Public lecture by Dr. Filippo Menga

Soft Power and Hegemony Theories The circle of hegemonyConference Picture

This lecture will provide an overview of the notions of power and hegemony in International Relations, illustrating the correlation of these concepts. The focus will then move to the “circle of hegemony”, an analytical framework in which the various forms of power are “connective” in the function of hegemony. Examples from the case of Central Asia will be used to illustrate the theory.

Dec. 12, 2014 – 17.30 PM

Vilnius University, J. Kovalevskio Auditorija
Main building, Faculty of Philology, Universiteto g. 3

Filippo Menga holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Cagliari. He has been visiting researcher at St Andrews University and King's College London, and he is now visiting fellow at Tallinn University. Previously he worked for the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in Turkmenistan, where he dealt with the management and sharing of natural resources in the region.