2017 Emerging Scholars Details

2017 Emerging Scholars in Grand Strategy Conference


Attire: Business Casual


  • An abstract about your research/paper/presentation is due by this Friday, May 5th, 2017. 
  • A headshot picture (300 resolution) and a brief bio is due by this Friday, May 5th, 2017.
  • Paper submissions are due by May 10, 2017. Please email them to Anieka when you're ready to submit them. You may submit more than one document if you need to. If you have any specific questions about your submission(s), please contact Sebastian Rosato at srosato@nd.edu.
  • Please submit your PowerPoint presentations by May 10, 2017 via email. 


Each speaker will present for 35 - 40 minutes.
The faculty discussant will speak for 10 minutes.
The graduate discussant will speak for 5 minutes.

Open Discussion: 35-40 minutes  


Your travel will be organized by the University of Notre Dame's travel agency, Anthony Travel. Any reasonable expenses will be reimbursed after the conference, so please keep your receipts. If you do need to submit receipts,  fill out  this form and submit it with your receipts to Anieka Johnson at ajohns35@nd.edu.

A personalized travel packet will be sent out to you a week prior to the conference. Please make sure to review the packet, and contact Anieka if there are any questions or concerns.


Speaker | Discussant Pairings

Speaker: Peter White
Discussants: Richard Betts, Sebastian Rosato

Speaker: Marina Duque
Discussants: Sebastian Rosato, Sean Braniff

Speaker: Eric Hundman
Discussants: Michael Desch, Lucia Tiscornia

Speaker: Anita Kellogg
Discussants: Sara Sievers, Sean Braniff

Speaker: Bryan Nakayama
Discussants: Dan Lindley, Ben Denison

Speaker: Swati Srivastava
Discussants: Michael Desch, Lucia Tiscornia

Speaker: Ketian Zhang
Discussants: Victoria Hui, Ben Denison


Generals in the Cabinet: Military Participation in Government and International Conflict Initiation
Peter White

Core-Periphery Structure in the International Status Hierarchy
Recognizing International Status: A Relational Approach

Marina Duque

Military Disobedience in China: The Social Roots of Insubordination in the Sino-French War
Eric Hundman

When It Is Not "Business as Usual": Petro-states and International Conflict
Anita Kellogg

Thinking War in a Third Dimension: Bureaucratic Advocacy, Technological Change, and American Grand Strategy
Bryan Nakayama

Sovereignty under Contract: American Security Contracting and Grand Strategy
Swati Srivastava

Calculating Bully - Explaining Chinese Coercion
Ketian Zhang

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