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Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

Syria today, Syria tomorrow: Politics, security, and society

November 18, 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

The Possible Approaches for Defusing Tensions in the South China Sea: A Taiwanese Perspective

September 8, 2015

In this talk, Wellington Shih will provide a historical and legal overview of the Republic of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Sanela Diana Jenkins HR Series: The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics

January 12, 2011

Kathryn Sikkink is a Regents Professor and the McKnight Presidential Chair in Political Science at the University of Minnesota.  She has a M.A. and Ph.D.

Immigration as a Human Right

October 22, 2010

Kieran Oberman is a post-doctoral fellow in the Program on Global Justice and the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford Univeristy.  He completed his PhD at Oxford University in 2009.  His...

Mobile Phone Diffusion and Corruption in Africa

October 14, 2010

The explosion of mobile phones into a region that, until recently, was nearly devoid of telecommunications infrastructure provides a valuable opportunity to explore the potential effects of...

The North Korean Crisis: Human Stories and Taking Action

May 22, 2010

Mass famines, like those of the 1990s that killed a million people, are projected to happen again in North Korea.

International Voices Seminar

January 29, 2010

Anne Simonin is a historian at the CNRS in the IRICE lab (Identités, Relations Internationales, et Civilisations de l’Europe), which is affiliated with the universities of Paris I and IV.

Can Brain Drain Justify Immigration Restrictions?

January 22, 2010

Kieran Oberman's research focuses on the ethical implications of international migration.  My thesis, "Immigration and Freedom of Movement", argued that people have a human right to freedom of...

Open Borders and the Claims of Community

October 23, 2009

Joseph H. Carens is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto (Ph.D., Yale).

Divided Lenses: Film and War Memory in Asia

December 5, 2008

The Walter H.

If Citizenship is Political Community, then Which Communities Count? Borders and boundaries in France and Indonesia

November 17, 2006

Excerpt from page 4 of John R. Bowen's "If Citizenship is Political Community, then Which Communities Count?