Speaker: Nicholas Mulder, Assistant Professor of History and Milstein Faculty Fellow, Department of History, Cornell University

Moderator: Christina L. Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Nicholas Mulder will draw on his recently published book, The Economic Weapon, which traces the use of economic sanctions from the blockades of World War I to the policing of colonial empires and the interwar confrontation with fascism. He uses extensive archival research in a political, economic, legal, and military history that reveals how a coercive wartime tool was adopted as an instrument of peacekeeping by the League of Nations. This timely study casts light on why sanctions are widely considered a form of war, and why their unintended consequences are so tremendous. He will also present on lessons of history on international sanctions against Russia today.

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Co-sponsored by the International Security Program

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