Ethics and World Politics Seminar Series 21 September 2016

Ethics and World Politics Seminar Series

21st September 2016

10.30AM-5.00PM

Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester

SR 409 Garendon, Fourth Floor, Charles Wilson Building
University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

We are pleased to announce our first Ethics and World Politics seminar, which will be an ongoing forum for scholars to present, discuss and develop the latest work on normative dimensions of world politics.

This session will feature:

Dr Thomas Moore (Westminster)

“The Myth of Security Exceptionalism: Critical Architectures for Global Ethics”

Dr Kelly Staples (Leicester)

“The European Refugee Crisis: Holding Responsible as Contingent Cosmopolitanism”

Dr Benjamin Holland (Nottingham)

“The Perpetual Peace Puzzle: Kant on Persons and States”

The seminar will kick off at 10.30AM and finish at 5.00PM, with refreshments and lunch provided. There will also be drinks after.

The event is free thanks to the generous support of BISA and Millennium: Journal of International Studies. We would, however, ask that you contact us to register for the event, so we can plan for lunch and the drinks receptoion accordingly.

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 on how to request a bursary.

We look forward to welcoming you all in Leicester. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Email: ethicsbisa@gmail.com

Twitter: @ethicsBISA

Website: https://ethicsbisa.wordpress.com

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‘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!

CFP – Ethical Worlds in International Relations Section – EISA 2016, Izmir

We are pleased to announce that Joe and Elke are chairing a section at the 2016 EISA conference in Izmir from 7-10 September. The section is S10 – Ethical World in International Relations. Deadline is 8 January 2016.

The section chairs are:

Joseph Hoover, City University London  Joseph.Hoover.1@city.ac.uk

Elke Schwarz, University of Leicester  elkeschwarz@mac.com

The section is happy to consider papers and panel/roundtable proposals that fit into the broad section outline or the proposed themes/panels we’ve suggested below. If you have questions about the section please contact the chairs. Each 105-minute panel/roundtable should comprise five papers/presenters plus a discussant who may also act as panel/roundtable chair. Proposals (with abstracts of 200 words maximum) must be submitted, starting 10 November 2015, via the online submission system: https://www.conftool.pro/paneuropean2016/ Please note that there will be a participation limit of three contributions per participant — whether as paper giver, roundtable speaker, or discussant/chair (any of these roles counts as one contribution). The closing date for paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is midnight (CET) on Friday 8 January 2016

Further details here: http://www.paneuropeanconference.org/2016/spage.php?s=50 Continue reading

Inaugural annual workshop

Our inaugural annual workshop took place on Thursday October 1st at City University London, kindly sponsored by City University, the LSE Centre for International Studies and the Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

Entitled, Between Impossibility and Virtue: New Configurations of Ethics in World Politics, the goal of the workshop was to take the measure of the contemporary state of the field, across disciplines and subject areas. Panels addressed the broad theme of how we study and teach ethics and world politics given its location Between Impossibility and Virtue. If we can no longer presume the regulative power of ethics, but also reject the separation of politics from ethics, then we must attend to the interstices of ethics and politics. This need is reflected in giving increased attention to the politics of our ethics, the importance of everyday practices and the way we alter the relationship between ethics and politics as scholars and teachers.

The workshop featured three themes (below) in a roundtable format. Each theme was introduced by short participant contributions, however, the goal was to generate and foster a wider discussion among all attendees, rather than present formal papers. To conclude the workshop we held a final session to discuss plans for the formal application for recognition of the working group from BISA, as well as future plans. Continue reading