The instructors in the Political Science Department not only teach you potential ways to analyze world affairs, but they also motivate you to learn more, research more, and question more. Through a Research Opportunity Course, I had the rare opportunity to conduct primary research in Washington DC. I met with political affairs ministers and ambassadors from the Canadian and Mexican Embassies, policymakers from the US government, researchers from leading think tanks, professors, and a variety of other experts on my topic. The discussions I had in Washington provided a rich context for my research. — Sarah Yun, Winner of the Alexander Mackenzie Scholarship in Political Science

Sovereignty as Stigma: Opting Out of an Ever Closer Union

Thursday, March 22, 2012
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

The Department of Political Science Presents:

Sovereignty as Stigma: Opting Out of an Ever Closer Union

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Adler-Nissen, University of Copenhagen

Chair: Prof. Emanuel Adler, University of Toronto

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 108N – Seminar Room, North House
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place

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Dr Rebecca Adler-Nissen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies at McGill University in the spring of 2012. Her main interests are International Relations theory, sovereignty, diplomacy, European integration (especially the euro, economic cooperation and the common European asylum, migration and security policies). She directs a research project on European integration and postcolonialism (Routledge, 2012, forthcoming) and is editor of Bourdieu in International Relations: Rethinking Key Concepts (Routledge, 2012, forthcoming) and co-editor of Sovereignty Games: Instrumentalizing State Sovereignty in Europe and beyond (Palgrave, 2008). Moreover, she has published several articles on European integration, sovereignty and the transformation of diplomacy. She is former Head of Section in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2011) and has a diplome from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and has been Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute.

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