• The Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) is launching an initiative for “International Theory Network” (ITN). The goal is to bring together Ottawa-based scholars, students and practitioners interested in the theories of International Relations (IR) and cognate fields.

Network Coordinators

Upcoming Events

Book Launch – Kevin McMillan, The Constitution of Social Practices

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network (ITN). Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on...

Nov 30th, 2017

Hegemonic Orders and Entangled Modernities: How to Make Sense of Russia’s Difference?

CIPS and the International Theory Network present: The concept of hegemony holds significant promise for both theoretical and empirical studies of global...

Jan 30th, 2018

Past Events

Dr Philipper M.- West AFrica 3/30/2017 12h00-15h30 FSS 5028

Technology and Innovation
Hashmat Khan 3/9/2017 16h30-20h00 FSS 4004

Narrative as Scholarship in International Relations
Elizabeth Dauphinee 1/11/2017 12h00-13h30 FSS 4006

Queer International Relations: Sovereignty, Sexuality, and the Will to Knowledge
Cynthia Weber 12/14/2016 10h30-14h00 FSS4004

The End of Colonialism: Field Theory and Global Transformation.
Julian Go 10/17/2016 11h00-14h30 FSS 4004

American Defence Policy: Why Allies Followed Obama But Won’t Follow the Next President
Stéfanie von Hlatky 10/5/2016 13h00-16h00 FSS 4006

James Der Derian presents Project Q: The Question of Quantum
James Der Derian 10/5/2016 10h00-13h00 FSS 4004

Marine Henke 10/5/2016 11H30-13h00 FSS-6032

Patents for Power: Intellectual Property and Military Innovation
Robert Farley , University of Kentucky
March 26, 2015, 12:00 p.m., FSS4006

Darth Realism: Confronting the Dark Side of Global Governance
Jennifer Sterling-Folker , University of Connecticut
January 20, 2015, 12:00 p.m., FSS4006

The Epistemological Unity of Political Science and Political Theory: Language, Thought, and Interpretation
John Gunnell, SUNY Albany and University of California
November 12, 2014, 3:30 p.m., FSS4006

Corruption, Virtue, and Agency in World Politics
Mlada Bukovansky
, Smith College
October 27, 2014, 11:45 a.m., FSS4006

Book Launch – The Return of the Public in Global Governance
Alexandra Gheciu, University of Ottawa.
Jacqueline Best, University of Ottawa.
September 10, 2014, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

Writing through the Thick of Identity: Observations on Being a Scholar-Blogger
Mira Sucharov, Carleton University.
September 16, 2014, 12:00 p.m., FSS5028

Race, Elitism and Empire in Anglo-American Wars from Korea to the War on Terror: A Critique of Liberal Internationalism
Inderjeet Parmar, Princeton University
March 24, 2014, 11:30 a.m., FSS4006

An Alliance at War: NATO in Afghanistan and over Libya
Stephen Saideman, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
January 28, 2014, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

Symposium on International Theory: debating the EJIR Special Issue on the ‘End of IR’
November 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m.,Loeb Building, Carleton University, A602

Enrolling the Prince: When, How and Why did Machiavelli become a Realist?
Nicolas Guilhot, New York University.
October 23, 2013, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

The Politics of Precedent in International Law: A Social Network Application
Krzysztof J. Pelc, McGill University
September 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m., FSS5028

Oil and Grand Strategy: the Twentieth-Century Origins of a Twenty-First Century Pseudo-Science
Robert Vitalis, University of Pennsylvania
March 25, 2013, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

Neither Cosmopolitanism nor Multipolarity: AmbigEUities, BRIColageS, and the Political Beyond Global Governmentality
Hans-Martin Jaeger, Carleton University
February 4, 2013, 2:30 p.m., FSS4004

The Return of Liberal Realism:  The IR Enlightenment and the Ends of IR Theory
Michael C. Williams, University of Ottawa
Janaury 23, 2013, 2:30 p.m., FSS4004

Power in Concert and Global Governance
Jennifer Mitzen, Ohio State University
November 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

Peace, the Power of Difference, and the Ontological Question
Hartmut Behr, Newcastle University
October 2, 2013, 12:00 p.m., FSS4004

March 22, 2012, 11:30 p.m., DMS3102

The Social and Political Context of the (American) Science of International Relations
Ido Oren, Department of Political Science, University of Florida
March 5, 2012, 12:00 p.m., DMS3120



  • Interested in learning more about cutting-edge IR theory? Take a look at the journal International Theory, edited by Duncan Snidal and Alexander Wendt.
  • The Palgrave Macmillian History of International Thought series is seeking proposals. Follow this link for more information.