Hidden Strings - Behind the Scenes of World Politics
Today’s world of global politics is formed by a web of complex structures and relationships. Economic, legal, strategic and cultural interests are heavily intertwined with politics on a global level. Policy making has moved beyond the realm of politicians and media and is now influenced by a wide variety of actors. As the complexity of our world increases, it becomes more difficult to retain an overview over the forces behind the processes of political decision making. Conflicts concerning diplomacy, environmental concerns, lobbyism, security, rivalry and resources make up an immense part of today’s international relations. However, those influences are located mostly behind the scenes, being hardly visible. During this year’s Clio Conference we will shed light on these influences, which appear like strings forming a complex, inscrutable web.
The Clio Conference 2019 offers you the unique opportunity to look behind this curtain, acquire insider information on the puzzle of global politics and take home memorable insights into a normally hidden world. Speakers from different fields and national backgrounds will spark compelling thoughts throughout the day. We are looking forward to interesting plenary lectures, engaging workshops and an interactive debate.
We are looking forward to welcome you to the Conference on the 30th of April 2019 at the Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza.
What is the Clio Conference? Every year Study Association Clio organises a Conference day for all International Relations and International Organization students and other interested individuals. It is an interesting, interactive and in-depth day meant to provide you with valuable, first-hand information and opportunities to develop your academic skills, given to you by numerous experts from the various working fields connected to the Conference theme. The plenary session gives you insights that you are able to apply in the afternoon in the various workshops you will participate in. Lecturers of the IRIO Department recommend the Conference, as it is a day on which you can, more than ever, put your study programme, knowledge and skills, into perspective.
You can find details and pictures of all previous conferences here.