The Warwick International Security Initiative (WISI) will bring together existing activity and expertise from across all faculties of the university in the area of securities studies.
This is a project funded by the University to undertake the initial scoping for a new research initiative and possibly a new research centre focussed on International Security. It is a multidisciplinary initiative bringing together researchers from across campus to address research questions in this area. Current research themes include:
- Food Security
- Energy Security and International Relations
- Climate Change and Security
- Organisational Resilience
- Digital Media and Security
- Resilience and Robustness of Complex Adaptive Systems
Other ideas are being explored across campus and we are always interested to hear from academics already working in this area of security research or who think that their work could be applied to security-related research. Please get in touch with Eliza Gaffney in the first instance if you would like to discuss an idea (e dot j dot gaffney at warwick dot ac dot uk or on +44 (0)24 7657 2857, internal 72857)
Institute of Advanced Study Visiting Fellowship
On March 2nd from 5-6.30pm, Professor Vivien A Schmidt (IAS visiting fellow in March 2010) will give a lecture as part of the annual Warwick/Review of International Political Economy (RIPE) debate, entitled 'The Fall, Rise, Fall and Rise of the State within Modern Capitalism - and how to explain it'. Read more about the debate here, and more about Professor Schmidt's visit to the IAS here.
IPT/University of Warwick 'Secure Outcomes' Breakfast Series
March 17th and 24th 2010: Organised jointly by the Industry and Parliamentary Trust (IPT) and the University of Warwick's International Security Initiative, this breakfast series brings together policymakers, researchers and businesspeople to discuss the security issues that pose critical questions to both government and industry now more than ever before. Read more
"Premediation, Affect, and the Anticipation of Security"
January 13th 6.15pm - 8pm, Social Studies S0.21, Read more
Warwick and NTU Launch a Double Masters Degree Programme
The NTU-Warwick Double Masters Degree Programme is a joint initiative from the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS), at the University of Warwick and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at NTU in Singapore. The new degree programme was launched at a conference in Singapore, co-organised by the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security and the Warwick International Security Initiative (WISI) at the University of Warwick. Read more
Warwick HRI has been developing a new Food Security webpage. Read more here
Workshop on Digital Media and Security
A two-day workshop is being held on 21st and 22nd May 2009 on Digital Media and Security.