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Events 2018-19

Prof Mark Duffield (University of Bristol)

Title: From circulation to network connectivity: crisis and the rise of social-robotics

Place and time: Monday 4 March 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm in OC1.08

Katie Dingley (PAIS)

Title: Feeling uncomfortable: emotions, ontological (in)security, and Japanese conservatives and the “comfort women” issue

Place and time: Monday 25 February 2019, 1:30-2:45 pm in S1.50

This event was jointly organized with the East Asian Study Group

Bo Christensen (PAIS)

Title: Foucault goes to war: using genealogy in military studies

Place and time: Tuesday 8 January 2019, 2:15-3:30 pm in E2.02

Sarah Mainwaring (PAIS)

Title: State secrecy riding the technological wave: the case for intelligence in an information age

Place and time: Thursday 1 November 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm in E2.02

Dr Parastou Saberi (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Title: Preventing radicalization in European cities: an urban geopolitical question

Place and time: Monday 29 October 2018, 16:15-17:30 pm in S1.50

Shahnaz Akhter (PAIS)

Title: New muslim migrant communities: the other within

Place and time: Thursday 18 October 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm in E2.02

Dr Sarah Hughes (Durham University)

Title: Rethinking Resistance: from form to genre

Place and time: Friday 12 October 2018, 2:00-3:30 pm in S1.50

Events 2017-18

Guest lecture

Dr Anna Feigenbaum (Bournemouth University)

Title (TBC): "Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today"

Place and time: Wednesday, May 16th in the diary, details TBA

Guest lecture

Olivia Mason (Durham University, Geography Department)

Title: "Land, nation, home, and risk on the Jordan Trail"

Place and time: 21st of February, 2018, 2:00-3:30 in S1.66

Guest lecture

Dr Sara Davies: (Griffith University’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy)

Title: “Myanmar Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement: enabling and constraining factors on women’s inclusion”

Place and time: S1.66, 10:00 to 12:00 on Friday, January 12th 2018

Guest Lecture

Dr James Eastwood (Queen Mary University)

Title: “Ethics as a Weapon of War: Militarism and Morality in Israel"

Place and time: Tues 5 December, 5.30-7.30pm in SO.13

Guest lecture

Dr Wesley Widmaier (Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University)

Title: "Repressing the National Interest: or “That’s How You Get Trump” (with reference to Louis Hartz, Daniel Kahneman, Anna Freud, James Madison and Bob Dylan)"

Place and time: Wednesday 1st November, 12:00-13:30 in room S0.13

Events 2016-17

Vjosa Musliu (visiting researcher in PAIS)

Mid-morning seminar: 1st June, 11-12:00, S2.73

"Hospitality and hostility in EU-Kosovo relations"

Workshop: The Epistemology of Counterterrorism

12 May 2017, Scarman House, University of Warwick

No registration fee; please email to reserve your place.

Celebration of IRS monographs - cluster reception!

8 March 2017, Cowling Room (S2.77) in Social Sciences, 16.30 - 18.30

OLIVER DAVIS (Dept of French, Warwick)

Lunchtime Seminar

Theorising the advent of weaponised drones as techniques of domestic paramilitary policing

13 February 2017, S1.69 Social Sciences, 13:00 - 14:00

MORIEL RAM (UCL and Technion, Haifa)
Lunchtime Seminar
Colonial Conquests and Geopolitical "Whitescaping": The Case of the Golan Heights
28 November 2016, S0.52 (Social Science) 1-2pm

DELACEY TEDESCO (University of British Columbia, Okanagan)
Lunchtime Seminar
New metaphors for politics in an urban world? Global urbanization, transition narratives, and aporetic boundaries
25 October 2016, H0.56 (Humanities) 1-2pm.
PAIS departmental seminar series
Twentieth Century Benchmark Dates in International Relations: The Three World Wars in Perspective
Wednesday, 5 October, 3-4.30pm, MS.04

Events 2015-16

SUSAN PARK (University of Sydney)
The Good Hegemon: How the US Helps People Hold the Multilateral Development Banks to Account
(CSGR Research Seminar)
27 June 2016, A0.23 (Social Sciences), 4.00-5.30pm.

