What's the Purpose of International Relations? Views of the Discipline

Location
Muirhead Room 121
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Dates
Wednesday 29th November 2017 (15:00-16:30)
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Chair: Dr Marco Vieira (POLSIS)

Panel: Dr. Megan Daigle (POLSIS), Prof. Justin Rosenberg (Sussex) Discussant: Prof. Nick Wheeler (ICCS)  

'International Relations (IR) is a popular discipline with a seemingly inescapable relevance to the world around us. Yet its critics have suggested the discipine is overly theoretical, indistinguishable from other fields of study, and divorced from the 'real world' of policy, practice and social progress. Who is right? What, in fact, is the purpose of IR - for students, academics, citizens and policy-makers? In this seminar leading IR scholars will discuss this question - offering insights from their research, and their engagement with opinion formers and practioners beyond the academy.

This event is organised by the International Relations and Security Theory Research Group and the Politics at Birmingham series.

POLSIS hosts a number of seminars throughout the autumn term which focuses on a number of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone.