stock of the Day”Sue Peterson (William & Mary) and Mike Tierney (William & Mary)

4:30 – 6:00         Break

6:00 - 8:00          Dinner

Le Yaca

Friday, January 16

9:00                      Breakfast available

9:30 – 10:30       Session V

Chair: Mike Desch (University of Notre Dame)

“The Weakest Link? Scholarship and Policy on Intrastate Conflict”

Mike Findley (University of Texas at Austin) and Joseph Young (American University)

Respondent: Scott Edwards (Amnesty International, USA)

10:30 – 10:45    Break (coffee provided)

10:45 – 11:45    Session VI

Chair: Edward Mansfield (University of Pennsylvania)

"Mind the Gap? Links between Policy and Academic Research of Foreign Aid"

Christina Schneider (University of California - San Diego)

Respondent: Steven Radelet (Georgetown University)

Reflections on "Mind the Gap? Links Between Policy and Academic Research of Foreign Aid"

11:45 – 1:15      Lunch (catered)

1:15 – 2:15        Session VII

Chair: Jon Pevehouse (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"Rights and Wrongs: Human Rights at the Intersection of the IR Academy and Practice"

Amanda Murdie (University of Missouri - Columbia)

Respondent: Sarah Mendelson (Center for Strategic and International Studies)

“Closing the Influence Gap: How to Get Better Alignment of Scholars and Practitioners on Human Rights”

2:15 – 2:30        Break (coffee provided)

2:30 – 3:30        Session VIII

Chair: Jessica Weeks (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"Is International Relations Relevant for International Money and Finance?"

Tom Pepinsky (Cornell University) and David Steinberg (University of Oregon) 

Respondent: TBA

3:30 – 4:30        “Mapping the Way Forward”

Daniel Maliniak (William & Mary) and Ryan Powers (University of Wisconsin – Madison)

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