NICHOLAS HENRY (Deakin University)
The Language of Border Security
(SISAW Research Session)
22 June 2016, A0.23 (Social Sciences), 2-4pm.
KARL GUSTAFFSON (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)
Sino-Japanese Relations
11 May: Talk (details TBC)
12 May: Masterclass (details TBC)

BRENT J STEELE (University of Utah)
SISAW Masterclass: Ontological Security Analysis and its Challenges
2 May 2016, S0.10 (Social Sciences), 12-2pm

NEOPHYTOS LOIZIDES (University of Kent)
Rethinking Conflict Resolution in the Contemporary Post-Ottoman Neighborhood and Beyond
28 April, S0.20 (Social Sciences), 12:00 - 2pm.
RICHARD YOUNGS (Carnegie Europe and PAIS)
The Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy
28 April 2016, S0.17 (Social Sciences), 12:30-2pm.
EDWARD NEWMAN (University of Leeds)
How to Make an Intervention: The Case of Human Security
(Annual Masterclass in Critical Security Studies)
2 March 2016, R0.3/4 (Ramphal), 12-3pm.
GARRETT W. BROWN (University of Sheffield)

Introducing Jus Ante Bellum: A Cosmopolitan Alternative to R2P
(SISAW Annual Lecture)
11 February 2016, R0.12 (Ramphal), 4-5.30pm.
YVONNE RINKART (University of Aberystwyth)
The Politics of Mobility at the Airport
(IRS cluster lunchtime seminar)
8th February 2016, E0.23 (Social Sciences, PAIS), 12-13.30pm.
MATTHIAS LEESE (University of Tuebingen)
Algorithmic Security: Data Surveillance in the EU
(SISAW Research Session)
Wednesday, 25 November 2015, A0.23 (Social Sciences), 2-4pm.
SHOGO SUZUKI (University of Manchester)
Ontological Security and its Threat to the Democratic Peace
(SISAW Research Session)
Friday, 30 October 2015, R0.14 (Ramphal), 12-2pm.
ANTHONY KING (University of Exeter)
The Post-Heroic General: Military Command in the Twentieth Century
Wednesday, 21 October 2015, S0.13 (Social Science), 4-5.30pm.
MATT McDONALD (University of Queensland)
Masterclass: Ethics and Security
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 A1.28 (Milburn House), 12.30 – 2.00pm.
Places are limited - register with Dr Chris Browning (

Past special lectures and events

CLAUDIA ARADAU (King's College London)
The (Big) Data-Security Assemblage
SISAW Annual Lecture
11 March 2015
ALEXANDER BUTTERFIELD (Deputy Assistant to Richard Nixon)
The Real House of Cards: The Presidency of Richard Nixon
09 March 2015
ROUNDTABLE: From Human Security to the Responsibility to Protect
Sara Davies (Queensland, UQT and UQ), Aiden Hehir (Westminster)
Alexandra Homolar (Warwick [PAIS]), Elisa Lopez Lucia (Warwick [IAS])
07 January 2015
'Security and the Everyday'
31 October - 1 November, 2013
Keynotes: Jutta Weldes (Bristol) & Francois Debrix (Virginia Tech)
VIVIENNE JABRI (King's College London)
'The International, Cosmopolitan Wars and Postcolonial Resistance'
30 October 2013
LENE HANSEN (Copenhagen University)
‘Visual Securitization: Taking Security Studies from the Word to the Image’
6 March 2013
DIDIER BIGO (Sciences-Po/King's)
'Bourdieu and International Relations',
21 February 2012



Advanced Theories & Methods

Past Masterclasses

Security Devices
(Academic Year 2014-15)
Postcolonial Critique
(Academic Year 2013-14)
Discourse Analysis
(Academic Year 2012-13)
Thinking Tools for Analysing Security
(Academic Year 2011-12)


Summer School
in PostInternational Politics
13-18 July 2015
Gregynog Hall, Wales


Summer School
in PostInternational Politics
7-12 July, 2014
Gregynog Hall, Wales