Burkle Talk: Professor Deborah Avant on Blackwater

Burkle Talk:  Professor Deborah Avant on Blackwater

On January 24th Professor Deborah Avant from UC Irvine will discuss her recent paper, "What Does Private Security in Iraq Mean for US Democracy at Home?"

Thursday, January 24, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
4357 Bunche Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA

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Deborah D. Avant is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies program at the University of California, Irvine(UCI). Her lecture will discuss the ideas presented in her most recent paper co-written with Lee Sigelman.

Prior to joining UCI, Dr. Avant was a Professor of Political Science & International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Global & International Studies at George Washington University. Her research focuses on the privatization of security, civil-military relations, military change, and the politics of controlling violence. Dr. Avant is the author of The Market for Force: The Consequences of Privatizing Security (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Political Institutions and Military Change: Lessons from Peripheral Wars (Cornell University Press, 1994), along with numerous journal articles and book chapters. She received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego.

Food will be provided. Please RSVP to burkle@international.ucla.edu.

Parking is available in structure 3, $8.

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Cost : Free to the public.

Burkle Center310-206-6365


Download file: PrivateSecurityandDemocracy.pdf

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations