EISA: Teaching International Relations in the Anthropocene: Roundtable and virtual book launch (April 15, 2021)

Journal Articles

Can the Liberal International Order Survive the Anthropocene: Three Propositions for Converging Peace and Survival

Dahlia SIMANGAN (2022)

“This paper presents ways of transforming the liberal international order, without abandoning some of its core values and institutions, through a greater emphasis on human security, global disarmament, and alternative economic models.” READ MORE.

Where is the Asia Pacific in Mainstream International Relations Scholarship on the Anthropocene

Dahlia SIMANGAN (2020)

“A systematic review of the literature reveals knowledge gaps in the IR discipline’s engagement with the Asia Pacific as a unique region in the Anthropocene, encouraging a more robust analysis of regional or multi-level anthropogenic contributions, closer investigation of differentiated experiences of vulnerability, and further articulation of contextualised yet globally significant solutions to environmental threats.” READ MORE.

Situating the Asia Pacific in the Age of the Anthropocene

Dahlia SIMANGAN (2019)

“The [Asia-Pacific] region’s historical and socio-ecological characteristics reveal greater vulnerability to the challenges of the Anthropocene compared to other regions while its major economies have contributed recently to the symptoms of the Anthropocene. On the other hand, the region’s ecocentric philosophies and practices could inform strategies of living in the Anthropocene.” READ MORE.

Reflexive Peacebuilding: Lessons from the Anthropocene Discourse

Dahlia SIMANGAN (2021)

“This paper re-conceptualises peacebuilding in the context of the growing discourse on the Anthropocene. It specifically examines the United Nations peacebuilding architecture to identify the path dependency and potential for reflexivity of its institutions and practices.” READ MORE.

Where is the Anthropocene? IR in a New Geological Epoch

Dahlia SIMANGAN (2020)

“The existing IR publications on the Anthropocene locates the non-spatial narratives of vulnerability and historical injustice, the non-modernist understanding of nature, the agency of the vulnerable, and the amplification of security issues in the Anthropocene. It is in amplifying these narratives that the IR discipline can broaden and diversify the discourse on the Anthropocene and, therefore, affirm its relevance in this new geological age.”

Book Chapter

Disrupting the Universality of the Anthropocene with Perspectives from the Asia Pacific


This chapter adds to the critical analysis of the Anthropocene by highlighting the Asia- Pacific region. The Asia Pacific tells more than a single ‘Asia-Pacific story’. Its diversity reflects the heterogeneity of the Anthropos—of humanity in the Anthropocene. By demonstrating its distinctiveness compared to other regions this chapter aims to disrupt universal narratives about human-nature relationality, attesting to the plurality of the Anthropocene. READ MORE.