September 25, 2022

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.

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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.

Jason Davidson’s Article Published in Scholarly Journal

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson’s article, “France, Britain and the intervention in Libya: an integrated analysis,” appears in the most recent issue of The Cambridge Review of International Affairs.

Jason Davidson Delivers Briefing in D.C.

Jason Davidson

Jason Davidson

Associate Professor of Political Science Jason W. Davidson delivered a briefing titled “Italy’s Security Policy after the 2013 Elections: Still in the Game?” at an invitation-only event on April 16 organized by the National Intelligence Council and the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

Davidson, who argued that the 2013 elections will have a minor impact on Italy’s security policy, was one of 11 presenters from around the world. About 40 members of the U.S. intelligence community attended the event.

UMW Faculty to Discuss Anniversary of Iraq War

Nabil Al-Tikriti

Nabil Al-Tikriti

Eric Bonds

Eric Bonds

UMW faculty members will discuss the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq War during a roundtable on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The discussion will begin at 4 p.m. in Combs Hall, Room 139 and is free and open to the public.

The roundtable will feature Nabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history, Eric Bonds, assistant professor of sociology, Jason Davidson, associate professor of political science and Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies. All four faculty members have published scholarly research on aspects of the war. Ranjit Singh, associate professor of political science, will serve as the moderator.

For more information, contact Jason Davidson at jdavidso@umw.edu or (540) 654-1509.

Jason Davidson

Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth

Ranjit Singh
Ranjit Singh