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Podcasts from the Department of Politics and International relations and its centres.

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Fear and Loathing International Relations - Cyril Foster Lecture 2017

3/16/2017
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Although the 2003 Iraq War was linked to the "War on Terror" the case for the war was presented, at least in the UK, within the terms of the established framework of international relations, with the UN at the centre. The aftermath of the war pushed the UK into an arena in which terrorist methods were regularly employed and it struggled to cope. The lecture will explore what this might mean for future British interventions.

Duration:00:55:20

The Responsibility to Protect in a Time of Trump: Can Human Protection Weather the Storm?

12/9/2016
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Professor Alex Bellamy (University of Queensland) discusses new challenges for implementing Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principles in the current age. Bellamy, who is also Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, outlines his view that R2P has gained normative acceptance throughout the international community at a much higher level that in previous decades. Significant progress has been achieved such as putting North Korean human rights on the table. With...

Duration:00:48:07

Book Launch: 'Citizens' Wealth'

9/29/2016
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Author Angela Cummine gives a brief overview of her book on Sovereign Wealth Funds: what they are, and who actually owns them. Dr Cummine then explains some of the political disagreements that can occur when the state sees itself as the primary owner of sovereign wealth, rather than the agent of the people, who she argues, are the principal-owners of these assets. It is citizens therefore, who must enjoy meaningful control over and benefit from these assets. If sovereign funds are managed...

Duration:00:24:48

Twenty-five Years in the Search for Peace: Reflections on the Nobel Peace Prize

8/22/2016
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Geir Lundestad, a Norwegian historian, who until 2014 served as the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, delivered the 2016 Cyril Foster Lecture, 'Twenty-five Years in the Search for Peace: Reflections on the Nobel Peace Prize', on 3rd March 2016. The Cyril Foster Lecture is the University's principal annual guest lecture in the field of International Relations. It has attracted a most distinguished group of lecturers. The Cyril Foster bequest specifies that the lectures are to deal...

Duration:00:52:48

'A Feminist Voyage Through International Relations'

6/22/2016
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Professor Emerita J. Ann Tickner (University of Southern California) delivers a lecture on the role of feminist theory in the field of international relations. Tickner's talk covers the genesis of the feminist approach to IR, which she herself pioneered some 25 years ago. She details how the feminist approach is methodologically distinct as most of IR relies on state-centric approaches while feminist theory is inherently sociological. One of Tickner's examples is the investigation of how...

Duration:00:44:22

'The Case for Offshore Balancing' with John Mearsheimer

6/22/2016
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Professor John J. Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) presents the conclusions of his latest article published in 'Foreign Affairs' on offshore balancing. Mearsheimer sets out his case against the practice of liberal hegemony by the US, making the bold statement that Presidents Bush and Obama have acted very similarly when it comes to intervention abroad. He examines the track record of US involvement in places like Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Syria before moving on to explain why 'offshore...

Duration:01:02:33

Elliot Lecture: 'The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul'

6/17/2016
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St Antony's College hosts the 2015 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, for a discussion of her the Soviet soul and her current and former projects. Conducted in Russian and translated by Oxford DPhil student Margarita Vaysman, the discussion captures key insights into Alexievich's writing process, often described as a new genre between journalism and literature for her extensive usage of interviews to craft a global voice. Alexievich explains the pique of her interest...

Duration:01:11:39

'Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World'

6/16/2016
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Professor Timothy Garton Ash discusses the premise of his new book titled 'Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.' Introduced by Warden Margaret MacMillan of St. Antony's, Professor Timothy Garton Ash presents his newest book, 'Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.' The work is based on the premises that the conditions of free speech are changing given movements of mass migration and the wide dissemination of the Internet, both of which make us all neighbors, both...

Duration:01:03:36

'Poland: Internationalism, Nationalism and Challenges of the International Environment'

5/16/2016
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President of the Stefan Batory Foundation Aleksander Smolar discusses nationalism and internationalism in contemporary Poland

Duration:00:41:38

Text in the Social Sciences Session 4: Topic Modeling

4/18/2016
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Félix Krawatzek and Andy Eggers discuss methods to analyse large bodies of text in more systematic and reliable ways.

Duration:01:02:18

Text in the Social Sciences Session 3: Scaling and Dictionary Approaches

4/18/2016
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Félix Krawatzek and Andy Eggers discuss methods to analyse large bodies of text in more systematic and reliable ways.

Duration:00:47:30

Text in the Social Sciences Session 2: Text as Discourse

4/18/2016
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Félix Krawatzek and Andy Eggers discuss methods to analyse large bodies of text in more systematic and reliable ways.

Duration:00:48:11

Text in the Social Sciences Session 1: Getting Started

4/18/2016
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Félix Krawatzek and Andy Eggers discuss methods to analyse large bodies of text in more systematic and reliable ways.

Duration:01:05:05

Book Launch: 'Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage'

4/12/2016
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Professor Todd Hall discussed his recently published book, 'Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage.'

Duration:00:22:03

Challenging charisma: constructing grievance and the limits of legitimacy in post-Crimea Russia

2/4/2016
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Samuel Greene talks about outbreak of protests in Russia and political events after the annexation of Crimea

Duration:00:34:52

Geopolitics of Fear: South East Europe in a dangerous neighbourhood

2/4/2016
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The seminar series addresses some of the acute problems affecting Europe, as seen especially from a South Eastern European perspective, and combine the thematic (refugee, economic and political crises) with the country specific approaches.

Duration:01:10:05

The Making of a Constitution: Pakistan and the Question of Sovereignty

2/4/2016
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The speaker analyses the concept of 'sovereignty' as presented in the Objectives Resolution of Pakistan presented to the Constituent Assembly in March 1949

Duration:00:51:44

Divergences between the law of marriage and its social meaning: are same-sex marriages unique?

2/1/2016
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In 2013, the UK Parliament legalized same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Dr Scot Peterson discusses whether this is the first time there has been a divergence in the general understanding of marriage and the definition enshrined in law.

Duration:00:52:58

Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

2/1/2016
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Sheila A. Smith, a senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses her new book, "Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China."

Duration:00:44:48

Incorporating Ethnicity: Ethnodevelopment Policy in Latin America, 1985-2005

2/1/2016
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Professor Sarah Chartock discusses ethnodevelopment policies, illustrated with the cases of Peru, Ecuador and Guatemala.

Duration:00:35:45