Session 2  – 12.00-13.30

Critical Theory and Practical Relevance

Nathan Andrews (University of Alberta) – Beyond the Ivory Tower

Samuel Knafo (University of Sussex) – Beyond the False Promise of Reflexivity: Towards a Methodology for Critical Theory

Mark Laffey (SOAS) and Suthaharan Nadarajah (SOAS) – Can the Mission be Saved? Liberal Peacebuilding and the Turn to Critical Theory

Rodger A. Payne (University of Louisville) – Cooperative Security: Grand Strategy meets Critical Theory?

Discussant: Paul Kirby (London School of Economics)

Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Researching the Disconnect Between Theory and Practice

Jair van der Lijn (Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael) – Afghanistan: Where Dilemmas become Dogmas, and Models are Perceived to be Reality

Gearoid Millar (Radboud University Nijmegen) – Dissociated Elites: Investigating the Disconnect between Elites and Those They Claim to Represent

Marta Iniguez de Heredia (London School of Economics) – The Everyday Paradox of Statebuilding Practice

Rebekka Friedman (London School of Economics) – Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and Peacebuilding: Participatory Nation-Building in Sierra Leone

Discussant: Chris Alden (London School of Economics)

Questioning Resilience: What is at Stake in Policy and Academic Framings of the Governance of the Self?

Chair: Liza Griffin (University of Westminster)

Mustapha Kamal Pasha (University of Aberdeen) – Human/ Resilient/ Secular

Nicholas Michelsen (King’s College, London) – The Political in Question Between Resilient Subjects and Suicide-bombers: in Conversation with Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou

Jonathan Joseph (University of Kent) – Resilience as Governance: An Anglo-Saxon  Model?

David Chandler (University of Westminster) – International Statebuilding and the Post-liberal Discourse of Resilience

Discussant: Branwen Gruffydd Jones (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Practice, Ethics and Normativity

Chair: David J. Karp (University of Glasgow)

Antje Wiener (University of Hamburg) – Constitutionalism Unbound

Cornelia Navari (University of Buckingham) – Getting from Social Practices to Ethical Practices

Chris Brown (London School of Economics) – Practice, Phronesis and Prudence

Rahul Rao (SOAS) – Stretching Normative Theory: Fiction, Praxis and Third World Protest

Discussant: Kirsten Ainley (London School of Economics)

Session 3 – 14.30-16.00

Filling the Theory/Practice Divide – Divergence and Convergence

Thomas C. Walker (Grand Valley State University) – Another Peril of Paradigm Mentalities: The Widening Academic and Policy Divide

Hiski Haukkala (University of Tampere) – Timing is Everything: The Time, Space and Strategies for Scholarly Analysis in the Making of Foreign Policy

Ben Jacoby and David Guttormsen (University of Warwick) – Bridging the Gap – Academia and the Realist – Constructivism Debate

Heikki Patomäki (University of Helsinki) – The Central Task of Social Sciences: Explanatory Critique and Concrete Eutopias – With a Cosmopolitan Intent

Discussant: Piki Ish-Shalom (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Steering IR Through Practice Approaches – the Application of Practical Approach to the Study of IR

Karen Tucker (University of Bristol) – Theorising Global Power, Knowledge and Representation:  Towards a Practice-Based Approach to NGOs and Global Governance

John Karlsrud (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) – SRSGs as Norm Arbitrators? Understanding Authority in UN Peace Operations

David J. Tingle (McGill University) – Practice Theory and the Theory/Practice Dichotomy: The Foundations of Theoretical Account of International Practices.

Ann Marie Clark (Purdue University) – The Appeal to Justice in International Politics: Theory and Practice

Discussant: David Chandler (University of Westminster)

Theory and Practice of IR in the Emerging Powers

Hugo Arend (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul) – “What if that tower is not made of ivory at all?”: International Studies in Brazil (resisting theories, reifying practices)

Upendra Choudhury (Aligarh Muslim University) –International Relations in India: Bridging the gap between potential and reality

Discussant: Chris Brown (London School of Economics)

On Courage: How to Traverse Theory/Practice Divide with Dignity

Chair: Aida A. Hozic (University of Florida)

Mauro J. Caraccioli (University of Florida) – Pedagogies of Freedom: Courage and Exile in International Life

Manu Samnotra (University of Florida) Courage, Conscience and Timeliness

Evgenia Ilieva  (University of Florida) Nandy, Todorov, and Non-Heroic Ordinariness

Aida A. Hozic (University of Florida)Conformism and Courage in and about American IR

Discussant: Wanda Vrasti (Humboldt University)

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