SFS Faculty News – April 2015 Edition

Harley Balzer has published a series of articles: “Why Russia Is Kaputin,” a review of Karen Dawisha, Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? Journal of Democracy, Vol. 26 No. 2, April 2015, pp. Forthcoming; “Will Russia Waste Another Crisis? The 2014-15 Economic Downturn and the Prospects for Russian Economic Reform,” in Putin’s Third Term: Assessments amid Crisis, Washington, DC: Center on Global Interests, March 2015, pp. 29-46; “The Ukraine Invasion and Public Opinion,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2015, pp. 82-93; and “Innovation in Russia and China Compared,” Russian Analytical Digest, No. 155, September 23, 2014, pp. 2-10. (with Jon Askonas, SFS 2012)

Jacques Berlinerblau has published “Teach or Perish” in The Chronicle for Higher Education and was interviewed by the Belgian rtfb.be, about Netanyahu.

Jonathan Brown’s book Misquoting Muhammed was named “Books of the year 2014: The best books on religion” by Marcus Tanner for The Independent. He also appeared in “Misquoting Muhammad…” a video by IIIT Media.

Chester Crocker has published “The Strategic Dilemma of a World Adrift” through the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dennis Deletant has published Dennis Deletant la Sighet, Bucharest : Fundația Academia Civică, 2014, 368 pp, photographs, in Romania in Romanian. It is a collection of Deletant’s research presentations made between 1994 and 2013 at the annual international conference at the Memorial Museum for the Victims of Communism in Sighet, northern Romania. Deletant also cowrote, with Larry Watts, and Adam Burakowski, “Did Nicolae Ceaușescu Call for Military Intervention Against Poland in August 1989?,” Cold War International History Project, e-dossier no.60. Lastly, Deletant has published “The Historian as Nation-Builder,” Istorie ca Datorie. Omagiu academicianului Ioan-Aurel Pop la împlinirea vârstei de 60 de ani, Ioan Bolovan, Ovidiu Ghitta (eds). Cluj-Napoca: Academia Română/Centrul de Studii Transilvane, 2015, pp.105-16.

John Esposito co-authored two books with Oxford University Press, World Religions Today and Islam 5th ed and the West Today, 3rd ed. John published “Generalizing about the Arab Spring is playing with fire” for the Middle East Eye. Esposito was featured in “Islam: Religion of Peace or Font of Terror?”  by John Burger on Aleteia, “Does Islam Really Forbid Images of Muhammad?” by Carol Kuruvilla on The Huffington Post Religion. Esposito also coauthored “Let’s Not Fall for the Terrorists’ Trap (Again)” with Dalia Mogahed for The Huffington Post Politics.

Christine Fair’s book, Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War has been reviewed in The Economist and has been listed by the New Republic as one of seven books judged to be among “The Year’s Best Books for Understanding Our Complicated World.” Fair has also co-authored an article titled “Measuring political violence in Pakistan: Insights from the BFRS Dataset,” with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Jenna Jordan, Rasul Bakhsh Rais, and Jacob N. Shapiro in Conflict Management and Peace Science. She also wrote two policy pieces.  “After Peshawar, Expect Business as Usual in Pakistan,” War on the Rocks, and “Pakistan Must End Its Dangerous Dance With the Taliban,” New York Times Room for Debate.

Yvonne Haddad edited The Oxford Handbook of American Islam with Jane I. Smith. 2014, Oxford University Press, which provides up to date information on the millennial generation of Muslims in America. Haddad was also featured in “Not ‘brainwashed’: American women who converted to Islam speak out” on Headlines View.

Bruce Hoffman has published a book, Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, February 2015), pp. 640. Hoffman has also published “A First Draft of the History of America’s Ongoing Wars On Terrorism,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, vol. 38, no. 1 (January 2015), pp. 9, and has the following entries in edited books: “Wilkinson, Paul (1937–2011),” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 2, and “The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century,” Report of the Congressionally-directed 9/11 Review Commission to The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, March 2015, (co-author), pp. 127.

Shireen Hunter authored “Charlie Hebdo: Ending the Cycle of Violence” for Lobelog Foreign Policy.

Shareen Joshi and George Shambaugh have been awarded a grant from the Georgetown Environmental Initiative for a project on public-private partnerships entitled, “Cleaning Holy Waters: Toxic Tanneries and Treatment Plants on a Sacred River in India.”

Abraham Newman has published “What the Right to Be Forgotten Means for Privacy in the Digital Age,” Science. 347 (6221): 507-8. 2015, and “The New Politics of Interdependence: Cross-National Layering in Transatlantic Regulatory Disputes,” with Henry Farrell. Comparative Political Studies. 48(4): 497-526. 2015.

Irfan Nooruddin wrote an op-ed with SFS junior Jeh Tirodkar, “Obama, Modi visits more symbolism than substance,” published by Al Jazeera. The topic is the Obama-Modi partnership and the future of Indo-US relations.

Carlo Prato has been awarded a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution (Stanford University) for the next academic year.

Emad Shahin published “Mubarak’s acquittal: what it means for Egypt’s revolution” for the Middle East Eye.

Lahra Smith’s book, Making Citizens in Africa, was named a Finalist in the competition for the biennial award for the Outstanding Book in Citizenship Studies published over the previous two years. Although it was not awarded the prize, the book was described as “a beautifully written ethnographic study of the complexities of citizenship and identity in Ethiopia,” in the words of award-committee chair, Bryan Turner.

Angela Stent published a chapter entitled “Putin’s World” in ed. Nicholas Burns and Jonathon Price, “The Crisis with Russia” (Aspen Institute). Stent’s book “The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century” has just been published in Russian under the title “Why America and Russia Don’t Listen to Each Other.”

John Tutino has published the following: “De Hidalgo a Apatzingan: Insurgencia popular y proyectos politicos en la Nueva Espana revolucionaria, 1811-1814,”  in Ana Carolina Ibarra, ed., La insurgencia mexicana y la Constitucion de Apatzingan, 1808-1824, (Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2014), pp. 49-78; “Queretaro y los origenes de la nacion mexicana: Las politicas etnicas de soberania, contrainsurgencia e independencia, 1808-1821,” in Laura Rojas and Susan Deeds, eds., Mexico a la luz de sus revoluciones, 2 Vols. (Mexico City: El Colegio de Mexico, 2014), V. 1, pp. 17-64; and,”Family Production and Commercial Labor,” in Joseph Miller, ed., The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), pp. 199-204.