Professor Nicholas Wheeler to present on 'Ken Booth's Theory of World Nuclear Security'

Friday 15th (09:00) - Saturday 16th March 2013 (16:00)
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Professor Nicholas Wheeler, will be presenting a paper entitled 'Ken Booth's Theory of World Nuclear Security' at Aberystwyth University, details are to be found below:

The Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University will hold an international conference 'Emancipatory Realism: Ken Booth and the Discipline of International Relations' on 15/16 March, 2013. The conference aims to examine Ken Booth's contribution to IR Theory and Security Studies and to explore the openings his work has created, including the ground-breaking notion of security as emancipation. The papers address a range of topics, including global security, new security dilemmas, emancipatory violence, and the notion of realism in Booth's IR theory. The conference speakers include some of the world leading scholars. Professor Booth will be present and will be the event's final speaker.

The conference is open to attend (space permitting). Please, contact the organisers at for more information and to register by Thursday, 7 March.

CRIPT Contemporary Research on International Political Theory, a BISA working group, is co-sponsoring the event and contributing to PhD student participation in it. There are funds for two PhD students from around the UK to travel to the conference (incl. accommodation on 15 March). The applicants must be BISA members and will be selected on the basis of a 500-word statement addressing how participation at the conference would enhance their thesis/professional development. Please, contact Kamila Stullerova ( for more information and send your statements by Wednesday, 6 March.