Consortium Director Carol Cohn on the "Sapphire Series Panel: Diverse Approaches to Understanding Power and Rules in the International System" at the International Studies Association's 59th Annual Convention

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:15
Imperial A, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
The Sapphire Series consists of roundtables and talks designed to highlight key issues in the field of international relations. The Series brings together featured speakers, practitioners, and roundtables to discuss current world events, trends in academic research, and new challenges in teaching and learning. The Series are an excellent opportunity for Annual Convention participants to interact with several leading experts through questions and comments on various topics. The Sapphire sessions are video recorded and made available to ISA members on the Professional Resource Center.
Panel Abstract:
The panel explores diverse ways of exploring the role of power and rules in the International System. Our panel of distinguished scholars represents a wide range of theoretical and conceptual perspectives sometimes conflictual but often complimentary. The panel will discuss what constitutes power in international relations, how implicit and explicit areas of normative and institutional processes impact international interactions; what is the relationship between power, legitimacy and authority in the lights of recent political events; whose interests are not represented and how and under what conditions can rules change.
Panel Participants:
Emanuel Adler (University of Toronto)
Carol E. Cohn (Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights)
Judith Kelley (Duke University)
Douglas Lemke (Pennsylvania State University)
Moderator: Ismene Gizelis (University of Essex)

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