March 15, 2013 - Workshop

There and Back Again: Diplomacy in Theory and Practice


9:00-9:15    WELCOME - BREAKFAST   

9:15:9:45    Opening Remarks – Jérémie Cornut and Vincent Pouliot (McGill)

Panel 1. Experiments in Diplomacy

Discussant: Frédéric Mérand (Université de Montréal)
9:45-10:30    Christian Lequesne (CERI, Paris)
The Pooling of National Diplomatic Services Through the European External Action Service

10:30-11:00    COFFEE BREAK

Panel 2. Life in a diplomatic corps

Discussant: Antoine Rayroux (Université de Montréal)
11:00-11:45    Merje Kuus (University of British Columbia)
Embodying Europe: Forging a Transnational Diplomatic Culture in Brussels
11:45-12:30    Kathleen Angers (Université de Montréal)
The Diplomatic Corps in Global Politics: The Strategies of Reproduction of a Status Group

12:30-1:30    LUNCH

Panel 3. Global governance through diplomacy

Discussant: Jean-Philippe Thérien (Université de Montréal)
1:30-2:15    Geoffrey Wiseman (University of Southern California)
Diplomatic Practices at the United Nations
2:15-3:00    Andrew Cooper (University of Waterloo) and Vincent Pouliot (McGill)
The Spectacle of Global Transformation: The G20 as International Practice

3:00-3:30    COFFEE BREAK

Panel 4. Diplomacy and the public sphere

Discussant: Jacob Rabas (McGill)
3:30-4:15    Jérémie Cornut (McGill)
Diplomatic Practices and Democratization: US Support to the Arab spring
4:15-5:00    Patricia Goff (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Public diplomacy at the global level: the example of the Alliance of Civilizations

5:00-5:30    Concluding Remarks – Jérémie Cornut and Vincent Pouliot

7:30        DINNER

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