Tuesday, April 25, 2017


 Fort Information on the Workshop see http://gscis.blogspot.com/2017/03/all-you-need-to-know-havana-workshop.html or http://gscis.blogspot.com/2016/12/call-for-papers-havana-workshop.html

Preliminary Program- Cuba Workshop July 6-8

July 5
6. 30PM Evening Reception and Opening
July 6
8.15AM-10 AM
Plenary Panel on Local Perspectives on IR and the Work of UNAM,U of Havana, CRIES and Global South Caucus
Chairs: Program Co-Chairs, J. Braveboy-Wagner and Antonio Romero
Panelists: Braveboy-Wagner, “Overview: Why “Local”?”
Lee Jones: “Local IR Theory: A Skeptical Take?”
Contributors: Consuelo Davila (Mexico)
Thiago Moreira de Souza Rodrigues and Mariana Kalil, “Local and Global IR: Some Theoretical Contributions from the South.”
Antonio Romero (Cuba)
Andres Serbin, Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES),

Contending Theories/Debates
Contributions to Practice/Policy
Pedagogical and Research Issues

“Contentious IR”
1.N. Englehart, “Relocating Imperialism in Global IR.”
2. G. Hellman, “IR: Theorizing the Discipline’s Linguistic Turn.”
3..A. Pozzatti, “Decolonialism and Epistemological Rupture of International Legal Relations to and From Latin America”
C. Morreo, ”Postcolonial IPE:Venezuelan Oil ‘Relations International’ After Rodolfo Quintero”
4. .H. Zitong and H. Qingzhou, “Moral Realism, a Chinese IR Approach.”
5. D. Hernandez Nilson, "Understanding the Linguistic Performance and Identity Construction in International Hegemony through Laclau and Mouffe: Latin America and Discourse Theory."

Immigration Issues/Policies
1.C. Aygul, Immigration with a Vengeance”
2. I. Ezeonu, “Market Fundamentalism and African Migration Tragedies: A Human Security Critique.”
3.L.A. Alves, “Migration in Brazil.”
4. R.V. Flores and Adriana Ortega, “Mexican Federative Diplomacy and Migrant Rights Advocacy”
5.R.P. Sandoval, “Mexico and the Impact of Remittances with the Arrival of Trump.”

North-- South: Perspectives on Teaching Students IR
 I. I. Nusair, “Teaching International Issues in Ohio”
2..D. della Faille, “Teaching and Learning from Southern Students in the North.”
3. D. Sorenson, “Western Security Studies: Failing the South”
4.B. Vogel, “Orientalizing the Local: Knowledge Production and Student Fieldtrips.”
5. L. Kos-Stanisic, “Croatian Students’ Interpretation of Bollywood Movies.”

Networking lunch for Graduate Students and Young Scholars including Cuban scholars (Bring your own lunch); selected speakers; book and journal promotions

Local Contributions to Foreign Policy/Strategic Theorizing
1.T. Szczurek and M. Gornikiewicz, “Forecasting in IR Analysis of the Conscious and Unconscious Cultural Codes in the Decision Making Process of Policy Makers: East Asia and Africa vs. Europe.”
2. A. Murta, “Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: A Brazilian Approach”
3. M. Ozkan, “The Role of Non-Material Elements in Shaping Foreign Policy: Turkey, India, South Africa.”
4. O. Tur and M. Tinas, “Sectarian Groups as Foreign Policy Actors: Lebanon”
5. R. Asaadi,“Reading the Iran Nuclear Deal and Cuba Thaw: Making, Taking and Contesting Norms of Appropriateness.”
Transnationalism at Work
1.D. Malet, “Transnational Militants in the Global South: Evolution and Local Adaptation.”
2.K. Coffey, “Transnational Networks and African Commitment to the ICC”
3.F.Soule-Kohndu, “ Transnational Epistemic Communities and South-South Cooperation”
4.J. Vazquez Garcia, “The Role of Large Multinational Agribusiness in the Fragmentation of the State: Transnational Massive Land Investments in Brazil.”

Teaching  IR in the South
1.S. Singh, “Critical Perspectives on Teaching IR in South Asia.”
2.M. T. Aya Smitmans, “Chile and Undergraduate IR: Still Under the Umbrella of Political Science.”
3.A.B. Escobar Cristiani and M.Rodriguez Anues, “Teaching Africa in International Relations Academic Programs in Mexico.”
4. .R. H. Lopez, “The Teaching of International Relations in Mexico: A Radiography.”

