Posthuman security: a virtual workshop

Originally posted on Worldly :
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 science…

Statement by legal scholars: Sri Lankan asylum seekers

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…

Global Insecurity & the Retrograde State

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 […]