Conference: Weaponized Interdependence in World Politics
Join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University for a conference on “Weaponized Interdependence in World Politics” on October 10-11, 2019.
In their recent paper in International Security, Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman challenge traditional ways of thinking about complex interdependence by explaining how global economic networks shape state coercion. This reformulation affects how scholars and practitioners may think about hegemonic power in the 21st century. What areas of the global political economy are likely to be vulnerable to chokepoint effects and panopticon effects?
This paradigm shift also informs policy debates about how to approach everything from energy pipelines to developing the infrastructure for 5G. How sustainable is the open global economy if weaponized interdependence becomes a regular tool of statecraft? What are the possible responses from non-hegemonic actors? How does weaponized interdependence tie in with other research into economic power, and what are the policy implications? We will begin to address these questions at the conference.
The conference will consist of a keynote address and five panel discussions on weaponized interdependence and international relations theory, cyberspace, finance, energy and transit, as well as resistance and reaction to weaponized interdependence. The event is organized by the Fletcher Russia and Eurasia Program and sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Registration is required and can be found at this link.
Mohannad Al-Suwaidan, Tufts University
Mark Blyth, Brown University
Arik Burakovsky, Tufts University
Charli Carpenter, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jonathan Caverley, U.S. Naval War College
Daniel Drezner, Tufts University
Henry Farrell, George Washington University
Martha Finnemore, George Washington University
Kelly Sims Gallagher, Tufts University
Stacie Goddard, Wellesley College
Emily Holland, U.S. Naval Academy
Bruce Jentleson, Duke University
Nadiya Kostyuk, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jonathan Kirshner, Boston College
Mikhail Krutikhin, RusEnergy
Susan Landau, Tufts University
Anastasia Likhacheva, Higher School of Economics
Kathleen McNamara, Georgetown University
Amrita Narlikar, Universitat Hamburg
Abraham Newman, Georgetown University
Thomas Oatley, Tulane University
Barry Posen, MIT
Elizabeth Rosenberg, Center for a New American Security
Kaija Schilde, Boston University
Pavel Sharikov, Russian Academy of Sciences
Natasha Tusikov, York University
Thomas Wright, Brookings Institution
Rachel Ziemba, Ziemba Insights