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Global Political Thought

The Global Political Thought research group convenes approximately once a month. The disciplinary home of the research group is the intersection of International Relations and Political Theory broadly conceived, and we discuss and read theoretical as well as empirical work.

If you want to be on the mailing list of the GPT-group, please contact Ted Svensson.

E-mail: ted [dot] svensson [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (ted[dot]svensson[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)

Schedule, Autumn 2022

28 October, 13.15-14.30 (Ed367)
Richard Georgi (University of Gothenburg), Peace that Antagonises: Reading Colombia’s Peace Process as Hegemonic Crisis.

24-25 November 
Research retreat together with the Peace and Conflict research group.

15 December, 13.15-14.30 (Ed367)

At this seminar two papers presenting takes on international identity politics are presented, followed by a joint discussion on themes emerging from the papers. First Karl Gustavsson (Stockholm University) will present his and Maria Malksoo´s (Copenhagen university) paper ‘Memory politics as the continuation of deterrence by other means: Evidence from Russia and China’. This will be followed by a presentation by Lisa Strömbom of her and Alexei Tsinovoi’s (Aarhus University) paper on ‘Twitter Responses to International (Mis-)Recognition: The US Embassy Move and the Abraham Accords’.

Global Political Thought research group: ‘Perspectives on international identity politics’ | Svetnet (

Schedule, Spring 2022

17 March, 13-14.30 (Ed367)
Jonathan Luke Austin (Copenhagen University), Seeing All Evil: The Global Cruelty of Digital Visibility.

5 April, 13-14.30 (Ed222B)
Akos Kopper (visiting researcher, Lund University), Is Chess a Fitting or Misleading Metaphor for International Relations?

28 April, 13-14.30 (Ed367)
Isabel Bramsen (Lund University), The Micro-Sociology of Diplomacy.