TSPMI.VU.LT - naujienos http://www.tspmi.vu.lt/ Public Lecture by Indian Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. Akbar "India: Pivotal Power of Asia" Fri, 19 May 2017 10:37:37 +0300 http://www.tspmi.vu.lt/en/news/institute-news/public-lecture-by-indian-minister-of-state-for-external-affairs-m-j-akbar-india-pivotal-power-of-asia-1231 On 25th of May (Thursday) Indian politician who is the Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed “M. J.” Akbar will be visiting IIRPS VU and will give a talk on topic “India: Pivotal Power of Asia”. Event will take place at 4:50 p.m., room 304. Lecture will be followed by the discussion. Moderator: assoc. prof. Konstantinas Andrijauskas. 

During his lecture Mr. Akbar will give some thoughts about the growth of India and its position in South Asia. He will also ask to give a talk about India‘s relations with other Asian regions and actors, especially with Eastern part of Asia and China.

M. J. Akbar - Indian politician who is the Minister of Stat for External Affairs since 2016. He is a former journalist, author of a few books and also a former member of Indian Parliament. Read more about the guest here.

Public lecture by Jörg Wiegratz: „Power and morals: capitalism, economic fraud and social harm in Africa and beyond“. Mon, 22 May 2017 10:05:00 +0300 http://www.tspmi.vu.lt/en/news/institute-news/public-lecture-by-jorg-wiegratz-power-and-morals-capitalism-economic-fraud-and-social-harm-in-africa-and-beyond-1232 On the occasion of International Africa Days, dr. Jor Wiegratz will give a lecture „Power and morals: capitalism, economic fraud and social harm in Africa and beyond“. Event will take place on 26th of May (Friday), at 3:00 p.m. in room 304.  Jörg Wiegratz is Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development at the University of Leeds. He researches the political economy and moral economy of neoliberalism in Africa and elsewhere. In the seminar, he will argue that capitalism is a moral order and moral economy, i.e. has a moral grammar. Capitalism’s moral order, together with its political-economic order, has over the last centuries produced vast social harms in numerous places, from large-scale colonial slavery, imperial wars, and workplace injuries and deaths, to climate change effects. J.Wiegratz will focus on one particularly relevant case: the massive and increasing levels of economic fraud in many countries across the world, including in sub-Saharan Africa.

In the past Jorg Wiegratz has researched global value chains and industrial development, predominantly w...]]> Research seminar “Methodological Developments in Comparative Politics and the Dilemmas They Pose” by Harvard professor Peter A. Hall Wed, 10 May 2017 15:46:00 +0300 http://www.tspmi.vu.lt/en/news/institute-news/research-seminar-methodological-developments-in-comparative-politics-and-the-dilemmas-they-pose-by-harvard-professor-peter-a-hall-1222 IIRPS VU invites to the public research seminar by outstanding political economist and one of the most well-known institutionalists Peter A. Hall on topic “Methodological Developments in Comparative Politics and the Dilemmas They Pose”.

Event will take place on 22rd of May, 16:45 pm (room 402) in english.

In this seminar following questions will be discussed: how our modalities of comparative research are changing (including more use of experiments, big data and RCTs) and what that offers and what problems it poses for our capacities to do comparative inquiry in the social sciences? This seminar is targeted at young researchers to provide them with an opportunity to discuss particular methodological issues with the leading US scholar as Peter A. Hall who has written extensively on the methodology of social sciences. 

Our guest is editor of a number of books such as “Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health” (with Michèle Lamont), “Changing France: The Politics t...]]> Public lecture by Peter A. Hall "The Roots of the New Populism and its Implications for Democratic Politics” Wed, 10 May 2017 15:42:00 +0300 http://www.tspmi.vu.lt/en/news/institute-news/public-lecture-by-peter-a-hall-the-roots-of-the-new-populism-and-its-implications-for-democratic-politics-1221 IIRPS VU invites to the public lecture "The Roots of the New Populism and its Implications for Democratic Politics” by Harvard university professor, outstanding political economist and one of the most well-known institutionalists Peter A. Hall. Lecture will take place on 23rd of May, 11:30 pm (room 402) in english.

This lecture will focus on currently observed rise in the popularity of populists in many countries with old democratic traditions. Events such as US presidential elections, Brexit referendums, also elections in Netherlands and France as well as parliamentary elections in Germany scheduled for the Autumn will be discusses on the basis of Peter A. Hall's recent book “The Politics of Representation in the Global Age: Identification, Mobilization, and Adjudication” linking recent trends to the concepts of social resilience and successful societies.

Peter A. Hall is Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard and CES Resident Faculty and Co-Directo...]]> Research grants for young researchers Thu, 11 May 2017 09:18:00 +0300 http://www.tspmi.vu.lt/en/news/institute-news/research-grants-for-young-researchers-1226 Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University (IIRPS VU) was recently awarded a grant from NATO. The project is a preparedness initiative examining the defence and foreign policy choices and challenges of small states in NATO and its partner small states in Eastern Europe, MENA, and Oceania in the new security environment. In relations to this project IIRPS VU issues a call for applications for two research grants for young researchers. The researchers can be MA, PhD or Post-doc level. Each grant is 12.000 Euros to be divided in three payments over the grant period from 1 September 2017 through 31 December 2019.

Further information about the project can be found on the homepage of the project.The recipients of the grants will be expected to participate in a conference in Reykjavík in June/July 2018 and contribute to a book project, where the main conclusions from the project will be published.

Applications should contain the following information:

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