Doing IR differently: relational cosmologies around the world

This event will be in Zoom

To celebrate the publication of the latest Review of International Studies (RIS) special issue, we strongly recommend attending this webinar featuring many of the contributors. The event is brought to you by TIU Global Dialogue. It will be recorded and available to view after the event via this website.

Based on a forum in International Studies Perspectives and a special issue in RIS, this online panel addresses two challenges. First, what happens if we conceive of International Relations from a relational perspective by assuming relations as prior to the existence of entities. Second, it seeks to pluralise the sources of relational thinking in International Relations by showing how different cosmological traditions view relationality, suggesting the possibility of pluriversal International Relations. Each participant will be asked to speak to the challenges above when answering the following question: how are they doing International Relations differently?


  • Anahita Arian (University of Erfurt)
  • Navnita Behera (University of Delhi)
  • Milja Kurki (University of Aberystwyth)
  • Amaya Querejazu (University of Aberystwyth)
  • Jarrad Reddekop (Camosun College)
  • Arlene Tickner (University of Rosario)
  • Tamara Trownsell (Universidad San Francisco de Quito)
  • Chih-yu Shih (National Taiwan University)
  • Kosuke Shimizu (Ryukoku University)
  • Martin Weber (University of Queensland)


  • Christopher Lamont (Tokyo International University)
  • Giorgio Shani (International Christian University)

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