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RDF Warwick Business School & Law School Event:Organisational perspectives on risk, regulation, security, intelligence and uncertainty
Tuesday, 11th of November
Room: B3.19 (in WBS,Scarman Road building)

9.00 arrive for 9.15am start  
Chair: Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor (WBS) and Professor Jackie Hodgson (Law): Introductions and overview of WISI

Jackie Hodgson (Law) and Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor (WBS) discuss their projects:

(a) IAS series on the ‘An exploration of the war on terror: representations, risk, legal and government strategies’.

(b) and RDF funded: Warwick Institute for Security Studies - to create the Warwick Way of understanding contemporary security issues

9.30am-10.15am Theoretical approaches to risk

Dan Priel (Law), Victor Tadros (Law) and Layla Branicki (WBS), followed by discussion

10.15-10.30 coffee

10.30-11.15: Organisational Approaches to Managing Risk
Chris Grey (WBS)on Security Studies and Organization Studies: Parallels and Possibilities and Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor (WBS)on Organisational Resilience, followed by discussion

11.40-12.30: Complexity and networks
Duncan Robertson (WBS) on Social network analysis and agent-based modeling: new techniques for analysing collective effects and Yasmin Merali (WBS)on complexity and transformation of organisations and socio-economic contexts, strategies and business models in the information economy; network dynamics, followed by discussion.

Lunch 12.30-1.30

1.30-2.00: The role of intelligence
Richard Aldrich (PAIS) and Chris Grey (WBS)discuss their IAS series 'The Future of UK Intelligence and Special Operations' and their recent research on management and organization of Bletchley Park, followed by discussion

2.00-2.45 The role of regulation, power and risk, public/private responsibility and accountability
Dalvinder Singh (Law)on Risk based approaches in the banking sector, the case of Barings and Northern Rock; Keith Hoskin (WBS)on The risks of uncertainty in an oligopolistic banking world: recent experience and future prospects and Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor/Layla Branicki (WBS)on Joined up approaches to security, followed by discussion.

2.45-3.45pm: Emerging challenges
Andrew Sentance (WBS)on Risk, Uncertainty and the Business Response to Climate Change and the new Warwick Low-Carbon Initiative, Susie Pek (WBS)on Extreme scenarios and climate change, David Elmes (WBS)on the Energy initiative, David Elmes and Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor (WBS)on WISI Energy Security initiatives, and Yasmin Merali (WBS)on Food security, followed by discussion.

3.45-4pm Coffee

4.00-6.00pm External Panel of Speakers
Penny Killow, Business Continuity Planning Manager, Operations Support, HSBC; John Lee Senior Manager, Business Resilience, Severn Trent Water; Steve Mellish FBCI, Head of Business Continuity, Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd and Director of the Business Continuity Institute; Bharat Thakrar, Head of BCM, Security Practice, BT Global Services; Jon Evett, Business Continuity Manager, Canary Wharf Group.