Social Closure and International Society: G7, G20 and Status Groups in International Relations

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Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 20182:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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To mark the launch of his new book, Social Closure and International Society, Dr Tristen Naylor will present his theory of “international social closure,” improving the ability of international relations to analyze hierarchy and status seeking in international politics. In a wide-ranging historical survey drawing on the “family of civilized nations” and the great powers’ clubs of the past to the G7 and G20 today, Naylor demonstrates how a stratified international order is reproduced via competition for seats at the top global governance tables.

Dr Tristen Naylor is a Fellow in International Relations at the London School of Economics and the Deputy Director of the G20 Research Group, London. He was previously the University of Oxford’s Lecturer in Diplomatic Studies, where he was named “Most Acclaimed Lecturer” in 2016. Prior to his academic career Dr Naylor was a foreign policy advisor to the Government of Canada. He is a recipient of the Canadian Public Service Award of Excellence.


Madeline Koch


Dr. Tristen Naylor
Fellow in International Relations at the London School of Economics; Deputy Director of the G20 Research Group, London

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G20 Research Group

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