WIRE Series - Workshops on International Relations
Since 2010, the REPI research group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Ghent Institute for International Studies at Ghent University have jointly organized a series of Workshops on International Relations, known as the “WIRE” series.
Each WIRE seminar is dedicated to a specific theme. Previous editions have focused on “Issue-Linkages and Regime Complexes” (May 2010), “Institutional Change in International Organizations” (May 2011), “Speaking Europe Abroad: Institutional Cooperation and the Making of EU’s Discourse” (February 2012), and “Global Environmental Governance” (November 2012).
WIRE workshops have a unique format: the number of participants is strictly limited, full papers are distributed long before the event, and authors speak only at the closure of discussions. More specifically, the participants receive the selected papers one month prior to the event, as the format necessitates reading them beforehand.
The WIRE series are an opportunity for scholars to receive detailed feedback on ongoing research projects and to get acquainted in an informal setting.