September 19, 2011. David Pugliese Defence Watch
The University of Ottawa is holding a symposium on the international politics of the F-35 program, on September 30, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Here are the details from the organizers :
With a great variety of presenters and discussants from Canadian and U.S. universities, the workshop will examine contemporary fighter jet procurement processes across states allied to the U.S. and explore other international dimensions of arms transfers.
RSVP by email or by phone to Cynthia Brassard-Boudreau at cynthia.brassard-boudreau@uOttawa.ca, 613-562-5800 (2664), before September 20.
The International Politics of the F-35 Program September 30, 2011 University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. East, room 3120 9 am- 5:30 pm
The workshop will look at the globalization of defence industry, the focus being the international aspects of the F-35 program. The workshop is co-funded by The Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), U Ottawa and the Centre for International Relations and Defence Policy (CIDP), Queen’s University.
09h00 Introduction and welcome by conveners
Kim Richard Nossal (Queen’s) and Srdjan Vucetic (uOttawa)
9h30-12h00 Panel 1: The Globalization of Defence Industry
Jonathan D. Caverley, Northwestern, & Ethan Kapstein, LBJ School, U Texas, “Where are the Global Defense Industry’s Commanding Heights, Who Controls Them, and What are They Good For?”
Eugene Gholtz, LBJ School, University of Texas, TBD
13h00-14h30 Panel 2: The Politics of the F-35 Procurement: U.S. Perspective
Stefanie von Hlatky, Dartmouth/Wilson Center, “Striking a Deal on the F-35: Multilateralism in US Defense Production”
Sarah Kreps, Cornell University, “Arms to Allies: The Determinants of US Arms Exports”
14h30-15h00 Coffee break
15h00-17h00 Panel 3: U.S. Defence Industry and U.S. Alliances
Atsushi Tago, Kobe University/UC San Diego & Srdjan Vucetic, GSPIA, uOttawa, “Jet Lagged: New Fighter Procurement and Alliance Politics in Canada and Japan”
Jennifer Erickson, Boston College, “The Lockheed Scandal Decade: Consequences for Military Sales and Procurement Abroad”
Martial Foucault & Frédéric Merand, Université de Montréal, “The Politics of Fighter Jets in Western Europe”
17h00–17h30 Concluding remarks