Interview: Celine Jacquemin über die Rolle von African Studies in den Internationalen Beziehungen

In dieser Episode unserer Interviewreihe hat Lynda Iroulo Prof. Celine Jacquemin zu Gast. Sie lehrt Politikwissenschaften und Internationale Beziehungen an der St. Mary´s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Im Interview spricht Jacquemin darüber, was African Studies für sie bedeutet, wie man (nicht) über afrikanische Länder sprechen sollte und wie sie die künftige Bedeutung von African Studies für das Feld der Internationalen Beziehungen einschätzt.

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Interview: Celine Jacquemin on African Studies in IR

In this episode of our interview series, our host Lynda Iroulo talks to Celine Jacquemin, Professor of Political Sciences and International Relations at St. Mary´s University, San Antonio, Texas.

Listen in, as Jacquemin gives insight in her understanding of African Studies, explains how one should (not) talk about African countries, and explores the future of the field. 

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Iroulo: Let’s start with the basics. What is African Studies?

Jacquemin:  African Studies can be a lot of different things, depending on where it is housed in different universities. In some places it may be more in the humanities, in others a little more in the social sciences. A lot of universities actually have components of African Studies inside of their international and global studies programs. For example, for us at St. Mary’s University we have some of the components inside of our peace and security tracks in political science.

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Das Ende der Liberalen Ordnung wie wir sie kennen?

Erleben wir derzeit das Ende der Liberalen Ordnung, wie wir sie kennen? Zwei wichtige neue Publikationen zu dieser drängenden Frage wurden kürzlich bei einer WZB-Veranstaltung präsentiert und diskutiert.

Eine vollständige Video-Aufzeichnung in englischer Sprache sowie weitere Informationen zur Diskussion mit Michael Zürn, Direktor am WZB sowie Jan Zielonka, Professor an der Universität Oxford, finden Sie hier.

 

The End of the Liberal Order as We Know It?

Are we witnessing the end of the Liberal Order as we know it? Two important new books on this pressing question were presented and discussed at a recent WZB event. You can watch the full video recording below.

Populist parties challenge democracy, European integration, and international order. At the same time, authoritarian states openly challenge liberal values. Counter-revolutions and counter-institutionalizations abound. Many people wonder how the liberal world could get into such a crisis. Is Europe disintegrating? How can the resistance to the global governance be explained? Is there a way to overcome the multiple crises?

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Interview: Jutta Allmendinger über Ihre Karriere und Geschlechterungleichheit

Anlässlich des Weltfrauentags spricht Lynda Iroulo mit Prof. Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D., Präsidentin des WZB. Im Interview erzählt Allmendinger über Ihren Werdegang, erläutert entscheidende Faktoren der Geschlechterungleichheit, und spricht über ihre Vision für das WZB.

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Interview: Jutta Allmendinger on her Career and Gender Inequality

On the International Women´s Day, our podcast series’ host Lynda Iroulo interviews Prof. Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger, Ph.D., President of the WZB. Listen in, as we discuss her journey to the presidency, the driving factors of gender inequality, and her vision for the WZB.

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Iroulo: You became a professor of Sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Have you always wanted to be in academia?

Allmendinger: Most certainly not. Up until the age of fifteen, I wanted to become an architect like my father. Then I found out that the study of architecture is really boring because you only have to draw lines but not houses. So, I started to study Sociology and I was immediately into it.

Iroulo: What was your research focus then and how has it changed over time?

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Interview: Jingdong Yuan über China in der globalen Ordnung und deutsche Gebäudeisolierung

In der vierten Episode unserer Interviewreihe hat Gastgeberin Lynda Iroulo Professor Jingdong Yuan zu Gast. In seiner Funktion als außerordentlicher Professor am Department of Government and International Relations der Universität Sydney forscht Yuan u.a. zur Rolle Chinas in der globalen Weltordnung. Im Interview gibt er darüber hinaus Einblicke in seine Gedanken zum WZB, seine Forschung zur politischen Ökonomie von doppelverwendungsfähigen Technologien und bewundert die gut isolierten Berliner Apartments.

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Interview: Jingdong Yuan on China in the Global Order and German Building Isolation

In the fourth episode of our interview series, Lynda Iroulo talks to Jingdong Yuan, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Listen in, as Yuan gives insight into his thoughts about the WZB, his research on the political economy of dual use-technology, studying China in the global order, and his appreciation for Berlin’s well-insulated apartments.

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Iroulo: What brings you to the WZB and for how long will you be here?

Yuan: I heard about the WZB from one of my colleagues, Professor John Keane, who runs the Sydney Democracy Network. He has very close ties with the WZB, and we have this fellowship where one or two faculty members every year get selected to be a visiting fellow to the WZB and spend a couple of months and do research. It triggered my interest, and I took a look at what the WZB does, and I was quite surprised; this is a vast operation, a few hundred scholars from all over the world working on social sciences. In the past, I tended to go to places that focused on area studies, like Asian studies or China studies, but this is more interdisciplinary with social sciences, and maybe history and humanities as well. I wanted to be part of this fascinating and exciting organization. In particular, the Global Governance unit, which has some sub-research areas that fit my research interest. That is why I applied, and I am very lucky to be selected. Now I am here, spending eight weeks, so, roughly two months.

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Interview: Mervyn Frost über Praxistheorie und seinen versehentlichen IB-Fokus

In der dritten Episode unserer Interviewreihe spricht Lynda Iroulo mit Mervyn Frost, Gastwissenschaftler am WZB und Professor für internationale Beziehungen am War Studies Department des Kings College in London. In ihrem Gespräch geht es um die Themen und Debatten, die Frosts Karriere am meisten beeinflusst haben, Praxistheorie in den Internationalen Beziehungen, seine erste (unerwartete) Lehrerfahrung, und warum der Straßenverkehr in Berlin viel zivilisierter abläuft als in London.

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Interview: Mervyn Frost on Practice Theory and unexpectedly teaching IR

In this episode, Lynda Iroulo talks to Mervyn Frost, Professor of International Relations at the Department of War Studies, King´s College London. If you want to find out more about the debates and authors in International Relations (IR) that influenced Mervyn´s career most, his first unexpected teaching experience and why he thinks traffic in Berlin is much more civilized than in London, we’ve got your back!

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Iroulo: What brought you to the WZB and for how long will you be here?

Frost: Well, I used to be a Professor at the University of Kent, and I came here in 1999 for the first time. Professor Dieter Rucht had organized a seminar on global citizenship, and I remember being very impressed with the institution and of course with Berlin. I have always had in mind that I would like to spend a sabbatical leave here and now I am doing exactly that. So, that is kind of the background of it, but as you said in your introduction, I have been interested in ethics in IR for many years now, I think it is over 40 years. The Global Governance Unit has got an interest, not only in the technicalities of Governance, but also in the normative aspect and the ethical aspect, so I thought this would be a nice home for me to work with sympathetic scholars who are all working in the same field.

Iroulo: What will you be working on during your stay at the WZB?

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