CRIPT annual general meeting — invitation

CRIPT annual general meeting is part of the 2013 BISA annual conference. The AGM takes place in the Wedgwood Room of the Novotel Hotel (the main BISA conference hotel), on Thrusday, 20 June from 12.30 to 1.30pm.

All CRIPT members as well as supporters and people interested in joining or supporting CRIPT in future are welcome to attend.

Alternatively, please, leave us a comment below.


CRIPT at BISA 2013 annual conference in Birmingham

BISA annual conference is held this year in Birmingham, on 20-21 June. The conference theme is Beyond the Ivory Tower: IR and the Real World. CRIPT is sponsoring (together with the Historical Sociology working group) a roundtable discussion on the conference theme. In addition, CRIPT is sponsoring three research panels. We would like to invite all CRIPT members and supporters to attend our panels — detailed information below — and to leave us comments on them.

Roundtable 38 — ‘The IR Scholar as Public Intellectual’
Friday, 21 June, 9.00-10.30am.
Convenor: Simona Rentea
Participants: George Lawson, Nick Vaughan-Williams, Meera Sabaratnam, Milja Kurki, Andreja Zevnik, Simona Rentea
Panel 17 — ‘IR Theory after Liberalism: Realism and Political Theology in a Post-Secular Age I’
Thursday, 20 June, 1.30-3.00pm.
Convenor: Sean Molloy, University of Kent
Chair: Andreja Zevnik, University of Manchester
Discussant: Michael Dillon, Lancaster University
Paper1: ‘Spectres of Kant’, Brad Evans, University of Bristol
Paper 2: ‘The Ethics of Enmity: Carl Schmitt and the (Theological) Critique of Liberal International Law’, Tom Moore, University of Westminster
Paper 3, ‘Overcoming Gnosticism? Reinhold Niebuhr’s Realist Political Theology’, Vassilis Paipais, London School of Economics
Paper 4, ‘E.H. Carr, Reinhold Niebuhr an the Problem of Immoral Society in IR’, Sean Molloy, University of Kent
Panel 70 — ‘The Ethics of Security and the Ethics of Securitization’
Friday, 21 June, 2.00-3.30pm.
Convenor: Rita Floyd, University of Birmingham
Chair: Toni Erskine, Aberystwyth University / University of New South Wales
Discussant: Molly Cochran, Oxford Brookes University
Paper1: ‘The Concept of Security as Ethical Paradox’, Kamila Stullerova, Aberystwyth University
Paper 2: ‘Value Theory and the Concepts of Security’, Jonathan Herington, University of Birmingham
Paper 3, ‘What exactly is a just cause in just securitization?’, Rita Floyd, University of Birmingham
Paper 4, ‘Securitization Theory and the Limits of Security Studies’, Stuart Maltman, University of Aberdeen
Panel 54 — ‘IR Theory after Liberalism: Realism and Political Theology in a Post-Secular Age II’
Friday, 21 June, 11.00-12.30pm.
Convenor: Sean Molloy, University of Kent
Chair: Vassilis Paipais, London School of Economics
Discussant: Brad Evans, University of Bristol
Paper1: ‘Nature Saved: from the Cathecontic to the Eschatological in Contemporary Liberal Biopolitics’, Simona Rentea, Aberystwyth University
Paper 2: ‘Archaeology and Religion in the international theory of Arnold Toynbee’, Lucian M. Ashworth, Memorial University
Paper 3, ‘Accident Eschaton, Katechon: Towards a Genealogy of the Event, Michael Dillon, Lancaster University 

The conference takes place in three hotels on and around Brindley Place, Birmingham Centre; please, see BISA website for more information and registration options.

Sponsoring the 1st St Andrews Graduate Conference in International Political Theory

CRIPT is one of the sponsors of the 1st St Andrews Graduate Conference in International Political Theory, held at St Andrews, on 10-11 June 2013.


Monday, 10th June 2013

11-11.30am    Registration

11.30am-1pm    Panel 1: Reconsiderations of the political

  • Chair: Dr Gabriella Slomp (St Andrews)
  • Discussant: Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro (St Andrews)
  • David Ragazzoni (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies): Relocating ‘the political’: Carl Schmitt and the reassessment of international political theory at the dawn of the jus publicum Europaeum
  • Daniel Duggan (Durham): Republicanism and cosmopolitan nationalism in the international political thought of T. H. Green
  • James Wakefield (Cardiff): The internal state and international politics: one case for post-Westphalian idealism

1-2.30pm    Lunch break

2.30-4pm    Panel 2: Issues of identity and otherness

  • Chair: Prof. Patrick Hayden (St Andrews)
  • Discussant: Natasha Saunders (St Andrews)
  • Noirin MacNamara (Queen’s University Belfast): Judith Butler and responsibility in global politics
  • Martin Deleixhe (Universite Libre de Bruxelles): Kant’s right to hospitality reinterpreted as a right to an integration process

4-4.30pm    Refreshments

4.30-6.30pm    Keynote address

  • Prof. David Boucher (Cardiff): Raw and Cooked Savages: the background theory of colonialism and its modern legacy
  • Chair: Max Jaede (St Andrews)

7pm    Conference dinner

Tuesday, 11th June 2013

10-12am    Panel 3: Global constitutionalism and international law

  • Chair: Prof. Nicholas Rengger (St Andrews)
  • Discussant: Muhammad Ashfaq (St Andrews)
  • Signe Blaabjerg Christoffersen (Copenhagen): Accountability Rediscovered: towards a multifaceted understanding of accountability
  • Markus Patberg (TU Darmstadt/UCL): Constituent power and the democratic legitimacy of institution-building in the global realm
  • Nele Kortendiek (Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg): Democratising global social justice: a discourse-theoretical approach to transnational distributive justice and democracy
  • Davide Orsi (Cardiff): Customary international law and the jus in law: some considerations from Michael Oakeshott’s theory of civil association

12-1pm    Lunch break

1-2.30pm    Panel 4: Issues of transitional justice

  • Chair: Prof. Patrick Hayden (St Andrews)
  • Discussant: Maša Mrovlje (St Andrews)
  • Jesper Lærke Pedersen (Durham): Colonialism and special duties of redress
  • Josh Bowsher (Nottingham): Staging the Post-Apartheid State: Post-conflict nationhood as the pedagogical narrative and performative iterations of truth and reconciliation
  • Duncan Scott (Aberdeen): Practising pragmatism after conflict: An assessment of two ethics of political reconciliation

2.30-2.45pm    Closing remarks

  • Prof. Nicholas Rengger (St Andrews)

2.45pm    Refreshments