Monday, November 17, 2014

UWISC Talk: Brian Rathbun; 21 Nov 12-1:20pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1a)

Mark your calendars! The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) welcomes Brian Rathbun, Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. Dr. Rathbun will present a talk titled "Variations in Rationality in
Foreign Policy Decision-making." The talk will be held on Friday, 21 Nov. from 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1a). UW Political Science PhD student Travis Nelson will serve as discussant.

Dr. Rathbun received his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and has taught at USC since 2008. He has written three solo-authored books on humanitarian intervention, multilateral institution building, and diplomacy. His articles appear or are forthcoming in the field's leading journals, including International Organization, Security Studies, and International Studies Quarterly to name a few. Dr. Rathbun's research integrates insights from political, social and cognitive psychology into the study of international
relations, and more particularly on how ideology influences foreign policy decision-making. He's also an excellent dancer.

UWISC is sponsored by the Severeyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and the Department of Political Science.