Lucid Theory Workshop: Between Philosophy & World Politics

Lucid Theory Writing Between Philosophy and World Politics Monday 24 November 2014 The University of New South Wales, Australia Morven Brown Building, Upper Campus, Room 310 Places are available: Please RSVP to a.burke@adfa.edu.au and a.bloomfield@unsw.edu.au Download the full LucidTheory_Program+map. This workshop aims to stage a dual dialogue: between the methods and concerns of philosophy and international […]

Four Things the Left Should Learn from Kobane

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
The Kurdish town of Kobanê has recently become the centre of a geopolitical conflagration that may well change the course of Middle Eastern politics. After months of silence over the threat faced by Kurds from ISIS, the world is now finally watching, even if the ‘international community’ remains…

The Law that is No Law: War Crimes in Gaza

As I write, in the first week of August 2014, Israel is bombarding Gaza for the 24th day in a row. This war, named “Operation Protective Edge” by the Israeli government, has quickly become an intense global controversy. The war has provoked some important debate about International Humanitarian Law, the Just War doctrine, Israeli legitimacy and political […]

Ethics & Global Security: the OCIS session

Just last week my new book, Ethics & Global Security: A Cosmopolitan Approach, co-authored with Katrina Lee-Koo and Matt McDonald, was published. This happy event coincided with a panel at the Oceanic Conference on International Studies – chaired by Professor Toni Erskine (UNSW) – which heard searching commentaries on the book by Professors Robyn Eckersley […]

Posthuman security: a virtual workshop

Originally posted on Worldly IR:
At the end of June, I organised a workshop at the University of York to explore the intersections of posthumanist thought (broadly construed!), international security and ethics. I was lucky to be joined by a stellar list of scholars from several disciplines, including IR, philosophy, geography, sociology, robotics and political…