A panel of Princeton University educators and researchers, with expertise in counter-terrorism, domestic and foreign policy, and covert operations convenes Monday to discuss the implications of Bin Laden’s death on U. S. foreign policy and domestic and global relations.
“With new information emerging daily and ever-changing world events following the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces,” the university said in a prepared release, the expertise of the panel members bring a formidable amount of knowledge to the table for discussion.
The four panel members are Nolan McCarty, associate dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy and professor of politics and public affairs; Anne-Marie Slaughter, former director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State and professor of politics and international affairs at Woodrow Wilson; Jacob Shapiro, co-director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and assistant professor of politics and international affairs; and Lt. Commander Kevin Cady, a 13-year career veteran of the Navy and SEAL whose honors include two Bronze star medals and two Navy Commendation medals.
McCarty, author of Political Game Theory and Polarized America: The Dance of Idealogy and Unequal Riches (both 2006), has expertise in U.S. politics, democratic political institutions and political methodology. His focus on the panel addresses domestic political ramifications generated by the events leading to bin Laden’s death.
Slaughter, dean at the Woodrow Wilson School from 2002 to 2009, shares her expertise in American foreign policy and national and international security, international law in institutions, and international relations theory. Her latest book, The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith With Our Values in a Dangerous World, is a backdrop for her panel focus on U.S. diplomatic efforts and relations with other countries in the Arab world, particularly Pakistan and Afghanistan as the country moves forward.
Shapiro brings his expertise on counter-terrorism, political violence, aid, and security policy to the table. He is a Navy and Naval Reserve veteran and serves on the editorial board of World Politics, an internationally recognized print and online quarterly journal of political science published for Princeton’s Institute for International and Regional Affairs. Shapiro is a research fellow at the Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP), a non-profit research network that links academic communities to promote economic and social research on Pakistan.
Lt. Commander Cady, a magna cum laude graduate in International Relations at the University of California Los Angeles, is now a Master of Public Policy candidate at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. His military background with the Navy and SEAL gives context in discussions regarding last week’s mission in Pakistan.
Monday’s panel is among a number of efforts the university has made, under the leadership of Shirley M. Tilghman, its first female president, to bring greater diversity and global awareness to the university as a whole. In 2007, after a year-long study commissioned by Tilghman, the task force recommended creating in Princeton the type of community where there is a “center for a multitude of scholarly networks humming with activity and affectively responding to changes in scholarship and vagaries of world affairs…”.
The panel will convene at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, and will be webcast live at http://www.princeton.edu/webmedia. It will be archived for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s webmedia site: http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.