Ethics and World Seminar Series – Seminar 5, 17 January 2018

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Ethics and World Politics seminar, which is an ongoing forum for scholars to present, discuss and develop the latest work on the normative dimensions of world politics. It will take place on 17 January 2018 at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, between 12.30 and 6.30pm. This event will be hosted and co-sponsored by the Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre and the Centre for Advanced International Theory.  The line-up is as follows:
 
Prof Katrin Flikschuh (LSE), ‘The State as a Failed Universal: Lessons from Africa’
 
Dr Alex Prichard (University of Exeter), ‘“The Virtues of Anarchy” Reconsidered: On Kenneth Waltz, the Kantian Moralist’
 
Prof Maja Zehfuss (University of Manchester), ‘Accounting for the Inexplicable: Military Refusers and the Invocation of Conscience’ 
 
Prof Jane Cowan (University of Sussex), ‘Reviewing Human Rights as Greece Collapses: Debt, Austerity Measures, Time, Administrative Subjectivity and the Bureaucratic Appeal against Dystopia’
 
 
A light lunch will be provided at 12.30, as well as refreshments during the session. The papers will be followed by the launch of the edited volume, Heidegger and the Global Age (eds. Antonio Cerella and Louiza Odysseos), and a drinks reception sponsored by Rowman and Littlefield International.
 
The event will take place at the following venue:
 
Fulton Building, Room 203
University of Sussex
Brighton
BN1 9QU
This is a free event but we would, however, ask that you contact us to register for the event, so we can plan accordingly. You can register through Eventbrite here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bisa-ethics-and-world-politics-seminar-tickets-41051333644
BISA members who are postgraduate students or not in full-time employment are eligible to apply for a bursary to help cover travel costs. Please contact ewpg.group@bisa.ac.uk for details.
We look forward to seeing you in January!  Please get in touch if you have any questions.

 

Call for Paper: Ethics and World Seminar Series – 17 January 2018

Call for Papers – Ethics and World Politics Working Group Research Seminar, deadline of 17 November

17 January 2018, 12.30 – 6.30pm
School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

Papers are invited for the forthcoming Ethics and World Politics Working Group Seminar. The E&WP Seminars offer an ongoing forum for scholars to present, discuss and develop the latest work on the normative dimensions of world politics. Papers may be on any topic relating to the themes of the Working Group.

The next seminar will be hosted and co-sponsored by the Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre and the Centre for Advanced International Theory at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.

Please submit 200-word abstracts to both ewpg.group@bisa.ac.uk and rightsjustice@sussex.ac.uk by 17 November 2017.

It is anticipated that the seminar will kick off at 12.30 and with a light lunch provided, as well as refreshments during the session.

BISA members who are postgraduate students or not in full-time employment are eligible to apply for a bursary to help cover travel costs. Please get in touch with the Working Group convenors if you have any questions.

Ethics and World Politics Seminar Series – Seminar 4, 29 September 2017.

We are pleased to announce our latest Ethics and World Politics seminar, which is an ongoing forum for scholars to present, discuss and develop the latest work on the normative dimensions of world politics. It will take place on Friday, 29th September 2017, from 12.30 – 7.30pm, hosted by the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

This session will feature:

A keynote lecture by

Prof Richard Beardsworth (Aberystwyth)

Papers from:

Dr Cian O’Driscoll (Glasgow)

“Winning Dirty? Victory in Medieval Just War Thought”

Dr Natasha Saunders (St Andrews)

“Beyond Asylum Claims: Refugee Protest, Political Responsibility, and Article 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

Dr Elke Schwarz (Leicester)

“Technology and Moral Vacuums in Just War Theorising”

The seminar will kick off at 12.30 with a light lunch provided, as well as refreshments during the session. There will also be a drinks reception after the keynote lecture. The seminar will take place in the Arts Lecture Theatre and the keynote lecture will be held in Arts Seminar Room 1.

This is a free event but we would, however, ask that you contact us to register for the event, so we can plan accordingly. You can register through Eventbrite by following this link.

BISA members who are postgraduate students or not in full-time employment are eligible to apply for a bursary to help cover travel costs. Please contact ethicsbisa@gmail.com for details.

This even is supported by BISA and the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. We look forward to seeing you in September! Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Ethics and World Politics Working Group at the 2017 BISA Conference

Hello all,

In preparation for the upcoming BISA conference in Brighton we wanted to publicise the Ethics and World Politics working group activities during the week.

We would especially like to encourage members to attend our business meeting on Thursday and we are very happy to invite you all to join us for a drink on Wednesday night as well.

Ethics and World Politics Working Group events:

Wednesday 14 June

15.30-17.00 – Abstraction, Fiction and the Media in International Ethics Teaching (Roundtable) 

Location: Tennyson Room

Chair: Elke Schwarz (Leicester)

Participants:

  • Kirsten Ainley (LSE)
  • Joe Hoover (Queen Mary & Centre for Global Cooperation Research)
  • Kimberly Hutchings (Queen Mary)
  • Paul Kirby (Sussex & LSE)
  • Lauren Tooker (Warwick)

17.30-20.30 – Ethics and World Politics Working Group Drinks

Join us at the Seven Stars pub for a few drinks.

