The final podcast lecture in my Spring 2012 SIS-301 “Theories of International Politics” class — and the last podcast of the last time I will teach this class for a while, since I become Associate Dean in a couple of months ad that’s a full-time administrative gig. So, perhaps fitting that the topic of this last podcast lecture is Naeem Inayatullah and David Blaney’s radical reexamination of IR as an enterprise, which raises some fundamental questions about the purpose of IR theory and IR scholarship. Is it science? Is it philosophy? Does it matter? Questions to ponder.
Audio of my remarks at the panel “Telling the Tale of Constructivism” at ISA 2012. An edited version of the text I spoke from and around will soon be a blog post over at Duck of Minerva.
Unfortunately this recording only contains my discussant comments, and neither of the musical performances by two of the panelists. Nor does it contain my singing of a verse of The Doors’ “The End” to close out the festivities. Guess you had to be there.
My comments on the ISA-2012 panel on Alkerian IR. Recorded direct to iPad, so the quality is not as good as it is when I remember to bring my dedicated digital recorder with me.