SFS Faculty News – October 2014 Edition

Dan Byman has a series of new publications: “Homeward Bound? Don’t Exaggerate the Threat of Foreign Fighters” Foreign Affairs (October/November 2014; coauthored with Jeremy Shapiro), “Buddies or Burdens: Understanding the Al Qaeda and with Its Affiliate Organizations, Security Studies (Fall 2014), pp. 431-470, “Why We Shouldn’t Stop the Terrorists from Tweeting,” Washington Post, October 9, 2014 (coauthored with Jeremy Shapiro), and “Be Afraid: Be A Little Afraid,” Slate, October 2, 2014 (coauthored with Jeremy Shapiro).

Sinan Ciddi has new publications: w/ Berk Esen, “Turkey’s Republican People’s Party: Politics of Opposition under a Dominant Party System”, Turkish Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2014, 419 – 441, “Political Opposition in Turkey: From Political Parties to the Gezi Protests”, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 15 No. 2, 2014, and “Just One More Election: Hurdles to Consolidating a Presidential System in Turkey”, Bipartisan Policy Center Blog, September 18, 2014. Ciddi also had a panel event on September 24, “Turkey: ISIS and the Middle East”, Georgetown University: The event was in collaboration with the Middle East Institute. Covered live by C-Span. Click here to view.

Rochelle Davis published a short essay entitled “The 21st-Century Turn to Culture: American Exceptionalism” in an edited section on the Technopolitics of War in the 20th and 21st Centuries in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, 46, 2014. In addition, she co-authored with Abbie Taylor (MAAS ’12 and ISIM Research Associate) and Emma Murphy (BSFS, 2016) an essay entitled “Gender, conscription and protection, and the war in Syria” in Forced Migration Review, No. 47, September 2014.

Raj Desai published “The Economics of Authoritarianism in North Africa,” by Raj M. Desai, Anders Olofsgård, and Tarik M. Yousef, in The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Context and Concepts, Edited by Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin (Oxford University Press, 2014) and  “Collective Action and Community Development: Evidence from Self-Help Groups in Rural India,” by Raj M. Desai and Shareen Joshi in World Bank Economic Review28 (3): 492-524.

John Esposito and co-author Dalia Mogahed’s Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think has been translated and published in Uighur; it is already available in Chinese.

Christine Fair has published “Measuring political violence in Pakistan: Insights from the BFRS Dataset,” Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, C. Christine Fair, Jenna Jordan, Rasul Bakhsh Rais, Jacob N. Shapiro. Conflict Management and Peace Science. Published on line September 15, 2014. Forthcoming in print. Fair also has a series of opinion pieces: “Judging Modi: The Historical Context,” C. Christine Fair. Warontherocks.com, September 26, 2014, “Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia,” C. Christine Fair. Lawfareblog.com, September 21, 2014, and “Still Standing in Pakistan: The Protests, the Military, and What Comes Next,” C. Christine Fair.Foreign Affairs (online), September 3, 2014.

Charles King has just published a new social history of Istanbul and the fate of cosmopolitanism, Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul (W. W. Norton), reviewed in a recent Economist and other venues.  A new piece of his was published to Slate on WW2, refugees, and Jewish rescue during the Holocaust, which might be of interest.

Maureen Lewis has a few new items of note:  A BBC radio interview on ebola and the history of epidemics (aired Monday October 20th), a presentation of new initiative jointly with Center for Global Development at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Conference in Cape Town.  Details of the session are here. And, a Financial Times Letter to the Editor, October 21, 2014.

Katherine Marshall participated in the Interreligious meeting on Peace in Antwerp, organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio. She gave a presentation on links between poverty and peace. Three Huffington Post pieces on the event (two focused respectively on Nigeria and Iraq are available here and here, and the third, here. An article on why religion should be taken seriously in looking at Africa was published in the September 2014, Revue des Deux Mondes.

An unusual distinction for Ted Moran.  Princeton University Press has announced that it has selected the 1200 most significant of the tens of thousands of books it has published since the founding of the Press in 1905.  Using print-on-demand technology, these works will remain “in print” for individuals and libraries around the world.  Princeton University Press editors have selected Ted’s dissertation book Multinational Corporations and the Politics of Dependence: Copper in Chile (1974) to be included among the 1200 chosen.

David Painter’s article, “Oil and Geopolitics: The Oil Crises of the 1970s and the Cold War,” just appeared (in English) in the German peer-reviewed journal Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung 39 (2014). It is part of a special issue on “The Energy Crises of the 1970s: Anticipations and Reactions in the Industrialized World.”

Carlo Prato presented “Crises and The Puzzle of Reforms” (also joint with Stephane Wolton) at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and the University of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany).

Angela Stent has been awarded the American Academy of Diplomacy’s 2014 Douglas Dilllon Prize for her book, The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century. Since 1995, the American Academy of Diplomacy has celebrated distinguished writing about US diplomatic efforts and achievements with this annual award.