The Seven Stars
27 Ship Street
Brighton BN1 1AD

Thursday 15 June

09.00-10.30 – ‘Responsibility’ in Global Politics: Bridging Theory and Practice

Location: Coleridge Room

Chair and Discussant: Joe Hoover (Queen Mary & Centre for Global Cooperation Research)

Papers:

  • Antje Vetterlein (Copenhagen Business School): “Responsibility Is More Than Accountability: From Regulatory Towards Negotiated Governance”
  • David Karp (Sussex): “The Responsibility to “Respect” Human Rights: The Contestation and Constitution of a Global Norm”
  • Hannes Hansen-Magnusson (Cardiff): “Responsibility in and for the Arctic: Claims to Ownership”
  • Beverley Loke (Exeter): “Governing the Global Commons: Whose Responsibility?”

11.00-12.30 – Ethical Figures in Europe’s Migration ‘Crisis’

Location: Coleridge Room

Chair: James Souter (Leeds)

Paper:

  • Clara Sandelind (Sheffield): ‘“Queue Jumpers” and the Needy: Who Deserves Asylum?’
  • Myriam Fotou (Leicester): “The Figure of the Smuggler of People in the Intersection of the Ethical and the Political”
  • Alexandria Innes (UEA): “Desirable Vulnerabilities: Migrant Bodies, Necropolitics and the Deadly Mediterranean”
  • Mollie Gerver (Leeds): “The Morality of People Smuggling”

13.00-14.00 – Ethics and World Politics Business Meeting

Location: Bedroom Suite 312

Open to all working group members – and those interested in becoming members!

Friday 16 June

13.30-15.00 – Global Constitutionalism: Counter-hegemonic Perspectives

Location: Tennyson Room

Chair and Discussant: Joe Hoover (Queen Mary & Centre for Global Cooperation Research)

Papers:

  • David Hayes (Sheffield): “Law as Mythology: Good Societies and ‘Irrationales’ Within and Beyond the State”
  • Ruth Kinna (Loughborough), Alex Prichard (Exeter), and Thomas Swann (Loughborough): “Constitutionalising Anarchy”
  • Lara Montesinos Coleman (Sussex) and Owen D. Thomas (Exeter): “Prosecuting Capitalism: Pathologies and Responses to Neoliberal Law”
  • Teivo Teivainen (Helsinki): “Non-State Constitutionalism in World Politics”

Ethics and World Politics Seminar Series – Seminar 3, April 28th 2017

We are pleased to announce our third Ethics and World Politics seminar, which will be an ongoing forum for scholars to present, discuss and develop the latest work on the normative dimensions of world politics. It will take place on Friday, 28th April 2017, from 12.30 – 5pm, at the University of Leeds.

This session will feature:

Prof John Williams (Durham) on “Weaponized Refugees: Just War Theory and Obligations in Complex Conflicts”

Dr Lauren Tooker (Warwick) on “How to Do Things with Transparency: Reading Resistance to Debt in Austerity Britain with J. L. Austin and Stanley Cavell”

Dr Vassilios Paipais (St Andrew’s) on ‘Political Ontology and International Political Thought: Voiding a Pluralist World’

The seminar will kick off at 12.30, with lunch provided from midday, as well as refreshments during the session. There will also be a drinks reception afterwards.

We would, however, ask that you contact us to register for the event, so we can plan for lunch and the drinks reception accordingly. You can register through Eventbrite by following this link

BISA members who are postgraduate students or not in full-time employment are eligible to apply for a bursary to help cover travel costs. Please contact ethicsbisa@gmail.com for details.

We look forward to seeing you in Leeds. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Ethics and World Politics Seminar Series – Seminar 2, 16 January 2017

We are pleased to announce our second Ethics and World Politics seminar, which will be an ongoing forum for scholars to present, discuss and develop the latest work on the normative dimensions of world politics. It will take place on 16 January 2017, from 1.30 to 6pm at the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London, Ground Floor, France House, Westfield Way E1 4NP

This session will feature:

Prof Kimberly Hutchings (QMUL) on “Decolonising Just War Theory”

Dr David Karp (University of Sussex) on “What is the Responsibility to Respect Human Rights? A New Way Forward for the Respect-Protect-Fulfil Framework’”

Ms Ida Danewid (LSE) on “A Drowned Memory Space: the Politics of Mourning the Migrant Dead in Europe”

The seminar will kick off at 1.30PM and finish at 6.00PM, with a lunch provided at 1.00pm and refreshments during the session. There will also be a drinks reception after.

The event is organised in conjunction with the Theory Lab at QMUL and it is free thanks to the generous support of BISA, Millennium: Journal of International Studies and the School of Politics and International Relations at QMUL.

