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International Pan-European Congress on International Relations

International Pan-European Congress on International Relations

8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Date and place: 

18–21 September 2013, University of Warsaw


One International Relations or Many? Multiple Worlds, Multiple Crises


The Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, in cooperation with the Polish Association for International Studies and the European International Studies Association (EISA)


Around 1000 researchers from Europe, Asia and North America. It is the first Conference in Poland in the field of social sciences. The fact that the Institute of International Relations was honoured with the task of organizing the event is an affirmation of the Institute’s international position. The participants will include a group of over 30 researchers from the IIR UW (participants from the IIR)


– Opening lecture Polycentric World and International Security held by an eminent expert in international affairs and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Professor Adam D. Rotfeld.

– The Conference will include 46 thematic groups, each consisting of 5 to 10 panels (list of the thematic groups).

– 4 thematic groups were prepared by researchers from the IIR (list).

– The Conference will include 8 semi-plenary sessions (list).

– Current Programme of the Conference (the Programme is systematically updated at


– Rector of the University of Warsaw – prof. dr hab. Marcin Pałys;

– Minister of Foreign Affairs – Radosław Sikorski,

– Minister of Science and Higher Education – Barbara Kudrycka;

– Minister of Culture and National Heritage – Bogdan Zdrojewski;

– Representation of the European Commission in Poland;

– Universitatis Varsoviensis Foundation

– Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz – Waltz

– Students Union of The University of Warsaw

Media Patronage

Telewizja Polska (Polish Television)

Polskie Radio (Polish Radio)





The Organizing Committee

1. Prof. dr hab. Marcin Pałys, Rector of the University of Warsaw

2. Prof. dr hab. Alojzy Z. Nowak, Vice-Rector of the University of Warsaw for Research and Liaison

3. Prof. dr hab. Janusz Adamowski, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw

4. Prof. dr hab. Edward Haliżak – Director of the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw

5. Dr Jakub Zajączkowski – Vice-Director for Academic Research and International Cooperation at the Institute of International Relations

6. Dr Łukasz Gołota – liaison with sponsors

6. Mgr Anita Budziszewska – Administrative and Organizational Coordinator


More Information at:

Sections (topics)

The conference will consist of almost 50 sections on a wide range of topics; each section will comprise of either 5 or 10 panels. The sections are:

•Asian International Studies in Multiple Worlds

•Crises: The Post-Soviet Area

•Crises – Whose Crises? Autocratic Regimes and the (re-)construction of the ‘World in Crisis’

•Crisis for Whom? Crisis of What? Crisis in Where? Ideas, Narrations and Discourses of “Crises”, “Pre-Crises”, and “Post-Crises”

•Critical Military Studies

•Critical Relations of International Relations and Islam

•Culture(s) in International Relations: Cultural Turn and Cultural Trap

•Democratizing World Society: Post-national Perspectives and Opposing Views

•Diplomatic Practice in a Crisis World

•English School

•European Foreign Policy

•EU as an International Security Provider: Theoretical, Empirical and Methodological Perspectives on actors, processes, outcomes, and impact

•EU External Action: Intersections with IR

•EU’s International Role in Times of Crisis

•EU’s Partnerships: Looking Backwards and Forward to Think Again

•European Studies After the Crisis: On the Outside Looking In

•Feminist Global Political Economy

•Global Affairs: Challenges to European Foreign Policy

•Global Biopolitics: History, Theory, Cases

•International Mass Media in (about) Crisis

•International Organizations in Times of Crisis

•Harnessing Globalization

•Historical International Relations

•Inequalities and Global Institutional Order

•International Futures

•Political Parties and Foreign Policy

•Precarity and the International

•Regional Integration and Crises – Regional Integration in Crisis? The Impact of Crises on Regional Integration in and outside of Europe

•Research Frontiers in the Study of International Governance

•Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses

•Revisiting the European Security Strategy (ESS): Ten Years After

•Securitisation and Politicisation: Invocations of Crisis and Emergency

•Securitization Theory: A New Framework for Analysis

•Security Studies – Bridging Conflict Studies: How Civil and International Conflict Affect and Inform Each Other

•Science and Technology Studies (STS) meets International Relations (IR)

•Starting Spaces: Conceptual and Empirical challenges to International Relations

•State Identity Policies in Post-Crisis Period: Theories and Cases

•Studying World Heterogeneity as a Source of Multiple Crises and Multiple Approaches for IR

•The Arctic of Regions or Globalization – Arctic’s International Relations

•The Financial Crisis and the Eurozone: International Political Economy in Question

•The Politics of Foreign Aid

•Understanding Cooperation in Peace Processes: Diversity of Actors, Unity of Action?

•Understanding the Euro Crisis

•Understanding the Multiple Crisis – Contributions from Global Political Ecology

•Supporting Professional Development of IR Scholars

•Cooperating Associations

Due to the fact that at that time in Warsaw there wil be more than 1,000 academics from all around the world participating in the Congress, one evening will be devoted to the promotion of the Polish culture. On the 20th of September (Friday) there will be a blues-jazz concert which will bring together some of the best musicians from Poland. It will take place at the final gala, under the open sky at the gardens of the Warsaw University Library. The organization of concert will be an excellent opportunity to:
– Familiarize the participants from around the world with the Polish mainstream jazz and blues;
– Build the cultural image of the Polish capital;
– Provide a base social integration for all the academics taking part in the conference.

The performing bands include: Old Timers, Kasa Chorych, J.J. Band. The Concert has been financed by the National Center for Culture (Narodowe Centrum Kultury) in the framework of  the Program: Culture  – Intervention (Kultura – Interwencje)



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