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A Scholar in Full: A Conference in Honor of Richard K. Betts

March 26, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

A SCHOLAR IN FULL: A CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF RICHARD K. BETTS

For nearly twenty-five years, Richard K. Betts served as Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. During that time, he not only helped to transform the Institute into a world-class center of academic foreign-policy thought, he also remained (and remains) an active force in the discipline of international relations, conducting cutting-edge research, writing, and teaching as the Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies in the Department of Political Science at Columbia. To commemorate the recent retirement of Dr. Betts as Saltzman Institute director, this day-long tribute — filled with high-powered panels and personal attestations — will celebrate the body of his work and the vast influence he has had on academic scholarship and foreign-policy thinking, along with the countless colleagues and students he has inspired along the way.

 

Friday, March 26, 2021 /  9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST / Via Zoom / Registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event

 

9:30 a.m. – WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Merit Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Director, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University

 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. –  PANEL I: SOLDIERS AND STATESMEN

Eliot Cohen, Johns Hopkins University

Peter Feaver, Duke University

Col. Suzanne Nielsen, U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Cynthia Roberts, Hunter College

Moderated by Stephen Biddle, Columbia University

 

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – PANEL II: INTELLIGENCE AND DECISION MAKERS

Peter Clement, Columbia University

Robert Jervis, Columbia University

Paul Pillar, Georgetown University

James Wirtz, Naval Postgraduate School

Moderated by Keren Yarhi-Milo, Columbia University

 

2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. – PANEL III: FORCE AND FOREIGN POLICY

John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago

Barry Posen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stephen Rosen, Harvard University

Scott Sagan, Stanford University

Moderated by Thomas Christensen, Columbia University

 

4:00 p.m. – 6;00 p.m. – PANEL IV: TRIBUTES AND TRIBUTARIES

Erica Borghard, Atlantic Council

Stuart Gottlieb, Columbia University

Commander Michael O’Hara, U.S. Naval War College

Other guests to be announced

Moderated by Jack Snyder and V. Page Fortna, Columbia University

 

6- :00 p.m. – 6:30 pm. CLOSING REMARKS

Richard K. Betts, Columbia University

 

Event Contact Information:
The Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
(212) 854-4616
ig79@coumbia.edu

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Date:
March 26
Time:
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Zoom
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Host

Columbia University
Phone:
212-854-1754
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