• Paper: “The Culture of Science and the Marginalization of Security Studies: “Normal (Social) Science,” Academic Professionalization, and the Cult of the Irrelevant in Political Science.”


  • Roundtable: “The Future of Civil-Military Relations Theory.”


  • Conference: “Public Intellectualism in Comparative Context: Different Countries, Different Disciplines,” Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Notre Dame, IN, April 2013. Organizer.


  • Paper: “Politics and Science As A Vocation: The Ethical Imperative of Public Intellectualism for Scholars.”


  • Conference: “The US ‘Rebalance’ Towards Asia: Transatlantic Perspectives,” CERI-Sciences Po; Association of United States Army; Royal United Services Institute; United States Embassy – Paris; and Nanovic Institute, University of Notre Dame; Paris, FR, June 2013.


  • Panel: “Impact on Transatlantic Relations.” Chair.


  • Conference: “Prudence, Principle, and Western Security,” Earhart Foundation, Dearborn, MI, July 2013.


  • Television Interview: “Snowden and U.S.-Russian Relations,” al-Jazeera/America, New York, NY, August 2013.


  • Television Interview: “The Next Round of Israel-Palestine Negotiations,” al-Jazeera/America, New York, NY, August 2013.


  • Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention,Chicago, IL, August 2013.


  • Panel: “The Crisis of the West: Philosophical and International Perspectives.” Commentator.


  • Panel: “Author Meets Critics: Henry Nau’s ‘Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan.’” Chair and Commentator.


  • Television Interview: “Russia and Syria,” al-Jazeera/America, New York, NY, September 2013.


  • Workshop: “Privacy and Security,” National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, MD, September 2013.


  • Talk: “The Cult of the Irrelevant: The Professionalization of Political Science and the Marginalization of National Security Studies,” Program on International Security Policy, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL October 2013.


  • Talk: “The Cult of the Irrelevant: The Professionalization of Political Science and the Marginalization of National Security Studies,” George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 2013.


  • Talk: “The Cult of the Irrelevant: The Professionalization of Political Science and the Marginalization of National Security Studies,” Notre Dame International Security Program, Notre Dame, IN, November 2013.
  • Talk: “What Do Policymakers Want From Us? Preliminary Results From A Survey of Current and Former National Security Decision-Makers,” Center on American and Global security, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, February 2013.


  • Conference: “International Ethics and Free Government,” The Liberty Fund, San Antonio, TX, February 2013.


  • Workshop: “The Carnegie Cult of the Irrelevant Project,” Notre Dame International Security Program and Security Studies Program, MIT; Austin, TX; February-March 2013. Co-Organizer.


  • Paper: “What Do Policymakers Want From Us? Preliminary Results from a Survey of Current and Former Senior National Security Decision-makers” (with Paul Avey).


  • Presentation: “The Flawed, But Indispensable, NRC Rankings.”


  • Presentation: “Alternative Rankings for Excellence in International Relations” (with Peter Campbell).


  • Conference: “Ike Reconsidered: Lessons from the Eisenhower Legacy for the 21st Century,” Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College, New York, NY, March 2013.


  • Chair and Commentator: “Honest Expertise: Eisenhower and the Constructive Use of Science.”


  • Panelist: “Science Policy Roundtable.”


  • Workshop: “Role of Culture, History, and Religion in Future Global Development,” The Atlantic Council, U.S.; Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning, Government of Singapore; and the National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director National Intelligence, Washington, DC, March 2013.


  • Discussion: “Drone Warfare: The Unknown Costs (with General James Cartright),” Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL, March 2013.


  • Conference: “The Ethical, Strategic, and Legal Implications of Drone Warfare,”The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Chicago, IL March 2013.


  • Panel: “The Strategic Implications of Drone Warfare.”Commentator.


  • Conference: International Studies Association Annual Convention, SanFrancisco, CA, April 2013.


  • Panel: “Advancing Strategic Culture.”

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2013 Conferences, Seminars and Public Talks