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February 2019

Public Lecture by Daniel Aldrich

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Palko Hall, Room 130, 3000 Bellaire Drive North
Fort Worth, 76109 United States
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How to Survive and Thrive in Disaster:  Lessons from Japan The 11 March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and associated tsunami and nuclear meltdowns took nearly 20,000 lives, created half a million refugees, and affected energy policies as far away as Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. In Japan, mortality rates in coastal communities in the Tohoku region were not constant; instead, they varied widely from town to town. During the recovery period, some towns have rebuilt damaged infrastructure, reopened schools, and…

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The 2019 Herman Brown Distinguished Scholar Lecture

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Palko Hall, Room 130, 3000 Bellaire Drive North
Fort Worth, 76109 United States
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Dr. Leeds studies international relations, with a particular interest in the design and influence of cooperative agreements and international institutions. Author or co-author of many scholarly articles in the leading journals of Political Science, including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly,
International Interactions, Foreign Policy Analysis, and the Journal of Peace Research, Dr. Leeds is also the creator of the highly-regarded and widely-used Alliance Treaty Obligations and
Provisions (ATOPS) dataset and the Change in Source of Leader Support (CHISOLS) dataset.
Dr. Leeds is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 Karl Deutsch Award, awarded annually by the International Studies Association to a scholar in IR under age 40 who is judged to have made, through a body of publications, the most significant contribution to the study of International Relations and Peace Research, and the 2014 Susan Northcutt Award, awarded by the Women’s Caucus of the International Studies Association for recruiting and advancing
women and other minorities in the profession and significant contributions through service and competence to the field of international studies and to the International Studies Association.
During 2017-18 Professor Leeds served as President of the International Studies Association, and she currently serves as Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University.

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March 2019

Back to Class 2019

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brown-Lupton University Union/BLUU Ballroom, 2901 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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This immersive event provides our guests with an opportunity to discover the world of the liberal arts and learn from our world-class faculty. You’ll have the chance to attend three classes from current faculty on contemporary issues that are impacting our world today. Learn more by visiting the Back to Class website.

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