3.30PM-5.15 PM
  Theoretical Views of the State /State Practices
1.P. Salgado, “Class and Geopolitical Agency: A Non-Eurocentric and Non-State Centric View of Brazilian State Formation.”
.2.A. Hariri, “State Formation as an Outcome of The Colonial Encounter: The Case of Iraq 1918-1928”
3. E.Brun, “The Concept of Autonomy: A Latin American Longstanding Innovation.”
4 L. Ramos, “Gramsci and Latin American IR: A Research Agenda.”
5. F. Okpotor, “Viewing Electoral Violence in a Postcolonial Constructivist Framework”
6. J. N. Singh, “A Theoretical Framework for Unpacking the Resource-Development Conundrum: State Capacity and Historical Institutionalism in Latin America.”

U.S. and the Global South
1.M. Homayounvash, A, Reisinezhad, O. Yesilts, “Geopolitics of Oil Nationalization: Iran, Mexico and the U.S. Factor.”
2. J. Gachuz Maya, “ China’s Military Development: Challenges for the Trump Government”
3. M.Aparicio Ramirez, “U.S. Trade Policy under Trump: Mexico and The Renegotiation of NAFTA”
4. Elsada Cassells, "Cuba and the United States."

Contributions of  the South to the Study of IR
1 .M. Deciancio, “Argentine IR: History and Its Theoretical Contributions”
2. .A. S. Mujica, “Theory and Methodology of IR in Mexico: The Contribution of UNAM”
3 J. Schiavon, “Teaching and Research in IR in Mexico: Assessments from TRIP.”
4.L. Ramos, “Brazilian and Latin American Contributions to IPE: Developing IPE from Below.”
5. F. Katman, “Turkish Contributions to IR”

5.30-6.45PM: Panel on IR at Work (Chat with local ambassadors, chaired by Dr. Carlos Alzugaray, Cuba)
Restaurant arranged. Enjoy your evening..

July 7

8.15AM-10 AM
Highlight: UNAM-sponsored Panel: The Foreign Policy of the Middle Powers: Brazil, Mexico, Spain.(Consuelo Davila and Alejandro Chanona, Roberto Pena Guerrero, L. Neack, T. Rodrigues)

Contending Theories/Debates/New Perspectives
Contributions to Practice/  Policy
Pedagogical and Research Issues

Theorizing Regions and IOs in World Affairs
1.D. Perrotta , “Regional Integration in Latin America: Clash of Theories.”
2. E. Vurul, “RSCT Theory and Turkish Foreign Policy.”
3.Lee Jones, “The Local Politics of International Intervention: Beyond Hybridity to the Politics of Scale – Timor-Leste.”
4.Thomas Tieku, “Pathways for the Exercise of Agency by the African Union.”
5. E. Hannah and J. Scott, “Rethinking the Role of NGOS in Global Governance: NGOS as Agents”
Development Cooperation
1.R. Joseph, “ North vs. South in Development Cooperation: India’s Development Partnerships.”
2.L. Guerra Rondon, “Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba: Analyzing Donors’ Identities, Values and Interests in South-South Cooperation.”
3.Xuefei Shi, “From Ningxia to Oman: Examining the Roles of Chinese Provinces in Development Cooperation.”
4.C. Murphy, “Cash Transfers: Do they Work? Hearing from Beneficiaries in South Sudan.”

Perspectives on Specialized Academic Programs
1.R. Velazquez Flores, L. Ochoa Bilbao, “The Study of World Regions in IR Academic Programs in Mexico.”
2. F. Barasuo and C. Zanella, “Feminism and Feminist Theory in Brazil.”
3. H.D. Peksen, “Peace Education: A Comparison between Turkey and Leading Institutions.”
4. H. Celik, “Comparison of Asian Studies in South Korea and Turkey.”

Afro/Island Contributions to IR Theory
1.K. Johnson, “The Howard School of IR Theorizing Identity, Culture  and Power in the International System.”
2. S. Adem, “Contributions of Ali Mazrui to IR: Thoughts on China.”
3. Russell Kerr, “Authorizing Islands: Two Tales of IR”
4. Olivia Rutazabwa, “Black Power and Agaciro: Decolonizing International Solidarity.”
5. Bar, Oumar. “Contested Meanings: Timbuktu and the Prosecution of Destruction of Cultural Heritage as War Crimes.”

