Study Group on Defense Industry Globalization, Conversion, and the Arms Trade

Director: Ann R. Markusen
September 1, 1996 - May 1, 1998

Conversion and rationalization of arms production capacity and the successful transition to lower armament levels have emerged as central determinants of international security. This study group focused on an international comparative analysis of "supply-side resistance" to successful downsizing and searched for national and multilateral strategies for countering such resistance. Session topics included national security, arms proliferation, industrial-base management, and economic prosperity. An edited volume, based on the study group's proceedings, will be published in the second half of 1999.

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The Market for Force: Exploring the Privitization of Military Services

Speakers Deborah Avant, Deborah Avant
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
May 21, 1999

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How Wall Street Evaluates the Defense Industry

Speakers Denis A. BovinBear Stearns & Co., Denis A. BovinBear Stearns & Co., Peter AseritisVice Chairman of Investment Banking, Credit Suisse First Boston, Byron CallanMerrill Lynch, Byron CallanMerrill Lynch, Peter AseritisVice Chairman of Investment Banking, Credit Suisse First Boston
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
May 15, 1998

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The Russian Record with Defense Conversion

Speakers Ksenia GoncharRussian Academy of Sciences/Bonn International Center for Conversion, Ksenia GoncharRussian Academy of Sciences/Bonn International Center for Conversion
Presiders Ann R. Markusen, Ann R. Markusen
February 27, 1998

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Disarmament and Defense Industrial Adjustment: The Case of South Africa's Industry

Speakers Peter BatchelorUniversity of Cape Town, Peter BatchelorUniversity of Cape Town
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
January 30, 1998

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Defense Conversion in China: What Do We Really Know?

Speakers Peter AlmquistArms Control Disarmament Agency, Peter AlmquistArms Control Disarmament Agency, John FrankensteinUniversity of Copenhagen, John FrankensteinUniversity of Copenhagen
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
December 12, 1997

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The Consequences of Mergers for America and NATO

Speakers Dennis SmallwoodU.S. Military Academy, Dennis SmallwoodU.S. Military Academy, Kenneth FlammThe Brookings Institution, Wolfgang DemischBT Securities Corporation, Wolfgang DemischBT Securities Corporation, Kenneth FlammThe Brookings Institution
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
October 31, 1997

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French and American Defense Industrial Developments Since the End of the Cold War

Speakers Ann R. MarkusenCouncil on Foreign Relations, Ann R. MarkusenCouncil on Foreign Relations, Claude SerfatiUniversity of Versailles, Claude SerfatiUniversity of Versailles
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
October 3, 1997

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Congress and the Challenge of Defense Planning in the Post-Cold War

Speakers Paul WalkerChemTrust Global Green, USA, Paul WalkerChemTrust Global Green, USA
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
January 24, 1997

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Globalization in the Post-Cold War Defense Industry

Speakers Richard BitzingerCentral Intelligence Agency, Richard BitzingerCentral Intelligence Agency
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
December 6, 1996

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The Global Arms Trade: Prospects for Restraint

Speakers Lora LumpeFederation of American Scientists, Lora LumpeFederation of American Scientists
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
November 8, 1996

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A Multilateral Approach to Arms Exports

Speakers Andrew J. PierreCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, Andrew J. PierreCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, William W. KellerMonterey Institute for International Studies, William W. KellerMonterey Institute for International Studies
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
November 8, 1996

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The Changing Civil Military Production Mix in Western Europe's Defense Industry

Speakers Herbert WulfBonn International Center for Conversion, Herbert WulfBonn International Center for Conversion
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
October 18, 1996

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The European Defense Industry after the Cold War

Speakers John LoveringUniversity of Wales, Cardiff, John LoveringUniversity of Wales, Cardiff
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
September 20, 1996

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General Discussion and Review of 'America's Industrial Makeover'

Speakers Ann R. MarkusenCouncil on Foreign Relations, Ann R. MarkusenCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders Richard Ravitch, Richard Ravitch
September 6, 1996

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