Conference for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics

Conference booklet

A digital version of the conference booklet can be found here.

Physical booklets will be handed out at registration on Thursday and Friday.

We look forward to CIAP2016 and welcoming everyone to Fairbairn House!


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New keynote speaker: Mihaela Mihai

Mihaela Mihai, Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, will replace Katie Ghose, who unfortunately has had to withdraw, as keynote speaker on Friday from 14.00-15.00.

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Conference programme + registration is now open

Dear all,

The conference programme can now be found on the website.

Also, please note that registration is now open. Registration is mandatory for all attendees, and includes lunch and coffee on the two conference days.

Standard tickets for the conference are £10.00.

Tickets are also available to BISA or PSA members at the reduced rate of £7.50.



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Workshop: Friendship, Politics and International Relations

20 & 21 October 2016, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

We invite papers for a series of linked panels to form a workshop on the theme of Friendship and Politics.

Papers are invited on any aspect of friendship and politics/international relations, but papers which speak to the following themes will be especially welcome: Friendship, time and trust; Friends, enemies, strangers; Friendship among nations: mutuality and bonding; Friendship and high office; Decolonising friendship.

Confirmed participants include: Dr Felix Berenskoetter (SOAS), Dr Astrid Nordin (University of Lancaster), Dr Andrea Oelsner (University of Aberdeen), Dr Evgeny Roshchin (University of Jyväskylä), and Dr Graham M Smith (University of Leeds).

Participants will circulate papers of 4,000 words to participants of the workshop prior to the workshop.

Abstracts (200-400 words) and further questions may be addressed to: Graham M. Smith (

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Call for Papers: deadline 20 June 2016

The detailed Call for Papers can be found here. The deadline is 20 June 2016.

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Call for Panels deadline extended

Upon request, the deadline for the Call for Panels has been extended to 29 April 2016.

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