IRES Department Seminar

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Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Friday, March 25, 2011 - 1:30pm
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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 1:30pm to 3:10pm

Biography: Stuart J. Kaufman has been Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware since 2004. He taught at the University of Kentucky from 1990 to 2004. He specializes in ethnic conflict, international security affairs and international relations theory. The winner of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship for 1998-99, Dr. Kaufman spent 1999 working as Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs on the U.S. National Security Council staff. His first book, Modern Hatreds: The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic War (Cornell University Press, 2001), proposed a new theory to explain the causes of ethnic wars in the former USSR and Yugoslavia. On the basis of this work, Dr. Kaufman was named the winner of the 2003 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Kaufman’s newer volume, The Balance of Power in World History (Houndmills, England: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007), edited with Richard Little and William C. Wohlforth, examines the collapse of balances of power across millennia of world history. Kaufman is also the author of numerous other writings on international security affairs, ethnic conflict, Soviet and post-Soviet affairs, and international relations. Dr. Kaufman earned his B.A. (1983) from Harvard University, and his M.A. (1985) and Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Michigan.