Foreign Policies of Key States
1.K. Suechika, A. Kikkawa, T. Yokota, “Egypt’s anti-Islamist Foreign Policy and Re-Establishment of the Arab Security Alliance.”
2.T. Tingle-Smith, “Rethinking Brazil’s Charm Offensive: The Limitations of Soft Power Strategy in Brazil and Japan.”
3.O. Tur and S. Geyikci, “Foreign Policy Making under Islamist Governments: Tunisia and Egypt.”
4.U. Panayirci, “Cashing in on Being in the Middle: Turkish Governmental Framing Strategies of the Syrian refugee Crisis.”
5.A.V. Navarrete, “Bilateral Relations between Mexico and Cuba: A Perspective 2012 to the Present.”
Challenges to Research and Publishing in the South
1.O. Oluwaniyi, “Challenges to African Scholarship, Research and Publishing”
2.Diana Cassells, “Challenges to Doing/Publishing IR-Caribbean Research”
3. A. Eckert and Joy Gordon, “Publishing Opportunities in International Ethics for Scholars in the Global South.”
Followed by presentations by publishers

3.30PM-5.15 PM
Feminist Interpretations of IR
.1.L.Thomas and S. Rich-Zendel, “Explaining Macrolevel Normative Change on Issues of Sexuality and Violence: A Feminist Approach.”
2.C. Rinehart, “Explaining Female Terrorism: The Status of Women in the Quran.”
3.  R. Mageza, “A Gendered Perspective: South African Social Movements in African-Chinese Relations.”
4. R. Wood and D. Manikin, “Female Fighters and the Construction of Rebel Legitimacy.”
 5.Christine Zanella and C. Cheron, “Feminisim in Latin America: A Panorama from the Global South.”
Exploring New Diplomatic Linkages in a New Era
1.Jason Strakes, Asian Values in the Post-Soviet Space: Eurasian Participation in Global South IOs and Shared World Order Preferences.”
2.E. Hannah, “Latin American IGOS as Agents and Structures of Change in Global Trade and Governance.”
3.C. Griffin, “Intra-Regional Relations between Cuba, CARICOM, and the Association of Caribbean States: Focus on Tourism”
4. Z.T.I. Jimenez, P. Ortega Gomez and C. Ortiz Paniagua, “New Economic Linkages of Mexico.”
5. C.Arguelles Arredondo, “The Pacific Alliance as an Instrument of Integration and Development in Latin America”

ISA Journal Editors’ roundtable

Cultural Evening  

July 8

8.15AM-10 AM
Highlight: Cuban Panel: Culture and Development in the Caribbean: Opportunity for a New Type of External Projection (Milagros Martinez, Jacqueline LaGuardia Martinez, Tania Garcia, A. Carbello, A. Herrada)_

Contending Ideas/Debates
Contributions to Practice/Policy
Contributions to Practice cont’d

Thinking about World Systems/History
1.Nancy Wright, “Globalizing 1794:Revisiting Revolution, Abolition, Invention and Exploration”
2.C. McKelvey, “IR in a Sustainable World System: the Meaning of Latin American Revolutions”
3.L. Spaskovska, “From Anti-Imperialism to the NIEO, the NAM: Development Multilateralism and Visions for Alternative Globalizations.”
C. Ballesteros Perez, “The New Global Complexity: Contingency and Change in World Politics, A Theoretical Perspective.”
.Environmental Policies
1.M Boyer and N. Oculi, “Climate Change and Environmental Security: Global South Impacts”
2. E. Calliari, “Loss and Damage: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Parties’ Positions in Climate Change Negotiations.”
3. Jeet B. Sapkota, “Human Wellbeing and Natural Disasters: Evidence from 2015 Earthquake in Nepal.”
4. D. Calcagno, “National Biofuels Models: A Threefold Classification from an Eclectic Approach.”

