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Friendship, Politics and International Relations



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

Themed workshop within CIAP  

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 (

Deadline for abstracts: 4th July 2016.