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Foreign Policy Analysis & Role Research Conference

Foreign Policy Analysis & Role Research Conference
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5th May 2017 09:30 - 5th May 2017 13:00
Seminar Rm. 5, CMB

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Interested in foreign policy developments in North America, the Middle East and beyond? Wondering about Scotland’s role in the world after Brexit? Interested in the role of leaders in policy decision-making?

The University of Edinburgh’s Role Research Group is pleased to announce the first conference dedicated to role research on foreign policy and international relations. Looking at roles is a booming area of research that can help us make sense of the issues featuring in our daily headlines.

From Trump’s emerging foreign policy to countries’ responses to the Syrian conflict and states’ nuclear, climate and migration policies, the use of roles offers tremendous explanatory potential.

Whether you are an undergraduate looking for ideas for your dissertation, a master student wanting to improve your knowledge or a staff member looking for a theoretical challenge, role research has something to offer for everyone.

If you are intrigued, join us on Friday 5th of May from 9:30 am to meet the experts! It will be an opportunity for you to learn more about and engage with this exciting field of study.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Leslie Wehner, Senior Lecturer in Foreign Policy Analysis, University of Bath
  • Dr May Darwich, Lecturer in International Relation of the Middle East, Durham University
  • Professor Juliet Kaarbo, Professor of Foreign Policy, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Ryan Beasley, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of St. Andrews
  • Dr Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro, International Relations, University of St. Andrews
  • Gordon Friedrichs, PhD in US Domestic & Foriegn Policy, University of Heidelberg
  • Stephan Klose, PhD at Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Ameneh Mehvar-Blue, PhD in International Relations, University of St. Andrews