A packed house greeted Elliott School Professor of Practice Robert G. Sutter when he commemorated his latest book, Foreign Relations of the PRC, with an event entitled: Xi Jinping's Foreign Policy Vision—Powerful Image versus Restricted Reality. Co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and kicked off by Sigur Center Associate Director and Elliott School Research Professor Deepa Ollapally, this event offered timely analysis on critical questions concerning China's foreign policy during Xi Jinping's second term. For more, check out the web video of the event.
An impressive audience braved the rain to uncover the evolution of US science policy research when author and Elliott School Research Professor Al Teich introduced his latest monograph: In Search of Evidence-Based Science Policy. Co-sponsored by the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP), this book launch also featured an introduction from RTI Senior Manager Jeff Alexander and a welcome from IISTP Director, Allison Macfarlane.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES), the launch of Elliott School Professor Ilana Feldman's new book, Live Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics, brought together a diverse audience eager to learn more about Palestinian refugees' engagement with humanitarian assistance. Engaging moderation by Elliott School University Professor Michael Barnett and a dynamic book talk from Professor Feldman ensured a successful discourse on the book and issues beyond.
Author and Elliott School Research Professor Marlene Laruelle and her co-author Jean Radvanyi launched their new publication, Understanding Russia: The Challenges of Transformation, to great success with an insightful book discussion before an audience of academics, government officials, non-profit representatives, and more. Co-sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES), this event also featured skilled moderation from Virginia Tech Professor Gerard Toal and a dynamic Q&A.
It was standing room only when Assistant Dean and Professorial Lecturer Tobias Greiff launched his new book: Violent Places: Everyday Politics in Post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina. Co-sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES), this event featured opening remarks from University of Baltimore Assistant Professor Sarah Federman, an illuminating book talk from Dr. Greiff, and a spirited Q&A.
With a lecture on her new book, The Kingdom of God Has No Borders, Professor Melani McAlister introduced members of the media and non-profit communities as well as students, staff, and faculty from across GW to the trasnational face of American evangelicals. Co-sponsored by the Institute for African Studies (IAfS), this event also featured an engaging Q&A skillfully led by IAfS Director Jennifer Cooke.
The path breaking Mr. X and the Pacific began many decades ago when Adjunct Professor Paul Heer was a GW PhD candidate in the 1990s. Heer chose to bring the book home for its launch and colleagues, media, staff, and students turned out to both support the publication and better understand George Kennan's influence on American East Asia policy.
Introducing his new book, Fighting for Peace in Somalia, Elliott School Associate Professor Paul D. Williams offered a fascinating history and analysis of AMISOM. Deftly moderated by Institute for African Studies (IAfS) Director Jennifer Cooke and generously co-sponsored by IAfS and the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, the event captured an impressive audience keen to learn more about this often overlooked mission in Somalia.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, this launch featured a book talk from author, Elliott School Professor Emeritus, and distinguished scholar of Soviet and post-Soviet government and politics Peter Reddaway; insightful commentary from Russia experts Robert Orttung and Donald Jensen; and a lively Q&A, courtesy of our distinguished attendees. For more, check out GWToday's coverage of the event.
Chapter authors Lily Gardner Feldman, Christine Kim, and Robert Sutter, as well as author-editors Daqing Yang and Mike Mochizuki reunited to discuss their edited volume: Memory, Identity, and Commerations of World War II. Co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, this first Elliott School Book Launch Series event of the fall semester solicited a tremendous audience eager to learn about the first large-scale analysis of how countries in the Asia Pacific and beyond commemorated the 70th anniversaries of the end of World War II.