Event Date: September 16, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:30
Location: FSS4007, 120 University Private, Ottawa
Presented by CIPS
The rise of radical conservative political movements is one of the most striking developments in global politics. From Asia to Africa, from the Eastern European ‘new democracies’ to the Nordic social democracies, not to mention Russia, the UK and the United States, variations of autocratic and illiberal discourse have built electoral support and succeeded in transforming the political landscape and the structure of public debate. While these political movements are frequently regarded as simply nationalist and populist, this panel focuses on the globality and international networks of contemporary radical conservatism and argues that the rise of the global right represents a potentially momentous disruption of the liberal international order.
Join us for this panel presenting the CIPS-based research project Global Right funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Michael Williams, University of Ottawa
Globalization: The Counter-Narrative of the Radical Right
Michael C. Williams holds the University Research Chair in Global Political Thought, and is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. His research interests are in the relationship between ideas, politics, and foreign policy, International Relations theory, and security studies. His most recent book (with Rita Abrahamsen) is Security Beyond the State: Private Security in International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Jean-Francois Drolet, Queen Mary, University of London
The View from MARS: American ‘Populism’ and the Liberal World Order
Dr Jean-François Drolet is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. Jean-François is best known for his work on the political theory and intellectual history of the American right. He is presently in the process of completing a monograph on politics and international relations in the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Alexandra Gheciu, University of Ottawa
Europe versus Europe: The Rise of Radical Conservatism and the Future of European Integration
Alexandra Gheciu is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Associate Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies. Her research interests are in the fields of international security, international institutions, Euro-Atlantic relations, global governance and the liberal order, state (re)building, and International Relations theory.
Srdjan Vucetic, University of Ottawa
Backward, March! Brexit, CANZUK, and the Legacy of Empire
Srdjan Vucetic is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests involve American and Canadian foreign and defence policy and international security. Prior to joining the GSPIA, Srdjan was the Randall Dillard Research Fellow in International Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.
Rita Abrahamsen, University of Ottawa
‘White Genocide’: The South African Far Right Meets the Global Alt-Right
Rita Abrahamsen is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS). Her research interests are in African politics, security and development, security privatization and postcolonial theory. She is the author (with M.C. Williams) of Security Beyond the State: Private Security in International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and the Good Governance Agenda in Africa (Zed Books, 2000).