ISS Colloquium/IR Workshop: Theories of Costly Signaling and the End of the Cold War

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Location: Henry R. Luce Hall

Cost: Free
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


In partnership with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series, International Security Studies will co-host a presentation by Joshua Shifrinson, Associate Professor of International Relations with the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.

He will present, “A Signal Failure? Theories of Costly Signaling and the End of the Cold War.” Shifrinson’s research engages broad issues of great power politics, US foreign policy, and diplomatic history. Recent projects include the evolution of American grand strategy during and after the Cold War and a re-examination of the sources and consequences of NATO enlargement. He is the author of Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts (2018).

Attendance is limited to the Yale campus community. Please email Kaete O’Connell ( for the pre-circulated paper.

Open To:

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


Colloquia and Symposia, International Security Studies, Social Sciences


International Security Studies
Phone: 203-432-1912