Date(s) - 12/04/2019
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm


King Ln NE
Seattle, WA

Please join us on December 4th, 2019, from 12:30-1:20 PM in Thompson Hall (THO) Room 317, for Stephen M. Walt’s lecture, “Why I Use Qualitative Methods” as part of the Jackson School of International Studies’ QUAL (Qualitative Multi-Method Research) Program.

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has been a Resident Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and he has also served as a consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the National Defense University. He will be discussing his recent article, “Leaving Theory Behind: Why Simplistic Hypothesis Testing is Bad for International Relations.”

QUAL is a UW-wide initiative launched in response to pressing demand for qualitative research design and methods in universities, the private sector, and government. QUAL’s goal is to promote teaching and research related to qualitative methodology, and to foster a professional community of qualitative multi-method researchers. More information on the QUAL Program can be found at