11th AGS International Graduate Student Conference: Schedule

The Complexity of Religion in International Relations: Theoretical, Legal, and Geopolitical Perspectives

Tentative Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday, April 21st: Panels

9:30-10:00 am

Registration and light breakfast

10:00 am-
12:00 pm

Panel 1: Religious Influence on Inter- and Intrastate Relations
Moderator: Joseph Beaudreau

"Religious Identity as the Basis for a Conflict Over Territory and Nationality
in Ireland and Northern Ireland"
Emily Davison, American Graduate School in Paris, Paris, France

"In the Name of Buddha:
Examining 16th Century Sino-Mongolian Relations Through a Frontier Perspective"
Xiaobai Hu, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

"Georgian Muslims: A Disputer Identity"
Jessica Preston, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

12:00-1:30 pm

Lunch (in-house)

3:30 pm

Panel 2: The Interaction Between Religion and Identity
Moderator: Patrick Clairzier

"Religion and Language"
Nourhan Kaseem, Justis Leibig Universität Giessen, Germany

"Transformation from Conflict to Cooperative Coexistence:
The Role Islamic Perspective on Identity in International Relations"
Yasmine Zein Al-Abedine from Future University in Egypt

"Radicalizing Religious Identity in the Age of Neoliberal Interantionalism"
Solomon Otubo, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey

6:00 pm

Panel 3: Religion in the Name of Terror, or Terror in the Name of Religion
Moderator: Ambassador Michael Einik

"Is the Islamic State Islamic or Not?"
Tore Hamming, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

"The Good vs. Evil? The War on Terror and ISIS"
Ljupcho Stojkovski, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

"Islamic State's Qutbis Statehood Theory:
A Systemic Threat to the Concept of Sovereignty as an English School's Primary Institution"
F. Saverio Angio, Universidad Nacional de Educaciòn a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

"Isis and Nation-building"
Emirjona Cake, American Graduate School in Paris, Paris, France

6:00 pm

Social Event
Paris tour and drinks

Day 2 - Friday, April 22nd: Workshops and Keynote Panel

10:00-10:30 am

Registration and light breakfast

10:30 am-
12:00 pm

Workshop: "Unite4Heritage: Social Media Narrative"
Led by Tim Francis and Ala Elfellah, UNESCO

12:00-1:00 pm


2:30 pm

Film Screening and Discussion: The God Delusion, a film by Richard Dawkins
Discussion led by Prof. Joav Toker

5:00 pm

Keynote Panel

Moderator: Ambassador Michael Einik

Keynote panelists:

Ambassador Graeme C. Clark, Minister, Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in France

Dr. Christophe Grannec, Specialist of Religious Sciences, statutory member of the GSRL-CNRS

Dr. Manlio Graziano, American Graduate School in Paris and La Sorbonne, Paris, France

Dr. Sabrina Pastorelli, Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités, La Sorbonne - CNRS

See panelist bios

5:00 pm


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