ICCS Events

ICCS seminar series 2015/16

Forthcoming events

Researching Drones: Perspectives, Practicalities, and Problems

Researching Drones: Perspectives, Practicalities, and Problems

Date
Tuesday 15th September 2015
Description
The aim of the workshop is to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges which face scholars focusing on the exploding area of "drone" research.
Global Nuclear Order: Power, Challenges and Responses

Global Nuclear Order: Power, Challenges and Responses

Date
Thursday 17th - Friday 18th September 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower
Description
The third annual conference of the BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group brings together scholars, practitioners and professionals from a variety of different perspectives to address all aspects of "global nuclear order".
Categories:
Social Sciences
Call for Papers: Trust and Deception Workshop

Call for Papers: Trust and Deception Workshop

Date
Tuesday 6th October 2015
Description
Proposals are invited for a workshop on Trust and Deception, hosted by the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 06 October 2015.
Categories:
Social Sciences
Security, Ecology and Climate Change

Security, Ecology and Climate Change

Date
Monday 19th October 2015
Location:
Muirhead 714
Description
Dr Matt McDonald presents his latest work on building a new ecological security discourse, oriented towards ecosystem resilience and the rights and needs of the most vulnerable across space (populations of developing worlds), time (future generations) and species (other living beings).
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops

'Drone' the Documentary, plus post-screening Q&A

Date
Tuesday 10th November 2015
Location:
Midland Arts Centre
Description
'Drone' is a documentary about the secret CIA drone war. The film, explores the use of drones through intimate stories from the war on terror, will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with experts on the ethics, strategy, and legality of drone use.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Overcoming a lack of trust to facilitate peace agreements in divided societies

Overcoming a lack of trust to facilitate peace agreements in divided societies

Date
Monday 16th November 2015
Location:
Muirhead 714
Description
Dr Dawn Walsh will present her work on peace agreements in divided societies, particularly those that include an element of territorial self-government (TSG). Using international examples, including Northern Ireland and Bosnia, Walsh's research demonstrates that a lack of trust between conflict parties necessitated the inclusion of a range of guarantee mechanisms which increased confidence that the TSG element of the peace agreement would be respected. These guarantees include international guarantees, both hard and soft, domestic guarantees provided in constitutional, special or ordinary domestic legislation, and arbitration and coordination committees.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops
Nuclear strategy in the cyber age: new challenges for the ultimate weapon

Nuclear strategy in the cyber age: new challenges for the ultimate weapon

Date
Monday 14th December 2015
Location:
Muirhead 417
Description
Dr Andrew Futter will present his latest research on nuclear strategy in an era dominated by computers and information technology. Questioning the central axioms and orthodoxy surrounding nuclear utility, security and strategy, Futter's research explains how and in what ways contemporary nuclear thinking is being challenged, reconstituted or compounded by cyber weapons, the threat of cyber attack, and the broader dynamics of the information age.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops

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