Military Frontiers: A Graduate Student Symposium

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Max von Bargen and Seth Myers
April 12 - April 13, 2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location
Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Date Range
Add to Calendar 2019-04-12 09:00:00 2019-04-13 12:00:00 Military Frontiers: A Graduate Student Symposium

Organizers
Max von Bargen, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History
Seth Myers, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Conference Statement

This year’s Military Frontiers conference showcases the scholarship of 12 graduate students, all of whom study topics relating to the management of force and power in international affairs. The conference is interdisciplinary; the presenters represent a range of academic fields, and their research is based in a variety of methodologies. By bringing together up-and-coming scholars in different fields working on similar topics, the conference aims to promote communication and cooperation across academic disciplines. While all the papers to be presented share certain common themes, the subjects of the presentations are quite diverse. These include the public impact of memoirs published by intelligence officers, data governance in the European Union, and fear and rumors in the United States during World War I.

Participants
Arjun Awasthi, The Ohio State University
Hal Brands, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Bear Braumoeller, The Ohio State University
Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rebekah Dowd, Georgia State University
Hayley Fenton, The Ohio State University 
John R. Ferris, University of Calgary
Joseph Fonseca, University of Calgary
Cam Givens, The Ohio State University
Mark Grimsley, The Ohio State University
Austin Knuppe, The Ohio State University
Marcus Kurtz, The Ohio State University
Kyle Larson, The Ohio State University
Adam Lauretig, The Ohio State University
Todd Lehmann, The University of Michigan
Sarah Mainwaring, University of Warwick
Peter Mansoor, The Ohio State University
Jennifer Mitzen, The Ohio State University
Kristin Oberiano, Harvard University 
David Stebenne, The Ohio State University
Mark Stout, Johns Hopkins University
Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University
Andres Uribe, The University of Chicago
Austin Wright, The University of Chicago
Yuri Zhukov, The University of Michigan

 

Program

Friday, April 12, 2019

8 a.m. Meet and Greet with light breakfast

8:30 a.m. Panel 1
1st Presenter – Hayley Fenton, The Ohio State University – “Putting on the Public Face: The Press and Visible Leadership of Richard Helms and Stella Rimington”
Commentator for 1st Presenter – Mark Stout, Johns Hopkins University

2nd Presenter – Sarah Mainwaring, University of Warwick – “SIGINT: An Unlikely Marriage of Economics and Defence?”
Commentator for 2nd Presenter – Peter Mansoor, The Ohio State University

3rd Presenter – Adam Lauretig, The Ohio State University – “Measuring Meaning in U.S. Foreign Policy: Identification and Inference with Bayesian Word Embeddings”
Commentator for 3rd Presenter – Yuri Zhukov, The University of Michigan

10:45 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Panel 2 
1st Presenter – Todd Lehmann, The University of Michigan – "Projecting Credibility: How Force Projection Capacity Affects International Security Agreements"
Commentator for 1st Presenter – Bear Braumoeller, The Ohio State University

2nd Presenter – Kyle Larson, The Ohio State University – “Overconfidence and Crisis: Foreign Policy Mania and its Consequences”
Commentator for 2nd Presenter – Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University

3rd Presenter – Joseph Fonseca, University of Calgary – “MacDonald and Shiba: Boxers, Friendship, and the Expansion of Anglo-Japanese Relations during Crisis, 1900-1915”
Commentator for 3rd Presenter – Mark Grimsley, The Ohio State University

1:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30 p.m. Panel 3
1st Presenter – Arjun Awasthi, The Ohio State University – “Issues in Interpreting Intelligence: How the Lloyd George Government's use of Intelligence Ruptured Civil-Military Relations”
Commentator for 1st Presenter – John R. Ferris, University of Calgary

2nd Presenter – Cam Givens, The Ohio State University –“The Color of Loyalty: Race, Fear, and the Making of the Mexican Internal Enemy in World War I America”
Commentator for 2nd Presenter – Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3rd Presenter – Kristin Oberiano, Harvard University - “Militarized Pacific: Filipino Labor and Chamorro Indigeneity in Guam after World War II”
Commentator for 3rd Presenter – David Stebenne, The Ohio State University

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

8 a.m. Meet and greet with light breakfast

8:30 a.m. Panel 4 
1st Presenter – Austin Knuppe, The Ohio State University –"Local Partners for Local Problems: When Does Foreign Intervention Undermine Public Support for Local Combatants?"
Commentator for 1st Presenter – Austin Wright, The University of Chicago

2nd Presenter – Rebekah Dowd, Georgia State University – "The European Union Governance of Data: The Tension between Security, Economy, and Human Rights"
Commentator for 2nd Presenter – Jennifer Mitzen, The Ohio State University

3rd Presenter – Andres Uribe, The University of Chicago – "Governance without Control: Insurgent Institutions and Rebel-Civilian Interaction in Contested Zones"
Commentator for 3rd Presenter – Marcus Kurtz, The Ohio State University

