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Outreach & Pedagogy Events


Critical approaches to foreign policy


Date:
Tuesday 18 May 2021

The BISA Foreign Policy Working Group is delighted to announce a joint event with BRISMES to debate Critical approaches to foreign policy.

The event looks at foreign policy through different lenses. On the ontological level, it revisits foreign policy analysis through a critical discussion of how non-state actors as agents can be related to foreign policy matters. On the epistemological level, foreign policy is perceived through different approaches: A feminist perspective that links feminist critiques with current foreign policy practices. The focus lies in a critical stance on the transformative potential of feminist foreign policy. But equally, the event aims at the exploration of the interlinkages between security and reconciliation, in relation to foreign policy, as tools for sustainable peacebuilding reconciliation.

This event is free for BRISMES members.

Speakers:

Chair: Dr Teodora Todorova (University of Warwick)

Registration: https://www.bisa.ac.uk/members/working-groups/fpwg/events/critical-approaches-foreign-policy


Past Events: New Voices in Middle East Studies


Date:
Wednesday 13 January 2021

The Arab Revolutions of 2010-11 reinvigorated social movement transformations across the Middle East and North Africa, giving voice to a multiplicity of silenced and marginalised constituencies. Occupations of space as a strategy to reclaim the public commons from neoliberal corporatisation and authoritarian governance has since inspired close to a decade of social movement mobilization across the world from Occupy to Black Lives Matter. Yet in the shadow of counter-revolutionary political repression, pessimism concerning the legacy of the Revolts abounds. In response to this, this roundtable seeks to bring together critical scholarly voices to reflect on the legacies of the Revolts and the opportunities and obstacles for meaningful social, political, and economic transformation in MENA.

Speakers:

Chair: Dr Teodora Todorova (University of Warwick)

Watch a recording of the event here