April 2018

On April 12, Professors Jennifer Trahan and Michael Shank received Teaching Excellence Awards from SPS, and Professors Anne-Marie Goetz and Kevin Chen received Outstanding Service Awards. Professor Carolyn Kissane was the SPS nominee for the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. Congratulations to our outstanding faculty!


On April 10, in cooperation with CGA Prof. Jennifer Trahan, Dr. Christopher Ankersen moderated a panel discussion entitled “The Legacy and Impact of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.” The panel consisted of the first two International Co-Prosecutors of the ECCC (Mr Robert Petit and Mr Andrew Cayley); the UN Secretary General’s Special Expert on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, Mr. David J. Scheffer, and the Open Society Justice Initiative’s monitor of the ECCC, Ms. Heather Ryan.

On April 11, Dr. Ankersen gave a presentation to the membership of Network 20/20 on the topic of The State of Democracy in Southeast Asian States.

On April 16, Dr. Ankersen hosted a presentation by General Denis Mercier, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. General Mercier spoke to the question of whether or not we are headed for Cold War 2.0. The event was held to launch the NYU Project on the Armed Forces and Society, a joint endeavor between CGA and the Program in International Relations in the Graduate School of Arts & Science.

On April 18, as part of a semester long ‘Speaking Strategy’ seminar series, Dr. Ankersen organized and moderated a panel of United States Army War College Eisenhower Fellows, who came to CGA to discuss a range of contemporary issues in the field of international security, ranging from counter-insurgency operations, to combat leadership, to US-Indian defense relations.

Professor Mary Beth Altier’s conference paper “Returning to the Fight: An Empirical Analysis of Terrorist Re-engagement and Recidivism” with Emma Leonard Boyle and John G. Horgan was presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, California on the panel, “The Terrorist Life Cycle”.



On April 5-7, Professor Jennifer Trahan attended the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in Washington, D.C., as well as a Board Meeting of the Executive Board of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA). She also presented a paper “Legal Limits on the Use of the Security Council Veto Power” at a workshop of ASIL’s International Criminal Law Interest Group, hosted by Professor Elena Baylis, University of Pittsburgh Law School (DC campus).

On April 19 and 20, Professor Trahan took part in NYU Law School’s Fifteenth Annual Emerging Scholarship Conference, Organized by CGA Adjunct Professor Angelina Fischer. Professor Trahan was a discussant on a paper on feminist legal theory in international criminal litigation, and one on the investigation of atrocity crimes in Syria.

Professor Trahan’s article on the negotiations to activate the International Criminal Court’s crime of aggression has been published. It is entitled “From Kampala to New York—The Final Negotiations to Activate the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court Over the Crime of Aggression,” 18 Int’l Crim. Law Rev. 197 (Nijhoff Brill 2018).

Professor Edward Goldberg was guest on Bloomberg radio discussing the mistakes of the Trump Administration on the steel and aluminum tariff issue. Listen to the full episode by clicking here.

On April 18, Professor Anne Marie Goetz addressed a group of senior gender advisors from the UN on the subject of ‘The governmentality of gender at the UN Security Council’. The meeting was held at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, as part of its Certified Professional Development Programme for Gender trainers.

Professor Martin Smyth, adjunct instructor at CGA and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education, is an invited speaker at the 2018 International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) in Cambridge, Mass. Martin will be speaking about his research on the complex system dynamics of mass mobilization phenomena under conditions of ‘preference falsification.’ The ICCS conference is hosted annually by New England Complex Systems Institute.

Professor Peter Marber had an extremely busy spring term. He presented and moderated panels on the global economy at the Harvard Club, Columbia, and the World Gold Council’s annual meeting. He presented a paper on human capital and the future of work at a conference at Boston College, judged a global business case competition at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and moderated a panel on Chinese start-up culture at Columbia University. At CGA, Professor Marber coached at team of students for the US Army War College simulation, and organized a public event with noted author Parag Khanna. He also published the article “Rethinking Emerging Markets” for Investments and Wealth Monitor.

Professor Kevin Chen was invited to give a keynote speech about U.S.-China Trade and Investment during the 5th Pinebase Investment Summit in Omaha, during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. State of Nebraska, American Chamber of Commerce, National Governors’ Association, and Tencent Co. are organizers of the Summit





Coming Up in May:

Professor Edward Goldberg will appear on the documentary series A World On The Brink discussing Globalization. The series will premiere on Los Angeles public television network KCET/LinkTV on Wednesday, May 3rd, with a prime-time showing on Sunday, May 6th.