SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

The Path to Great Power

Jennifer Lind (Dartmouth College)

Date: 15 November 2017Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 15 November 2017Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4426

Type of Event: Seminar

Professor Lind will lead a discussion about her new book project, which examines how countries rise to become great powers. In her talk, she will focus on the development of economic power: discussing the stages that countries must pass through in order to become advanced industrial economies; the obstacles that countries confront along the way; and what attributes countries need to successfully navigate those obstacles. Professor Lind will circulate a short book prospectus in advance of the talk.

Professor Jennifer Lind holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics, a book that examines the effect of war memory on international reconciliation (Cornell University Press, 2008). She has also authored scholarly articles in International Security and International Studies Quarterly, and writes for wider audiences within the Atlantic and Foreign Affairs. She has been quoted and interviewed by PBS Newshour, National Public Radio, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Professor Lind is a Fellow in the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future (a network for leading U.S.-based Japan specialists, run by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership). In autumn 2014, she was a Fellow at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and a Visiting Scholar at the Waseda University for Advanced Study in Tokyo, Japan. Lind has worked as a consultant for RAND and for the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense, and previously lived and worked in Japan. Her current research projects include an article about the coming struggle for the Western Pacific between the United States and China, and a book project about the speed and complexity with which countries rise to the status of great powers.

Organiser: Dr Kerem Nisancioglu

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