Category Archives: International Relations

International Institutions as the Battlefields: The EU-US Rivalry over a WTO’s Agreement on Competition Policy

Hammed Roohani // International Relations // Wednesday 3rd May 2017 // 1-3pm // Arts C133 Hammed’s study examines the capacity of the WTO for fostering cooperation between the EU and the US for the Agreement on Competition Policy. Given the successful cooperation of … Continue reading

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Brazilian State-Formation: Rethinking Geopolitical Agency

Pedro Salgado // International Relations // Wednesday 15th March 2017 // 1-2pm // Arts C 133 Latin American historical trajectory normally falls in a gap in the fields of International Relations and Historical Sociology. The political transformation it sees in the nineteenth … Continue reading

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Understandings of life at the molecular level in the emergence of U.S. civilian biodefence

Christopher Long//International Relations// Wednesday 24th February 2016//1-2pm//Arts C133 How do advances in our understanding of biological life processes shape and influence contemporary security practices? This presentation analyses the U.S. government’s response to the threat of bioterrorism in conjunction with the fact … Continue reading

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Citizen-peasants: Tanzanian modernity, international relations and the role of China

Darius A’Zami//International Relations//1sth of April 2015//3-4pm//Arts C133 Where, and when, is Tanzania? In conventional terms, economically it is in desperate need of modernisation – for many the epitome of ‘backwardness’ –in short, anything but modern. Politically meanwhile, affairs are comfortably … Continue reading

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Strike Debt: We Owe It To Each Other!

Sahil Dutta//International Relations//25th of March 2015//3-4pm//Arts C133 This is the story of one of America’s great radicals. A revolutionary, a geek and one of the most important anti-establishment heroes in post-war capitalism. His name is Michael Milken. He’s also financial … Continue reading

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The radical politics of British counter-radicalisation policy

Thomas Martin//International Relations//20th of March 2015//1-2 pm//Arts C133 The war on terror has been a catalyst for a series of transformations in how security comes to be understood and governed in the UK. Central to this has been the development … Continue reading

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Pandemic influenza in China. An analysis of securitizing and desecuritizing discourses at the national level in online media (2009-2010)

Abraham Navarro Garcia//International Relations//11th of February 2015//3-4pm//Arts C133 The pandemic of influenza A (H1N1) in 2009-2010 tested pandemic preparedness at different levels of governance. Countries had the challenge to adapt international mechanisms of response to their specific epidemic situation. China … Continue reading

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