Tag: ISA 2011

Global Governance and the Worst Case Scenario: Theorizing the International Relations of a Zombie Holocaust

ISA 2011 featured a book panel on Daniel Drezner’s Theories of International Politics and Zombies.

Stephanie Carvin created, animated, moderated, and even presented on the roundtable. Other participants included Robert Farley (of LGM), Jeremy Youde, myself, Charli Carpenter, and, of course, Dan D. Topics included:

  • The results of zombie-apocalypse simulations;
  • The global health regime and flesh-eating ghouls;
  • Post-Zombie IR theory;
  • The laws of war meet reanimated corpses; and
  • The cyborg menace.

For those of you who missed the panel, we now have a podcast available. Recording quality is uneven — Rob, despite being roughly the size of a hill giant, has trouble switching his voice to any setting other than “mellow.” Charli’s presentation simply isn’t the same without the mashed-up film she played in the background. I did not include Q&A, because I lack permission from the audience to broadcast their comments. But despite these failings, the podcast is well worth your time.

Download here, or indirectly via Kittenboo.


Quacking about an award

Since Dan is entirely too modest to blog this himself, I thought I’d do it myself:

International Security Studies Section Best book Award to: Daniel H. Nexon (Georgetown University) for The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Yes, that’s right: our very own Dan Nexon won the best book award from the International Security Studies section of the International Studies Association for this year. I did see that they gave him a nice plaque, but I was not quick enough with my camera to snap a photo for posting.

Congratulations to Dan! Richly deserved recognition for an excellent book.


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