Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday's Program

Friday's Program

Friday 8.15 AM – 10.00 PM:  Plenary (FP)

The Foreign Policy of Regional Powers

Room: Teatro Varona

Chair: Consuelo Dávila Pérez, 
            Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
            Autónoma de México
Discussant: Alejandro Chanona,
            Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 
What is a Middle Power?

            Laura Neack, Miami University (Ohio)

Cuba’s Foreign Policy: Relations with Emerging Powers

          Santiago Pérez, Centro de Investigaciones de

             Política Internacional, Foreign Affairs Ministry (Cuba)

Brazil: Emerging Power?

           Mariana Kalil , Universidade de Brasilia

Mexico’s Foreign Policy

            Consuelo Dávila Pérez and Alejandro Chanona,Universidad Nacional
            Autónoma de México

Friday 10.15 AM – 12.00 PM:  Contending Theory/Debates/New Perspectives (F1A)

Theorizing Regions and IOs in World Affairs

Room: Protocolo

Chair: DanielaPerrotta,  University of Buenos Aires

Discussant: ÉlodieBrun, Colegio de Mexico

Regional Integration in Latin America: Clash of Theories

            Daniela Perrotta,  Universidad de Buenos Aires

The Local Politics of International Intervention: Beyond Hybridity to the Politics of Scale – Timor-Leste

            Lee Jones, Queen Mary University of London

Pathways for the Exercise of Agency by the African Union

            Thomas Kwasi Tieku, King’s College of the University of

            Western Ontario

Rethinking the Role of NGOs in Global Governance: NGOs as Agents

            Erin Hannah, King’s College of the University of

            Western Ontario

Friday 10.15 AM – 12.00 PM:   Policy and Practice (F1B)

Development Cooperation

Room: 300 Aniversario

Chair: Megumi Nishimura, Ritsumeikan University

Discussant: Folashadé Soulé-Kohndu, Sciences Po, Paris

China and the Caribbean: Some Consequences of ‘Chinafication’
            Betty Sedoc-Dahlberg, Suriname (formerly University of Florida)

Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba: Analyzing Donors’ Identities, Values and Interests in South-South Cooperation

            Lianne Guerra Rondón, Universidad Complutense of


From Ningxia to Oman: Examining the Roles of Chinese Provinces in Development Cooperation

            Xuefei Shi, Radboud University,  The Netherlands

Between Solidarity and Power Competition: Brazil, India, and China’s South-South Cooperation in Africa

          Francesca Mercurio, University of Sao Paulo

Friday 10.15 AM – 12.00 PM:   Pedagogy and Research (F1C)

Perspectives on Specialized Academic Programs

Room: 250 Aniversario

Chair: Cristine Koehler Zanella, University of Uberlãndia

Discussant: Seifudein Adem, Binghamton University

The Study of World Regions in IR Academic Programs in Mexico

            Rafael Velázquez Flores, Universidad Autónoma de

             Baja California

             Luis Ochoa Bilbao, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Feminism in Latin America: A Panorama from the Global South

            Cristine Koehler Zanella, University of Uberlãndia

            Cibele Cheron, Rio Grande do Sul National University

Peace Education: A Comparison between Turkey and Leading Institutions

            Hasan Deniz PeksenGalatasaray University and
            Okan University ,Turkey

Brazilian and Latin American Contributions to IPE: Developing IPE from Below

            Leonardo Ramos, Pontifical Catholic University, Minas

Friday 1.30 PM – 3.15 PM: Contending Theories (F2A)

Afro/Island Contributions to IR Theory

Room: 250 Aniversario

Chair: Olivia Umererwa Rutazibwa, University of

            Portsmouth (UK)

Discussant: Thomas Tieku, King’s College of the University of

            Western Ontario

The Howard School of IR Theorizing Identity, Culture  and Power in the International System

            Krista Johnson, Howard University

Contributions of Ali Mazrui to IR: Thoughts on China

            Seifudein Adem, Binghamton University

Authorizing Islands: Two Tales of IR

            Russell Kerr, Australian National University

Black Power and Agaciro: Decolonizing International Solidarity
            Olivia Rutazibwa, University of Portsmouth

