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.