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Together with David Cadier and Johannes Plagemann, Sandra Destradi has published a new article on “Populism and Foreign Policy: a Research Agenda” with Comparative European Politics. Link to the article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41295-021-00255-4.

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New project: On October 1, a new DFG-funded project on “Populist Discourses on COVID-19 in the Global South” starts at the Chair, led by Sandra Destradi and coordinated by Julia Gurol. Together with project partners from the Global South, we analyse populist narratives on the global pandemic and its reproduction and contestation in five countries in the Global South (Brazil, Mexico, Israel, India and Turkey).

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18 September 2021: Julia Durol participates in the DAVO congress in Osnabrück and presents a paper on the reproduction and contestation of narratives of supremacy in Sino-Gulf relations as well as the paper “The COVID-19 Temptation? Sino–Gulf Relations and Autocratic Linkages in Times of a Global Pandemic” (together with Thomas Demmelhuber and Tobias Zumbrägel)

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14 September 2021: Prof. Destradi will take part in the national convention of the German Political Science Association (online). She will serve as a discussant on the panel ‘Populism and Regionalism’.

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4 September 2021: Prof. Destradi will take part in the 4th Annual Conference of the European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS). She will serve as chair and discussant of the panel ‘Thinking European Security through India’.

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Julia Gurol was elected to the EPICUR Advisory Board of the University of Freiburg as an early career advisor in July 2021

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Jürgen Rüland has published the article "Covid-19 and ASEAN: Strenghening State-centrism, Eroding Inclusiveness, Testing Cohesion" in "The International Spectator" verfasst. The article is now online.

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6-9 April 2021: Prof. Destradi takes part in the International Studies Association Annual Convention and presents two papers on populism and international politics. She also serves as a chair on a panel on South Asia.

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From 1 April 2021, Prof. Destradi will serve as a Dean of Studies, Faculty of Humanities.

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15 March 2021: Prof. Destradi serves as a discussant of Angelos Chryssogelos’ presentation at the seminar „Democracy, Populism and Changes in Foreign Policy“ at the VU Centre for Interdisciplinary European Studies (VICES), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (online).

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5 March 2021: Prof. Destradi participates in the workshop „Study of Populism in IR” at the Univesity of Warwick (online) and presents the paper “Populism and the Politicization of Foreign Policy” (ao-authors Johannes Plagemann und Hakkı Taş)

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The Chair of International Relations is looking for at research fellow for the DFG-funded project ‘Populism and Foreign Policy’. Further information can be found here: https://uni-freiburg.de/university/jobs/00001484/

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3 February 2021: Prof. Destradi and Egecan Hüsemoglu give an invited speech on the topic “Populism and Foreign Policy” at the Central University of Kashmir, India. 

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1 February 2021: Prof. Destradi gives a lecture on populism and the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in India (in German) at the Colloquium Politicum: https://www.studiumgenerale.uni-freiburg.de/cp/reihen

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Starting 1 February the Chair for International Relations is looking for a research assistant for the project 'Global autocratic collaboration in times of COVID-19: Game changer or business as usual in Sino-Gulf relations'. Further Inforation can be found here.

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The VW-Foundation will fund the project Projekt „Global autocratic collaboration in times of COVID-19: Game changer or business as usual in Sino-Gulf relations” (Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber, Julia Gurol, Tobias Zumbrägel). The project examines the role of foreign policy as a tool of authoritarian power consolidation and the (trans-)regional diffusion of autocratic practices in the context of COVID-19. Further information can be found here.

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10 December 2020: Prof. Sandra Destradi participates in the Roundtable 'The Indo-Pacific as a Strategic Region'. This Roundtable is organized as part of the conference 'The regional stakes of India's foreign policy', which is hosted by the Centre de recherche internationales de Sciences Po (CERI), the Institute de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire (IRSEM) in Paris and the German Insitute for Global Area Studies (GIGA):
https://www.irsem.fr/agenda-enhancer/agenda/conference-the-regional-stakes-of-india-s-foreign-policy.html

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2 December 2020: Prof. Destradi gives an invited talk on 'Populism and Foreign Policy' at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) of the University College Dublin.

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On Monday, 16 November, an interdisciplinary field research colloquium will start in the context of the emerging field Comparative Area Studies and Transregional Studies, guided by Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi and Julia Gurol. It is still possible to register. Further information can be found here.

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At the DVPW IB-Sektionstagung, which is held as a virtual event between 7th and 9th October 2020, Prof. Destradi present a paper on „Populism and the Politicization of Foreign Policy” (together with Johannes Plagemann und Hakki Taş from GIGA Institute). Angela Geck talks about „Global value chains, fair competition and development” and Julia Gurol presents a paper on „Normativity and Pragmatism in Practice: EU Foreign Policy and China’s Belt and Road Initiative“ (together with Andreas Grimmel from Hamburg University) and a paper on „Perspectives on Field Research in a Security-sensitive Setting – Insights from China and the Mediterranean by Female Researchers” (together with Cita Wetterich).

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We are very happy to welcome Julia Gurol as a new employee at the chair for international relations starting Octobre 1st. She will enhance the team as executive assistant.

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Hans-Böckler-Foundation's Webinar series: Postcolonial Perspectives on Protest and Reform in the Global Political Economy

Starting 15 September until 18 September the Webinar series: Postcolonial Perspectives on Protest and Reform in the Global Political Economy takes place.

Angela Geck is scheduled on Wednesday 16 September to talk about 'Colonial continuities in the world trade regime and the failed development round of the WTO'

Organizer is the Junior Research Group 17 from the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.

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Jürgen Rüland published the articlel 'Democratic backsliding, regional governance and foreign policymaking' in Southeast Asia: ASEAN, Indonesia and the Philippines. Democratization veröffentlicht. The article is now available online. 

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 At the ECPR General Conference, which was held as a virtual event between August 24th and 28th 2020, Angela Geck together with Mila Mikalay from the University College Freiburg presented a paper on "Expert bodies' styles in treating monitoring and state compliance".

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Now available online first and open access: Chanchal Kumar Sharma, Sandra Destradi, and Johannes Plagemann, Partisan Federalism and Subnational Governments’ International Engagements: Insights from India, in: Publius: The Journal of Federalism

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Anna Fünfgeld's article "The Dream of ASEAN Connectivity: Imagining Infrastructure in Southeast Asia" (2019) is now available as an open access publication and via the Pacific Affairs website.

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As of April 28, 2020, Prof. Dr. Destradi's weekly office hours will be held online every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Please register in advance by contacting the secretariat. You will be assigned a time slot of 10 minutes. The virtual meeting room can be accessed with the following password: 7r5wCtyb*

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Prof. Dr. Destradi contributed a chapter on "Internationales Krisenmanagement" with co-author Christian von Soest to "Handbuch Krisenforschung" (2020). 

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As of April 1, 2020, Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi serves as Chair of International Relations,
succeeding Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
      

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