2021-22 Schedule

MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series - AY 2021-22

Internal speakers in Rosenkranz 005*; External speakers on Zoom**  | Wednesdays | 12:00PM - 1:20PM

*Subject to change, depending on COVID conditions.

* *Call-in details will be circulated via the listserv prior to each talk.

Fall 2021


1st: Tyler Bowen, Yale University, “The Logic of Escalation and the Benefits of Conventional Power Preponderance in the Nuclear Age”  (on Zoom)

8th: James Sundquist, Yale University, “How Chinese Loans Substitute for IMF Assistance” 

22nd: Nicholas Sambanis, University of Pennsylvania, “Norms, Ideas, and Identities: Overcoming Discrimination Against Immigrants”


6th: Cleo O’Brien-Udry, Yale University, “Aid, Blame, and Backlash: The Political Economy of Unpopular Aid”

19th (Tuesday): David Minchin, Yale University, “Self-Reported Deterrence Beliefs and Crisis Simulation Behavior in a World of Splendid Counterforce”

27th: Fahd Humayun, Yale University, “The Punisher’s Dilemma: Domestic Opposition and Foreign Policy Losses”


3rd: Alexandra Zeitz, Concordia University, “Too much of a good thing? China, the IMF, and Sovereign Debt Crises”

17th: Alex Downes, George Washington University, “Nuclear Compellence Revisited: Explaining the Success and Failure of Nuclear Compellent Threats” 


1st: Jessica Weeks, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Domestic Support for U.S. Intervention in Foreign Elections”

8th: Nicole Wu, University of Toronto, “Restrict Foreigners, Not Robots: Technological Displacement and Policy Preferences in the United States”

Spring 2022


19th: TBD

26th: Michael Goldfien, Yale University, “TBD”


2nd: Dana Stuster, Yale University, “TBD”

16th: Viva Jerónimo, Yale University, “TBD”; & Changwook Ju, Yale University, “TBD”

23rd: Jeffrey Taliaferro, Tufts University, “TBD”


2nd: Karen Alter, Northwestern University, “TBD”

23rd: Kelebogile Zvobgo, College of WIlliam and Mary, “TBD”

30th: James Vreeland, Princeton University, “TBD”


6th: David Lake, UC San Diego, “TBD”

20th: Edward Mansfield, University of Pennsylvania, “TBD”

29th (Friday): Mini-APSA, Yale University Second-Year PhD Cohort