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Presentation at the University of Edinburgh

November 16, 2021

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.

Pan-European Conference on International Relations

September 21, 2021

PEC 2021From 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".

ISA 2021 conference

April 13, 2021

ISA 2021From 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...

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New research project "ConTrust: Trust in conflict - Political life under conditions of uncertainty"

April 2, 2021

ConTrustOn 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...

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Conference of the German Political Science Association's International Relations section

October 11, 2020

On 8 October 2020 I organized a panel on norms and practices in international politics at the triennial meeting of the German Political Science Association's International Relations section which due to the COVID-19 pandemic had to take place online. In my own presentation on the panel, I probed the implicit normative presuppositions of the so-called "Practice Turn" in IR and proposed to interpret Clausewitz’ theory of war as a non-liberal theory of practice.

Conference "Exemplarity: Performance, influence, and friction in political innovation"

March 3, 2020

GretaFrom 27 to 29 February 2020, Dorothy Noyes and I organized a conference on the power of examples and their various uses in global politics at the Mershon Center, Ohio State University. With colleagues from different disciplines we explored how examples are set, received, followed and contested in...

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Talk at Columbia University

September 9, 2019

SIWPSOn Wednesday, 11 September, I will give a lunchtime talk at Columbia University's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (12 – 2pm, SIPA building, room 1302). I will present a new paper that interprets Clausewitz's theory of war as a theory of practice and explores what practice theorists...

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