Speaker: Irina A. Chindea, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program
This seminar explores the — at times — conflicting relationship between the external goal of rising and existing hegemons to maximize power and influence in the international system, and the domestic responsibility to provide for the security and well-being of their citizens. In the attempt to make a successful hegemonic bid or consolidate primacy, these powers often end up engaged in expensive international wars, shifting away resources from internal development. This seminar presentation unpacks the key drivers behind this trade-off and assesses its implications.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.