Emerging Powers Programme Launch

Department of Politics and IR, University of Westminster.

The event is open to staff and students at the University as well as members of public (RSVP by emailing your full name and affiliation to [email protected] by 25 November 2013; members of University of Westminster should also RSVP.)

Venue: Board Room

Registration and Lunch: 1.30-2pm
Welcome: 2-2.15pm

Panel One - The (Re)Emergence of Non-Western Powers: 2.15-3.45pm

Professor Chris Hughes, LSE, ‘Viewing China as an Emerging Power: The Uses and Abuses of Historical Analogies’
Professor Roland Dannreuther, Westminster, 'The "Russian idea" and Russia's Re-emergence as a a Great Power?'
Dr Dibyesh Anand, Westminster, ‘India as an emerging power: Which India are we talking about?’

Tea break: 3.45-4.15pm

Panel Two - Politics of Authority, Politics of Protests in the Middle East: 4.15-5.45pm

Dr Farhang Morady, Westminster, ‘Radicalism, Moderation and Resistance: The current state of Islamic Republic in Iran’
Dr Jamie Allinson, Westminster, ‘Ranciere in Cairo: How Democratic Transition gets the Arab Revolutions wrong’
Kerem Nisancioglu, Sussex, ‘Turkey's Protest Movement: Myths, Realities and Possibilities’

Venue: Fyvie Hall

Plenary Lecture: 6-7.15pm

Professor Ray Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews, ‘Failed Regional Hegemons: The Case of the Middle East’s Regional Powers’

Organiser contact details: Dibyesh Anand, [email protected]

Speaker biographies

Jamie Allinson is lecturer in International Relations at the University of Westminster. He gained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh and then worked at the British Institute in Amman. His research interests cover the intersection of IR and political theory, historical sociology and the politics of the Middle East.

Dibyesh Anand is the Head of the Department and a Reader in International Relations in the Department of Politics and IR at University of Westminster. His research areas include majority-minority relations in China and India, Tibet issue, and China-India relations. He is the author of ‘Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination’, ‘Tibet: A Victim of Geopolitics’, ‘Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear’ and several articles and papers on security, identity, and Asian politics. He is currently working on a project on China-India border dispute and Chinese Public Diplomacy around Tibet.

Roland Dannreuther is Professor of International Relations at the University of Westminster and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. His research revolves around the area of security studies and international relations with a regional focus on Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. He also has an interest in the engagement of historical sociology in International Relations. His current research is on energy security and international energy politics, with a particular focus on China’s international energy strategy and the future dynamics of international energy strategy. He is recipient of major grants including from EU Commission and ESRC. His recent publications include in Europe-Asia Studies, International Affairs, European Journal of International Relations and books including China, Oil and Global Politics (co-authored with Philio Andrews-Speed), Russia and Islam: State, Society and Radicalism (co-authored with Luke March), and International Security: The Contemporary Agenda

Raymond Hinnebusch is Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, co-founder of the Institute for the study of the Middle East, Central Asian and the Caucasus and Director of the Centre for Syrian Studies. He is the author of The International Relations of the Middle East, Manchester University Press, 2003; The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, edited with A. Ehteshami, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Press, 2001; Syria, Revolution from Above, Routledge, 2000; The Syrian-Iranian Alliance: Middle Powers in a Penetrated Regional System, with Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Routledge, 1997; Syria and the Middle East Peace Process, with Alasdair Drysdale, Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1991, Egyptian Politics under Sadat (Cambridge 1985); Authoritarian Power and State Formation in Ba`thist Syria: Army, Party  and Peasant, Westview Press, 1990; Peasant and Bureaucracy in Ba`thist Syria: The Political Economy of Rural Development, Westview Press, 1989; Sovereignty after Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia, co-edited with Sally Cummings, Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Christopher R Hughes is Professor International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He served as Director of the Asia Research Centre at the LSE from 2002 to 2005 and is currently Head of the International Relations Department. He teaches courses in the International Politics of the Asia Pacific, Chinese Foreign and Security Policy, and Foreign Policy Analysis. His publications include Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism (Routledge 1997), China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward (edited with Gudrun Wacker, Routledge 2003), Chinese Nationalism in the Global Era (Routledge 2006) and numerous journal articles on Chinese foreign policy and international relations theory, China’s role in Southeast Asia, Chinese nationalism, the interface between politics and technological development and China-Taiwan relations.

Farhang Morady is a Senior Lecturer in Globalisation and Development in the Department. He researches in the field of international political economy, the US/Iranian conflict, and state and development in post-revolutionary Iran. His latest publications include on Iranian contested elections, Iranian geopolitics in journals including Capital and Class and Journal of the Indian Ocean Region.

Kerem Nisancioglu is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the University of Sussex and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster. His research focuses on Ottoman history and its influence on contemporary Turkish politics.