M. Crenshaw and G. Free, Panel on Political Violence
1.M. Crenshaw, “Patterns of Cooperation and Competition among  Jihadist Militant Groups in the Middle East and Africa”
2. A. Adamczyk and G. LaFree, “Religion and Support for Political Violence among Christians and Muslims in Sub-Sahara Africa.”
3.A. Braithwaite, “Political Violence and the Targeting of Aid Workers.”
4.J. Braithwaite and K. Cunningham, “When Organizations Rebel: FORG Dataset”
5. A. Matanock and N. Gabiras Diaz, “Running Candidates after Using Violence: Colombia Case”

Challenging Western Value/Cultural Discourses and Practices
1.Althea-Maria Rivas, “Rituals of Love and the Discourse of Cultural Violence.
2. P. Bingue, “Contradicting Western Discourses on Cuba: Culture as Wealth.”
3.A. Argenal, “Challenging the Savior Mentality in Human Rights Work: Narratives from Community Activists in Myanmar; Postcolonial and Feminist Frameworks”
4.M. Omilusi, “Local Acceptability and International Opprobrium; Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law: Human Rights or Cultural Imperialism?”
5.C. Cepeda Masmela and M. Gomis Balestreri, “The Importance of Local Framings for Development in Latin America”

Foreign Security Relations
1.Dawn Murphy, “Convergence or Divergence? China’s Evolving Relations with the Middle East after the Arab Awakening”
2.H. Sadri, “Great Powers-Central Asia Ties: Global and Regional.”
3.A. Gupta,”India’s Security Dilemma Toward China.”
4.T. Gehre and M. Barros, “Brazilian Security: Shared Territorialities and Common Preoccupations.”
5. M. Taylor, “The BRICS: Non-Traditional Security Challenges – Energy and Health”

Border Security and Trade
1.L. Fwa, “Border Security: Understanding Threat from the Global South Perspective.”
2.S. Duygulu, “Exploring the Role of Cross-Border Civil Society Cooperation in Mitigating Regional Conflicts: Turkish-Armenian Relations”
3.K.Nava Aguirre and J. Hernandez Trevino, “International Trade and Investment in the Border Region of Tamaulipas, Mexico: The Internationalization of Nuevo Laredo.”
4. S.M. Perez Nunez, “Dynamics of Collaboration and Cooperation in the Baja California Megaregion: An Innovation Approach.”
5.. A. Pozzatti, “Cross-Border Justice: Geography and Architecture of Brazilian Jurisdictional Cooperation.”

Contributions to Practice Only for the rest of this day
3.30PM-5.15 PM
Panel: Interpretations and Understandings of  on Gender, Sex, and Political Violence: Comparing Global and Local Approaches
(Discussant J. Lobasz)
1.K. Kadera, M. Maloney, “Questioning the Feminist Peace at the Local Level.”
2. L. Sjoberg and C. Thies, “Questioning the Feminist Peace at the Local Level Part 2”
3.N. Sackeyfio, “Gender,
Education and Terrorism”
4.S. Shair-Rosenfield, “Assessing Post-Conflict Peace under Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Liberia”
5. M Bosia, “Local Sexual Securities and the New Politics of International Dis/Order”

Development/Sustainability Issues
1.R. Genoves, “The Uneven Surge of the Global South and the Politics of Global Value Chains: Why is Argentina Lagging Behind?
2. M. Basu, “Factoring in Subaltern Narratives into IR: Trade, Growth, and Development.”
3.H. Wu, ”Can SMEs Support Liberalization? Evidence from China.”
4.R. Sosa Carpenter, “Challenges of the renegotiation of NAFTA (TLCAN)”
5.R. Gonzalez Reyes, “Financial Governance in Latin America 2011-2017”
6. S. Panichelli-Batalla and V. Grzelczyk, “Developing a Sustainable Future for Cuba and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

New Diplomacy
1.M.C. Costero Garbarino, “The Paradiplomacy of Federative Entities in Mexico: The Case of San Luis Potosi”
2. L. Diaz Abraham, “The Transformation of Political Power: The Diplomacy/IR of Local Governments in Latin America.”
3. M. Carmona Vescance, “The Cyber-Diplomacy of Migrants in Peacebuilding: The Colombian Case.”
4.R. Pena Cid, “Cultural Diplomacy for the 21st Century.: Lessons from Mexico”
5.R. Laureano, “Puerto Rico’s Paradiplomacy after the Cold War: Between Pragmatism and Identity.”

Feedback Session: Assessment of Workshop – Thanks to partners

Dinner with Cuban Speaker TBA -Prepaid (details later)