International relations expert to speak – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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International relations expert to speak

The HWS Department of Political Science and the International Relations Program will sponsor a lecture by Professor David Chandler, “Empire in Denial, or What Does the West Do When it Builds Other People’s States?” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 27 in Coxe 8. His talk is free and open to the public.

Chandler is a professor of international relations in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster in London, England; and the author of several books, including “From Kosovo to Kabul and Beyond: Human Rights and International Intervention” (2002), “Constructing Global Civil Society: Morality and Power in International Relations” (2005), and the forthcoming “Empire in Denial.”

He previously lectured in international relations at Brunel University, Nottingham University and the University of Northumbria, and has contributed to many journals, including Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Political Studies, International Politics, British Journal of Politics and International Relations and Radical Philosophy.

Chandler’s research interests are in post-Cold War transformations of the international sphere at the level of both ideas and institutional practice. His current research includes work on a book on the problems of state-building, and he is co-editing a book on ethical foreign policy.

He is the founding editor of the Journal of Intervention and State-Building, which will be published by Taylor and Francis starting in Spring 2007. He is also the reviews editor of International Peacekeeping.

Chandler holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and social sciences from Manchester University, a master’s in the history of ideas and a law degree from the University of Northumbria, and a doctorate from the School of Applied Social Sciences at Leeds Metropolitan University.

He is working with a two-year grant from the British Academy, under the Joint Projects with South East Europe plan, on building links, exchanging views and encouraging joint work between academic specialists from Britain and from Bosnia-Herzegovina.