2013-2014 Lecture Series
Dispersed Power in a World in Transition

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Find all reports, video interviews and media coverage on the lectures in this series below.

Geopolitical changes have affected the balance of power between and within states. The increasing economic strength of China and the growing influence of emerging countries in the South, as well as the rising influence of cities and regional blocks have changed traditional patterns in international relations. The 2013-2014 SID Lecture Series Dispersed Power in a World in Transition looks at these issues, focussing on the increasing power of urban areas and regional blocks, on  South-South and tri-angular cooperation and the response of the Netherlands to these changing patterns of international relations.

From February 2014 onwards the focus is on the power of citizens and communities in international relations, with discussions including the role of global citizens and how they respond to global challenges, the relationship between states and citizens, and individual solutions to global development patterns.

All the summary reports of the ten lectures are compiled in one document. You can find the compilation here.

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Logistics:

Location Auditorium, VU Amsterdam, de Boelelaan 1105
Time 17:00 – 18:45 (doors open at 16:30)
18:45 Free drinks
Admission Free
Register at registration@sidnl.org

 

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Lecture Series 2013-2014: background paper ‘Dispersed Power in a World in Transition’

 

Part 1: Dealing with the changing role of political power in international relations

23 September 2013: Jan Aart Scholte Output:
University of Warwick / University of Gothenburg
Geo-politics and changing power relations
Invitation
Summary Report
Video Interviews
Blog: Ben Thorne
Blog: Stephanie Ragghoe
28 October 2013: Renu Modi Output:
Mumbai University
South-South alliances and triangular cooperation
Invitation
Summary Report
Video Interviews
Article Volkskrant (Dutch)
Article ViceVersa (Dutch)
Article The Broker
Blog: Carolina Gomez
Blog: Michael Guindon
11 November 2013: Benjamin Barber Output:
Author ‘If Mayors ruled the World’
Increasing power of urban agglomerations
Invitation
Summary Report
Video Interviews
Article Correspondent (Dutch)
Interview Filosofie Magazine
Article The Broker
Blog: Anouschka van Immerseel
Blog: Siphephile Nzimande
Blog: Soukeyna Gueye
9 December 2013: Marc Atouga Output:
ECOWAS
Regional perspectives on international relations
Invitation
Summary Report
Video Interviews
Article Correspondent
Blog: Brown
Blog: Stitczay
21 January 2014: Lilianne Ploumen Output:
Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Welcome to the New World: a Dutch response
Invitation
Video Interviews
Summary Report
Article Vice Versa

 

Part 2: The political power of citizens and communities in international relations

 

10 February 2014: Harry C. Boyte Output:
Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College
‘Citizens at the center of the globalizing world’
Invitation
Speech Boyte
Summary Report
Background:Constructive Politics as Public Work
Background: Civic Science
Background: Reinventing Citizenship as Public Work / Democracy’s Education Description
17 March 2014: Jessica Colaco
Output:
IHub Research
‘The empowered citizen: Implications of increased connectivity’
Invitation
Summary Report
Presentation.pdf
Video interview 
Article Vice Versa
Article Volkskrant
14 April 2013: Enrique Lluch Frechina Output:
Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU, Valencia
Learning from a stagnating economy: individual solutions to changing global development patterns’
Invitation
Summary Report
Video Interview
19 May 2014:Dhananjayan  Sriskandarajah Output:
CIVICUS, World Alliance for Citizen Participation
‘A local focus: the citizen’s role in changing global development patterns’
Invitation
Summary report
Video Interview
Young Professionals Meeting Summary
16 June 2014: Panel Discussion Output:
Balancing local-regional-global. Bridging the gap between interests of individuals and international development’ Invitation
Summary Report
Video Interview