Bilkent University International Relations Research Seminar Series, 2020-2021 VI

On November 26, 2020, Professor Richard Ned Lebow (Dartmouth College Cambridge University King's College London) delivered a lecture for Bilkent's International Relations Seminar Series. The talk focused on the issue of identity in International Relations. Drawing on his two books on the topic, Professor Lebow discussed the issue of modernity and identity, a typology of identity projects and their corresponding political projects, and the issue of how states acquire their identities in international affairs. During the Q&A session, Professor Lebow also elaborated on the issue of identity construction in the age of social media, role theory, and the link between identity, national policy, and foreign policy.

Short bio:
Richard Ned Lebow is Professor of International Political Theory in the Department of War Studies, King's College London (part-time) and James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College. He is also a Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He has taught strategy at the National and Naval War Colleges and served as a scholar-in-residence in the Central Intelligence Agency during the Carter administration. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Lund, Sciences Po, University of Cambridge, Austrian Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, London School of Economics and Political Science, Australian National University, University of California at Irvine, University of Milano, University of Munich and the Frankfurt Peace Research Institute. He has authored and edited 40 books and nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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