Summer reading recommendations

Tis the summer reading season so we asked a few current students and alums what books they recommend incoming students read before joining the Josef Korbel School community.
Here’s the lineup in no particular order:

“The Essence of Decision,” by Graham Allison

“A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” Samantha Power

“Democracy as Freedom” (Amartya Sen), and “Realism and International Relations,” by our own Jack Donnelly

 “In the Grave of Empires”, by Seth Jones

“How Terrorist Groups End,” by Seth Jones and Martin Libicki

“Deterring International Terrorism and Rogue States,” by James Lebovic

“Profit Over People,” by Noam Chomsky

“The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS,” by Elizabeth Pisani

“Don’t Sleep, there are Snakes,” by Dan Everett

“The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran,” by Roy Mottahedeh

Have recommendations? Add a comment or post it on the Josef Korbel School FB wall!

If you’re a speed reader, check out the rest of our Josef Korbel School Student Endorsed Reading List.

Happy reading!

Nicole Vilegi
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Josef Korbel School of International Studies


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