Welcome to the International Relations Research Group.
We are a research group within Politics and International Relations, but we like to think interdisciplinarily. We welcome research students and staff from across the School of Social & Political Science, and from beyond, as members, and invite them to attend, participate and present at our meetings.
The research group meets weekly during the semester. Members share research papers a week in advance, and then have the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback in an intensive (but friendly) hour-long meeting. If you wish to know more about the group, or join the group, please contact the convener, Andy Hom.
Meetings take place in term time, 1-2pm, Room 2.15 of the Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD.
Autumn 2018 schedule
24 September: Kathryn Nash - Norm construction by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
1 October: Shaina Western – ‘Indicators and International Law’
8 October: Patrick Theiner – ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger? The Political Effects of International Sports Events’
15 October: Cora Lacatus – book proposal
22 October: – Vassilis Paipais (St Andrews) ‘Niebuhr’s Pendulum: Christian realism between pacifism and interventionism’
29 October – Gustav Meibauer (LSE) – US Foreign Policy (title tbc)
5 November -
12 November – Kim Vender ‘China's changing role in international climate change negotiations’
19 November – Lucy Abbott – paper tbc
26 November - Cian O’Driscoll (Glasgow) – Paper tbc
3 December – Louis Fletcher, paper tbc