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Undermining the Hegemon? The Politics of Public-Goods Substitution and 'Soft-Balancing'

Undermining the Hegemon? The Politics of Public-Goods Substitution and 'Soft-Balancing'
100 St. George St., Room 3130
Time: Feb 28th, 12:00 pm End: Feb 28th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Political Science
Lecture by Dan Nexon, Political Science, Georgetown University

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES
F. ROSS JOHNSON – CONNAUGHT SPEAKER SERIES 2013-2014

Friday, February 28, 12:00-2:00 pm
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 3130
100 St. George Street

DAN NEXON

Undermining the Hegemon? The Politics of Public-Goods Substitution and 'Soft Balancing'

Co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States, Department of Political Science, and the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

This lecture is part of the "FIRST! Friday IR Seminar and Tea!" series.

Dan Nexon is Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Georgetown University. He has held fellowships at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation and at the Ohio State University's Mershon Center for International Studies. During 2009-2010, he worked in the U.S. Department of Defense as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. Prof. Nexon specializes in the comparative-historical analysis of international politics, international-relations theory, and international security. His current research focuses on statecraft and instruments of power politics, particularly in the context of unequal inter-state relations. His work covers issues in international-relations theory, American foreign policy, power politics, the politics of religious contention, and the relationship between popular culture and world politics. Nexon is the author of The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change (Princeton University Press, 2009), which won the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Best Book Award for 2010. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Dialogue IO, European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Review, International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Studies, and several other publications.

A light lunch will be served.

To register for this event, please go to: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/events/

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