University of Ottawa International Theory Network (ITN)

11h30, March 22, 2012, DMS 3102.

Like its sister networks sponsored by the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), ITN aims to create opportunities for students to learn about the field, share their ideas and develop a research community. This semester, a group of students is organizing the first Graduate Student Brown Bag Seminar. The proposed theme is “Pierre Bourdieu,” which is meant both to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the death of this great social theorist, as well as to acknowledge the high interest in Bourdieu’s work among Ottawa-based graduate students doing work in International Relations (IR) and cognate fields. Papers emphasizing the development and use of Bourdieuian methodologies and analytical tools will be given preference.

This Graduate Student Brown Bag Seminar is a pilot project; if successful, it will lead to a series of themed seminars. For the first seminar, the organizing committee will select between 3 and 5 papers that best fit the proposed theme. The 90 minute seminar will feature a panel styled after the International Studies Association (ISA) convention rules: 10 minute presentations, followed by the discussant’s comments as well as an open Q&A session moderated by the panel’s chair. While centered on those who will present their papers and receive feedback from other graduate students and faculty members, the seminar will provide an excellent opportunity for all participants to network and get to know each other in a collegial atmosphere. Participants will be welcome to present and discuss papers in French or English.

Paper submission deadline is March 9. Participants should confirm their participation by March 16.

Contact: [email protected].