The first lecture from my European Consortium on Political Research week-long intensive course in the philosophy of science — this is the overview and some initial discussions of Vienna Circle logical positivism. Note that this is a 150mb file both because the lecture is about an hour and a half long — lots to say at the beginning of the class! — and because it’s a .mov file encoded with an MPEG-4 codec (could have been worse, my initial attempt was about 300mb!) rather than the .m4a slides-plus-audio that ProfCast used to be able to make for me. Sadly that technology seems to be too unreliable. But hopefully in the era of fat Internet pipelines the file size will not be too much of a problem.
Here’s a talk I gave at the University of Southern California on 10 January, in which I took up the question of how to make the field of IR safe for the world — I identified at least three conceptual/theoretical/methodological/vocational boundaries that need to be loosened en route to making the study of world politics better able to meet the “terrible predicament of here and now” (as I quote Heschel at the end of my C of I book).
The talk was recorded direct to iPad in mono so the audio quality is a bit lower; I also walked away from the machine a few times to gesticulate at the displayed image, so the effective volume varies a bit. Also, near the end of the talk someone in the next room started showing a movie with the volume turned way WAY up, so there’s some bleed-through of that audio in this recording.
PDF images of the slides for the talk are here.
The q and a following my 14 June 2011 talk at Koc University. My favorite bit here is when I am asked how I would design a Ph.D. program in IR; I’m fond of my answer, and if anyone has a few spare million dollars or euros lying around and wants to start up a new program, let me know.
My talk at Koc University in Istanbul, 14 June 2011.
Here are the slides from my talk at CAST, 27 May 2011.
The q and a following my talk at CAST, 27 May 2011.
Ole Wæver‘s discussant comments following my talk at CAST in Copenhagen, 27 May 2011.
Another talk based on my Conduct of Inquiry book. This one — a particularly good one, I’d say — was held at the Center for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 27 May 2011.
Together with my colleague Celine-Marie Pascalefrom AU’s Sociology Department, here’s a talk delivered in AU’s School of Public Affairs’ research seminar series, 30 March 2011. Celine-Marie’s book Cartographies of Knowledge is a really great critical overview of how many of the same issues I wrestle with in The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations play out in Sociology.
The q and a that followed Dan and my joint presentation at the LSE, 18 February 2011. I think we got to five questions in 35 minutes, with answers to the first three questions consuming the bulk of that time.