ISQ Online Symposia

We produce supplemental content for International Studies Quarterly in the form of online symposia that appear every 1-3 months. We used to do this at a site hosted by the International Studies Association, which owns the journal.

About a year ago, ISA discontinued support for the site (but is leaving it up now) in anticipation of transitioning to a “common portal” at Oxford University Press. So we are hosting our symposia at ISQ‘s Dataverse page. We then publicize them via Twitter, Facebook, and OUP.

However, downloading symposium from Dataverse is a bit cumbersome, as it requires a multi-stage process. So I’ve decided to also host them here. I’ll mirror new symposia at a dedicated page and, eventually, fill in the back catalog. I just uploaded up our new symposium, put together by Abe Newman, on Henry Farrell’s and John Quiggin’s account of the rise and fall of Keynesian responses to the Great Recession of 2008.

Abe secured a great group of contributors, so you should check it out.


For years I avoided having a personal website. When I served as de facto administrator of the Duck of Minerva, this wasn’t much of an issue: I just posted relevant material there. That’s no longer an option. Moreover, I’m souring on sites like and Research Gate. Georgetown just switched to a new system.

So, I guess, this is where I’m at. I’m using a barely customized version of the current default WordPress theme at Dreamhost. Yay?

Over the coming weeks, I’ll add the requisite bells and whistles. Crucially, this includes copyright-compliant versions of my academic work, including forthcoming pieces that I’m itching to make available.

If you want to read my commentary, I blog at Lawyers, Guns and Money. I’m also reasonably active on Twitter.