Liberty and Security in a Time of Global Re-ordering

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February 1st, 2012

A number of BUCSA faculty will be participating in an international conference on human security at Boston University on March 5 and 6, 2012. The two-day event is organized by the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University – in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Asia and the Center for International Relations – with funding from GR:EEN – a European Commission Seventh Framework program examining the current and future role of the EU in an emerging multi-polar world. Boston University is one of 16 universities around the world participating in the program.

Conference Schedule

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012

Boston University Castle, 225 Bay State Road

12:00 – 12:45 REGISTRATION | WELCOME LUNCH

12:45 – 1:00 OPENING REMARKS
Vivien A. Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University

1:00 – 2:30 POWER RELATIONS AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN A TIME OF THE BRICS
Thomas Berger, Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University
Frederik Ponjaert, Scientific Coordinator, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Tiewa Liu, Assistant Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Marco Valigi, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Università degli Studi ROMA TRE
Chair: William Grimes, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

2:45 – 4:15 THE RISE OF THE BRICS: EMERGING ISSUES
Edward Cunningham, Assistant Professor, Geography and Environment, Boston University
Stephen Kingah, Research Fellow, United Nations University; Senior Associate Researcher, Institute for European Studies
Manjari Miller, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University
Marcelo Saguier, Research Fellow
National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina
Chair: Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University

4:15 – 4:30 BREAK

4:30 – 5:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Stuart Croft, Professor of International Security, University of Warwick

5:30 – 6:00 RECEPTION

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

Boston University Castle, 225 Bay State Road

9:00 – 10:30 EUROPE, THE US, AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Charles Dunbar, Boston University
Irena Gendzier, Professor of Political Science, Boston University
Kristina Kausch, Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator, FRIDE
A. Richard Norton, Professor of International Relations and Anthropology, Boston University
Chair: Houchang Chehabi, Boston University

10:30 – 11:00 BREAK


11:00 – 12:30 RELIGION, RADICALISATION AND COUNTER-TERRORISM

Ivan Arreguin-Toft, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University
Stuart Croft, Professor of International Security, University of Warwick
Robert Hefner, Professor of Anthropology, Boston University
Kumar Ramakrishna, Associate Professor and Head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Chair: A. Richard Norton, Professor of International Relations and Anthropology, Boston University

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH

1:30 – 2:30 KEY NOTE ADDRESS
Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History, Boston University

2.30 – 2.45 BREAK

2.45 – 4:15 CULTURAL DISCOURSES OF HUMAN SECURITY
Shaun Breslin, Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
George Christou, Associate Lecturer in European Politics, University of Warwick
Neta Crawford, Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Boston University
Oz Hassan, Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick
Chair: Stuart Croft, Professor of International Security, University of Warwick

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