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Feminist Geographies and the Afterlives of the Revolution

Feminist Geographies and the Afterlives of the RevolutionA conversation with Dr Dina Wahba and Yasmin El-Rifae7 February 2024, 16:15- 18:00Room S0.11, The University of Warwick, CoventryHow can we understand the unfolding politics of the Middle East from a feminist perspective, attentive to the body, home, city, nation and their entanglements? You are invited to join writer and cultural producer Yasmin El-Rifae (Radius: A Story of Feminist Revolution, Verso, 2022) and activist-scholar Dr Dina Wahba (Counter-revolutionary Egypt: From the Midan to the Neighbourhood, Routledge 2024), to explore this question.Event open to all. Please register through this link: opens in a new windowThe event is funded by the Department of Politics and International Studies, and the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP. Artwork is by generous courtesy of Salam Yousry.

Wed 24 Jan 2024, 16:03 | Tags: Staff PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate Research

EASG Talk with Dr Maria Blancas on China's Economic Statecraft and its effects: the Case of Mexico

Maria Blancas holds a PhD in International Relations from Kings College London. Her research interests focus on the effects of China's economic statecraft in developing countries, although she has also written more generally on Chinese foreign policy, Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Outside of academia, she has worked in several posts for the Mexican Foreign Service (consular-diplomatic branch) and in the private sector as a trade consultant and through participation in research projects with the International Organisation of Migration. Currently she works as an economic and trade advisor in the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mexico.Her talk addresses the field of China-Latin American relations - an area that remains underexplored in academic literature, often constrained by narrow economic analyses or Spanish-language publications. Highlighting the tendency of this literature to downplay local agency and generalise diverse cultural, social and economic contexts, this talk will draw upon Mexico as a useful case study to offer insights into China's economic statecraft in developing nations. Additionally, this talk will explore the nuances of Mexico's unique conditions and how they have proved a challenge for Beijing to deepen its presence in the country.

Date: Wednesday, 06/3/24Time: 16:15-17:30Venue: Zoom

Tue 23 Jan 2024, 13:58 | Tags: Staff PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate Research

EASG Talk on The Future of Multilateralism and Globalization in the Age of the U.S.–China Rivalry

This EASG-CSGR-PAIS talk, delivered by Norbert Gaillard, Fumihito Gotoh and Rick Michalek is based on the recently published book, The Future of Multilateralism and Globalization in the Age of the U.S.–China Rivalry. It investigates how a new modus vivendi between China and the United States in the post-globalized world requires increased economic interdependence. This is because, despite the distrust between G20 economies, heightened international cooperation is required in order to avert a shift to nationalism and protectionism and to fight financial and climate crises. The seminar will discuss several topics: the respective characteristics of Chinese and U.S. capitalisms; the way China is reshaping the international financial architecture; and the initiatives to secure critical mineral supply chains and global value chains. A comparison of Chinese capitalism with American and Japanese models will be presented, along with a case study on China's vehicle electrification.Norbert Gaillard is an economist and independent consultant. He has taught at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, the University of Geneva, and the Graduate Institute. He has served as a consultant to various international institutions and financial firms. His main areas of expertise are public debt and sovereign risk, local government debt and subnational risk, credit rating agencies, country risk, and moral hazard.Fumihito (Fumi) Gotoh is a lecturer in East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. Previously, he was a teaching and research fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. His research interests include comparative capitalisms (particularly between Anglo-American countries, Japan, and China) and the politics of finance.Rick Michalek is an independent consultant and the senior partner of RJM Consulting, a legal and financial consulting group based in the New York area. A graduate of Columbia University with both a JD and an MBA, he worked as a former senior credit officer and legal analyst at Moody’s in the structured derivatives group. Rick has authored and co-authored and co-edited (with Norbert Gaillard) a number of academic articles and books as a part of their series, International Studies in Money and Banking.

Date: Tuesday, 16/01/24Time: 16:15 -17:30Venue: OC1.02, The Oculus

Mon 15 Jan 2024, 14:52 | Tags: Staff Impact PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate Research

New book on North America in a world of regions

North American Regionalism: Stagnation, Decline, or Renewal?, edited by Tom Long and Eric HershbergNorth American Regionalism: Stagnation, Decline, or Renewal?, edited by Tom Long and Eric Hershberg (American University), was published on 1 December by University of New Mexico Press. Although North America was a central case in the development of IR’s study of regionalism in the early 1990s, the region has garnered less attention in recent years—even as the study of regions in IR dramatically expanded. This volume reconnects North America with this body of scholarship, asking both what the North American case can contribute to how IR scholars understand regionalism, and what new currents in IR can help us understand about North America. It includes the work of scholars from Canada, Mexico, the United States, and Europe, with themes including region-building, migration, security, trade, and institutions. The book is the culmination of the Robert A. Pastor North American Research Initiative, a multinational research network based at American University and chaired by Tom Long since 2016.

Does Monroe still matter?

As the Monroe Doctrine marks 200 years since it was first enunciated, the time-worn US policy is back in the news. In a new article in Foreign Policy magazine, PAIS’s Tom Long and Carsten-Andreas Schulz (Cambridge) examine the many meanings of the Monroe Doctrine and argue that it provides a poor guide for US-Latin American relations today. In doing so, they draw on their joint AHRC-funded project, “Latin America and the peripheral origins of nineteenth century international order.” opens in a new window

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