The University of Toronto is the leading Canadian university in the field of political science and has an internationally renowned faculty, so choosing to study there was a no-brainer. My experience as an undergraduate student in political science was amazing. I learned to develop my arguments and express them in a coherent and well-reasoned manner — an essential skill for anyone planning to pursue a career in fields related to politics. — Abouzar Nasirzadeh, Winner of the Jules and Elaine James Scholarship and the Suzanne and Edwin Goodman Prize. Completed an MA in international relations at the London School of Economics. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science here at the University of Toronto.

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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