The Academic Network in International Relations (ANIR) is an
initiative created to facilitate cooperation between regional universities, research
institutes, and professional associations through training and research activities. It is
a center for developing projects in teaching and research, a forum for debate and exchange
of experiences, and a rich source of information for all who are teaching, researching,
and studying international relations in universities throughout the region. Its goalis
to create and develop a network of scholars interested in developing international
relations as an academic discipline throughout the region.
The Objectives of the Project:
to involve promising scholars as the core of the network and give them the tools to
develop as educators and scholars;
to attract a wider group of scholars to the networks activities in order to build
links among departments of international relations in the region;
to promote new approaches to teaching and research methodologies;
to support the activities of ANIR Working Research Groups
(Identity Group; Culture of Peace Group; International Relations History Group; European
Integration Group; Contemporary International Relations; Theory and Practice; and Security
Issues Group) in developing cross-regional research projects; and
to organize and promote activities aimed at students in international relations to help
them become researchers, lecturers, and diplomats.
We hope that ANIR will serve as a long-term action plan
to promote international relations by facilitating contacts among scholars and
practitioners of the discipline in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia.