On 15 November 2021, Christopher Daase (Goethe University Frankfurt) and I presented our paper on "The normativity of precedent and the use of force in international politics" at the weekly online seminar of the International Relations Research Group at the University of Edinburgh. We had an intense discussion and received plenty of helpful feedback on our joint research project.
From 13 to 17 September 2021, I participated in the Pan-European Conference on International Relations which this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic took place online. I presented a paper on Clausewitz's theory of war and served as discussant on the panel "Practices of war and peace".
At the European Workshops in International Studies, which took place online from 30 June to 2 July 2021, I participated in a workshop on "Prudence in world politics" that was convened by J. Samuel Barkin (University of Massachusetts) and Stefano Guzzini (Uppsala University). My paper on "Prudence as situational know-how" explored what Clausewitz's theory of war can tell us about prudent action in war and diplomacy.
From 6 to 9 April 2021, I participated in the annual meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA). The conference was originally to be held in Las Vegas but due to the COVID-19 pandemic instead took place online. I spoke at two events: at a roundtable titled "Thinking with exemplarity: A bridge across the global-local divide" that I co-organized with Dorothy Noyes from Ohio State University, we brought together a number of colleagues to continue the conversation about the power of examples in global politics we begun last year at our conference at the Mershon Center at Ohio State University. In addition, I participated in a roundtable on "Perspectives on agency in Global Governance". Drawing on my previous work on political agency, I talked about how a more elaborate conception of agency can enrich our thinking about Global Governance.
On 1 April 2021 a group of 23 researchers from Goethe University Frankfurt, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and other institutions has begun working on a research project with the title "ConTrust: Trust in conflict - Political life under conditions of uncertainty". Its aim will be to explore the dynamics of trust and conflict from various interdisciplinary perspectives. I will contribute to this four-year endeavor, which is funded by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts, as co-PI and scientific coordinator. More information on the project can be found on this homepage.