• Talk: “Why Ordinary Men Do Horrible Things,” March of Remembrance and Hope, Newark, NJ, May 2003.


  • Radio Interview: “Liberia Report,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, July 2003.


  • Convention: American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 2003.
    • Panel: "Democracy and War: A Pessimistic View.”
    • Paper: “Democracy and Victory: The Case of the Russo-Polish War.”


  • Talk: “The Increasing Costs of Empire Due to Nationalism and Balancing,” Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, Washington, DC, October 2003.


  • Radio Interview: “Iraq and the Shadow of Vietnam,” Odyssey, WBEZ, Chicago, IL, November 2003.


  • Talk: “Democracy and Victory: The Case of the Russo-Polish War,” Department of Political Science, The University of Notre Dame, November 2003.


  • Talk: “Will the Capture of Saddam Solve Our Iraq Problems?” Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations, December 2003.

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  • Talk: “Democracy and Victory: Why Regime-type Hardly Matters,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, February 2003. 


  • Talk: “Why a Palestinian State is in Everyone’s Interest,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, February 2003. 


  • Convention: International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, February 2003.
    • Roundtable: “Democracy, Peace, and War: What Have We Learned (Lately)?”
    • Panel: “Casualties, Combat, and Security Policy,” Discussant.
    • Roundtable: “American Realism Meets the English School.” 


  • Radio Interview: “Reporter’s Notebook,” To the Point, KCRW, Santa Monica, CA, March 2003.


  • Radio Interview: “Patriotism and the Military,” Odyssey, WBEZ, Chicago, IL, April 2003.


  • Talk: “Democracy, Civilian Control, and Military Reform” Black Sea Regional Security Forum, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, May 2003.

2003 Conferences, Seminars and Public Talks