Please join us for pizza, drinks and lively conversation. Dr. Rudra Sil is Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business. He is currently working on a new book - tentatively titled Pathways of the Postcommunist Proletariat - that compares patterns of labor incorporation and prospects for labor mobilization across Russia, Central Europe and East Asia. He just returned from Moscow, where he interviewed trade union leaders about current issues in Russian industrial relations.
The Seminar Series in Strategic Studies will meet for a lunchtime discussion with Mark Herman, Executive Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, on the contemporary uses of war gaming for purposes of both military and corporate decision making. Mr Herman plays a lead role in the firm's modeling, simulation, wargaming and analysis work. He has more than 30 years of experience designing and developing wargames on a variety of strategic and boardroom topics for the U.S. Department of Defense and Fortune 500 companies.
Faculty and Students are invited to a booktalk by David Satter on "It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past" (Yale University Press), hosted by the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Satter has covered Russia for some three decades -- for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and several think tanks (among them, FPRI). He will also discuss his monograph-in-progress on "Russia's Looming Crisis." Admission is free but reservations are required.
Join us for the Penn Society of International Development's inaugural conference on 21st century challenges to development. Keynote speech by Dr. Sami Geadah, Alt.
PANELISTS INCLUDE: Emily M. Cohen, Esq., Partner Cohen, Fluhr and Gonzalez (81 SAS); Travis Nelson, Esq. Travis Nelson, Esq., Associate, Reed Smith, LLP; Kate K. Long, IR 2009, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2013); Eric Lorber, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2013), PhD Candidate, Political Science, Duke University. Seating is limited. For more information contact: Jmcgann@sas.upenn.edu
Part of a seminar series in Strategic Studies, featuring the author of Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare in the First World War (Harvard University Press, 2012).
Mario Joseph, Haiti’s most prominen thuman rights lawyer, has led the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti since 1996 where he and the organization represent political prisoners and victims of political violence. Mr. Joseph spearheaded the prosecution of the Raboteau Massacre trial in 2000, one of the most significant human rights cases in the Western Hemisphere. He has also testified as an expert on Haitian criminal procedure before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and in U.S. courts, and served on the Haitian government’s Law Reform Commission.