Expectations, Surprise, and Public Support for War

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Location: Rosenkranz Hall

Cost: Free
115 Prospect Street
New Haven CT 06511


The Nuclear Security Program at International Security Studies co-sponsors a conversation with Todd Sechser, the Pamela Feinour Edmonds and Franklin S. Edmonds, Jr. Discovery Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Sechser will present research on US public opinion related to whether American casualties in foreign military interventions are acceptable. He finds that the public’s expectations – justified or not – play a critical role in shaping how it responds to the costs of military interventions.

Sechser’s research interests include coercive diplomacy, nuclear security, political violence, and foreign policy. He is coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy and coeditor of the book Emerging Technologies and International Stability.

The event is co-sponsored with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series and the ISS Colloquium. It is open to the Yale community.

Open To:

Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


International Security Studies, Law, Politics and Society, Talks and Lectures


International Security Studies
Phone: 203-432-1912
Email: iss@yale.edu
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