Seminar Series

Seminar Series

Department of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series, First Half-Session 2022/23.  Short Programme


For further queries about the Politics and International Relations Seminar Series, contact Dr. Dan Paget at


This series is hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen.


Seminars take place in Annex F05 in the Annex of the Edward Wright Building on Wednesdays 12:00 noon to 1:30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Anyone who needs to leave during the Q&A to attend 1pm meetings are free to do so.



All are welcome!


28th September. Military-Artists Collaboration in Britain (using an example of war-themed theatre).

Dr. Natasha Danilova (University of Aberdeen) Marianne Fossaluzza (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Emma Dolan, participating remotely (University of Limerick)

Event runs 1pm-2pm only to accommodate the 12 till 1pm School Forum.



5th October. Local government and the radical right in France.

Dr. Timothy Peace (University of Glasgow)



12th October. Decolonising in PIR.

Drs. Sam May, Manu Lekunze and Ilia Xypolia (University of Aberdeen)

Event runs 12:00-12:45 only to accommodate the 1-2pm PIR Departmental Meeting.

The recently-formed PIR Decolonising Committee will deliver a fifteen-minute presentation about the work on which they hope to embark. They are eager to solicit views from the department on the way forward, and their presentation will be followed by an open discussion.



19th October. ‘Screening Out Disagreement? Candidate Nomination Criteria and Preference Diversity in Parliamentary Debate.’

Dr. Zac Greene (Strathclyde University)



26th October. Book Launch: The Politics of Investment Treaties in Latin America.

Dr. Julia Calvert (University of Edinburgh)

Event will run 1pm till 2pm only to accommodate the 12-1pm School Forum.


2nd November. Book launch. Legitimation as Political Practice: Crafting Everyday Authority in Tanzania (CUP).

Dr. Kathy Dodsworth (University of Edinburgh)



9th November. Hiatus for PIR Departmental Meeting



16th November. Comparative Cosmology: An English School approach to Comparative Regionalism.

Dr. Filippo Costa Buranelli (St. Andrews)



30th November. PIR New Lecturers’ Research Panel

Dr Philippe Beauregard, Dr. Judith Sijstermans and Dr. Digdem Soyaltin-Colella (University of Aberdeen)

This panel is convened to enable our three new lecturers to share with us some of their ongoing research or forthcoming publications, free from the constraints of job talks. Each speaker will speak for approximately 15 minutes, following by a Q&A.


Paper titles:

Dr. Philippe Beauregard: Investigating the Political Success of Narcissistic Leaders Dr. Judith Sijstermans: Selling Secession: Scottish and Catalan Recognition Seeking

Dr. Didgem Soyaltin-Colella: China and Corruption Connection in EU’s Stabilitocracies