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New Publication: Apocalyptic Infrastructures

New Publication: Apocalyptic Infrastructures

Laleh Khalili has written an essay for Noema Magazine on infrastructures, their construction and destruction, and how to plan infrastructures that serve the public and do not destroy the environment.

New Publication: Beyond Tragedy and Eternal Peace: Politics and International Relations in the Thought of Friedrich Nietzsche

New Publication: Beyond Tragedy and Eternal Peace: Politics and International Relations in the Thought of Friedrich Nietzsche

Jean-Francoise Drolet’s new book, Beyond Tragedy and Eternal Peace argues that Nietzsche’s philosophy offers a powerful and still greatly underappreciated reckoning with the changing political practices, norms, and agencies that led to the momentous collapse of the European society of states during the early twentieth century.

Roundtable: Transversality. Beyond the international and global; but then what?

Roundtable: Transversality. Beyond the international and global; but then what?

The aim of this roundtable is to examine transversality. International political sociology has mobilised the concept of transversality both to examine processes beyond conventional topologies of scales as well as to open possibilities to observe the fracturing of the international in diagonal, interstitial spaces where bifurcations and disjunctions occur.

Roundtable on creative methods, organized by the Doing IPS transnational hub The Power of Creative Methods when Doing Political Analysis

Roundtable on creative methods, organized by the Doing IPS transnational hub The Power of Creative Methods when Doing Political Analysis

The aim of this roundtable is to discuss why it matters to include creative and visual methods when doing political analysis; how creative methods work in the interplay between research, theory, and communication strategies; what are their potentials, and what are their limits?

Events: Queer Histories and Presents

Events: Queer Histories and Presents

Alexander Stoffel will be speaking at a UCL event on global queer politics. The title of his talk is ‘Politicizing sexuality, rewriting the international: The anti-imperialism of the gay liberation movement’

Doing IPS: Workshop: Visuality and Emotions in International Politics

Doing IPS: Workshop: Visuality and Emotions in International Politics

The proposed short workshop takes up the recent “visual turn” in research on emotions in international politics. Empirically, it brings together research on different fields of world politics, including conflict, migration, humanitarianism and everyday political performativity. At the same time, the workshop combines interdisciplinary research on different media of expression, including film, graffiti and fashion.