NCHS represented at ISA 2017

This year’s Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), with the theme of “Understanding Change in World Politics”, was held in Baltimore, USA from 22-25 February 2017. ISA has been the premier organization for connecting scholars and practitioners in the fields of international studies since 1959. With well over six thousand members in North America and around the world, ISA is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field.

NCHS was represented in Baltimore and contributed to this year’s Annual Convention through the organization and chairing of panel debates, roundtables, presentation of papers and participation in various events.

Overview of Panel and Roundtable participation by NCHS researchers:

  • Participated in roundtable: “The problem of change in constructivist theory” Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI) – 22 February 2017
  • Discussant: “New Tasks for Militaries: Rethinking new, evolving and old norms” John Karlsrud (NUPI) – 22 February 2017
  • Chaired panel: “On sources and the empiricisation of IR” Benjamin de Carvalho (NUPI) – 23 February 2017
  • Participated in roundtable: “ ‘The Power of Legality: Practices of International Law and their Politics’ by Nikolas M. Rajkovic, Tanja Aalberts and Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (eds)” Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI) – 24 February 2017
  • Participated in roundtable: “In the Beginning there was no Word (for it): Terms, Concepts, and Early Sovereignty” Benjamin de Carvalho (NUPI) – 24 February 2017
  • Chaired panel: “Recognition and Misrecognition in World Politics” Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI) – 25 February 2017
  • Participated in roundtable: “New International (Relations) Political Theory” Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI) – 25 February 2017

Overview of papers presented by NCHS researchers:

  • Settling Resettlement: Understanding Change in the Norm of Resettlement through the Swedish and Norwegian Response to Refugees from the 1956 Hungarian Uprising  Amanda Cellini (PRIO) – 22 February 2017
  • NGOs for International Justice: Victims’ vs. Criminal Justice?  Kjersti Lohne (UiO) – 23 February 2017
  • Order and Ordering  Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI) – 23 February 2017
  • Everyday Sovereignty: International Experts and Local Ownership in Liberia  Benjamin de Carvalho (NUPI), Niels N. Schia (NUPI) and Xavier Guillaume (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) – 23 February 2017