The Centre for International Studies produces audio podcasts wherever possible for our events. All podcasts are listed below individually - please note that Q&A are not included in the recordings.
Recorded 30 April 2013 in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building.
This half-day workshop discussed the contributions of constructivism and what the future constructivist research agenda might look like. The Convenor was Professor Andrew Hurrell.
Session One: ‘The Role of Agency in Constructivism’
Professor Kathryn Sikkink, (McKnight Presidential Chair in Political Science, University of Minnesota and Visiting Professor, Blavatnik School of Government). Discussant: Mr Max Thompson (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Duncan Snidal (Oxford DPIR).
Session Two: ‘Constructivism and the Turn to Practice’
Professor Iver Neumann(Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, LSE). Discussant: Mr Quentin Bruneau (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Todd Hall (University of Toronto).
Session Three: ‘Are legal norms distinctive and what do they add to the analysis of political change?'
Professor Martha Finnemore (University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University). Discussant: Dr Travers McLeod (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Andrew Hurrell (Oxford DPIR).
Session Four: ‘Constructivism and the Study of Global IR’
Professor Amitav Acharya (UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, American University). Discussant: Mr Vinicius Rodrigues Vieira (Oxford DPIR). Chair: Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis (Oxford DPIR).
Professor Nico Krisch, Professor of International Law, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, and ICREA Research Professor, IBEI, Barcelona, delivered the 2012 Lecture at 14.30 on Friday 12th October in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building. This was followed by a discussion forum on New Directions in the Study of Global Governance. The participants were:
This series of podcasts is taken from the Historical Materialism and International Relations seminar series convened by Alexander Anievas. The seminars are given at 5 pm on Thursdays in Seminar Room C, Department of Politics and International Relations.
The Historical Materialism and International Relations seminar series seeks to explore and develop the multiple points of contact between Marxist theory and international relations, most broadly defined. It does so with the double aim of investigating the critical and explanatory potentials of Marxism in the domain of international relations, as well as to probe what an engagement with ‘the international’ might contribute to Marxist theory. The seminar series is associated with the journal of Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory and its forthcoming ‘Historical Materialism and International Relations’ book series.
It has become a commonplace that the events of 11 September have led to, or accelerated, general tendencies toward increasing aggrandizement of the U.S. executive branch to the point where Harold Lasswell's "garrison state" may in fact be coming into existence. To assess this claim is difficult, not least because of data problems. An institutional perspective, with its concomitant focus on organizational development, provides a promising alternative to seeing whether Lasswell was right.
David Sylvan is professor of international relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and is an associate member at Nuffield for the academic year and a visitor this term. He is the coauthor of U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective: Clients, Enemies, and Empire.
The first event in this seminar series was entitled 'Lessons from the field -- and why they are rarely learned'. It was given on January 24 by Ian King, Governance Advisor to the UK Stabilisation Unit.
This series is convened by Professor Richard Caplan.
The Centre for International Studies and the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict convened a public discussion and launch for the book Responsibility to Protect: Cultural Perspectives in the Global South (Routledge, Sept. 2011, co-edited by Dr. Rama Mani and Professor Thomas G. Weiss).
Dr. Rama Mani (Councillor, World Future Council; former Executive Director, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka; Senior Researcher, CIS, University of Oxford; Director, Responsibility to Protect: Southern Cultural Perspectives)
Professor Jennifer Welsh (Professor of International Relations; Director, Centre for Ethics and Law in Armed Conflict; Co-Editor, UN Security Council and War)
Professor Richard Caplan (Professor of International Relations; Advisor to the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and UK House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs)
Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Professor of International Relations; Director, Centre for International Studies and Centre for European Studies; Member of Reflection Group on Future of Europe)
The Centre for International Studies and the Oxford Fulbright Initiative held a workshop on June 10, 2011 to discuss 'the Role of Status in International Relations'.
Professor Deborah Welch Larson (University of California, Los Angeles): "Managing Rising Powers: The Role of Status Concerns"
Professor Iver B. Neumann (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs): "Status is Cultural: Durkheimian Poles and Weberian Russians Seek Great Power Status"
Dr Edward Keene (University of Oxford): "Social Status, Social Closure and 'Civilization': an Essay on the Idea of a 'Normative Power Europe'"