The new Geopolitics of the 21st Century

8:30–9:30 pm
Online Event


Join the 7th Episode of Chicago Dialogues Season 2 with Paul Staniland and Rochelle Terman in conversation with Dipesh Chakrabarty and Avik Chanda. This collaborative event is hosted by UChicago Center in Delhi and 

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Time: 8:30 pm IST / 10:00 am CDT

Join the conversation live on Facebook and YouTube. No prior registration required.  

Speakers bios: 

Paul Staniland is the Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also the faculty chair of the Committee on International Relations MA program. His research focuses on political violence and international security, with a regional focus on South and Southeast Asia. His first book, Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, was published by Cornell University Press in 2014. His second book, Ordering Violence: Explaining Armed Group-State Relations from Conflict to Cooperation, was published by Cornell in 2021. He received the 2022 Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association. He is in the early stages of a new book project about the effects of major power competition on the internal politics of “swing” states, ranging from coups and insurgencies to party politics and political mobilization.

Rochelle Terman is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. She studies international norms, gender, and advocacy, with a focus on the Muslim world. Her current book project, Backlash: Defiance, Human Rights, and the Politics of Shame, investigates counter-productive consequences of global “naming and shaming” campaigns. The manuscript is based on her dissertation, which won the 2017 Merze Tate Award for the best dissertation in international relations, law, and politics from the American Political Science Association. Terman is also interested is computational social science, and teaches courses on machine learning, text analysis, and programming.