Roundtable: “The Theory and Practice of Grand Strategy.” Conference: “Liberty and Responsibility in the Nuclear Age,” The Liberty Fund, White Sulphur Springs, WVA, October 2014. Conference Director.
Convention: American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, 2014.
Workshop: "Strengthening the Links," Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William & Mary, Washington, DC, August 2014. Paper: “Why the Wizards of Armageddon Ran Into An Intellectual Dead-end: And What That Tells Us About the Relevance of Academic Nuclear Strategy Today” [with Paul C. Avey].
Television Interview: “Israel-Palestine Negotiations After the Kidnappings,” al-Jazeera/America, New York, NY, July 2014.
Keynote: “Politics And Science As A Vocation,” International Policy Summer Institute, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC, June 2014.
Briefing: “The Cult of the Irrelevant Project,” Annual Board Meeting, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York, NY, June 2014.
Conference: “The Ideas Industry: Is the Academy Needed or Wanted,” The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA April 2014. Talk: “Technique Trumps Relevance: Why Senior National Security Policymakers Find Academic Social Science Less Than Helpful.”
Conference: International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, CA, March 2014. Presidential Roundtable: “Bridging the Academic-Policy Gap.” Panel: “Time, Place, and Battlespace in an Era of Counterinsurgency.” Discussant. Co-organizer.
Talk: "Politics and Science as a Vocation: The Ethical Imperative for Some Scholars to Be Public Intellectuals (and For the Rest to Let Them Do So)," Political Theory Workshop, University of Notre Dame, March 2014.
Keynote and Panel Discussions: “Security and Privacy in a World of Changed Threats and New Technologies: How Can We Enhance Both?” Chicago, IL, February 2014 [Keynote address by NSA Director GEN Keith Alexander co- sponsored with Chicago Council on Global Affairs].
Workshop: “The Carnegie Cult of the Irrelevant Project,” Notre Dame International Security Program and the Henry Stimson Center; Washington, DC, January 2014. Co-Organizer. Paper: “What Do Policymakers Want From Us?” (With Paul C. Avey).
Workshop: Questionaire Framing Meeting for 2014 Foreign Policy Survey,” Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL, January 2014.
Conference: “James Madison and Liberty,” The Liberty Fund, La Jolla, CA, January 2014.