Brown Bag Series: "The Iraq War and the Foreign Policy Establishment: A Reassessment" with Joseph Stieb

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October 13, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Zoom - Webinar

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Add to Calendar 2021-10-13 12:00:00 2021-10-13 13:00:00 Brown Bag Series: "The Iraq War and the Foreign Policy Establishment: A Reassessment" with Joseph Stieb Mershon Center Postdoctoral Scholar, Joseph Stieb, will discuss a draft article entitled "The Iraq War and the Foreign Policy Establishment: A Reassessment." This article argues scholars who blame the Iraq War on a monolithic foreign policy establishment ignore the driving impetus for the war came from a right-leaning counter-establishment and the mainstream foreign policy establishment did not initially seek to make Iraq the centerpiece of its response to 9/11. Joe has been submitting this article in security-oriented journals with no success thus far and is looking for critiques and suggestions that will improve the article. Those who register for the event will receive the draft article from Joe along with some specific concerns he has about the piece. This is the first event of the Mershon Center's Brown Bag Series that is intended to provide a more focused, discussant-lead critique of a paper written by a Mershon Center fellow.   Discussants will include Mershon Center Director Christopher Gelpi, OSU Emeritus Faculty John Mueller, and Mershon Postdoctoral Scholars Trey Billing and Sooyeon Kang.  All are welcome to attend and may submit questions and comments through the Q&A, which will be moderated by a panelist.  Zoom - Webinar Mershon Center mershoncenter@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Mershon Center Postdoctoral Scholar, Joseph Stieb, will discuss a draft article entitled "The Iraq War and the Foreign Policy Establishment: A Reassessment." This article argues scholars who blame the Iraq War on a monolithic foreign policy establishment ignore the driving impetus for the war came from a right-leaning counter-establishment and the mainstream foreign policy establishment did not initially seek to make Iraq the centerpiece of its response to 9/11.

Joe has been submitting this article in security-oriented journals with no success thus far and is looking for critiques and suggestions that will improve the article. Those who register for the event will receive the draft article from Joe along with some specific concerns he has about the piece.

This is the first event of the Mershon Center's Brown Bag Series that is intended to provide a more focused, discussant-lead critique of a paper written by a Mershon Center fellow.  

Discussants will include Mershon Center Director Christopher Gelpi, OSU Emeritus Faculty John Mueller, and Mershon Postdoctoral Scholars Trey Billing and Sooyeon Kang.  All are welcome to attend and may submit questions and comments through the Q&A, which will be moderated by a panelist. 

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Speaker - Joseph Stieb

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Joseph Stieb is a historian of modern U.S. foreign policy and politics. He received a Ph.D in U.S. history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. His first book, The Regime Change Consensus: Iraq in American Politics, 1990-2003, explores how the perceived failure of the containment policy influenced the U.S. decision to invade Iraq in 2003. This book is under contract with Cambridge University Press as part of its Military, War, and Society in Modern American History series, with expected publication in 2021. He has published other work in The International History Review, The Washington Post, War on the Rocks, ArcDigital, and The Raleigh News-Observer. His current research interests lie in how liberalism changed during the War on Terror and on the role of ideas about totalitarianism in the history of U.S. foreign policy.

 

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