Shifrinson Speaks at the Fletcher School CSS

Joshua Shifrinson, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, spoke at the Fletcher School’s Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) Research and Policy Seminar on February 25, 2020, presenting his ongoing research for his upcoming book entitled, Suppression Strategies.

Using the case of American efforts to block European security cooperation in the early 1990s, Shifrinson presented an argument explaining when and why existing great powers shape their future security environments by affecting the opportunities potential challengers have to come together. Elements of the argument are being published in a forthcoming article for the Journal of Strategic Studies.

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson is an Assistant Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, where his teaching and research interests focus on the intersection of international security and diplomatic history, particularly the rise and fall of great powers and the origins of grand strategy. He is author of Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts (Cornell University Press, 2018) and his work has appeared with International Security, the Journal of Strategic StudiesForeign Affairs, and other venues.  Read more here.