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IR Theory Working Group

International Relations Theory Working Group

This group meets every two weeks during the academic year; it is for researchers and post-doctoral fellows working with Checkel, and is run by him. We utilize it as a forum for presentations of work-in-progress (prospectuses, thesis chapters, drafts of conference papers); discussing current trends and controversies in IR theory, be they over ethics, data, meta-theory, theory or method; and critically evaluating arguments in the literature (journal articles, book chapters). The focus is on helping researchers and fellows make better arguments in their projects; skill building; and a bit of professional socialization.


Schedule of Presentations, Third Term, Academic Year 2021-2022 

  • Thursday, 21 April, 12:00-13.30 – Ophelia Nicole-Berva, Draft Theory Chapter, “Supporting Migrants at Borders: From Solidarity to Civil Disobedience”
    Sala Seminario, Villa Malafrasca

  • Thursday 12 May, 13:00-15:00 – Liv Moe, Draft Theory Chapter, “Countering Violent Extremism: Add Gender and Stir - A Feminist Human Rights and Grounded Theory Approach”
    Seminar Room 4, Badia

  • Wednesday, 25 May, 13:00-15:00 – Jan Lepeu, Draft Theory Chapter, “Ordering the International Society: Unilateral Sanctions as International Punishment”
    Teatro, Badia

  • Thursday, 9 June, 13:00-15:00 – Marius Ghincea, Draft Theory Chapter, “Identity Contestation”
    Cappella, Villa Schifanoia; or Seminar Room 1, Badia

  • Thursday, June 23, 13:00-15:00 – Selma Kropp & Wolfgang Minatti, Draft Article, “Constitutional Patriots or Ethnic Nationals? National Identity Change following the Arrival of Refugees in Germany in 2015”
    Seminar Room 2, Badia


Click here to read about the past events of the International Relations Theory WG.

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