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Edgar S. Furniss Book Award Winner
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Keren Yarhi-Milo
Who Fights for Reputation in International Politics? Leaders, Resolve and the Use of Force
Monday, March 28, 2016, 12:00pm - 01:30pm
Merhson Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Avenue | Room 120 Columbus, Ohio 43201


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Keren Yarhi-Milo

Keren Yarhi-Milo is assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Politics Department and Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. 

Her research and teaching focus on international relations and foreign policy, with a specialization in international security, including foreign policy decision-making, interstate communication and crisis bargaining, intelligence, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Yarhi-Milo's book Knowing The Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence Organizations, and Assessments of Intentions in International Relations (Princeton University Press, 2014) explores how and why civilian leaders and intelligence organizations select and interpret an adversary’s signals of intentions differently.  It is winner of the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award, given annually to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. 

Yarhi-Milo’s articles have been published or are forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, International Security (forthcoming), and Security Studies (forthcoming).  

Before joining the faculty at Princeton University, she was a post-doc fellow at the Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a pre-doc fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University.

Yarhi-Milo has worked at the Mission of Israel to the United Nations, as well as served in the Israeli Defense Forces, Intelligence Branch. Her dissertation received the Kenneth Waltz Awards for the best dissertation in the field of International Security and Arms Control in 2010. She also has received awards for the study of political science from the Smith Richardson Foundation, Arthur Ross Foundation, and Abram Morris Foundation.

Yarhi-Milo holds a Ph.D. and master's degree from University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in political science from Columbia University.


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