IR Research Colloquium

The Colloquium provides a forum where doctoral students, post-docs, visitors and faculty can present their work; where we can discuss shared theoretical and analytical issues; and where people with diverse theoretical approaches and commitments within IR can come together. It also provides doctoral students with the opportunity to discuss shared theoretical and analytical issues within the broader Oxford IR community. The presented papers and the discussants’ comments form the basis both for discussing how advanced research may best be carried out and for talking about more practical issues — such as how to act as a discussant, how to turn a thesis into a journal article, how to think about publication, how to organize conference panels.

The format is as follows: a pre-circulated paper sent to participants one week in advance; a 15-20 minute presentation by the author speaking to the main arguments of the paper and/or the broader research project of which it forms a part; a 10-15 minute response from a graduate student or post-doc discussant; and finally an open Q&A. Those interested in receiving the papers and attending the colloquium should contact Andrew Melling. And please also contact him by noon on the Tuesday of each week if you would like a sandwich.

The Colloquium is open to all graduate students in Politics and International Relations. Papers will mostly relate to academic International Relations but the Colloquium seeks to draw in those working on the borders of Politics and International Relations and to encourage a pluralist approach in terms of methods and forms of analysis, including from within closely related disciplines and subject area.
Type: Seminar Series
Series organisers: Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford), Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford)
Timing: Thursdays 12:30 - 14:00
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

Talks:

Thursday 17 October 2019 (1st Week, Michaelmas Term)

Where is Conflict Research? Geographic Bias in the Literature on Armed Violence
Date: 17 October 2019, 12:30 - 14:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker : Brian Phillips (Essex)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Organisers: Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 24 October 2019 (2nd Week, Michaelmas Term)

Civil Wars and State (Un)Making
Date: 24 October 2019, 12:30 - 14:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker : Dr Adrian Florea (Glasgow)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Organisers: Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 31 October 2019 (3rd Week, Michaelmas Term)

Incumbents Beware: The Impact of Offshoring on Elections
Date: 31 October 2019, 12:30 - 14:00 (Thursday, 3rd week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker : Stephanie Rickard (LSE)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Organisers: Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 7 November 2019 (4th Week, Michaelmas Term)

The Logic of Strategic Assets
Date: 7 November 2019, 12:30 - 14:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker s: Allan Defoe (University of Oxford), Jeff Ding (University of Oxford)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Organisers: Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 14 November 2019 (5th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Launderers Anonymous: Two Global Field Experiments on Regulatory Compliance in the Finance Industry
Date: 14 November 2019, 12:30 - 14:00 (Thursday, 5th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker : Mike Findley (University of Texas at Austin)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Organisers: Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 21 November 2019 (6th Week, Michaelmas Term)

The Hirschman Effect in Latin America’s Relations with the United States
Date: 21 November 2019, 12:30 - 14:00 (Thursday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker : Tom Long (Warwick)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Organisers: Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 28 November 2019 (7th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Territorial Self-Governance and Ethnic Conflict Management
Date: 28 November 2019, 12:30 - 14:00 (Thursday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker : Natascha Neudorfer (Birmnigham)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Organisers: Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 5 December 2019 (8th Week, Michaelmas Term)

The Politics of Legal Pluralism: Why Does the Chechen Government Promote Customary Law and Sharia
Date: 5 December 2019, 12:30 - 14:00 (Thursday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker : Egor Lazarev (Harvard)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Organisers: Professor Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Dr Juan Masullo (University of Oxford)
Hosts: TBA

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