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2014 OAIS Blogging Awards and Reception, Thursday, March 27!

March 20, 2014

Mark your calendars for one week from tonight! Please join us for the second annual IR blogging awards and reception at ISA next week: Thursday, March 27 from 7:15pm to 8:30pm in Sheraton Ballroom C at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. The reception and awards are co-sponsored by SAGE Publications and Duck of Minerva. We packed the reception venue last year so we’ve moved up to a ballroom — help us pack it. Charli has put together a couple of great ignite-style talks and we’ll be announcing the winners of the 2014 OAIS Awards. If you are heading to Toronto for ISA, come help us acknowledge the impressive contributions of IR blogging and celebrate with the winners. We hope to see you there.

We will be announcing the winners from these groups of finalists:

2014 OAIS Blogging Award Finalists
(Listed in alphabetic order)

Best Group Blog Finalists (3):

The Monkey Cage
Political Violence at a Glance
War on the Rocks

Best Individual Blog Finalists (6):

Abandoned Footnotes
Chris Blattman
Dart Throwing Chimp
Micah Zenko
Running Chicken
Stephen M. Walt

Most Promising Blog Finalists (2):

Next War Blog
Nuclear Diner

Best Blog Post Finalists (5):

The 4 Things We Know About How Civil Wars End (And What This Tells Us About Syria)” by Barbara Walter at Political Violence@Glance

“‘Credibility’ is not everything, but it’s not nothing either,” by James Fearon at The Monkey Cage

“Going Feral! or “So long, and thanks for all the fish.” by Philip Schrodt at asecondmouse

“Researching While Black: Why Conflict Research Needs More African Americans (Maybe),” by Christian Davenport at Political Violence@Glance

“Some Thoughts on the Causes of Mass Protest,” by Jay Ulfelder at Dart-Throwing Chimp

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Jon Western has spent the last fifteen years teaching IR in liberal arts colleges at Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges in western Massachusetts. He has an eclectic range of intellectual interests but often writes on international security, U.S. foreign policy, military intervention, and human rights. He occasionally shares his thoughts about professional life in liberal arts colleges. In his spare time he coaches middle school soccer, mentors the local high school robotics team, skis, and sails.