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IPW Lecture: Europe Has to Get Its Act Together

Speaker: Eugen Freund (Member of the European Parliament)
Chair: Barbara Prainsack (IPW, University of Vienna) and Saskia Stachowitsch (IPW, University of Vienna | oiip)

Monday, 20 May 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip)
Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna

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Presentation in German. Please register at info@oiip.ac.at. An event within the IPW Lectures, an international lecture series of the Department for Political Science, University of Vienna, event in cooperation with the oiip – Austrian Institute for International Affairs.

Lecture: The Domestic Determinants of US Foreign Policy, or Why Europeans Don’t Understand Americans (But Think They Do)

An event within the Heinz Gärtner – Lectures.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 6 p.m.
Industriellenvereinigung, Urbansaal, first floor
Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1030 Vienna

Foreign policy begins at home. How could Americans elect both Donald Trump and Barack Obama? What are the domestic drivers of US foreign policy, and how are they changing? What does these changes mean for Europe?

Welcome Address and Introduction:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch
Scientific Director oiip

Key Note Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Dan Hamilton
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor
Founding Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Chair:
Dr. Caspar Einem
President oiip

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To register please click here:  info@oiip.ac.at
For further information on the event please click on the following link.

From the new issue of Politics & Gender: Beyond “Market” and “State” Feminism: Gender Knowledge at the Intersections of Marketization and Securitization

The article Beyond “Market” and “State” Feminism: Gender Knowledge at the Intersections of Marketization and Securitization from Saskia Stachowitsch is now avalaible in the new issue of Politics & Gender, Volume 15, Issue 1 (pp.151-173).
Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X18000351

genderandpolitics_coverThis article assesses the implications of the shifting market-state relationship for feminism in the neoliberal era. In a case study of the private military and security industry as an actor that is uniquely positioned at the intersections of security governance and global markets, the analysis combines feminist security studies’ critique of securitized gender discourses and feminist global political economy scholarship on corporate-led equality initiatives. Based on a critical discourse analysis of documents from industry and nongovernmental organizations, such as codes of conduct and policy recommendations, I argue that the discourses on gender put forward in the context of security privatization merge securitized and marketized discourses to the effect that the emancipatory potential of “gender” is further curtailed, raising new challenges for feminist knowledge in powerful organizations. The article thus contributes to the critical gender research on private security, debates on the neoliberalization and securitization of feminism, and the integration of feminist security studies and feminist global political economy.

Panel Discussion: Innovations and Challenges in Teaching Political Science

OEGPW_IHSThursday, 17 January 2019, 6 p.m.
Institute for Advanced Studies
Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Wien

With contributions of Dr. Monika Mühlböck, Mag. Katharina C. Zahradnik, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch, Dr. Christoph Konrath, Dr. Heidi Maurer, Mag. David Binder.

Paneldiscussion with Dr. Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Dr. Heidi Maurer, Dr. Josef Melchior, chaired by Dr. Christoph Konrath.

The discussion will be held in german. For more information about the event please click on the following link.

Panel Discussion: Putting Up Fences, Shutting Down Borders – Security as a Dominant Societal Discourse

Speakers:
Saskia Stachowitsch (IPW, University of Vienna | oiip – Austrian Institute for International Affairs);
Mathias Czaika (Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems), und
Walter Seböck (Centre for Infrastructural Security, Danube University Krems)

Chair: Anna Faustmann (Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems)

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Campus Krems, seminar room 2.4 (in the old building of the Danube University Krems)
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems

The discussion will be held in german. For more information about the event please click on the following link.

 

IPW Lecture: Gendered Militaries. How Gender Matters in and for Armed Forces

Speakers: Megan Bastick (Geneva Centre for the Domcratic Control of Armed Forces, DCAF) and Helena Carreiras (ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon)

Chair: Saskia Stachowitsch (IPW, University of Vienna | oiip)

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:30 pm
Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip)
Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna

CarreirasAbstract: Gender issues have gained increasing importance in and for military institutions. This transformation includes the growing participation of women in the military apparatus itself as well as the integration of gender perspectives into the design of military operations, particularly peacekeeping missions. In light of these changes, this panel discussion addresses the effects of women’s presence in the military system and the challenges that gender integration faces regarding equality and anti-discrimination. These issuesBastick2 will be embedded in their broader social context: What are the relations between the armed forces and society and how do they connect to gender relations? What is the role of international organizations like UN, OSCE and NATO as well as international frameworks such as the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in including gender perspectives in the military? Our panelists will discuss these questions on the basis of their in-depth expertise in the research field as well as the policy process.

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