10:45 a.m. Keynote Address – Hal Brands, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

11:45 a.m. Concluding Remarks – Seth Myers, The Ohio State University

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Description

Organizers
Max von Bargen, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History
Seth Myers, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Conference Statement

This year’s Military Frontiers conference showcases the scholarship of 12 graduate students, all of whom study topics relating to the management of force and power in international affairs. The conference is interdisciplinary; the presenters represent a range of academic fields, and their research is based in a variety of methodologies. By bringing together up-and-coming scholars in different fields working on similar topics, the conference aims to promote communication and cooperation across academic disciplines. While all the papers to be presented share certain common themes, the subjects of the presentations are quite diverse. These include the public impact of memoirs published by intelligence officers, data governance in the European Union, and fear and rumors in the United States during World War I.

Participants
Arjun Awasthi, The Ohio State University
Hal Brands, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Bear Braumoeller, The Ohio State University
Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rebekah Dowd, Georgia State University
Hayley Fenton, The Ohio State University 
John R. Ferris, University of Calgary
Joseph Fonseca, University of Calgary
Cam Givens, The Ohio State University
Mark Grimsley, The Ohio State University
Austin Knuppe, The Ohio State University
Marcus Kurtz, The Ohio State University
Kyle Larson, The Ohio State University
Adam Lauretig, The Ohio State University
Todd Lehmann, The University of Michigan
Sarah Mainwaring, University of Warwick
Peter Mansoor, The Ohio State University
Jennifer Mitzen, The Ohio State University
Kristin Oberiano, Harvard University 
David Stebenne, The Ohio State University
Mark Stout, Johns Hopkins University
Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University
Andres Uribe, The University of Chicago
Austin Wright, The University of Chicago
Yuri Zhukov, The University of Michigan

 

Program

Friday, April 12, 2019

8 a.m. Meet and Greet with light breakfast

8:30 a.m. Panel 1
1st Presenter – Hayley Fenton, The Ohio State University – “Putting on the Public Face: The Press and Visible Leadership of Richard Helms and Stella Rimington”
Commentator for 1st Presenter – Mark Stout, Johns Hopkins University

2nd Presenter – Sarah Mainwaring, University of Warwick – “SIGINT: An Unlikely Marriage of Economics and Defence?”
Commentator for 2nd Presenter – Peter Mansoor, The Ohio State University

3rd Presenter – Adam Lauretig, The Ohio State University – “Measuring Meaning in U.S. Foreign Policy: Identification and Inference with Bayesian Word Embeddings”
Commentator for 3rd Presenter – Yuri Zhukov, The University of Michigan

10:45 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Panel 2 
1st Presenter – Todd Lehmann, The University of Michigan – "Projecting Credibility: How Force Projection Capacity Affects International Security Agreements"
Commentator for 1st Presenter – Bear Braumoeller, The Ohio State University

2nd Presenter – Kyle Larson, The Ohio State University – “Overconfidence and Crisis: Foreign Policy Mania and its Consequences”
Commentator for 2nd Presenter – Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University

3rd Presenter – Joseph Fonseca, University of Calgary – “MacDonald and Shiba: Boxers, Friendship, and the Expansion of Anglo-Japanese Relations during Crisis, 1900-1915”
Commentator for 3rd Presenter – Mark Grimsley, The Ohio State University

1:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30 p.m. Panel 3
1st Presenter – Arjun Awasthi, The Ohio State University – “Issues in Interpreting Intelligence: How the Lloyd George Government's use of Intelligence Ruptured Civil-Military Relations”
Commentator for 1st Presenter – John R. Ferris, University of Calgary

2nd Presenter – Cam Givens, The Ohio State University –“The Color of Loyalty: Race, Fear, and the Making of the Mexican Internal Enemy in World War I America”
Commentator for 2nd Presenter – Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3rd Presenter – Kristin Oberiano, Harvard University - “Militarized Pacific: Filipino Labor and Chamorro Indigeneity in Guam after World War II”
Commentator for 3rd Presenter – David Stebenne, The Ohio State University

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

8 a.m. Meet and greet with light breakfast

8:30 a.m. Panel 4 
1st Presenter – Austin Knuppe, The Ohio State University –"Local Partners for Local Problems: When Does Foreign Intervention Undermine Public Support for Local Combatants?"
Commentator for 1st Presenter – Austin Wright, The University of Chicago

2nd Presenter – Rebekah Dowd, Georgia State University – "The European Union Governance of Data: The Tension between Security, Economy, and Human Rights"
Commentator for 2nd Presenter – Jennifer Mitzen, The Ohio State University

3rd Presenter – Andres Uribe, The University of Chicago – "Governance without Control: Insurgent Institutions and Rebel-Civilian Interaction in Contested Zones"
Commentator for 3rd Presenter – Marcus Kurtz, The Ohio State University

10:45 a.m. Keynote Address – Hal Brands, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

11:45 a.m. Concluding Remarks – Seth Myers, The Ohio State University