UW Political Science: Office Hours Program features episodes on the Middle East

Office Hours, a half hour weekly talk show on the Big Ten Network, is hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Ken Goldstein. The show is produced by University Communications and the guest selection, research, and writing is done by Goldstein’s upper level political science class Political Communication: Theory and Practice. During the first season on the program the show featured three episodes on the Middle East and War On Terror. The descriptions and episode links are below.

For more information about the show and the upcoming season, visit: http://officehours.polisci.wisc.edu/index.html

Episode 15: Afghanistan

Guests: Jon Pevehouse, political science, and Katja Favretto, political science.

Professor Katja Favretto is a new assistant professor  the University of Wisconsin-Madison Political Science Department.  She specializes in crisis bargaining, international conflict management and currently teaches a class on third party involvement in international disputes.

Professor Jon Pevehouse is also a professor in the political science department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is well known for his research involving international relations theory, international security, and foreign policy. Recently, he has published recently topics including reciprocity in regional conflicts and international influences on democratization.


Episode 19: Iran Policy

Guests: Andrew Kydd, associate professor of political science, and Paul Wilson, professor of engineering physics and electrical and computer engineering.


Episode 25: New Policy on Afghanistan

Guests: Political Science Professors Jon Pevehouse and Andrew Kydd discuss the United States’ new direction in Afghanistan, foreign policy and current developments in Iran.