Associate Professor of Government Erica De Bruin gave invited talks this semester at Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs, and the University of Johannesburg. Most of the talks focused on her recently published book, How to Prevent Coups d'Etat: Counterbalancing and Regime Survival (Cornell University Press, 2020).
De Bruin also participated in a roundtable with policymakers and practitioners on "The Future of the Coup d'Etat," hosted by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and did a Q&A on her book for students at the University of Mannheim.
A recording of her talk at Carnegie Mellon University, on the subject of "Militarized Policing in the United States and Abroad," which was part of CMU's Institute for Politics and Strategy's Policy Forum, can be viewed online here: https://www.cmu.edu/ips/news-and-events/ips-policy-forum/fall-2021/erica-de-bruin.html.
De Bruin also presented at two conferences this fall. The American Political Science Association's (APSA) Annual Meeting in September featured an "Author Meets Critics" roundtable on De Bruin's book. She also presented her recently published work on militarized policing and counterinsurgency at APSA as well as the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces & Society in October.