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Lecture with Prof. Derek Gregory - Surgical strikes and spaces of exception

3:30 - 5:00 PM J.0.01 EHB

Speaker: Professor Derek Gregory

An analysis of attacks on hospitals during WW1 and in Afghanistan and Syria now, with reference to international law and its uneven geographies.

Refreshments will be available from 3:30pm.

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Centre for Security Studies (CSS) public lecture

13:00 - 14:30 SCH101 (Schofield Building)


Title: 'Security as politics: beyond the state of exception'
Speaker: Dr Andrew Neal (University of Edinburgh)
Date: Wednesday 8th May
Time: 13:00-14:30
Location: SCH101 (Schofield Building)

The lecture will centre on arguments developed in Dr. Neal’s new book, Security as Politics (Edinburgh University Press). Dr. Neal will argue that while ‘security’ was once an anti-political ‘exception’ in liberal democracies, it has now become normalised in professional political life. This challenges critical security studies debates and their core assumption that security is a kind of illiberal, undemocratic and exceptional ‘anti-politics’. Using archival research and interviews with politicians, he investigates UK security politics from the 1980s to the present day to show how its meaning and practice have changed over time. In so doing, he develops an original reassessment of the security/politics relationship.

No booking required.

Postgraduate Research Conference 2019

9.30 - 16.40 U.0.05, Brockington Building

Postgraduate Research Conference, showcasing PhD students from Communication and Media, Social and Policy Studies, and Politics and International Studies.

Date: Thursday 20 June

Time: 9.30-10:00 arrival and registration

Location: U.0.05, Brockington Building

Guest speaker: Iman Atta OBE, Director of TellMAMA, with a talk on Hate Crime (talk commences at 12.10).

To view the programme, please click below: 

PGR Conference Programme 2019

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All welcome.