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WISC ECR Workshop, Goa 2017


Workshop for “Early Career Researchers” in International Relations (IR)

World Order and Peace. International Politics in the 21st Century in a Global Perspective

co-organized by

Goa University

Goa, India, 5-7 December 2017


DAY 1 (Tuesday, 5 December)

9:00-9:45 Introductions
Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor, Goa University
Prof. Rahul Tripathi, University of Goa
Prof. Navnita Behera, University of Delhi
Prof. Gunther Hellmann, Goethe University Frankfurt / WISC

9:45-11:15 SESSION 1
Daniel F. Wajner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
International legitimacy and conflict resolution: analyzing legitimation dynamics during peace negotiations in
intractable conflicts
Discussant: Raoul Bunskoek

Raoul Bunskoek, National Taiwan University
Strategic impasse: deconstructing US-China encounters in the South China Sea
Discussant: Daniel F. Wajner

11:15-11:30 Tea/coffee break

11:30-13:00 SESSION 2
Yvonne Chiu, University of Hong Kong
Post-modern and unconventional warfare and the ethics of a “fair fight”
Discussant: Ian Patel

Ian Patel, SOAS, University of London
Post-conflict transformation: justice versus national security
Discussant: Yvonne Chiu

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 SESSION 3

Liberty Chee, Ateneo de Manila University
Governing at the margins: heterogeneous practices of power in the migration industry of Southeast Asia
Discussant: Raslan Ibrahim

Raslan Ibrahim, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Sovereignty, intervention and regional order in the Arab state system
Discussant: Liberty Chee

15:30-16:00 Tea/coffee break

16:00-17:30 SESSION 4

Nicholas Idris Erameh, University of Ibadan
Cosmopolitanism, responsibility to protect and the Libya intervention: a reassessment
Discussant: Claudia Fuentes Erameh

Claudia Fuentes Julio, PUC-Rio de Janeiro
Human rights and foreign policy: do new democracies contribute to peace?
Discussant: Nicholas Idris Erameh

DAY 2 (Wednesday, 6 December)

9:00-10:30 SESSION 1

Adam Moe Fejerskov, Danish Institute for International Studies
Behaving like a state: the Gates Foundation and homogenization in international relations
Discussant: Amya Agarwal

Amya Agarwal, University of Delhi, Institute for Research on India and International Studies
An Indian perspective on the relationship between masculinity and International Relations
Discussant: Adam Moe Fejerskov

10:30-11:00 Tea/coffee break

11:00-12:30 SESSION 2

Ananya Sharma, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Vectors of peace: alternatives, alterities, anthropologies
Discussant: Mohamed Sesay

Mohamed Sesay, McGill University
Changing ICC/African relations: international norm strengthening or weakening?
Discussant: Ananya Sharma

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:45 SESSION 3

Obert Hodzi, University of Helsinki
Peace in a changing global order: rising powers and intervention in foreign armed conflicts
Discussant: Sasikumar S. Sundaram

Sasikumar S. Sundaram, Univates, Brasil
Reputation, rising powers, and global governance: a pragmatic analysis of commitments of Brazil and India on humanitarian crises abroad
Discussant: Thuy T. Do

Thuy T. Do, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Middle powers and the evolving Asia-Pacific multilateralism: the cases of Australia and Vietnam
Discussant: Obert Hodzi

15:45-16:00 Tea/coffee break

16:00-17:30 SESSION 4

Anagha Ingole, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Is a global theory explaining religious resurgence in international politics possible?
Discussant: Aliaksei Kazharski

Aliaksei Kazharski, Comenius University in Bratislava
Pax Russica, Mundus Russicus? the Russian world and doctrines of global civilization pluralism
Discussant: Anagha Ingole

DAY 3 (Thursday, 7 December)

9:00-10:30 SESSION 1

Zeynep Gulsah Capan, Istanbul Bilgi University
The rise of the ‘global’ and connected histories of the international
Discussant: Vineet Thakur

Vineet Thakur, Leiden University
Internationalism as emancipation: anti-colonial thought and the spectre of nationalism
Discussant: Zeynep Gulsah Capan

10:30-11:00 Tea/coffee break

11:00-12:30 SESSION 2

Renata Summa, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Bordering practices in the Global South: contemporary claims about order, violence and control
Discussant: Atsuko Watanabe

Atsuko Watanabe, University of Warwick
A conceptual history of 'territory': envisaging global politics beyond the Westphalian system of nation-states?
Discussant: Renata Summa

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 SESSION 3

Mine Nur Kucuk, Bilkent University
The conceptions of “the international” beyond the core: the case of Turkey
Discussant: Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar, University of Delhi
Reimagining ‘post-Western’ international politics through ancient Indian notions of dharma
Discussant: Mine Nur Kucuk

15:00-15:30 Tea/coffee break

15:30-16:00 Conclusion – Next Steps

Prof. Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University, Ankara
Prof. Gunther Hellmann, Goethe University Frankfurt
Prof. Karen Smith, Leiden University