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The Duck of Minerva occasionally runs symposia. These consist of a collection of linked pieces that engage with one another on a specific topic, although you will also find series of posts that are united only by their topic. Symposia always involve at least some guest contributors.

Notable examples include a series of companion posts to the European Journal of International Relations special issue on “The End of IR Theory” (2011) and a discussion of Iain M. Banks’ The Hydrogen Sonata (2012).

If you’re interested in organizing a symposium, visit our FAQ.

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COVID-19 and the Start of a Global Recession

This is a guest post from Brendan Skip Mark, an assistant professor in the political science department at the University of Rhode Island (URI). His work focuses on International Organizations and human rights. He is a co-director of the CIRIGHTS human rights dataproject.  The official definition of a "recession" is a fall in real GDP for two consecutive quarters. It usually takes a while for...