In six talks from guest speakers working in political theory and political research, our research seminar series will unpack how security issues shape politics, its perception and the life of citizens.

Security and Governance Research Seminar Series

The interdisciplinary Security & Governance research group based in the Politics & International Relations programme will host its first Research Seminar Series with 6 exciting guest speakers in the spring term 2018. Focused on the theme of “New Perspectives on Security and Governance”, the talks will explore the conditions for and implications of the increasingly frequent intersection of political governance with notions of security from the perspective of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Law. Staff and students from all Schools are warmly invited to come along to what promises to be a series of engaging, stimulating and challenging talks and discussions.

All of our seminars will take place on Wednesday afternoon 15:00-17:30.

Our first three talks will be:

  • 17 January 2018: "Biopolitics and Checkpoint 200 in Occupied Palestine: Bodies, Affect, Discipline" by Dr Jemima Repo, Lecturer in the Politics of Gender, Newcastle University; Discussant: Hannah Richter
  • 07 February 2018: "Who is responsible for Kosovo? The politics of statebuilding and transitional justice” by Dr Aidan Hehir, Reader in Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster; Discussant: Dr Elisa Randazzo
  • 28 February 2018: “Security and Governance as Anti-philosophy” by Prof Michael Dillon, Emerit. Professor in Politics, Lancaster University; Discussant: Hannah Richter

For more information please visit our new Security & Governance website.


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