international studies

Do U.S. Donors Drive Israeli Politics? Author Contributes to New York Times Israel / Palestine Aid Debate

by University of Michigan Press July 16, 2010

Part of a full article originally posted July 7, 2010, at The New York Times (Below: Israel Map: Sending Money to the Settlements–click to view.) The Diaspora’s Influence, by Yossi Shain Yossi Shain is a professor of political science and the director of the Aba Eben Program of Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University and a professor of comparative government at Georgetown University. He is the author of Kinship and Diasporas in International Affairs. “As early as Hellenic and Roman times, politically motivated charitable donations from sources abroad have played a role in international politics, particularly in the Middle East. Members […]

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Earthquake in Michigan, Toronto Earthquake, Rochester Earthquake, Cleveland Earthquake, Buffalo Earthquake, Ottawa Earthquake…All the Same Earthquake

by kris bishop June 23, 2010

As an earthquake rattled our bookshelves a few hours ago, we were reminded of a great interview with Michigan author Michael Brecher on his new release International Political Earthquakes, from McGill Reporter, on the principle of applying earthquake science to international studies: Click here for more book info. Professors: Click here to request a free exam copy BY DANIEL SPITZBERG | If there were a system for measuring the world’s political upheavals and their aftershocks, which would rank higher – the Cuban Missile Crisis or the stare down between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over Kashmir? It’s the kind of question […]

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War and Afghanistan: What have we learned since the days of Alexander?

by kris bishop December 7, 2009

       Click here to request exam copies As the debate about the appropriate United States military strategy in Afghanistan continues with Obama’s latest announcement of a troop surge, the study of international conflict becomes increasingly relevant in a region that even Alexander the Great could not conquer. Review the works of leading international studies scholars in Handbook of War Studies II and Handbook of War Studies III, both edited by Manus I. Midlarksky. More info below:

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UMich Author To Help Ignite Micro Black Hole; Micro Black Hole To Devour Earth

by kris bishop October 6, 2008

On October 18, Professor Homer Neal (Physics, University of Michigan), co-author of BEYOND SPUTNIK: US Science Policy in the 21st Century, discusses his work with the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to be inaugurated in Geneva on October 21, 2008. Saturday Morning Physics at THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Date: 10/18/2008; 10:30 am to 11:30 am The Large Hadron Collider: The World’s Most Powerful Particle Accelerator Location: 170 & 182 Dennison  Host Department: Physics This huge accelerator, eighteen miles in circumference, will permit scientists to explore some of the most intriguing questions of our time, such as, […]

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