Making Sense of World Politics

Making Sense of World Politics

31 October 2018

19:30 - 21:30

1. Structural Realism: Foreign Policies of Russia, China and the USA: A Battle of Giants? (31 Oct)

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Making Sense of World Politics

Birsen Erdogan, LLM
Lecturer in International Law, UM

Cihan Erkli
Teacher International Relations UCM, UM

Wed 31 Oct and 7, 14, 21 and 28 Nov - 19:30 to 21:30
Karl Dittricht Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2


This series aims to combine several international relations theories with topical and current world events. Questions are raised about democracy, privacy, terrorism, conflicts, feminism, foreign policy and more. For the first two lectures, Erkli will join Erdogan. They will hold an engaging and lively debate with one another and with the audience. While one side explains an argument, the other questions it with provocative and grounded criticisms and arguments. This series involves lots of interaction between the speakers and participants.

The individual lectures/debates
1. Structural Realism: Foreign Policies of Russia, China and the USA: A Battle of Giants? (31 Oct)
2. Liberalism: the End of Liberal World Order? (7 Nov)
3. Post-Colonialism and Green Theory: Colonialization and Marketing of People and the Environment (14 Nov)
4. Political Economy: is it All about the Economy, Stupid? (21 Nov)
5. Post-Structuralism: Does Maximum Security Actually Mean and Bring Insecurity? (28 Nov)

Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
Others €50

07 November 2018

19:30 - 21:30

2. Liberalism: the End of Liberal World Order? (7 Nov)

14 November 2018

19:30 - 21:30

3. Post-Colonialism and Green Theory: Colonialization and Marketing of People and the Environment (14 Nov)

21 November 2018

19:30 - 21:30

4. Political Economy: is it All about the Economy, Stupid? (21 Nov)

28 November 2018

19:30 - 21:30

5. Post-Structuralism: Does Maximum Security Actually Mean and Bring Insecurity? (28 Nov)