A Celebration of Emanuel Adler’s Scholarship and Career

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Friday, May 12th, 2017

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Friday, May 12, 20179:00AM - 6:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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On the occasion of Professor Emanuel Adler’s 70th birthday and 35th anniversary of graduating Berkeley, his colleagues and former PhD students gather to recognize their intellectual and personal debts and to celebrate Adler’s many scholarly achievements in the time-honored academic fashion of a Fest conference hosted at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

The different papers presented at the conference will engage intellectually and critically Adler’s extensive contributions in the theory of international relations, especially but not limited to issues such as progress, communities, practices, constructivism, the Middle East, complexity theory, and the European order. Special attention will be given to Adler’s ongoing book project: A Social Theory of Cognitive Evolution: Change, Stability, and International Social Orders, which brings to fruition the different strands that interested him throughout his incredibly fruitful career.

Emanuel Adler is the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the European Academy of Sciences, an Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen, and former editor of International Organization. Previously, he was Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently based out of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

His publications include books such as The Power of Ideology; Security Communities (with Michael Barnett); Communitarian International Relations; Convergence of Civilizations (with Federica Bicchi Beverly Crawford, and Raffaella Del Sarto); International Practices (with Vincent Pouliot); and Israel in the World. He has also published articles such as “Seizing the Middle Ground: Constructivism in World Politics” and “The Emergence of Cooperation: National Epistemic Communities and the International Evolution of the Idea of Nuclear Arms Control.”

Professor Adler’s interests include international practices and communities of practice, the evolution of international order, a constructivist reconsideration of strategic logic, including deterrence, European security institutions, international relations theory — in particular, constructivism, epistemic communities, security communities, and communities of practice — and Israel’s relations with the world.

This event is co-sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Department of Political Science, Mr. Charles Bronfman and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies University of Toronto

9:00 Welcome
Louis Pauly, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science
Stephen J. Toope, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs
Karen Weisman, Professor and Acting Director, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

9:30 Becoming Emanuel Adler
Piki Ish-Shalom, the A. Ephraim and Shirley Diamond Family Chair in International Relations, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Markus Kornprobst, Professor of International Relations, Vienna School of International Studies
Vincent Pouliot, Professor and William Dawson Scholar, McGill University

10:15 Coffee break

10:30 Pragmatism, Meaning, and Suffering: Evolutionary Callings and Exhaustions
Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, George Washington University
Janice Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science

11:15 Two Tales of Imperial Power: Mongols on Land — Anglo-America on Water
Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University

12:00 Lunch break

13:00 Holding the Middle Ground: Cognitive Evolution and Progress
Christian Reus-Smit, Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland

13:45 In consideration of evolving matters
Alena Drieschova, Lecturer in International Relations, Cardiff University

14:30 Coffee break

15:00 Governing Environmental Complexity through Cognitive Evolution
Peter M. Haas, Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

15:45 Power in evolution
Stefano Guzzini, Senior Research, Danish Institute for International Studies

16:30 Closing remarks
Emanuel Adler, Andrea & Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science

*** Reception to Follow ***


Speakers

Louis Pauly
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science

Stephen J. Toope
Director, Munk School of Global Affairs

Piki Ish-Shalom
A. Ephraim and Shirley Diamond Family Chair in International Relations, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Markus Kornprobst
Professor of International Relations, Vienna School of International Studies

Vincent Pouliot
Professor and William Dawson Scholar, McGill University

Michael Barnett
University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, George Washington University

Janice Stein
Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science

Peter J. Katzenstein
Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University

Christian Reus-Smit
Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland

Alena Drieschova
Lecturer in International Relations, Cardiff University

Peter M. Haas
Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Stefano Guzzini
Senior Research, Danish Institute for International Studies

Emanuel Adler
Andrea & Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science



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