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.

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