Also this year Venus in Arms will be at the ISA Annual Convention, which will be held in Baltimore (22-25 February 2017). Almost 6000 attendees are estimated!
Here you can find all the info about the conference
Here you can browse the programme
Our Fabrizio Coticchia and Francesco Moro will present two papers. Here below some details on their (very promising) panels:
Thursday, February 23, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM
The papers on this panel examine not only lessons learned, but the processes by which military organizations learn and update tactics and appraise their effectiveness. Some focus on internal pathways and others consider how lessons are learned by bystanders watching foreign wars.
Chair and Discussant: Terry Terriff (University of Calgary)
- The Sources of Military Learning: Organisational Learning and Military Change during the Iraq War and ISAF – Tom Dyson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
- Through military lenses. Security perceptions and learning in the case of Italian armed forces
– Lorenzo Cicchi (EUI – European University Institute), Fabrizio Coticchia (University of Genoa), and Francesco N Moro (University of Bologna)
- The Influence of Foreign Wars on Domestic Military Policy: The Case of the Yom Kippur War’s Influence on the American Military – Jonathan E. Czarnecki (Naval War College Monterey), Robert Tomlinson (U.S. Naval War College)
- Explaining Military Tactics: Organizational Routines and the British Army in Multinational Missions – Cornelius Friesendorf (Goethe University Frankfurt and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)
- Forgetting the Past?: Vietnam, the Cold War, and US Army Doctrine from Active Defense to AirLand Battle – Peter Campbell (Baylor University)
Narrative encounters with foreign and security policy
Thursday, February 23, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
It has been suggested that we in International Studies have witnessed something of a ‘narrative turn’ in recent years; this ‘turn’ has manifest in several ways. First, scholars have begun to elicit narrative accounts of the life experiences of their research participants, to understand how people in various institutions narrate their own subjectivity. Second, analysts have turned to narrative materials – fiction books, journals, blogs – as rich sources of information about global politics. Third, researchers have begun to treat global policies and documentary materials (such as presidential statements, reports, and resolutions) as forms of narrative, and investigated these sources for the presence of meta-narratives, the better to understand how we make sense of such materials through our story-telling capabilities. This panel contributes to debates about narrative in all three of these ways, and in so doing represents a methodological, theoretical, and empirical contribution to this emerging field of study.
Chair: Michael Alan Lewis (George Mason University)
Discussant: Laura Mills (University of St Andrews)
- Feeling Unsafe ~ Exploring the Impact of Nuclear Evacuation – Ronni Alexander (Kobe University)
- Narratives of border crossing among Syrian refugees arriving into Germany – Isis Nusair (Denison University)
- A different story: strategic narratives, security issues and peace movements in Italy – Andrea Catanzaro (University of Genova) and Fabrizio Coticchia (University of Genoa )
- (In)security, violence and masculinity –ontological narratives of the Black Sea Region in the 21st century – Ivan Cristina Mihaela (The National Intelligence Academy Mihai Viteazul)
See you soon in Baltimore