Preferences for Conflict and Cooperation in International Affairs UCLA, January 15th-17th, 2015 Room 6275, Bunche Hall January 15th 5:45pm Meet in UCLA Guesthouse lobby. Walk to dinner. 6:00 Dinner, Faculty Center January 16th 8:30 Session #1: Values Brian Rathbun, “Taking Foreign Policy Personally: Personal Values and Foreign Policy Beliefs” (with Kertzer et. al.) - Rachel Stein, Discussant Stacie Goddard, Rights Make Might: Rising Powers, Legitimation, and Accommodation in World Politics - Art Stein, Discussant 9:40 Break 9:45 Session #2: Status Joslyn Barnhart, “The Causes of Social Competition: Humiliation, Disrespect and the Scramble for Africa” - Elizabeth Saunders, Discussant Jonathan Renshon, “Status Deficits and War” - Rose McDermott, Discussant 10:55 Coffee in Sculpture Garden 11:15 Session #3: Identity Kathleen E. Powers, “Nationalism and Foreign Policy: Does Internal Equality Reduce External Conflict?” - Joshua Kertzer, Discussant Michael McBride, “Identity and the Escalation of Conflict: Theory and Experiment” (with Caldara, McCarter and Sheremeta) - Barry O’Neill, Discussant 12:30 Lunch 2:00 Session #4: Honor and Revenge Rachel Stein, “War and Revenge: Explaining Conflict Initiation by Democracies” - Allan Dafoe, Discussant Robert Trager, “Topology of a Gordian Knot: Honor and Endorsement in the Construction of Intractable Conflict in Palestine” (with Philippe Assouline) - Jonathan Renshon, Discussant Rose McDermott, “The Psychology of Aggression” - Marc Trachtenberg, Discussant 3:45 Coffee 4:00 Session #5: Domestic Politics Elizabeth Saunders, “The Political Origins of Elite Support for War: How Democratic Leaders Manage Public Opinion” - Stacie Goddard, Discussant John Zaller, “War, Presidents, and Public Excitation” 6:15 Meet in UCLA Guesthouse lobby for rides to Scheherazade 6:30 Dinner, Scheherazade January 17th 8:00 Session #6: Modeling Agent and Structure Joshua Kertzer, Resolve in International Politics - Giacomo Chiozza, Discussant Barry O’Neill, “Societal Theories of IR and Belief-dependent Utilities” - Robert Trager, Discussant Allan Dafoe, “Coercion, Provocation and Reputation Concerns” (with Sophia Hatz) - Deborah Larson, Discussant 9:30 Discussion 10:00 Closing Brunch This conference was funded by the Burkle Center for International Relations and the UCLA Department of Political Science.