Stephen Walt : “Being an Academic in the 21st century”

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:10pm

Stephen Walt:
“Being an Academic in the 21st century”

Special workshop for PhD students - Sign up now!     

ABSTRACT What is the proper role of an academic in the 21st century?  University-based scholars can play an essential role in society, but only if they focus their research on important social and political issues and not just on narrow and arcane topics of interest only to other scholars.  At the same time, active engagement on real-world issues carries its own set of challenges, including the risk of being coopted by powerful political groups.  Public engagement can also be controversial, and scholars must learn how to handle the pressures that arise when they challenge the status quo. This special workshop, with renowned scholar Stephen Walt will address these questions.

SPEAKERStephen M. Walt
Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Stephen Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he served as Academic Dean from 2002 to 2006. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, co-chair of the editorial board of International Security, and co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs book series. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005 and received the International Studies Association’s Distinguished Senior Scholar award in 2014.  His books include The Origins of Alliances, Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy.  His most recent book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages.

This workshop is open for a limited number of participants.
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The workshop is open for the whole CEU community.

 The workshop is co--organized by the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations, and by the Department of International Relations.