Recent Publications by International Studies Faculty
In Paying for Climate Change, Stephen Macekura argues counter intuitively that the Trump Administration’s climate policy is not that different from his predecessors' in one crucial respect: an ongoing refusal to provide financial aid to help poorer countries contend with climate change. His article appears on Bunk, a new history website featuring insight into contemporary issues.
In November, Professor Padraic Kenney published Dance in Chains:Political Imprisonment in the Modern World, "the first book to trace the history of modern political imprisonment from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century."
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Monday, February 5, 7:00 PM
Indiana University Cinema
The Indiana University Cinema will be presenting the US premiere screening of Port Triumph, a documentary about the shrimp industry, labor struggle, and Salvadoran Civil War, directed by Jeffrey Gould.
What Can Latin American Cinema Teach Us About Globalization?
Thursday, March 1 (4pm, Oak Room, IMU)
presented by Srđa Popović
Laughtivism: The Power of Political Satire Today
Friday, March 2 (7:30pm, Fine Arts 015)
presented by Srđa Popović and Sophia McClennen
Srđa Popović is a Serbian political activist, whose own satirical work helped hasten the fall of Slobodan Milošević
Sophia McClennen is Associate Director of the School of International Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Studies at Penn State, and author of two books on political satire
How Once a Dangerous Idea of Floating Exchange Rates Replaced the Bretton Woods System: Ideas, Interests, and International Institutional Change
March 9, 10:30-12:00, Woodburn Hall room 218
(Youn Ki, Miami University)
Until the mid-1960s, American political and business elites regarded “fixed exchange rates as graven in stone and beyond the tampering of mere mortals.” American elites considered floating the dollar as tantamount to a return to U.S. isolationism and the international disorder which characterized the 1930s. However, the United States embraced the idea of currency flexibility by the early 1970s, catalyzing the emergence and development of a new floating exchange regime. This study examines the transition from the Bretton Woods system to a floating regime by focusing on the role of ideas, interests, and temporality.
 Joanne S. Gowa, Closing the Gold Window: Domestic Politics and the End of Bretton Woods, Cornell Studies in Political Economy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983), 133
From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy
Thursday, March 22nd, 4:30 PM
Psychology Building, Room 101
Sarah B Snyder, Associate Professor of History at the School of International Service, will be presenting her talk on Thursday, March 22nd in the Psychology Building. Details of her work are available on her website.