Symposium on Geopolitics, Ireland, and the New World Order

Various Speakers

Arts Building Hall H, NUI Maynooth 10:00 :: 25th November 2011

Friday 25 November, Arts Building Hall H

10.00-11.30 The New World Order
• David Ryan and David Fitzgerald, Department of History, University College Cork, ‘The Obama Dilemma: The Landscape of US foreign Policy’
• Brendan Gleeson, Department of Geography/NIRSA, National University of Ireland-Maynooth, ‘The Urban Age: Paradox and prospect’
• Chandana Mathur, Department of Anthropology, National University of Ireland-Maynooth, ‘Reflections on the political economy of diasporic cultural processes in the Indian context’
• Mark Boyle and Rob Kitchin, Department of Geography/NIRSA, National University of Ireland-Maynooth, ‘Diaspora and development: New dialogues between North and South’
• Fabrizio Eva, Department of Geography, University of Venice-Treviso, ‘Geopolitical dynamics and the similarities among quasi-, failed-, non-, and recognized-states’

11.30-11.45 Coffee

11.45-12.45 Ireland in the New World Order
• Eileen Connolly, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, ‘New government, new direction? Irish Aid responds to the new international order’
• Alistair Fraser, Department of Geography, National University of Ireland-Maynooth, ‘“Nothing less than its eradication”? Ireland’s hunger task force and the production of hunger’
• Vincent Durac, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, ‘Ireland and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq: A Clash of Principle and Self-Interest?’

12.45-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Irish Geopolitics
• Luke Gibbons, Department of English, National University of Ireland-Maynooth, ‘The Wild West of European Finance: Myth, The Irish Crisis and Frontier Capitalism’
• Gerry Kearns, Department of Geography, National University of Ireland-Maynooth, ‘The geopolitics of church-state relations as revealed by the clerical child sex abuse scandal’
• Cathal McCall, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queens University Belfast, ‘Cross-border governance on the Island of Ireland: Developments and challenges’

14.30-15.45 Panel. Irish Geopolitics

17.30-19.00 Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia, ‘The distance of death: from Vietnam to Afghanistan-Pakistan,’ Arts Building, Lecture Theatre 2

19.30 Dinner for conference participants, Phoenix Restaurant, North Campus

Saturday 26 November, Rocque Room, Rhetoric House

10.00-11.15 Panel on ‘The distance of death’

11.15-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.15 New Works in Geopolitics
Brief presentations of:
• Mark Boyle, Metropolitan Anxieties: On the Meaning of the Irish Catholic Adventure in Scotland (Ashgate 2011)
• Padraig Carmody, The New Scramble for Africa (Polity, 2011)
• Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge, Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life (MIT Press, 2011)
• David Nally, Human Encumbrances: Political Violence and the Great Irish Famine (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011)

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.30 New Spaces?
• Philippe Pelletier, L'Institut d'Études Politiques, University of Lyon II, ‘Reclusian geography, space and horizontality versus time’
• Drew Foxall, Department of Geography, Queens University Belfast, ‘Stavropol territory: A part of or apart from Russia?’
• Andy Storey, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, ‘Accumulation by dispossession in Ireland today: Corrib gas and a new enclosure movement’

14.30-15.30 New Geographies?
• Alun Jones, School of Geography, Planning, and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, and Julian Clark, School of Geogaphy, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, ‘Practicing Geographical Uniqueness: The Geopolitics of Prenegotiation and Icelandic Accession to the European Union’
• Clionadh Raleigh, Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin, ‘Militias and the Geographies of Political Violence Across Africa’
• Slava Mikhaylov, Department of Political Science, University College London, and Pádraig Carmody, Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, ‘An Andrex superpower: Soft, strong, and very long? Chinese economic engagements and African voting patterns in the United Nations’

15.30-15.45 Tea

15.45-16.45 New Politics?
• Frederico Feretti, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités, Equipe EHGO, Paris, ‘Anarchy and Geopolitics’
• Julien Mercille, School of Geography, Planning, and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, ‘US foreign policy and the Afghan drug trade’
• David Nally, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, ‘Against food security’

16.45 Disperse

This event is part of the celebrations for the fortieth anniversary of the Department of Geography, NUIM.
http://geography.nuim.ie/studygeography/anniversary/events
Registration essential Prof. Gerry Kearns gerrykearns0104@gmail.com

All Welcome/Registration essential

 
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