January 16: Andrea Bartoletti

Winter 2020 WIP Presents:

Escaping the Deadly Embrace: Encirclement at the Origins of the Thirty Years’ War

Andrea Bartoletti

University of Chicago

Thursday, January 16th: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 South University Avenue

To access the paper, please contact Elsy Gonzalez at elsygonzalez@uchicago.edu.

Persons who believe they may need assistance to attend the session should contact Elsy Gonzalez in advance to make arrangements.

The WIP Speakers Series is supported by grants from Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences.

January 9: Valerie Morkevičius

Winter 2020 WIP Presents:

Trolls, Bots, and Other Liars: Towards a Realist Ethics of Information Warfare

Valerie Morkevičius

Colgate University

Thursday, January 9th: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 South University Avenue

To access the paper, please contact Elsy Gonzalez at elsygonzalez@uchicago.edu.

Persons who believe they may need assistance to attend the session should contact Elsy Gonzalez in advance to make arrangements.

The WIP Speakers Series is supported by grants from Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences.

Winter Quarter Schedule

The Workshop on International Politics (WIP) serves as the center of scholarship on international politics at the University of Chicago. WIP has two specific missions: (1) creating and sustaining a vibrant community of scholars at the University of Chicago who are engaged in theoretically innovative, policy- relevant research on questions of international politics; and (2) helping graduate students learn professional and research skills to secure top positions at universities, think tanks, and governments after graduation. To achieve these missions, WIP brings together students and faculty from across the university for eight meetings per quarter to discuss papers from graduate students and speakers from other universities. A core feature of the workshop is the presentation of an original unpublished research paper, commonly a draft of a journal article or dissertation/book chapter. Presentations are followed by student-faculty dinners to continue the conversation. The workshop fills an important need in the study of international politics at Chicago, giving students opportunities to present and bringing a  wide array of leading international politics scholars and practitioners to Chicago.

The Workshop on International Relations will take place every Thursday during the Winter quarter from 3:30pm-5:30pm in Pick Hall 506, 5828 S University Ave.

Please refer to the schedule below for the full lineup of speakers for the Winter quarter.

Information on the specific workshops will be uploaded each week and if you’d like to sign up to list server to receive the workshop paper, please email elsygonzalez@uchicago.edu with the request.

December 5: Austin Carson

Fall 2019 WIP Presents:

“Interpreting Ambiguity: Classification, Violations, and International Politics”

Austin Carson

University of Chicago

Thursday, December 5th: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 South University Avenue

To access the paper, please contact Elsy Gonzalez at elsygonzalez@uchicago.edu.

Persons who believe they may need assistance to attend the session should contact Elsy Gonzalez in advance to make arrangements.

The WIP Speakers Series is supported by grants from Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences.

November 21: Bridget Coggins

Fall 2019 WIP Presents:

“Anarchy Emergent:

Political Collapse & Non-Traditional Threats in the Shadow of Hierarchy”

 

Bridget L. Coggins

University of California, Santa Barbara

Thursday, November 21st: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 South University Avenue

To access the paper, please contact Elsy Gonzalez at elsygonzalez@uchicago.edu.

Persons who believe they may need assistance to attend the session should contact Elsy Gonzalez in advance to make arrangements.

The WIP Speakers Series is supported by grants from Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences.

November 14: Paul Poast

Fall 2019 WIP Presents:

Grown from War: The Great War Origins of Global Economic Governance

Paul Poast

University of Chicago

There is no reading material for this presentation

Abstract of presentation

This book project unpacks the legacy of allied economic cooperation during World War I.  We contend that core features of prominent international institutions operating in the modern global economy — from the European Union, to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and even the World Trade Organization — were first devised during World War I.  The strain of war compelled the allied powers to experiment with various forms of institutionalized economic cooperation, including the creation of international organizations possessing supranational authority. Most notably, critical food shortages were addressed by creating the “Wheat Executive” in late 1916. This body then served as the template for subsequent allied economic organizations, which were then reconstituted at the onset of World War II.  Following the second World War, these economic institutions served as the blueprints for designing the international institutions that governed the global economy after 1945.

Thursday, November 14th: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 South University Avenue

Persons who believe they may need assistance to attend the session should contact Elsy Gonzalez in advance to make arrangements.

The WIP Speakers Series is supported by grants from Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences.

October 7: Joe Karas

Fall 2019 WIP Presents:

Forms of Conflict and Explanations for Political Violence

Joseph A. Karas

University of Chicago

Thursday, November 7th: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 South University Avenue

To access the paper, please contact Elsy Gonzalez at elsygonzalez@uchicago.edu.

Persons who believe they may need assistance to attend the session should contact Elsy Gonzalez in advance to make arrangements.

The WIP Speakers Series is supported by grants from Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences.

October 31: Sabreena Croteau

Fall 2019 WIP Presents:

“Security in a Global Economy: Military Alliances within Trade Communities

Sabreena Croteau

University of Chicago

Thursday, October 31st: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 South University Avenue

To access the paper, please contact Elsy Gonzalez at elsygonzalez@uchicago.edu.

Persons who believe they may need assistance to attend the session should contact Elsy Gonzalez in advance to make arrangements.

The WIP Speakers Series is supported by grants from Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences.

October 24: Geoffrey Wallace

Fall 2019 WIP Presents:

“Reputation and International Law

Geoffrey P. R. Wallace

University of Washington

Thursday, October 24th: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 South University Avenue

To access the paper, please contact Elsy Gonzalez at elsygonzalez@uchicago.edu.

Persons who believe they may need assistance to attend the session should contact Elsy Gonzalez in advance to make arrangements.

The WIP Speakers Series is supported by grants from Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and The University of Chicago Division of the Social Sciences.