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CSGR Speaking International Security at Warwick

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Speaking International Security at Warwick - SISAW - provides a broad forum for speaking about security within CSGR and the University of Warwick. It is also an umbrella for impact-facing projects that focus on how political agents speak security and what difference this makes.

SISAW is part of the ESRC Grant ES/K008684/1.

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SISAW Project Lead

Alexandra Homolar

Dr Alexandra Homolar
Email: A dot Homolar at warwick dot ac dot uk
Room: E1.20 (Social Sciences)
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 4142




SISAW fosters developing mixed-methods research projects that interlink security discourse with policy formulation, political strategy, and security policy consequences.

SISAW projects engage with issues that have long cut across disciplinary boundaries, such as rhetoric, political bargaining, opinion formation, framing effects, and political culture.

Enemy Addiction

Outsider Threats, Security Frames, and Target Audiences in US Security Policy.

The Uncertainty Doctrine

Maintaining US Hard Power after the Cold War.

Governing Global Security


Events Series

Annual Masterclass in
Critical Security Studies
Public Lectures

Dr Cornel Ban (Boston University):
Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local

11 December 2017
4.00–5.30PM | Room: tbc


Research Sessions

Cornel Ban (BU) and Oddny Helgadottir (Brown)
Networks in World Politics
11 December 2017

Nicholas Henry (Deakin)
The Language of Border Security
22 June 2016

Matthias Leese (Tübingen)
Algorithmic Security
23 November 2015