Madison Committee
on Foreign Relations

International Challenges in a New Administration

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St, Madison, WI

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The new administration promises major changes in the direction of US Foreign Policy. Professors Jon Pevehouse and Scott Gehlbach of the UW Political Science Department will participate in a panel discussion sharing their views of international challenges ahead.

They will each open with 10-15 minute observations about different trouble spots in the world, and will then answer questions from the audience.

Professor Pevehouse's research interests lie in international relations, international political economy, American foreign policy, international organizations, and political methodology. Professor Pevehouse's work examines the relationship between domestic and international politics. Topics on which he has recently published include regional trade agreements, human rights institutions, exchange rate politics, and international organizations. He is the author, with Joshua Goldstein, of International Relations, the leading textbook on international politics. He is currently the editor of International Organization, the leading journal in the field of international relations. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of International Political Economy and the editor of the Cambridge Elements Series in International Relations.

Scott Gehlbach is Professor of Political Science and Romnes Faculty Fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A political economist and comparativist, Gehlbach's work is motivated by the contemporary and historical experience of Russia and other postcommunist states. He has made numerous contributions to the study of economic reform, autocracy, political connections, and other important topics in political economy. Known for employing a wide range of methods in his research, Gehlbach has contributed to graduate education through the widely used textbook Formal Models of Domestic Politics. He is the author of many articles in top journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, as well as the award-winning monograph Representation Through Taxation: Revenue, Politics, and Development in Postcommunist States.


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