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Leading Scholars Convene to Discuss Challenges in International Politics

For Immediate Release:  March 8, 2007
Contact:  Marsha Nishi Mullan    


Leading Scholars to Convene at Swarthmore to Discuss
'Challenges in Contemporary International Politics'

A symposium on "Anti-Americanism, Failing States and American Foreign Policy: Challenges in Contemporary International Politics" will be held at Swarthmore College on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31.

Some of the nation's leading scholars in international politics will convene to discuss this topic and to honor their colleague, Richter Professor of Political Science Raymond Hopkins, who will retire from Swarthmore this spring. All panels will be held in the Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 30:

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m.  "Rising Anti-Americanism, the Power of Ideas, and Threats to International Stability"

    Panelists:     Robert Keohane, Princeton University
                             Peter Katzenstein '67, Cornell University
                             Kenneth Oye '71, MIT
    Moderator:   Dominic Tierney, Political Science, Swarthmore College

  • 4-6 p.m.  "Failed States and the Consequences of Intervention"

    Panelists:     Charles Beitz, Princeton University
                             Martha Finnemore, George Washington University
                             Carol Lancaster, Georgetown University
    Moderator:   Stephen O'Connell, Economics, Swarthmore College

Saturday, March 31:

  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  "American Responses to These Challenges"

    Panelists:   James Kurth, Swarthmore College
                           Robert Gallucci, Georgetown University
                           Kenneth Lieberthal, University of Michigan
    Moderator: Lillian Li, History, Swarthmore College

For more information, please call 610-328-8088 or email

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