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‘R2P’s Unfinished Journey: the Lingering Promise of Prevention’

Recorded: 01/12/2014

Monica Serrano, Professor of International Relations, El Colegio de México, presents her recent book The International Politics of Human Rights: Rallying to the R2P Cause? (co-edited with Thomas G. Weiss), which covers the debates on the prevention of mass atrocities and the Reponsibility to Protect (R2P’s) normative prospects.

Discussants were Dr. Janina Dill (DPIR, University of Oxford), Dr. Hugo Slim (DPIR, University of Oxford) and Gjovalin Macaj (St Antony's College, University of Oxford). This Centre for International Studies (CIS) event was co-sponsored by the Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) and was chaired by Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford). 

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Alumni event - 'Political Economy in Times of Crisis'

Recorded: 29/11/2014

At this alumni event on 29 November 2014 a team of Oxford academics presented some of their latest thinking on the political and economic challenges of today.

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'Feminism and Cultural Pluralism'

Recorded: 28/11/2014

This seminar seeks to explore the relationship between the ideals of (western) feminism and of cultural pluralism, looking to examples of how tensions between the two discourses have manifested within international politics. Multi-national and non-governmental campaigns against violence proclaim ‘women’s rights are human rights’, yet the discourse of human rights is rejected within many societies as a Western imposition that is at best insensitive to, and at worst wholly incompatible with, indigenous cultural norms. Critical and post-structural theoretical approaches provide intellectual frameworks that help us to make sense of and attempt to work through these dilemmas.

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'Global Political Turmoil and the Challenge to the West'

Recorded: 25/11/2014

Gideon Rachman became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok. He also edited The Economist’s business and Asia sections. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalization. His book Zero-Sum World was published in 2010 and predicted a rise in international political tensions, following the financial crisis of 2008.

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Book Launch: 'Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing'

Recorded: 13/11/2014

Dr Janina Dill introduces her book 'Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing', recently published by Cambridge University Press. Her talk is followed by comments by Dr Adam Bower and Dr Thomas Simpson.

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'Has European Integration Reached the End of the Road?' (2014 Cyril Foster Lecture)

Recorded: 13/11/2014

Professor Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens, gives the 2014 Cyril Foster Lecture.

Professor Loukas Tsoukalis, is also the President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and Visiting Professor at King’s College, London and the College of Europe, Bruges.

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‘The Popular Front and Gaullist France Libre: Experimental Routes to Constitutional Serfdom?’

Recorded: 11/11/2014 - 11/11/2014

How can Gaullism and the French Popular Front be incorporated into the narrative of French constitutional history?

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‘The Great Charter Convention: A New Magna Carta?’

Recorded: 06/11/2014 - 06/11/2014

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, and the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons is holding a consultation called 'A New Magna Carta?' asking whether the UK should be moving toward a codified constitution.

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'The Fixed-term Parliaments Act: Quiet Revolution or mere Technical Detail?'

Recorded: 31/10/2014

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act is one of the very few constitutional changes included in the coalition's Programme for Government that has managed to see the light of day. Yet it is little discussed and its potential effects seemingly inadequately understood. In this lecture, Prof John Curtice (University of Strathclyde) discusses its apparent effects on UK politics to date and its potential effects in future, focusing in particular on its implications for Prime Ministerial power, government formation, and the parliamentary and devolved electoral cycles. Is the Act merely a technical detail of little consequence - or does it represent a quiet constitutional revolution? 

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'China and the Future of Global Governance'

Recorded: 21/10/2014

Dr Katherine Morton (Australian National University) discusses China and the future of global governance, with particular emphasis on the areas of food security and the maritime commons.

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