• 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.

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Arms for Influence: The Global Arms Trade and the Future of U.S. Power

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network As with gasoline, Coca-Cola, and heroin, the global demand for major conventional weapons is...

Jan 30th, 2020

War Analytics: Towards a Study of AI-Mediated Decisions in War

Presented by CIPS and International Theory Network (ITN) Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are profoundly shaping today’s social processes, business transactions...

Nov 29th, 2019

Assembling Publics around Public-Private Financial Information-Sharing

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network (ITN) Public and private security actors increasingly collaborate within partnerships to enable the prevention...

Nov 7th, 2019

Book launch: Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance After Communism

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network Jelena Subotic is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University...

Oct 3rd, 2019

Rethinking the Power of Silence in Insecure and Gendered Sites

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network Join us for this talk with Jane Parpart as she previews her upcoming book...

Jan 22nd, 2019

Securing Innovation for Democracy: Socio-Technical Imaginaries and American Cybersecurity Policy

Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network The protection of intellectual property rights is a centralpillar of the United States national...

Nov 26th, 2018

Conservatism and Russian International Relations Theory

This paper will examine the influence of conservative thought on Russian international relations theory. It will focus on how Russian conservatives have...

Oct 11th, 2018

Nihilism and Technology

According to Dr Nolen Gertz, Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy, there is a tendency in technological production called the “leisure-as-liberation” model of...

Mar 27th, 2018

Elon Musk, President of Mars?

Who owns Outer Space? Could Elon Musk become President of Mars? How would one negotiate a treaty with aliens? Space is becoming...

Mar 5th, 2018




  • 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.
  • Fearful for the Indigenous’ rights? Watch Sheryl Lightfoot, of the University of British Columbia’s talk on the transformational potential of global Indigenous Rights and Politics here.
  • Want to know more about border security in Sahel? Read Philippe M Frowd’s blog about it here!


Check out the University of Sussex’s Centre for Advanced International Theory page as well as their Sussex International Theory Prize!