CSPAN covered a book launch event for Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
See the full video here!
Join me on March 13 in Washington, D.C. at The Wilson Center for a discussion about my book Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics. Details and RSVP link for the event are here.
Join me for a conversation with John Mearsheimer about my book Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics on March 11 @ 6pm at the Seminary Co-op in Hyde Park, Chicago.
Details on the event are here.
I answered questions about my book Secret Wars and doled out some advice for grad students in a Q&A session with E-IR. Check it out here.
I talked about the origins, key themes, and implications of my book Secret Wars in a “First Time Author Spotlight” with the Princeton University Press authors blog. Read it here.
I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago where I currently specialize in secrecy and intelligence and their relationship to International Relations theory, international security, and global governance. At the core of all my projects is an interest in understanding how governments selectively reveal and conceal what they do and the disjuncture this creates between the “front stage” and “back stage” of international politics. You can access my CV here.
My first book, published in 2018 from Princeton University Press, analyzes covert forms of military intervention and the role of limited war in secrecy dynamics that surround covert intervention. A second book project analyzes how intelligence and other kinds of sensitive information impact the work of international organizations. Other work assesses the way states signal via covert action, the impact of publicity/secrecy on the health of international regimes, and the politics of “open secrets.” My research has been published or is forthcoming in International Organization, American Journal of Political Science, Security Studies, and Journal of Conflict Resolution.
I graduated with a Ph.D. in Political Science from Ohio State University in 2013 and have held research fellowships at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University, the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.