Upcoming KFG Events

Mar 02, 2016

KFG Events

KFG Events

The KFG holds a number of events in the upcoming spring and summer. Please find an overview in the following section.

KFG Reception & Book Launch at ISA Annual Convention in Atlanta

March 16, 2016

The International Studies Association (ISA) is the world's leading network for scientists in the International Relations field. It unites over 6,500 members worldwide. ISA’s Annual Convention is the main event to meet most of these members. This year the convention, which takes place for the 57th time and routinely draws over 6,000 visitors, will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on 16-19 March 2016. Scholars, practitioners, and students of international affairs will be making their way to Atlanta to discuss and exchange ideas in hundreds of panels and symposia under the headline “Exploring Peace.“

The KFG-Reception will take place on Wednesday evening, 16 March, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Hilton Atlanta. We are glad to launch the recently published Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, edited by KFG-directors Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel and Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse.

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Date: March 16, 2016, 7:30 PM

Location: Hilton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta


Conference “Comparative Regionalism: State of the Art and the Road Ahead”

April 6-8, 2016

The second stop of the roadshow of the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, edited by Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse, takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The KFG, Freie Universität Berlin, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro jointly organize a two-day workshop on “Comparative Regionalism: State of the Art and the Road Ahead.” The workshop involves four panels and two roundtable discussions with scholars from across the world on selected chapters from the new handbook.

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Date: April 6 - April 8, 2016

Location: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro


Conference “From Empires to Empire? European Integration in Global Context, 1950s to 1990s"

April 7-8, 2016

KFG Senior Fellows Wolfram Kaiser and Kiran Patel are organizing an international conference that explores continuities in European Empire traditions in the internal operations and external relations of the present-day European Union in historical perspective focusing on the period up to the early 1990s. It will, inter alia, address the EU’s global promotion of regional integration.

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Date: April 7, 2016, 09:00 AM - April 8, 2016

Location: Freie Universität Berlin


Conference “Energy Issues from the Comparative Regionalism Perspective”

April 27-29, 2016

The emphasis of this workshop will be on formal regional organizations that either focus almost exclusively on energy or deal with at least some aspects of energy albeit are not solely energy-oriented, such as the Southern African Development Community which has an energy component among many others. Over time, the research will be extended to include informal regionalism and regionalization. The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism will be a starting point for scholars to think about theoretical and empirical research. Some might decide to use concepts and theories developed in the Handbook while others may critique these and use others. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be considered.

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Date: April 27, 2016, 09:00 AM - April 29, 2016

Location: Freie Universität Berlin


Conference "National, European, and International Challenges of Refugee Flows"

May 6-7, 2016

Conference initiated by Arthur Benz, Thomas Risse, and Rainer Schmalz-Bruns.

The current debate depicts refugee flows as a form of crisis, situated either in countries of origin or of destination. As refugee flows inflict profound shifts on systems of political order, political scientists are prompted to get involved with the topic and its long-term implications on the national, European, and international level.

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Date: May 6, 2016, 09:00 AM - May 7, 2016

Location: Freie Universität Berlin


Roundtable at “The Long Night of Science”

June 11, 2016

Each year Freie Universität Berlin participates in this open house event with an extensive program of events hosted by numerous departments, institutes, research groups, and other institutions.

In 2016, the KFG participates with a roundtable on „Europa am Scheideweg: Mehr Integration oder Spaltung?“ (Europe at the Crossroads: More Integration or Schism?) (German only).

Participants of the roundtable are Julia Langbein, Thomas Risse, Jürgen Gerhards, Eckart Stratenschulte, and Tanja A. Börzel.

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Date: June 11, 2016, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Location: Freie Universität Berlin