The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies operates a number of programs, workshops, and seminars.

The Saltzman Forum

The Saltzman Forum is an annual event held in honor of Mr. Arnold A. Saltzman, who passed away on January 2, 2014.  Each year, the Saltzman Forum touches on one issue or region of global importance and examines its political and security implications. Mr. Saltzman served five American presidents in a wide range of policy-level diplomatic and economic assignments; he received a Presidential Commendation for his efforts on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Mr. Saltzman carried out ... more

Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy

The eighteenth Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS) will be held July 6-20, 2014. Students selected for the program will receive specialized instruction from experienced specialists from academic, political and military backgrounds. 20 students will be selected to participate in the upcoming session. An application for the program, along with more information about the 2013 workshop, can be found in the brochure. This past summer, SWAMOS was held from ... more

International Security Policy Concentration of the School of International and Public Affairs

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies is the Institutional Affiliate for the International Security Policy (ISP) Concentration in the School of International and Public Affairs’ Master’s degree program in International Affairs.  Concentrators participate in Institute seminars and other activities under the supervision of Professor Richard Betts. The ISP Concentration is designed for students interested in defense policy, military strategy, arms control, ... more

Saltzman Working Paper Series

The Saltzman Working Paper Series feature drafts of research or essays in progress that feature research performed by scholars affiliated with the Institute. The authors welcome comments that might contribute to revision of the papers before publication.  As works in progress, the papers should be cited only with the permission of the author.  Analysis, arguments, and opinions in the Saltzman Working Papers belong to their authors alone.         ... more

International Relations Faculty Seminar

Spearheaded by Professor Robert Jervis, the International Relations Faculty Seminar was created to provide faculty with a forum in which to discuss current research and publications in the field.  Participants include faculty from Columbia University and Barnard College, as well as professors and staff from the Council on Foreign Relations, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, West Point, and elsewhere. more

Comparative Defense Studies Program

The Comparative Defense Studies Program, directed by Senior Research Scholar Dr. Stephanie Neuman, is dedicated to comparative research on defense issues and peacekeeping throughout the world, with a focus on Third World security issues.  To this end, the program concentrates on collecting data, producing analytic studies, and sponsoring conferences and seminars.  Special emphasis is given to alternative concepts of peace and security. more

Center for International Conflict Resolution

The Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at Columbia University contributed to the resolution of international deadly conflict through research, education and practice.  CICR strives to increase understanding of international conflicts through innovative, collaborative research and is committed to offering courses that disseminate knowledge about conflicts and their causes. CICR responds directly to the expressed needs of parties involved in ongoing conflicts, empowering ... more

Columbia University Seminar on Defense and Security

University Seminar #759 Founded in 2013 The Columbia University Seminar on Defense and Security advances understanding of global military issues through sustained analysis. The seminar addresses the most urgent problems of our time; assesses strategies to resolve, mitigate, and meet these challenges; and initiates specific courses of action. All are welcome to participate. In the 2013-2014 Academic Year, CSDS will produce its U.S. Defense Strategic Priorities, taking its departure from the ... more

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Jack Snyder in International Security on the Origins of World War I
august 20, 2014

In a recent article, SIWPS Member Jack Snyder argues that ... more

New Book: Michal Onderco's "Hawks, Doves, and Rogues"
july 10, 2014

Michael Onderco, a former Visiting Scholar at the Saltzman ... more

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