Contested Meanings: Timbuktu and the Prosecution of Destruction of Cultural Heritage as War Crimes

            Oumar Bar, University of Florida

Ubuntu” as a Model for Peace and Stability: Power Sharing as a tool of Conflict Resolution in Africa

            Lembe Tiky, University of Connecticut

Friday 1.30 PM – 3.15 PM: Policy and Practice (F2B)

Foreign Policies of Key States

Room: Protocolo

Chair: Kota Suechik, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Discussant: Dawn Murphy, Air War College

Egypt’s anti-Islamist Foreign Policy and Re-Establishment of the Arab Security Alliance

            Kota Suechik, Ritsumeikan University

            A.Takuro Kikkawa, Ritsumeikan University

            Takayuki Yokota, Meiji University

Rethinking Brazil’s Charm Offensive: The Limitations of Soft Power Strategy in Brazil and Japan

            Tanisha Tingle-Smith, Global South Analytics (US)

Cashing in on Being in the Middle: Turkish Governmental Framing Strategies of the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

             Ugur Cevdet Panayirci, Istanbul Sehir University 
             Sirin Duygulu, Istanbul Sehir University           

 Friday 1.30 PM – 3.15 PM: Pedagogy and Research (F2C)

Challenges to Research and Publishing in the South: Panel/Roundtable

Room: 300 Aniversario

Chair and Discussant: Clifford E. Griffin, North Carolina

             State University

Challenges to African Scholarship, Research and Publishing

            Oluwatoyin Oluwaniyi, Redeemer’s University,


Challenges to Doing Research in Cuba and Publishing IR-Caribbean Research

            Elsada Diana Cassells, Lehman College of the City

            University of New York

Doing Research in Brazil

            Mariana Kalil, University of Brasilia

Publishing Opportunities in International Ethics for Scholars in the Global South

            Amy Eckert, Metropolitan State University of Denver

            Joy Gordon, Loyola University, Chicago
Open discussion by Publishers and Consumers of Global South IR to talk about their work


Friday 3.30 PM – 5.15 PM: Contending Theories (F3A)

Feminist Interpretations of IR

Room: 300 Aniversario

Chair: Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel, University of Frankfurt 

Discussant: Mariana Aparicio Ramirez, Universidad Nacional

            Autónoma de México

Explaining Macrolevel Normative Change on Issues of Sexuality and Violence: A Feminist Approach

            Lahoma Thomas, University of Toronto

            Sara Rich-Zendel, University of Toronto

Explaining Female Terrorism: The Status of Women in the Quran

            Christine Sixta Rinehart, University of South Carolina,

             Palmetto College

A Gendered Perspective: South African Social Movements in African-Chinese Relations

            Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel, University of Frankfurt

Female Fighters and the Construction of Rebel Legitimacy

            Reed Wood, Arizona State University

Friday 3.30 PM – 5.15 PM: Policy and Practice (F3B)

Exploring Diplomatic Linkages in a New Era

Room: 250 Aniversario

Chair: Andrés Serbin, Coordinadora Regional de

             Investigaciones Económicos y Sociales

Discussant: Antonio Romero, University of Havana

Latin American IGOs as Agents and Structures of Change in Global Trade and Governance

            Erin Hannah, King’s College of the University of

            Western Ontario
            Holly Ryan, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Intra-Regional Relations between Cuba, CARICOM, and the Association of Caribbean States: Focus on Tourism
            Clifford E. Griffin, North Carolina State University
The Pacific Alliance as an Instrument of Integration and Development in Latin America
            Carlos Gabriel Argüelles Arredondo, University of Baja
             California and Universidad del Mar, Huatulco
Bilateral Relations between Mexico and Cuba: A Perspective 2012 to the Present
            Areli Violante Navarrete, Universidad Nacional
            Autónoma de México


Friday 3.30 PM – 5.15 PM: Publishing and Research (F3C)

ISA Journal Editors’ roundtable

Room: Protocolo

ISA Journal Editors Talk about Publishing with Them

Kelly M. Kadera, International Studies Review

Daniel Nexon, International Studies Quarterly

Laura Sjoberg, International Feminist Journal of Politics

Cameron Thies, Foreign Policy Analysis