Does a liberal institutionalist have a better chance than a structural realist of surviving a zombie apocalypse? Could any theory of international relations, for that matter, salvage humanity from the rise of the living dead?

As part of its Signature Lecture Series, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) welcomes the public to hear Daniel W. Drezner, at the CIGI Campus on Wednesday, October 26, as he discusses the political tactics and strategies of Zombies, the G20 and International Governance.

Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and leading blogger for Foreign Policy magazine, had his creative analysis of international relations published as Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Princeton University Press in 2011.

Members of the public who want to attend in person can register for the waiting list (due to the event being sold out) through this link: Those who are not in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada or who want to watch the lecture from home can catch the live-webcast at no cost by registering through the link above. The event will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Members of the media are invited to attend by registering with [email protected].


CIGI Signature Lecture with Daniel W. Drezner: Zombies, the G20 and International Governance


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


7-9 p.m.


The CIGI Campus Auditorium

67 Erb St. West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a senior editor at The National Interest, and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Drezner has written four books, including All Politics is Global (Princeton, 2007), and edited two others, including Avoiding Trivia (Brookings, 2009). He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs. He is an occasional commentator for NPR’s Marketplace, and keeps a daily weblog for Foreign Policy magazine. His latest book, Theories of International Politics and Zombies, was published by Princeton University Press in February 2011.


Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 238, Email: [email protected]

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