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Tuesday 21 May 2019

An open lecture by David Baldwin, Professor of Princeton University at the Institute of Oriental Studies

An open lecture by David Baldwin, Professor of Princeton University at the Institute of Oriental Studies An open lecture by David Baldwin, Professor of Princeton University at the Institute of Oriental Studies

 
Professor David Baldwin delivered a lecture in the Institute of Oriental Studies. He is a star of world political science and international relations. David Baldwin visited the Institute in the framework of the events devoted to the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Political Policy Research Committee of the International Political Science Association, that took place in the Institute of Oriental Studies on May 21st-23rd, 2019.

Professor David Baldwin is the author and editor of 14 books. He published a number of articles in the international press such as American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, World Politics, the International Organization, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Security, Review of International Studies, etc. His research interests include international political economy, the theory of international relations, American foreign policy, and the analysis of power.

Professor Baldwin arrived in Moscow to take part in the regular expert conference of the Political Policy Research Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA RC36). This time this international event was devoted to the evolution of the study field of power and further definition of its development. We are very grateful that David Baldwin agreed to read the plenary lecture, as he did 40 years ago acting as one of the founders of the Committee. In subsequent years, he held the post of chairman of the IPSA RC36 and did a lot for its development, defining professionally the directions of studying political science.

The lecture by Professor Baldwin was extremely interesting and reflected largely the provisions of his latest book "Power and International Relations" (Princeton University Press, 2016). He reviewed systematically the theoretical and empirical approaches of the political power study pointing out its problems and perspectives, that gave this lecture a special practical benefit not only to representatives of the international expert community that were present in the hall, but also to young Russian scholars.

At the end of the lecture, Julio M. Gallarothy, professor of Wesleyan University, the current chairman of the IPSA RC36 Committee, presented a memorial plaque to the prominant lecturer to emphasize again the contribution of Professor David Baldwin to the political science and international relations study.