Visit of Alex Mintze, IDC, to SSC

Visit of Alex Mintze, IDC, to SSC

Visit of Alex Mintze, IDC, to SSC

Professor Alex Mintze, of the IDC (Interdisciplinary Center) Herzliya, Israel will visit SSC on Wednesday 30 August from 1-2.30 pm.

The Polythink Syndrome: U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS

Professor Alex Mintze, of the IDC (Interdisciplinary Center), Israel, 

Prof. Mintze will be briefly summarizing the findings of his latest book, namely, The Polythink Syndrome: U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and ISIS, followed by a summing up of the current state of security studies / political science in Israel, esp. at IDC (total of 45 min including Q and A). The second half of the seminar will be on a discussion on possible collaboration (up to 45 min). 

Time and Date: Wednesday 30 August (tomorrow) from 1.00pm- 2.30 pm.

Location: 2.364 North Wing, level 2, Australian Hearing Hub


Professor Alex Mintz, President of the Israeli Political Science Association, is Director of the Program in Decision Making and Political Psychology at IDC Herzliya. He is former director of the

Institute for Policy and Strategy and former Chair of the Herzliya Conference series. He served as Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC from 2008-2014.

Professor Mintz served as editor-in-chief of of the journal, Political Psychology. He has served on the boards of ten other international journals including, The American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Perspective, Open Political Science Journal, Advances in Political Psychology, and Research and Politics. He also served as Associate Editor of the Yale-based Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Prof. Mintz is the 2005 recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Foreign Policy Analysis section of the International Studies Association (ISA) for distinguished contributions to the field, and the 1993 recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award of the ISA for the most important contribution of any scholar in the world under age of forty to the scientific study of International Relations.

Mintz is the author of the book, The Polythink Syndrome: US Foreign Policy Decisions on 9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran and ISIS (Stanford University Press, 2016, with C. Wayne), winner of the 2017 Alexander George Best Book Award of the ISPP, and of Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making (with K. DeRouen), Cambridge University Press, 2010 as well as 9 other books and edited volumes. He has published multiple articles in such top journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, Political Psychology, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Mintz served as President of the Foreign Policy Analysis section of the ISA.


Content owner: Department of Security Studies and Criminology Last updated: 30 Aug 2017 1:17am

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