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International Relations Theory and Notions of Security in a New Middle East

Pinar Bilgin & Curtis Ryan

24.04.2016 | Mark Sedgwick

Dato tor 28 apr
Tid 14:15 16:00
Sted 1333 - 101, Auditorium A1

In collaboration with the IR section at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, IP-NU invites you to an event about IR Theory and notions of security in a new Middle East.

The unexpected Arab uprisings beginning in 2011 have not only transformed the domestic theatre in various Arab countries. They have also given rise to new regional conflicts, alliances and threats. The purpose of this event is to explore how notions of security have been impacted by the Arab Uprisings and to discuss whether general IR theory can help us to grasp new security dynamics in a new Middle East or if it is necessary to upgrade existing or maybe introduce completely new analytical tools.

This problematique will be examined by two of the leading international scholars on Middle East security:

- Professor Curtis Ryan, Appalachian State University, United States, who specializes in Middle East International Relations and Comparative Politics with particular interests in regime security.

- Professor Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University, Turkey, whose research agenda focuses on critical approaches to security studies.

The event will be chaired by Morten Valbjørn from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University.

The event will be open to all.

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