Ethics & Global Security: the OCIS session

July 13, 2014

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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

July 13, 2014

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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…

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STATEMENT BY LEGAL SCHOLARS REGARDING THE SITUATION CONCERNING SRI LANKAN ASYLUM SEEKERS

July 7, 2014

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Original post here. As scholars of international law, human rights law, and refugee law we are profoundly concerned by reports that asylum seekers have been subjected to rapid and inadequate screening interviews at sea and returned to Sri Lanka. This raises a real risk of refoulement, in breach of Australia’s obligations under international refugee and…

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All too (post)human? security cosmopolitanism revisited

June 27, 2014

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On 27 June 2014 I gave a talk to the workshop, “Posthuman security? Developing an integrative research agenda”, organised by Dr. Audra Mitchell at the University of York, UK. It was a fascinating opportunity to hear a range of perspectives on the ethical and political paradigm shifts that ‘post human’ thinking in social theory and philosophy was […]

The Destruction of Politics & IR at the ANU

June 15, 2014

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This weekend’s press included two stories about a serious crisis at the Australian National University’s School of Politics and International Relations, including allegations of bullying, institutional sexism, “an adversarial, antagonistic and disrespectful culture”, and leadership that subjected both “male and female academics [to] direct criticism or career setbacks for seeking to balance their work with their […]

The Israeli ID-System and Palestinian Segregation – a powerful visualisation

May 16, 2014

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Visualising Palestine have done it again – a really powerful representation of the Israeli ID-System and Palestinian Segregation. Thanks to Léopold Lambert for the link.

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Global Insecurity & the Retrograde State

April 17, 2014

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Recently I contributed to a a valuable new thread on the website of the Zurich-based International Relations and Security Network, “Beyond the state”. It included numerous articles debating the place and relevance of the nation-state under the contemporary conditions of globalisation, including articles defending the state, questioning its ability to deal with global challenges, on […]

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