Speaking Engagements


Ted Hopf has been invited to give talks about his research, the field of International Relations, qualitative research methods, and contemporary world politics all over the world throughout his career. Some notable examples include:

  • “The Logic of Habit and IR Theory,” Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA, September 2020 Webinar
  • “The Rise of China and Regional Hegemony,” National Defense College, Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 2020 Webinar
  • “The Distribution of Identity in Asia and China’s Regional Hegemonic Prospects,” Academica Sinica, Taiwan, December 2019 (Also delivered in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yerevan, and Surabaya)
  • Airlangga University Conference on International Relations Keynote Address, “IR Theory and the Rise of China,” August 2018
  • “Making Identity Count: Multiple Methods and National Identity” Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, September 2017
  • “The Distribution of Identity and the Future of Hegemony,” London School of Economics, April 2017 (Audio here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/international-relations/ir-events/podcasts-2017)
  • “Russia and the World: 25 Years after the Soviet Break-Up,” 70th Anniversary of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, November 2016
  • “Change in the Practice Turn in IR Theory,” Cornell University, November 2016
  • “The Nanofoundations of the Practice Turn in IR Theory,” Cardiff University, October 2016
  • “Making Identity Count: Towards an Intersubjective National Identity Database of the Great Powers, 1810-2010,” School of Social Sciences and the Humanities, University of Tampere, Finland, 27 October 2014
  • “Constructivism, Popular Culture, and Foreign Policy,” Keynote Talk, “Bringing Humanities Back: Studying Politics and Foreign Policy through Research in the Humanities and Popular Culture,” Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University, 24 April 2014
  • “Too Much Agency, Too Much Change: What’s Wrong with Constructivist IR Theory,” Presented at Harvard University, Department of Government, 21 November 2013
  • “The Domestic in the History of Russia’s Foreign Relations,” Keynote Address at the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, 29 August 2013;
  • “Common Sense Constructivism and Hegemony in World Politics,” Keynote
  • Address, Standing Group of International Relations in Italy, Trento, 21 June 2013 (Also delivered in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou)