• 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

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Past Events

Conservatism and Russian International Relations
Paul Robinson 10/11/2018 12h00-13h30 FSS 4004

Reconciliation After Genocide? Some reflections on Canada’s Indian Residential Schools and Indigenous-Settler Relations
David B MacDonald, University of Guelph 03/02/2018                      12h00-13h30 FSS 4006

The Twilight of “War” and the New Global Landscape of Organised Violence
Antoine Bousquet, Birkbeck College 02/01/2018                                12h00-13h30 FSS 4006

Hegemonic Orders and Entangled Modernities: How to Make Sense of Russia’s Difference?
Viacheslav Morozov, University of Tartu 01/30/2018                      12h00-13h30 FSS 4004

Book Launch- Kevin McMillan, The Constitution of Social Practices
Kevin McMillan, 11/30/2017 12h00-13h30 FSS 4006

Should Security (Ever) Trump Rights?
Audie Klotz, Syracuse University 11/20/2017                                          12h00-14h00 FSS 4004

Stranger Friendships: Solidarity and Subterfuge in a Palestinian Camp
Diana Allan, McGill University 11/08/2017                                                        13h30-15h00 FSS5028

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

The Primacy of Diplomacy: How the United States Builds Multilateral Military Coalitions                                                      Marine Henke 10/5/2016 11H30-13h00 FSS-6032

What Does Critical Security Studies have to offer the Arab World?
Samer Abboud, Arcadia University
03/22/2016 12h00-13h30 FSS5028

The Subject of Global Justice: Kant, Du Bois, and Radical Hospitality
Inés Valdez, Ohio State University
02/29/2016 12h00-13h30 FSS4006

Pig and Papists: On the Informal Origins of American Imperialism
Eric Grynaviski, George Washington University
01/20/2016 12h00 FSS4006

Turbulent Times: Volatility in Foreign Policy
Eleonara Mattiacci, Amherst College
01/18/2016 FSS5028

On the Road to Afghanada: Militarisation and Popular Culture in Canada
David Mutimer, York University
12/03/2015, 12h00, FSS400

International Hierarchy and Symbolic Capital: the Ming Treasure Fleets and the Apollo Missions
Daniel Nexon, Georgetown University
10/06/2015, 12h00

Producing the Climate: Scientists, States, and the Emergence of Global Climate Governance
Bentley B Allan, John Hopkins University
09/14/2015, 12h00

Material Publics and the Flux of Secrecy: The Case of the 9/11 Commission
William Walters, Carleton University
08/11/2015, 12h00

Patents for Power: Intellectual Property and Military Innovation
Robert Farley , University of Kentucky
03/26/2015, 12h00, FSS4006

Identity and the Construction of National Security
Jarrod Hayes, Georgia Institute of Technology
03/03/2015, 12h00

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

International Relations and the First Great Debate                        Brian Schmidt, Carleton University
01/25/2012, 12h00




  • 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!