August 15, 2020

Davidson Presents Lecture, Paper at Boston University

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson recently delivered a public lecture titled “Allies’ Contributions to America’s Wars: Free Rides or Shared Burdens?” at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University on March 5. Following his presentation, Dr. Davidson also spoke with New York Times reporters compiling a special section on the “Costs of War Since 9/11.”

The next day, he presented a paper titled “America’s Allies and the Cost of War since 9/11” to a small, invited author workshop on “20 Years of War,” also at the Pardee Center. The paper benefited from undergraduate research performed by senior International Affairs major Rachel McVicker.

Dahlgren Campus National Security Lecture Series

University of Mary Washington’s Dahlgren Campus will host a series of National Security Lectures this spring:

9 April 2020
“China’s Economic Statecraft for Maritime Technology Acquisition”

Presented by Dr. April A. Herlevi, Research Scientist, China & Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division, CNA

30 April 2020
“Middle East 101: A Guide for Deployers”

Presented by CDR Aboul-Enein, who is currently an Subject Matter Expert and Senior Counterterrorism Advisor at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Defense Combating Terrorism Center

Pardee Center Hosts “Costs of War” Seminar on Contributions of U.S. Allies (bu.edu)

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.

Upcoming Events: Three Seminars in the “20 Years of War” Research Series (bu.edu)

It has always been ‘America first’: why Trump is different (Aspenia)

Davidson Lectures at University of Genoa

Jason Davidson, professor of Political Science and International Affairs, delivered an invited lecture titled “America Entangled: Explaining U.S. Alliances 1778-2016” at the University of Genoa on June 30. The lecture was the last in a series titled “War, conflicts, and peace-building” organized by the the Department of Political Science.

 

Davidson Publishes Article in Democracy and Security

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason W. Davidson’s article “Heading for the Exits: Democratic Allies and Withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan” was recently published by Democracy and Security, a peer-reviewed journal.

 

Davidson Publishes in Cahiers de la Méditerranée

The Cahiers de la Méditerranée, the peer-reviewed journal of the Université de Nice,  recently published “Italy, British resolve and the 1935-36 Italo-Ethiopian War” by Jason W. Davidson, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs.

Davidson Presents Research

Jason Davidson, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, presented a paper entitled “The Irrelevance of Radical Parties in Coalition Foreign Policy: Italy and the Extremity Hypothesis” during The Italian Left and Foreign Policy conference at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The paper was coauthored with Fabrizio Coticchia of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy.