Call for Presenters Futures of International Order

6 February 2019

Call for Presenters 

Planned Seminar Series

There is a widespread fear that the modern, ‘liberal’, international order is in crisis. Faced with multiple global challenges, from climate change and economic governance to nuclear arms control and global people movements, existing institutions increasingly appear outmoded, inefficient, and at times, dysfunctional. Meanwhile, existing institutional arrangements are being challenged by a diverse array of actors, from great powers (such as Russia) and transnational insurgents to right-wing nationalists. This university-wide seminar series is designed to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on the possible futures of the modern international order. What challenges does it face, how will it evolve in the face of such challenges, what futures are desirable if it is to meet human and planetary needs?

Scholars are wrestling with these issues in a wide range of disciplines, from climate science and economics to history, philosophy, law, and political science. We invite scholars from any field currently working on issues relating to ‘futures of international order’ to present in this new seminar series.

It is envisaged that the seminars will run initially every fortnight through the Semesters 1 and 2 in 2019. 

Applications to present are open to postdocs and senior academics. Students are encouraged to attend. To express your interest please contact Dr Melinda Rankin at  by Friday 1 March 2019.

Associate Professor Jacinta O’Hagan
Associate Professor Sarah Percy
& Professor Chris Reus-Smit