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IBEI Security Symposium

Friday February 3, 2023, from 9:30 to 18:00
Auditorium Mercè Rodoreda 23. Room 23.S05 (Basement). Edifici Mercè Rodoreda 23
The IBEI Security Symposium 2023 is organized by IBEI's research cluster "Security, Conflict, and Peace". IBEI's research clusters seek to foster cooperation among IBEI researchers working on similar topics. The members of the security cluster will present ongoing work to each other on this symposium.

📌 Venue: Friday, February 3, 2023 between 9.30 and 6 in the Auditori Mercè Rodoreda 23 (Room number: 23.S05, floor: -1), Campus de la Ciutadella, C/Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, 08005 Barcelona.

The symposium is open for other members of the IBEI community (including students). People from outside the IBEI community that are interested in attending the symposium are kindly asked to get in contact with the coordinator Martijn Vlaskamp (mvlaskamp@ibei.org).

IBEI Security Symposium


PANEL 1 (9:30 - 11:15)

Chair: Aurora Ganz (IBEI)

Defeat in War and Defensive Modernisation
Emre Amasyali. Discussant: Margaux Dandrifosse

Failing to end genocide: Structural factors and ineffective responses
Tutku Ayhan. Discussant: Oscar Mateos

Why Do Third States Follow Commodity Sanctions (Or not)?
Margaux Dandrifosse & Martijn Vlaskamp. Discussant: Aurora Ganz

The Implications of Decreasing Fossil Fuels Demand for the Political Stability in the Middle East and North Africa: An Outline of the OILDOWN-project
Martijn Vlaskamp. Discussant: Emre Amasyili

Disinformation in Georgia: Euro-Atlantic integration undermined?
Elena Simanschi. Discussant: Eugene Kondratov

PANEL 2 (11:30 - 13:15)

Chair:  Eva Michaels (IBEI)

Resilience and the remaking of EU foreign and security policy
Pol Bargués (CIDOB - Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). Discussant: Eva Michaels

EU Sanctions Against Democratic Backsliding in Member States
Adam Holesch. Discussant: Tutku Ayhan

Manipulating Emotional Beliefs on Social Media Platforms: Russian Influence Operations against Black Americans
Eugene Kondratov. Discussant: Adam Holesch

Implications and dilemmas of the EU's pragmatic turn in the Sahel: a research agenda
Óscar Mateos (Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations - Ramon Llull University). Discussant: Pol Bargués

Is Russia’s war in Ukraine a critical juncture in national parliamentarians’ willingness to deploy EU military force?
Robert Kissack, Oscar Fernandez & Eva Michaels. Discussant: Martijn Vlaskamp

PANEL 3 (14:30 - 16:00)

Chair:  Adam Holesch (IBEI)

Changes and continuities in Spanish antiterrorist policies and practices after ETA (2011-2022)
Aitor Bonsoms. Discussant: Juan Pablo Soriano

Securitisation beyond Security: what Italy´s labour regime teaches us about securitization
Aurora Ganz. Discussant: Elena Simanschi

Book Proposal: Claiming Power/Reshaping Politics: Migrant Resistances Beyond Citizenship & Mobility
Gabriel Garroum & Aurora Ganz. Discussant: Megan Denise Smith

Power, Violence, and Security at Europe's Southern Border: Resistance among Migrants and Asylum-seekers in the Canary Islands
Megan Denise Smith. Discussant: Gabriel Garroum

PANEL 4 (16:15 - 18:00)

Chair:  Consuelo Thiers (IBEI)

Endogenous and exogenous victimization: Consequences for political participation, identity and in-group support
Lesley-Ann Daniels [Online]. Discussant: Dominique Schmid

Getting to Yes: Reasons for Success in Peace Referendums
Lesley-Ann Daniels & Luís Martínez Lorenzo. Discussant: Fatimah Saadi

Young Voters' Bias against Female Candidates in Sectarian (post-conflict) Power-sharing Systems: the case of Lebanon
Fatimah Saadi. Discussant: Luis Martínez Lorenzo

The Technological Autonomy of the EU: A Key Factor in the Development of a Common European Strategic Culture
Juan Pablo Soriano. Discussant: Aitor Bonsoms

How does the public think about environmental peacebuilding? The case of forest projects in Colombia Bottom-up or Elite Capture? How Forest Carbon Projects In Colombia Create New Challenges For Indigenous Peoples
Dominique Schmid [Online] and Carolina Castro Osorio. Discussant: Lesley-Ann Daniels