Bilkent University International Relations Research Seminar Series, 2020-2021, IOn October 13, 2020, Professor Richard Ned Lebow (Dartmouth College Cambridge University King's College London) delivered the first lecture for this academic year's International Relations Seminar Series. His talk built on his work on counterfactuals, published, among others, with Princeton University Press (2010). In his presentation, Professor Lebow emphasized the usefulness of counterfactual thought-experiments when probing the causes and contingency of key moments in international politics, such as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand or the Cuban Missile Crisis. His lecture raised fascinating questions about theory-building, empirical testing, and policy-making, opening up the discussion to a conversation about the philosophy of social science.
Richard Ned Lebow is Professor of International Political Theory in the Department of War Studies, King's College London (part-time) and James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College. He is also a Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He has taught strategy at the National and Naval War Colleges and served as a scholar-in-residence in the Central Intelligence Agency during the Carter administration.
He has held visiting appointments at the University of Lund, Sciences Po, University of Cambridge, Austrian Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, London School of Economics and Political Science, Australian National University, University of California at Irvine, University of Milano, University of Munich and the Frankfurt Peace Research Institute. He has authored and edited 40 books and nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.
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Topic: FEASS Meeting Room 101's Personal Meeting Room
Start Time : Oct 13, 2020 05:20 PM
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