Order & Disorder, Navigating Global Crises
Panel 1 will be of particular interest to BCMH members.
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The annual School research conference has come round again and will run 7-10 June. Understandably, and similar to last year's highly successful event, all the sessions will be online and I have pasted in below the information for each of the main sessions with clickable links to register. The conference theme this year is 'Order and Disorder: navigating global crises'. Please do sign up for as many sessions as you can to support our colleagues and students. The conference is a particularly important event in the calender for us to celebrate and support the contributions of our amazing PGR community.
'Order and Disorder: navigating global crises'
MONDAY 7 JUNE 10:00 – 11:30 - HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CRISIS AND RESPONSE: REVISING STRATEGY IN CHALLENGING CONTEXTS
- Chair: Professor Bill Philpott
- The Athenian Oligarchic Coup of 411BC; Re-evaluation of seapower politics, strategy, and identity - Kunika Kakuta, PhD Researcher, Department of War Studies
- Sir Julian Corbett, Jutland and the Concept of ‘Decisive’ Battle, and the educational value of experience - Professor Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies
- A New 'Great Game': The Thatcher government and the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in December 1979 - Dr Geraint Hughes, Reader in Diplomatic and Military History, Defence Studies Department
- Hezbollah’s internationalism. The case of the AMIA bombing in historical context - Ignacio Morales Barckhahn, PhD Researcher, Defence Studies Department
MONDAY 7 JUNE 2021 14:30 TO 16:00 - SOLIDARITY DURING THE GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS AND BEYOND: REIMAGINING COMMUNITIES
Maria Jellinek, PhD Researcher, Department of War Studies
Rebekka Friedman, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Department of War Studies
- Some challenges for solidarity: the mind’s perspective - Dr Eitan Oren, Teaching fellow, Department of War Studies
- Being-in-common-without-identity - Dr Lola Frost, Visiting Research Fellow and former Artist in Residence, Department of War Studies
- Care and empathy in feminist foreign policy - Karoline Faerber, PhD Researcher, Department of War Studies
TUESDAY 8 JUNE 10:00-11:30 - GLOBAL BRITAIN IN THE GLOBAL ORDER: UK FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY AFTER BREXIT
Chair: Dr Ben Kienzle, Senior Lecturer, Defence Studies Department
- The Continental Commitment Revisited: NATO and the European Pillar of Global Britain - Arun Dawson, PhD Researcher, Department of War Studies
- The impact of national role conceptions on military acquisition - Michelle Howard, PhD Researcher, Defence Studies Department
- Where now and what for? UK cyber strategy after Brexit - Dr Tim Stevens, Senior Lecturer in Global Security, Department of War Studies
- Global Europe beyond the EU: Global Britain and UK-EU defence cooperation beyond Brexit - Gesine Weber, PhD Researcher, Defence Studies Department
- TBC - Dr Benedict Wilkinson, Director of Research in the Policy Institute at King’s College London
TUESDAY 8 JUNE 14:30 TO 16:00 - ORDERING DISORDER: SURVEILLANCE AND PRIVACY IN CRISES
Chair: Berenice Burnett, a PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies.
- Professor Didier Bigo, King’s College London and Sciences-Po Paris, whose current project, GUARDINT, is looking at oversight in intelligence networks;
- Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, previously he served as the inaugural UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, the Director of GCHQ, and as the Permanent Secretary of the Home Office;
- Abigail Wilson, King’s alumna and Cyber Threats Operation Manager for PwC specialising in technical and strategic threats emanating from the MENA region;
- Madeleine Stone, Legal and Policy Officer from Big Brother Watch, focusing on the impact of the emergency coronavirus powers on civil liberties with a focus on surveillance.
WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE 10:00 TO 11:30 - COMPLICATING PEACEMAKING: ORDER AND DISORDER OF NON-STATE ACTORS IN POST-CONFLICT SITUATIONS
Host & Speaker: Miranda Melcher, PhD candidate, Defence Studies Department. Miranda focuses on post-conflict military integration and peace treaty negotiation, including the role of non-state actors including mediation NGOs and UN peacekeepers and negotiators, which are examples she will be bringing to this discussion.
Speaker: Whitney Grespin, PhD candidate, Defense Studies Department. Whitney is foreign policy scholar and practitioner focused on contingency contracting and security force assistance, which are the topics and examples she will be drawing on in this talk.
Speaker: Pauline Zerla, PhD candidate, Department of War Studies. Pauline focuses on the reintegration of ex-combatants, the impact of trauma among armed group members, and veterans' return from war.
WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE 14:30 TO 16:00 - MAKING ORDER FROM DISORDER: NAVIGATING THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Chair: Dr Hassan Elbahtimy, Senior Lecturer War Studies Department
- Investigating Chemical Weapons Use: Open Source Intelligence in a Contested Space - Dr Geoffrey Chapman, Research Associate, Centre for Science & Security, Department of War Studies
- Investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic - Dr Filippa Lentzos, Senior Lecturer in Science & International Security, Department of War Studies
- Arming Iran from the Heart of Westminster? Investigating Iranian arms procurement in 1980s London - Daniel Salisbury, Research Fellow, Centre for Science & Security, Department of War Studies
- Health security intelligence - An evolving paradigm for outbreak investigations - Rose Bernard, PhD Researcher, Conflict & Health Research Group, Department of War Studies
THURSDAY 10 JUNE 10:00 TO 11:30 - NORMS IN TURMOIL: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN PERIL
Chair: Dr Andrea Ellner, Lecturer in Defence Studies, Defence Studies Department
Panel 1 Challenges to the Rule of Law: Current challenges to the rule of law in international governance, the use of force, international criminal law and the tension between civil liberties and security of public health in a pandemic.
- Francisco Lobo, PhD Researcher, Department of War Studies
- Dr Maria Varaki, Lecturer in International Law, Department of War Studies
- Constance Wilhelm, PhD Researcher, Department of War Studies
Panel 2 The United States Underground and its Uncomfortable Truths: Reflections on a roundtable convened by the team on 29 April 2021
- Rana Ibrahem, PhD Researcher, Department of War Studies
- Dr David Bicknell, recent alumnus, PhD Department of War Studies
THURSDAY 10 JUNE 14:30 TO 16:00 - ASSESSING THE UK’S INTEGRATED REVIEW: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER
Chair: Dr Alessio Patalano, Reader in East Asian Warfare, Department of War Studies
- Artificial Intelligence and techno-optimism in the UK Integrated Review - Dr Kenneth Payne, Reader in International Relations, Defence Studies Department
- Shaping UK's China policy and filling the vacuum - Francesca Ghiretti, PhD Researcher, Department of War Studies
- Reforming collective strategic capability - Ivanka Barzashka PhD Researcher and Co-Director of the King's Wargaming Network, Department of War Studies