FORA.tv Speaker - Michael Barnett

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Biography

Michael Barnett is the Harold Stassen Chair of International Relations at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. He previous taught at the University of Wisconsin, Macalester College, Wellesley College, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has been a visiting scholar at the New School for Social Research and the Dayan Center at Tel-Aviv University. Barnett teaches and does research on international relations, international organizations, humanitarian action, the United Nations, and the politics of the Middle East. His dissertation won the 1991 APSA's Gabriel Almond Award for Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics and the book based on the dissertation, Confronting the Costs of War: Military Power, State and Society in Egypt and Israel (Princeton, 1992), won the ISAs Quincy Wright award. His other major books are Dialogues in Arab Politics: Negotiations in Regional Order (Columbia University Press, 1998); Security Communities (Cambridge University Press, 1998), which he co-edited with Emanuel Adler; Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda (Cornell University Press, 2002); and, with Martha Finnemore, Rules for the World: International Organizations in World Politics (Cornell University Press, 2004). His scholarly writings have appeared in major professional journals, including International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, World Politics, and Cultural Anthropology. From 1993 to 1994 Barnett was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the U.S. mission to the United Nations.

1 Program

The Next Administration and the Greater Middle East

09.03.08 | 01:19:39 min | 1 comment