VIRTUAL | The Domestic Political Cost of Deception about the Use of Force


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Keren Yarhi-Milo is the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the Political Science Department and the School of International and Public Affairs. She is also the Director of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.

Her research and teaching focus on international relations and foreign policy, with a particular specialization in international security, including foreign policy decision-making, interstate communication and crisis bargaining, psychology, intelligence, and US foreign policy in the Middle East.

Professor Yarhi-Milo’s first book (Princeton University Press, 2014) titled, “Knowing The Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence Organizations, and Assessments of Intentions in International Relations,” received the 2016 Furnnis Award for best book in the field of international security. Also, it is Co-Winner of the 2016 DPLST Book Prize, Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association. Her second book, titled “Who Fights for Reputation? The Psychology of Leaders in International Conflict” came out with Princeton University Press (2018) also received two awards: the 2019 Best Book Award on Foreign Policy from the American Political Science Association; and the 2020 Biennial Best Book on Foreign Policy from the International Studies Association.

Yarhi-Milo’s articles have been published in various journals such as International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, International Security, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Affairs, World Politics, and Security Studies.

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