July 4, 2020

Davidson to Give Seminar at Brown University

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson will give a seminar at Brown University on Thursday, March 5 entitled “Allies’ Contributions to America’s Wars: Free Rides or Shared Burdens?” Part of a series of seminars offered by Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Davidson will provide a detailed look at the contribution major U.S. allies have made to U.S.-led military operations in the post-Cold War era, and the significant costs they have incurred. He will also discuss varying motives that lead allies to contribute, noting that allies sometimes contribute primarily because the U.S. has asked them to. Other motives include the allies’ national interest, prestige, or social norms. Finally, Prof. Davidson will discuss explanations for why allies vary in the level of contribution they make to a particular conflict. Read more.