Here are my comments delivered as part of a roundtable on the question “What does it mean to be critical?” Fantastic panel; I’m only sad that I didn’t leave the recorder running so as to capture the other presentations and the rest of the ensuing discussion. Next time, perhaps.
Here are my discussant comments from a panel entitled “Peace, the Nordic Way?” at the 2010 SGIR meeting in Stockholm, Sweden last week.
Discussant comments from a panel on “qualitative” methodology and IR; the panel discussant duties were dispersed among all participants, and in these remarks I am discussing a paper on the economist/sociologist split in IR scholarship.
The slides from my methodology panel presentation, audio from which can be found here.
My presentation from a panel on “qualitative” methodology and IR scholarship, 5 September 2010, in Washington DC at the annual APSA meeting. mp3 format. The slides for this presentation are posted here.
Here are my somewhat rambling discussant comments from a panel on “Time and World Politics,” 4 September 2010, in Washington DC at the annual APSA meeting. mp3 format.
Discussant comments made during the book launch and discussion for Barry Buzan and Amitav Acharya’s edited book Non-Western International Relations Theory, American University, 3 May 2010. Both editors made remarks before my comments, but as usual I didn’t record those since I didn’t have their permission to do so.
I was fortunate enough to be part of a panel on “Geopolitics and Empire” as part of Virginia Tech’s one-day conference “GEOPOL 2010” earlier today. Panelists had what we might call an “academic 10 minutes” (which comes in closer to 15 minutes) to make some remarks on the topic; here’s what I had to say, building on some of my stuff on the legitimation of US foreign policy through the strategic deployment of various commonplaces of “civilization”/”civilizations.”
Shorter book talk, delivered as part of the University of Florida’s workshop on “Epistemology and Method in International Relations.” Not crazy about the workshop title — none of the participants were! — but it was a wonderful workshop all the same.
The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations, round two: a talk delivered at Lehigh University on 24 February 2010, to an audience mainly consisting of undergraduate students. Basically the same slides as the USC talk, but different audiences produce different emphases and an overall distinctive tone.