We would, however, ask that you contact us to register for the event, so we can plan for lunch and the drinks reception accordingly. You can register through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ethics-and-world-politics-seminar-series-tickets-30256012548

BISA members who are postgraduate students or not in full-time employment are eligible to apply for a bursary to help cover travel costs. Please contact the organisers for details.

We look forward to seeing you in London. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

‘Abstraction, Fiction and the Media in International Ethics Teaching’.

We are looking for participants for a roundtable titled ‘Abstraction, Fiction and the Media in International Ethics Teaching’ to be held at 2017 BISA conference in Brighton.

The panel will explore the utility of using abstract, fictional and ‘real life’ examples in the teaching of international ethics, and consider the challenges the use of such examples poses. Challenges include the extent to which any of the three types of examples tell us anything useful about real ethical problems, the costs and benefits of accessing examples in various medias – in particular print, film and images, and the effects on students and teachers of exposure to distressing materials.

If you are interested in being involved please get in touch at ethicsbisa@gmail.com or you can contact me directly at j.hoover@qmul.ac.uk.

Best,

Joe Hoover

REMINDER -Call for Papers – BISA Conference 14-16 June 2017

Hello all!

We just wanted to issue a quick reminder about the approaching deadline for working group sponsored panels.

Next year’s BISA conference will run 14-16 June 2017, at the Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront in Brighton, UK.

Submissions for Ethics and World Politics WG panel and paper proposals need to be sent to us by midday on 5 September 2016.

You can send proposals to ethicsbisa@gmail.com.

The BISA conference next year will allow us to run 2 guaranteed panels as a WG, and we can submit up to 4 for consideration. This will be an important opportunity to continue building a strong research community in the area.

We welcome:

  • Themed panels (ideally with a chair/discussant, but we can help organise this; 4 papers with discussant or 5 without)
  • Papers for consideration on a WG panel Roundtables on a specific research issue (including methodology etc)
  • Panels on pedagogy
  • Discussion around public engagement
  • Innovative panels

Do get in touch if there are any questions!

Best,

Elke, James, Joe and Myriam

Ethics and World Politics Seminar Series

We are very happy to announce the launch of the Ethics and World Politics Seminar Series.

After discussion among the convenors and members at the BISA conference in Edinburgh, we have decided to have a series of seminars across the year rather than a single annual research meeting. The seminars will be a place for scholars interested in Ethics and World Politics to present work in progress and get feedback from those working in the field on an ongoing basis.

Each session will be a day long seminar with three papers presented, each paper will have a discussant and there will be time for extended questions and confabulation – and socialisation too! We will seek to balance presentation so that it will include a mix of senior faculty, junior faculty and advanced PhD students/postgraduate researchers – we will also seek to include a diversity of approaches and topics where possible.

Rather than have the seminar hosted at one institutions, which would limit who was able to participate, the host institution will rotate. Our plan for this year is to hold the first seminar in September in Leicester, the second in January in London, and the third in April in Leeds. In future, we hope the series can continue to travel around the UK – do get in touch if you have a department, school or research centre that would like to host a future seminar.

The first seminar will be hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 21st September. We will kick off mid-morning, run though the day, and end early enough to enjoy a post-seminar drink nearby. Further details coming soon!

If you are interested in presenting at one of the seminar meetings please get in touch – presentation should be based on substantive work in progress that can be distributed to participants before the seminar and relate to Ethics and World Politics, broadly understood. Also, if you would like to serve as a discussant for the seminar please get in touch as well.

Please share information about the series widely to relevant scholars working in the area who might not be on the mailing list. 

You can contact us at ethicsbisa@gmail.com.

We are very excited about this initiative and hope that it will provide an important space to discuss our work and develop a sense of intellectual community.

All the best,

Elke, James, Joe, and Myriam

Call for Papers – BISA Conference 14-16 June 2017

Next year’s BISA conference will run 14-16 June 2017, at the Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront in Brighton, UK. See the official call here.

Submissions for Ethics and World Politics WG panel and paper proposals need to be submitted to us by 5 September 2016.

You can send proposals to ethicsbisa@gmail.com.

The BISA conference next year will allow us to run 2 guaranteed panels as a WG, and we can submit up to 4 for consideration. This will be an important opportunity to continue building a strong research community in the area.

We welcome:

  • Themed panels (ideally with a chair/discussant, but we can help organise this; 4 papers with discussant or 5 without)
  • Papers for consideration on a WG panel Roundtables on a specific research issue (including methodology etc)
  • Panels on pedagogy
  • Discussion around public engagement
  • Innovative panels

Send your ideas around the Ethics and World Politics mailing list and/or we can also help coorindate for you. We would also like to welcome innovative panels and formats, as per BISA’s call for papers. They suggest prospective film screenings, interview formats etc. We are happy to help arrange/coordinate as we are able, especially where an innovative panel might involve those who wouldn’t normally be BISA members or conference attendees.

A practical note: we know that people might not have research budgets and plans sorted out for next year. So, if you do need to withdraw, than can be done without penalty by 1 March 2017.

Do get in touch if there are any questions!