The School of Social Sciences presents the 2014-15 Expert Speaker Series
"Emerging Global Conflicts: Is the World a Mess?"
featuring Daniel Brunstetter, UC Irvine Political Science | Heidi Hardt, UC Irvine Political Science | Jennifer Ramos, Loyola Marymount Political Science | Brandon Brown, UC Irvine Health Sciences/Public Health
Moderated by Mike Moodian, Chapman University
November 20, 2014
Social and Behavioral Science Gateway, Room 1517
Daniel Brunstetter, UC Irvine Political Science
Brunstetter’s research focuses on dilemmas regarding humanitarian intervention amidst conflicts in Libya, Syria, and ISIS in Iraq. He will focus on the ethical concerns related to using (or not using) force in these instances, while critically examining the U.S. role in starting, fanning, and maybe even resolving these conflicts.
Heidi Hardt, UC Irvine Political Science
Hardt's research focuses on how international organizations engage in civil and military interventions. She will briefly discuss her recent book on crisis response and her current research on how NATO learns and fails to learn from crisis management.
Jennifer Ramos, Loyola Marymount Political Science
Ramos will focus on the controversial U.S. use of drones in Pakistan, Yemen and beyond. She will explore the political, normative and strategic issues related to drone use, and take aim at the norm regarding the preventive use of force the U.S. may be setting that may make the world a more dangerous place should other states follow it.
Brandon Brown, UC Irvine Health Sciences/Public Health
Brown will focus on the emergence of ethical issues in the international Ebola response. Countries around the world are closing borders and quarantine has led to legal implications. Healthcare workers face high risk of infection, and survivors are stigmatized and shunned from their communities. He will briefly discuss issues with the use of experimental drugs and fast track of vaccines.
Moderator: Mike Moodian, Chapman University
Moodian is a Southern California–based writer and educator who has served on the faculty of Chapman University since 2007. He has released two books, including Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009), an edited volume that examines the application of cultural comprehension to organizations and the measurement of intercultural competence.
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