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Wargaming: Its History, Application, and Future Use - Wargames as Historical Data

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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The Hoover Institution invites you to join leading historians, political scientists, and national security decision-makers as they discuss the role that wargames that have played in international relations, how social science can help guide wargame design and analysis, and the future applications of wargames for policy problems and academic research. Based off the recently published article, "Wargaming for International Relations," the series is moderated by authors, Dr. Jackie Schneider, Hoover Fellow, Hoover Institution, Dr. Reid Pauly, Brown University, and Dr. Erik Lin-Greenberg, MIT.

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Wargames as Historical Data: A look at historical wargaming and the value and limitations of wargames in the archives.


Dr. John Emery is an Assistant Professor of International Security in the department of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Jon Scott Logel is a professor in the War Gaming Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the United States Naval War College.

Dr. Elizabeth Bartels is the codirector of the Center for Gaming and an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.

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Dr. Reid Pauly is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Dean's Assistant Professor of Nuclear Security and Policy at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He writes and teaches on coercion and nuclear weapons proliferation, nuclear strategy and wargaming, and interstate secrecy and deniability. His work has been published in International Security, International Studies Quarterly, The Nonproliferation Review, and The European Journal of International Relations. He has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Security Studies Program, and has held fellowships at Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School.

Hosted by the Hoover Institution, and cosponsored by the Watson Institute and MIT's Security Studies Program.