Writing for CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis), Thomas Kent (International and Public Affairs) asks the question "Suppose Disinformation Doesn't Win" in regard to the unprecedented levels of information about COVID-19 (July 31, 2020).
Faculty in the Media
Elise Giuliano (Lecturer in Discipline, Political Science; MARS-REERS Program Director) and Timothy Frye (Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy) discuss the protests in Khabarovsk on Aleksandr Gerasimov's show, Ono Vam Nado? (Do You Need This?) on the VOA Russian Service.
Tanya Domi (International and Public Affairs) took part in the conference titled "Denial and Triumphalism: Origins and Prevention," convened on the 25th anniversary of Srebrenica by the Faculty of Political Science Sarajevo, Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, and the Institute for Islamic Tradition of Bosniaks.
In her essay on reading Tolstoy during the pandemic, Jennifer Wilson (contributing writer for The Nation) quotes Richard Gustafson (Emeritus Professor of Russian, Barnard), the author of “Tolstoy: Resident and Stranger” (Studies of the Harriman Institute, 1986), who writes that for Tolstoy nonviolence meant “the rejection of coercion as the glue of the commonwealth.”
Harriman Director Alexander Cooley, with co-author Daniel Nexon, published, "How Hegemony Ends: The Unravelling of American Power," in Foreign Affairs. In addition to the overt signs of U.S. decline, the authors discuss a range of new architectures, practices and networks that are openly contesting U.S.-led liberal internationalism.