• Convention: International Studies Association, New York, NY, February 2009.

  • Panel Discussion: “The Evolving Role of the Navy/Military As It Relates to Future Operations,” Naval Leadership Weekend, University of Notre Dame U.S. Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, March 2009, Notre Dame, IN. Moderator.

  • Talk: “How Could It Get Any Worse? A Future Crisis in Civil-Military Relations,” U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, March 2009.

  • Convention: Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2009.
    • Roundtable: “Broken Civil-Military Relations and Strategic Blunders: The Case of Iraq.”

  • Conference: Fourth Annual Lone Star National Security Forum, George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University; Lyndon Banes Johnson School of Public Affairs; and John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University, April 2009. 

  • Radio Interview: “Attacking Piracy,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, April 2009.

  • Talk: “The Liberal Roots of the American Empire,” Seminar: “Liberal Theory and the Muslim Question: Examining Liberalism’s Claim to Universality,” Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University, April 2009.

  • Seminar: “China and America,” Björklunden/Lawrence University, Bailey’s Harbor, WI, July 2009.
  • Instructor.

  • Radio Interview: “Obama Treks to Indiana to Talk Economy,” Marketplace, National Public Radio, August 2009.

  • Radio Interview: “Plans for a New Interrogation Team,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, August 2009.

  • Radio Interview: “Learning to Love the Bomb,” Newsweek On Air/WNYC, New York, August 2009.


  • Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Toronto, CA, September 2009.
    • Roundtable: “The World According to Samuel Huntington.”
    • Panel: “International conflict and the fate of Liberal Democracy.” Chair and Discussant.
    • Panel: “Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War.” Chair and Discussant.
    • Roundtable: “The Israel Lobby at Two.” Chair.

  • Radio Interview: “Scaling Back On Nuclear Weapons,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, September 2009.

  • Talk: “What Eggheads Can Teach Generals,” Saturday Scholar Series, University of Notre Dame, September 2009.

  • Workshop: “Bridging the Gap,” New Era Foreign Policy Project, Duke University and the University of California at Berkeley, Washington, DC, October 2009.

  • Convention: Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Biennial Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2009.
    • Chair and Presenter: “Civil-Military Relations and Controversy.”

  • Talk: “What Eggheads Can Teach Generals,” Executive Vice President Leadership Team, University of Notre Dame, November 2009.

  • Radio Interview: “Afghanistan Strategy Debate,” The World, Public Radio International/WGBH, Boston, MA, November 2009.

  • Talk: “If, When, and How Social Science Can Contribute to National Security Policy,” The Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 2009.

2009 Conferences, Seminars
and Public Talks