W&L Center for International Education Presents Public Lecture Professor Ayse Zarakol will give a public lecture on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
W&L welcomes Ayse Zarakol, professor of international relations and a politics fellow at Emmanuel College of the University of Cambridge, back to campus to give a public lecture on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
Zarakol’s talk, titled “Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders,” will draw from her recently published book of the same title. This talk is free and open to the public. In addition to her public lecture, Zarakol will stay on campus for several days as the Harry Pemberton scholar in residence.
Zarakol earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and classical studies from Middlebury College. Her master’s and doctorate degrees in political science are from the University of Winsconsin-Madison.
Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in 2013, she was a tenure-track assistant professor in the politics department at W&L. She has been an active member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia’s (PONARS Eurasia) international academic network, which advances new policy approaches to research and security in Russia and Eurasia, since 2010.
Zarakol’s research is an intersection of historical sociology and international relations, with a focus on East-West relations in the international system, history and future of world order(s), conceptualizations of modernity and sovereignty, rising and declining powers and Turkish politics in a comparative perspective.
Zarakol currently serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including International Organization, Review of International Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Global Constitutionalism, Relaciones Internacionales and New Area Studies. Her articles have appeared in journals such as International Organization, International Theory, International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Journal of Democracy and Cooperation and Conflict.
This event is sponsored by the Center for International Education, the Office of the Provost, the Williams School and the Department of Politics at W&L.