The International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) presents:

"U.S. Drone Warfare"
with Jennifer Ramos, Loyola Marymount University and Kerstin Fisk, Claremont Graduate University

Thursday, January 19, 2012
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

Jennifer M. Ramos is an assistant professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University. Her research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of political change, with an emphasis on the role of ideas, norms and identity. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Journal of Political Ideologies, and Human Rights Review. In addition, she has a recent co-edited volume with Richard L. Fox, iPolitics: Citizens, Elections and Governing in the New Media Era (Cambridge UP, 2012).

Kerstin Fisk is a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University where she is completing her degree in world and comparative politics. She currently lectures in the Department of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. Her research projects include investigation into the geography of armed civil conflict at the sub-national level as well as the international implications of increasing use of military robotics, including armed unmanned drones, in warfare.

Recommended readings:

  • Wired for War by PW Singer (2010)
  • War of the Machines, PW Singer, Scientific American (2010) 303, 56-63.
  • Greg Miller. Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing. Washington Post, December 28, 2011.
  • Elisabeth Bumiller and Thom Shanker. War Evolves with Drones, Some Tiny as Bugs. New York Times. June 19, 2011.

For further information, please contact Sandy Cushman, scushman@uci.edu or 949-824-3344.

 

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