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International Relations Working Group

The International Relations Working Group (IRWG) is a network of researchers and scholars based at the EUI who share an interest in International Relations. It is a forum for discussion and exchange among and beyond the EUI community. The members of the IRWG organize lectures, paper presentations, debates on current IR-related issues, and informal feedback sessions on their work in progress. The IRWG gives its members the opportunity to hear and discuss the work of both internal and external IR scholars. The IRWG is a space to exchange views about the development of the IR discipline, as well as to discuss the contemporary events and processes shaping the state of international affairs.

Target group

The IRWG is open to Ph.D. researchers, fellows, visiting scholars and all EUI affiliated persons interested in the discipline of International Relations. In accordance with the interdisciplinary emphasis, the IRWG welcomes researchers and scholars from all departments and bodies of the EUI.


The working group sessions take place once or twice a month for a maximum of two hours. The meetings are not confined to one single format. In past years, the IR working group has hosted very different types of events, including researchers’ and scholars’ presentations of their own work; peer-to-peer sessions supporting the 1st year researchers; and informal meetings with distinguished scholars, such as Prof. Robert Keohane and Prof. Christian Reus-Smith. The meetings typically consist of a presentation followed by a plenary discussion.


If you would like to join the IRWG, contribute with your own presentation, or just be included in the mailing list, please contact one of the conveners listed below. Any comments, suggestions and ideas are also most welcome.


Marius Ghincea ([email protected])

Jan Lepeu ([email protected])



Page last updated on 15 October 2021

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