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UPDATE: Critical Relations between International Relations and Islam (8th Pan-European Conference on IR)

Theme: One International Relations or Many? Multiple Worlds, Multiple Crises
Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 September 2013
Warsaw, Poland
Organised by the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations and EISA in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw and the Polish Association for International Studies.

Critical Relations between International Relations and Islam
Section Chair: Nassef Manabilang Adiong

Summary of the modified program:

Addendum:

Dr. Turan Kayaoglu withdrew his participation. Thus, Mr. Adiong has to fill in panel FB06-5 so it won’t be collapsed. For a panel to be included in the program it must have at least 3 paper presenters. Assoc.

Dr. Rolin G. Mainuddin will be the new discussant for panel TB06-1.

Dr. Jan Wilkens is the new discussant for panel FD06-6.

Dr. Fikret Birdişli and Dr. Seyedhossein Zarhani are the new chair and discussant for panel TC06-3, respectively.

Session
FB06-5: IR and Islam: Muslim Political Thought, International Society, and GCC

Time: Friday, 20/Sep/2013: 11:15am – 1:00pm
Chair: Maria do Céu de Pinho Ferreira Pinto, University of Minho
Discussant: Katerina Dalacoura, London School of Economics
Presentations
Islamist Norm Entrepreneurs in International Society: Why, How and When do Religious Norms Diffuse in Liberal International Organizations?
Gregorio Bettiza1Filippo Dionigi2
1European University Institute (EUI); 2London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Regional integration and crises on the Persian Gulf Sub-region. Casus of Gulf Cooperation Council
Wojciech Jerzy Grabowski
Gdansk University, Poland

The United Nations in Muslim Political Thought and Discourse
Turan Kayaoglu
University of Washington, United States of America
Session
FD06-6: IR and Islam: Arab Spring, Democracy, and Islamist Conceptions of Political Life

Time: Friday, 20/Sep/2013: 4:15pm – 6:00pm
Chair: Rolin G. Mainuddin, North Carolina Central University
Discussant: Maurits Berger, Leiden University
Presentations
Modernity, Secularism and ‘Islamic’ Conceptions of Democracy: The Case of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
Katerina Dalacoura
London School of Economics, United Kingdom

The Islamist discourse under scrutiny in the aftermath of the Arab Spring: an analysis of key Islamist conceptions of political life
Maria do Céu Pinto
University of Minho, Portugal

“Foreign Policy Dynamics of Regime Change from the Arab Spring: Is There An Islamist Threat?”
Rolin G. Mainuddin
North Carolina Central University, United States of America
Session
SA06-7: IR and Islam: Turkey’s Political Islam and Foreign Policy

Time: Saturday, 21/Sep/2013: 9:00am – 10:45am
Chair: Gül Ceylan Tok, Kocaeli University
Discussant: Can Zeyrek, University of Marburg
Presentations
Approaches to Political Islam in Turkey: A Gramscian Challenge
Gorkem Altinors
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Political Islam as elite Ideology in Turkish Foreign Policy-Making?
Zenon Tziarras
University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Turkey’s Political Islam and the West
Galip Dalay
SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research, Turkey

Turkey’s Recent Foreign Policy and Davutoğlu’s Role as an Islamic Intellectual
Istar Gozaydin
Dogus University, Istanbul, Turkey
Session
SB06-8: IR and Islam: Politics of Gender, Collective Identity, Neo-Patrimonialism, and Desecuritization

Time: Saturday, 21/Sep/2013: 11:15am – 1:00pm
Chair: Gorkem Altinors, University of Nottingham
Discussant: Istar Gozaydin, Dogus University, Istanbul
Presentations
From Threat Perception to the Model Collaboration: Desecuritisation of the Relationship Between Turkey and Other Islamic Countries
Fikret Birdişli1, Ahmet Karadag2
1Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Turkey; 2Inonu University, Turkey

Gender Ideology of Turkey’s AKP: ‘the Good and Bad Daughters’ in Perspective
Gül Ceylan Tok
Kocaeli University, Turkey

The Patriarch’s Guidance to Europe? – The ‘Post-Political’ Rise of Islamic Collective Identity in Turkey & Gradual Manifestation of Modern Neo-Patrimonialism at the Governance Level
Can Zeyrek
University of Marburg, Germany
Session
TB06-1: IR and Islam: Geopolitics of Iran and Iraq, Israeli-Iranian Nuclear Problem, and Velayate-e Faqih

Time: Thursday, 19/Sep/2013: 11:15am – 1:00pm
Chair: Naveed Sheikh, Keele University
Discussant: Turan Kayaoglu, University of Washington
Presentations
Geography, Shi‘ism, and Islam in the Geopolitics and International Relations of Iran and Iraq: Frameworks and Layers of Understandings
Raffaele Mauriello
Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy

A Constructivist study on the Israeli-Iranian Nuclear Problem
Seyedhossein Zarhani
Heidelberg Uiversity, Germany

velayate-e faqih and the nuclear issue
Rania Mohamed Taher Abdul-Wahab
Ain Shams University, Egypt
Session
TC06-3: IR and Islam: Theoretical Notions, Conceptual Approaches, and Paradigms

Time: Thursday, 19/Sep/2013: 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Chair: Maurits Berger, Leiden University
Discussant: Mohammed Ayoob, Michigan State University
Presentations
“Islam” and the problem of meta-narratives in IR – A critical perspective on research beyond the West
Jan Wilkens
University of Hamburg, Germany

The Minaret vs. the Ivory Tower: Re-Reading Western IR Theory Through an Islamic Episteme
Naveed Sheikh
Editor-in-Chief, Politics, Religion & Ideology (Routledge), Keele University, United Kingdom

“The parting of the ways”: a Qutbian approach to International Relations
Carimo Mohomed
New University of Lisbon – Portugal, Portugal

CAM Analysis of Nation-State in IR and Islam
Nassef Manabilang Adiong
IR-IS Research Cohort
Session
TD06-4: IR and Islam: Depiction of Prophet Muhammad, Problem of Cultural Incommensurability, and Muslim Countries Relations with France and UK

Time: Thursday, 19/Sep/2013: 4:15pm – 6:00pm
Chair: Stefan Borg, Swedish Institute for International Affairs
Discussant: Raffaele Mauriello, Sapienza, University of Rome
Presentations
Depiction of Prophet Muhammad And The right to freedom of expression.
Mahmoud Hegazy Bassal
Faculty of Law , Helwan University,Egypt

Human Rights, the Arab Revolutions and the Problem of Cultural Incommensurability
Stefan Borg
Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Sweden

Muslims and Foreign Policy in France and Great-Britain
Imène Ajala
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP)Geneva, Switzerland

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