1997 Conferences, Seminars and Public Talks

  • Convention: American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 1997.
    • Panel: "Culture and National Security: Progress or Degeneration?"
    • Paper: "When Culture Matters (And When It Doesn't)."


  • Radio Interview: "Military Missions and Civilian Control," Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio, September 1997.


  • Seminar: "Culture, Schmulture: When It Matters and When It Doesn't," Christopher Brown Center for International Politics, University of Pennsylvania, November 1997.


  • Seminar: "War and Strong States, Peace and Weak States?" Council on Foreign Relations, New York, November 1997.


  • Talk: "Civil-Military Relations: What Are They and Why Should We Care About Them?" Ukrainian National Security Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, December 1997.

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  • Radio Interview: "Stress and Gulf War Syndrome," Christian Science Monitor Radio, January 1997.


  • Television Interview: "Stress and Gulf War Syndrome," "MS/NBC," CNBC, January 1997.


  • Seminar: Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security PIPES), University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, January 1997.
    • Paper: "Culture and National Security." 


  • Consultant: Comision de Analisis Sobre Relaciones Entre Colombia and los Estados Unidos, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, March 1997.
    • Memorandum: "U.S. Post-Cold War Foreign and Defense Policies." 


  • Seminar: John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, May 1997.
    • Paper: "Constructing Conflict? The Wartime Impact of Peacetime Planning."


  • Asia/Pacific Crisis Simulation, MIT, May 1997. Participant.