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December 8th, 2016 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

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.

Finland PhD presentation

October 15th, 2015 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

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.

ISA 2014: causality

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

My comments on a roundtable on causality, in the last panel session of ISA 2014. These are the rough version of a paper I will be presenting in a more refined mix at BISA in June of this year.

The slide I reference will be posted here shortly.

My comments on a roundtable organized by Andy Hom at ISA 2014, entitled “A Bridge Too Far? Caution in Theory Along the Border of the Academy.” The topic here is the relationship of scholarship and policy work, so to speak. Shortly before making these comments, I tweeted: “Francois Debrix stealing my Weberian thunder at #isa2014 roundtable on ‘scholarly caution.’ Guess I have to think of something else to say.” You will have to judge for yourself whether I succeeded.

My comments on a roundtable on “Constructivism and Psychology” at the 2014 ISA meeting, 26 March 2014. Recorded straight to iPhone, and presented here in .m4a format.

This isn’t actually the title I gave for the talk at the time, and this isn’t the first time I gave the talk — I had given previous versions of it at Oxford and Aberystwyth over the past week too. but I think this is the best version, and I also think that this title captures much better what I am actually talking about. So it will probably be the title of the article or chapter I end up writing. Eventually. In the meantime, here are some slides, and here’s the audio of the talk.

Whither constructivism?

November 4th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in ISA-NE | ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

Audio of a panel and the subsequent q&a from ISA-Northeast 2012, Baltimore, MD. Panelists were Nick Onuf, Mike Barnett, and PTJ; panel was ably chaired by Sammy Barkin, who also participated in the discussion from time to time.

BISA/ISA 2012 — fear of relativism

September 30th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

Recording of my remarks on a panel on pluralism and diversity in international studies, BISA/ISA joint meeting, Edinburgh, 20 June 2012. A written version of these remarks, featuring the addition of a Star Wars-themed example, appeared here, and I suspect that there will be another version someplace else before too long.

Better late than never! My discussant comments for a panel on Aesthetics and Politics, Edinburgh BISA/ISA joint meeting, 20 June 2012. I touch on some methodological issues that might be intriguing for those doing work in this area.

How to Talk About the Future

September 30th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in ProfPTJ's Podcasts - (0 Comments)

Recording of my talk “How to Talk About the Future,” University College Utrecht, 25 September 2012. Slides for the talk are here.