Category Archives: State Development Theory

Insurgencies Conference

Northwestern University is organizing a graduate conference on “Insurgencies” this spring. The conference announcement reads: “This graduate conference to be held April 10, 2015 at Northwestern University aims to broaden historical understanding of insurgency. Insurgencies challenge legitimacy from below. Theorists often understand … Continue reading

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Empire and Early Modernity

Empire and Early Modernity at the Early Modern Workshop University of Chicago Monday October 13 Albert Pick Hall #319 at 5 pm Kaveh Hemmat and Oliver Cussen will lead a discussion on “Empire and Early Modernity.” Instead of our usual … Continue reading

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Rethinking State Trials

Symposium on Rethinking the State Trials: The Politics of Justice in Later Stuart England Organized by Brian Cowan (McGill University) and Scott Sowerby (Northwestern University) and sponsored by the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Thursday, April 10 (at Northwestern University) … Continue reading

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Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

How will climate change affect human societies worldwide in the coming years?  It is difficult to envision all of the potential ramifications of climate change, but disaster planners certainly need to prepare for extreme climate events. One of the best … Continue reading

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Machiavelli’s Il Principe at 500

Political theorists and Italian studies scholars are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Niccolò Machiavelli’s Il Principe (The Prince), which was written in 1513 and published in 1532. Machiavelli’s Il Principe is a brief treatise on the art of governing that … Continue reading

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French Military Intervention in Mali

French President François Hollande has launched a military intervention into war-torn Mali, where a civil war has been raging for months. The French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault explained the rationale for the French intervention, claiming that military action is justified … Continue reading

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French History Review of Warrior Pursuits

French History has published a review of my monograph, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). Fadi el Hage, who is based at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie at … Continue reading

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