The Judeo-Christian Legacy and/in International Relations

The Judeo-Christian Legacy and/in International Relations

International Relations as a field of study seeks to understand how the people of the world interact so as to prevent or decrease conflict, yet this discipline arises out of a particular socio-cultural context imbued in the Judeo-Christian tradition. As such, this panel explores how these roots affect our ability to understand “Others” and our relations to them and offers lessons from alternate worldviews.

This event is aimed at professionals from International Relations, members of the International Studies Student Organization, Departments of International Studies and Communication, students from Flacso Ecuador, officials of the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador and embassies, as well as all interested in social studies.


Tamara Trownsell Ph.D: "Conceiving of (international/cosmological) relations while privileging separation: Implications".
Professor and Department Chair of International Relations at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. In her work, she seeks to expand what is imaginable for how we understand relations around the globe among various beings by exploring different ways of conceptualizing and engaging with existence. 

Giorgio Shani Ph. D: "Religion and Security: An Introduction".
Director of Rotary Peace Center and Chair of the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan.  His primary research interests focus on religion, human security and ‘post-western’ International Relations theory with reference to the Asia-Pacific.  He is author of Sikh Nationalism and Identity in a Global Age (Routledge 2007) and Religion, Identity and Human Security (Routledge 2014). He served as Chair of the Global Development Section of the International Studies Association from 2010 to 2011 and is currently President of the International Studies Association Asia-Pacific Region.
Navnita Chadha Behera Ph.D: "Dharma: An alternative Worldview". 
Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. She is also Honorary Director of Institute for Research on India and International Studies and the Vice-President-Elect of the International Studies Association (2019-2020).  Her research interests include International Relations Theory, Knowledge Systems and the Global South and International Politics of South Asia.

Fecha: miércoles 18 de julio de 2018.
Lugar: Teatro Calderón de la Barca – USFQ.
Hora: 16H00.
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