Organised by our International Political Economy Working Group (IPEG), this event will focus on how we conduct IPE-oriented research during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This roundtable event draws together a panel of both established and early-career scholars who will reflect on some of the current challenges facing researchers. Some of the issues to be covered by the panel include: how to develop 'pandemic proof' approaches in field research; strategies for staying research active; the pros and cons of pivoting your research agenda to engage with global health issues; research ethics (including working ethically with partner organisations and institutions); and other issues. The event will involve some practical tips on conducting research, maintaining research activity and professional development, as well as broader questions relating to what it means to do IPE research during a pandemic, and the longer term impact of the pandemic on IPE research in the UK.
We have assembled an exciting panel of scholars:
Sophie Harman is Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London where she teaches and conducts research into Global Health Politics, Africa and International Relations, gender and feminism, and Visual Politics.
Natalya Naqvi is an assistant professor in international political economy at the London School of Economics. Her research interests are in the areas of international and comparative political economy, with a focus on finance and development.
Keston K. Perry is a lecturer in economics and political economist at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His work centres on the political economy of development, finance, climate policy and justice and industrial policy in resource wealthy countries.
Lena Rethel is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick and Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation. Her research interests include finance and development and the emergence and governance of Islamic economies.
The event will be chaired by Juanita Elias Professor in International Political Economy at the University of Warwick.
Registration will close two hours before the event start time.