Some ruminations about “science” in a world in which facts and factuality per se seem under siege. Lecture at the University of Oslo, 4 May 2017. Slides here.
Audio (and slides) from a talk entitled “Interpretive Explanation” delivered to the Group on International Theory, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, on 2 December 2016. Work in progress; the usual disclaimers apply.
Audio (and slides, here) from a talk delivered at the University of Tampere, Finland, 9 October 2015. The audience was PhD students and faculty, thinking through the question of knowledge in international studies.
Audio (and slides, here) from a talk delivered at the University of Tampere, Finland, 8 October 2015. An audience of graduate students working on their MA degrees, for the most part.
Ten years after founding the ISA-NE graduate student workshop on interpretive and relational research methodology, and having handed it off to others a couple of years ago, I was, for the first time, a regular participant this past year. Here’s what I had to say; accompanying slides here.
A talk given on a panel at ISA-Northeast, 7 November 2014.
“Must International Studies be a Science?” 17 October 2014. This was the opening keynote talk from the 2014 Millennium journal annual conference. Slides here. A print version of this talk is forthcoming in the journal, and caveat auditor: since we spent the next two days at the conference discussing the themes that I raised in this talk, the forthcoming print version has some differences from this live version, especially in the conclusion. (Although I am still not a fan of blending.)
“International Studies: the emerging global inter-discipline,” delivered 16 October 2014. Slides here.
In August 2014 I was privileged to deliver a “lección inaugural” at Pontifica Universidad Javierna in Bogota, Colombia. Here is the audio recording, and here are the slides from which I spoke.
Here is the audio — and here are the slides — from my 1 April lecture on Robert Heinlein’s novel Stranger In A Strange Land. The lecture was part of the “Books That Shaped America” series, co-sponsored by American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies and the AU Library.
I am informed that there will be a video recording available through the AU website at some point as well, if anyone is interested.