Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

ISA Features Watson Researchers and their Work

March 13, 2011

Watson Institute researchers and their work will be featured throughout the program as scholars gather in Montreal this week for the International Studies Association’s annual convention. A list of their panels follows:

Roundtable: “Global Norms, Regional Norms, Emergent Security Issues, and Global Governance,” with Institute Professor Peter Andreas, Associate Professor Nina Tannenwald, and Adjunct Professor Thomas J. Biersteker as participants.

Roundtable: “Patrick's Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security," with Peter Andreas as participant.

Roundtable: “The Practice and Evolution of Foreign Policy (Analysis),” with Institute Professor James Der Derian as participant.

Panel: “New Militarism and the Politics of Knowledge,” with James Der Derian as discussant.

Panel: “Performing (Representations of) World Politics: The Everyday Practice of International Relations in Video Games,” with James Der Derian as chair.

Panel: “Understanding and Producing Public Media for International Affairs: The Role of the Critical Scholar/Journalist in an Age of Digital New Media Wars,” with a paper by James Der Derian on “Global Interest Media in an Age of Heteropolarity.”

Panel: “The Impact and Effectiveness of UN Targeted Sanctions: A Comparative Analysis of Middle Eastern and East Asian Cases,” with Institute Senior Fellow Sue E. Eckert as chair.

Roundtable: “Global Governance, Security, and Strategies for Cyberspace,” with Sue E. Eckert as participant.

Panel: “The Impact and Effectiveness of UN Targeted Sanctions: A Comparative Analysis of African and Caribbean Cases,” with Sue E. Eckert and Thomas J. Biersteker as co-chairs.

Roundtable: “Foreign Policy Analysis Distinguished Scholar Roundtable for Stanley Hoffmann,” with Adjunct Professor Linda B. Miller as participant.

Panel: “Prosecuting Foreign Policy in an Age of Limits: Assessing Obama at Mid-Term,” with Linda B. Miller as chair and discussant.

Roundtable: “Assessing President Obama’s Impact on US Foreign and Security Policy at Mid-Term,” with Linda B. Miller as chair.

Roundtable: “Foreign Policy Analysis Distinguished Scholar Roundtable for Stanley Hoffmann,” with Linda B. Miller as participant.

Panel: “Fixed Proportions: Global Religious Consciousness and International Secular Activity,” with Visiting Fellow Nukhet A. Sandal as chair.

Panel: “Religion in International Relations Theory: Understanding Conceptions of the World, the State, and the Global,” with a paper co-authored by by Nukhet A. Sandal on “Integrating Religion into Neoliberal International Relations Theory.”

Panel:  “Religion, Human Rights, and Discrimination,” with a paper by Nukhet A. Sandal on “Religious Actors as Epistemic Communities of Human Rights:  The Cases of Colombia and Sierra Leone.”

Panel: The Stuff of Security: Objects and/of War,” with a paper by Visiting Fellow Nisha Shah, “Territory Must be Defended: Territory and Forts as Objects of the Impermeable of State.”

Panel: “Citizenship without Community,” with Nisha Shah as chair and discussant.

Panel: “Still Trapped in Territoriality?” with Nisha Shah as discussant.

Panel: “Nuclear Norms in Global Governance,” with Nina Tannenwald as chair.