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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


Workshop description


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


12h00-13h00                Lunch




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

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