Internationalizing International Relations Theory

The panel is going to explore the trend towards an ‘internationalization of IR Theory’. Speakers are Waleed Hazbun, Jonas Gejl Pedersen and Tonny Brems Knudsen. The event is chaired by Morten Valbjørn.

14.05.2018 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

Dato tor 17 maj
Tid 14:15 16:00
Sted Department of Political Science, Aud 1, building 1330

While International Relations Theory (IR) was once depicted as an ‘American Social Science’, in recent years there has been a growing interest in making IR a truly international discipline. This has been reflected not only in stronger attention to the diversity of international relations, but also in an interest in whether IR (as an academic field) is different in different places. The panel is going to explore this trend towards an ‘internationalization of IR Theory’.


  • Waleed Hazbun (American University of Beirut): Towards a 'Beirut School' of Critical Security Studies
  • Jonas Gejl Pedersen (Department of Political Science, Aarhus University) Going to Russia, Outside-In/Inside-out
  • Tonny Brems Knudsen (Department of Political Science, Aarhus University): Third World Perspectives on Humanitarian Intervention: ‘Subaltern Realism’ in a changing world order.

The event is chaired by Morten Valbjørn (Department of Political Science, Aarhus University).

The event is co-organized by the student association International Politik-Nu and the IR Section at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.