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TISS Works-in-Progress: Patterns of Hierarchy: Arms and Exercises as Coevolving Networks, Brian Forester

November 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As part of our ongoing works-in-progress series, Brian Forester will be sharing a working paper, Patterns of Hierarchy: Arms and Exercises as Coevolving Networks.

This series gives scholars in the TISS community a chance to workshop ongoing research projects.

Patterns of Hierarchy: Arms and Exercises as Coevolving Networks

Evolving networks of arms trading and joint training heavily structure post-Cold War interstate defense relations. This paper argues that coevolving arms and joint military exercise networks exhibit patterns of hierarchy evident in bilateral and network level influences that cross networks. Rather than distinct phenomena, arms and exercises are part of a complex web of related ties.

Brian Forester is an Army officer and political science Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina. A scholar in the U.S. Army’s Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program, his research explores international military training and cooperation through the frameworks of economic globalization, bureaucratic politics, and international hierarchy. Upon completion of his program, he will assume command of a training battalion at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Please register if you plan to attend. A copy of the paper will be circulated to those registered in advance of the session.




November 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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