The Disarmament Puzzle at #NPT2015

The Disarmament Puzzle at #NPT2015

Originally posted on Security Dilemmas:
On a stairway above first avenue in New York City, opposite the United Nations, is a wall into which are carved the famous words from the Book of Isaiah: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation.…

ICCS goes to the #NPT2015

ICCS goes to the #NPT2015

Originally posted on Security Dilemmas:
The 9th Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has now been underway for a week, at the United Nations Headquarters. The five-yearly “Revcon” is a crucial international meeting that has the aim of improving and strengthening one of the most important…

The silence of Kyoto: Q Symposium 2015

This weekend I had the honour of attending the Q Symposium: Peace and Security in a Quantum Age, hosted by the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. I spoke in a session on “Diplomacy” with Rebecca Adler-Nissen and Vincent Pouliot, and addressed the challenge that climate change and the looming global […]

101 Big And Small Ways To Make A Difference In Academia

Originally posted on Conditionally Accepted:
Let’s set aside the debate over whether one can, or even should, be an activist in academia.  If you recognize that inequality and other problems exist within academia, then I do not need to convince you that someone should be working to make change.  But, some scholars are skeptical of…

3:1-(We Have Always Been)Posthuman-Post 3 of 3

Originally posted on Installing (Social) Order:
In his wonderful 1966 book The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, Michel Foucault concluded on a striking note that has haunted me ever since I first read it, over twenty years ago. He argued that ‘Man’ is ‘an invention of recent date’, but one so…