The following ANIR Working Research Groups have been established:
Identity Group, Julie Reeves, CEP Visiting
Fellow, Belarusian State University
Culture of Peace Group, Ralitza Zhekova, Varna Free University
International Relations History Group, Diana Dumitru, State
Pedagogical University of Moldova "Ion Creanga"
European Integration Group, Alaksandr Lahvinets, CEP Local
Faculty Fellow, European Humanities University
Contemporary International Relations: Theory and Practice,
Dmitry Pobedash, The Urals State University named after M. Gorky
Security Issues Group, Sergey Glebov, Center for International
Studies, Odessa National University
Identity Group, Julie Reeves, Ph.D., CEP
Visiting Fellow, Belarusian State University
The Identity Working Group is looking for academics and postgraduate
students interested in issues relating to identity, culture and international relations.
The working group will provide an email forum for discussion and exchange of ideas.
Membership is informal and free - the aim of the working group is to connect scholars (at
all stages of their careers) who share similar interests in the subjects of identity and
If you would like to be part of the working group, please email Julie
Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please supply a short list of your academic interests and contact details.
Culture of Peace Group, Ralitza Zhekova,
Varna Free University
The Culture of Peace Working Group is looking for academics and
postgraduate students interested in issues related to the concept of the culture of peace
(peace education, international peace and security etc.). The aim of the research group is
to open an electronic forum for discussion and exchange of ideas.
To become a member of the research group, please email Ralitsa Zhekova
at email@example.com. Please supply a
short list of your academic interests and contact details.
International Relations History Group,
Diana Dumitru, State Pedagogical University of Moldova "Ion Creanga"
International Relations: Theory and Practice, Dmitry Pobedash, The Urals State
University named after M. Gorky
Why worry about IR Theory?
The new challenges and threats of the changing world, the ongoing global and local
processes have been making it increasingly difficult to separate domestic issues from
foreign ones. A strike in Venezuela provokes an immediate reaction in the farthermost
corners of the world. Big politics reaches down to every individual. A cook makes a
political decision when choosing between chicken breasts produced in France and in the
USA. Our everyday routine has suddenly become globally important.
Political and social studies, area studies and economics can only be
properly understood, studied and taught in the global context. Some scholars argue that
the Theory of International Relations has become the ultimate ology, the
discipline which seeks answers to the most important questions, and which can and should
bring together achievements of science and scholarship.
In addition to that, scholars of international relations and politics
are burdened with the responsibility of telling the truth to political leaders. And, what
is even more important, in doing so they actually change the world, shape ideas which, in
their turn, shape thinking and decision-making of politicians. Therefore it would seem
more appropriate to speak of IR Theory as being very practice-oriented, or, in fact,
inseparable from practice.
If you would like to participate in our forum on IR Theory, please
contact Dmitry Pobedash at firstname.lastname@example.org
sending your name, e-mail address, affiliation and research interests. If you wish to
publish your article on IR-related issues, send an abstract to the same address. Please,
also visit http://ir-theory.freeservers.com.
European Integration Group, Alaksandr
Lahvinets, CEP Local Faculty Fellow, European Humanities University, Minsk
Research in the European Integration Group will focus primarily on the
Institutional issues of European and Pan-European integration and
Europe and the EU in a globalising world;
Sub-regional co-operation in Europe;
The impact of the EU enlargement on the EU and on accession and non-accession countries;
The political dimension of human and minority rights protection in Europe.
If you would like to participate in our forum on European integration,
please send your name, e-mail address, affiliation and research interests to Alaksandr
Lahvinets at email@example.com.
Security Issues Group, Sergey Glebov,
Center for International Studies, Odessa National University
The Security Issues Research Group aims to provide a forum for
cross-regional research in the field of security studies. The goal of the group is to
conduct multilateral research on the current European and world security issues with
special emphasis on "Changing Security: from State Interests to Common
The contribution of every group member will consist of two stages:
individual research on the security issues of the members
home country (outlined in a 15-20 page report)
collective comparative analysis of the state interests of each country as
presented by the members, summarized in a final report on future models of a stable
The particular topics and the research plan, including political and
geographical foci of research are open for discussion and will depend on the number of
participants and the countries they will represent. The findings of the research will be
disseminated through ANIR publications (ANIR On-line Journal, ANIR Annual Collection of
Papers). Once established, the group may become a permanent body to work within the
framework of ANIR and/or other professional associations.
Experts, specialists, individuals and institution with relevant
interest and experience are invited to become members of the Security Issues Research
Group. Please, address your comments, suggestions, propositions and inquiries to
the leader of the group, Sergiy Glebov, Assistant Professor, Department of International
Relations, Research Fellow, Center for International Studies, Odessa National University,
Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.