After being told by President Obama that ‘the Arctic is an amazing place’ in the preface of the recently released US National Security for the Arctic Region, my attention (at least) turned to the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Kiruna. The headline news is fairly straightforward: China and five other states (mainly East Asian) are … Continue reading »
Reblogged from materialsensibilities: Bringing the topics addressed by former blog posts together… A Lego re-make of Casino Royale currently doing the rounds on social media. Enjoy! #LudicGeopolitics excellent!!!
How frustrating. Four phone calls and a visit to John Lewis at Kingston upon Thames elicited nothing apart from polite apologies. My quest involved a John Lewis globe with the Falkland Islands accidentally labelled the ‘Islas Malvinas’. I was told, by the branch manager, that the ‘offending’ globes had been recalled by head office and once recalled … Continue reading »
Science magazine reports today on a US House of Representatives bill that would revamp both the review criteria and the review process for National Science Foundation grants. Under the proposed legislation, the current criteria employed by peer reviewers — under which referees assess whether a proposed research project has “Intellectual Merit” and whether it will have … Continue reading »
Yesterday’s Guardian had an interesting story on Google’s mapping of Iqaluit, the capital of Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut. For students of Arctic imaginaries like me (and my co-author Jeremy Tasch, who sent me the link), it’s fascinating how both Google and the Guardian journalist combine two very different imaginaries of the Arctic held by … Continue reading »
Austin Zeiderman has put together a small workshop on Catastrophic Urbanism at LSE Cities during late May. First come first serve on places. The lineup includes me, Ben Anderson, Claudia Aradau, Monika Buscher, Joe Deville and Kevin Grove. PA
The Media, War and Conflict Fifth Anniversary Conference is in a few weeks time at RHUL. The preliminary programme has just gone online. PA
Reblogged from geographical imaginations: A CFP from Shane Brighton, via Tarak Barkawi, for a workshop on Critical War Studies to be held at the University of Sussex on 11 September 2013: Critical War Studies: emerging field, developing agendas What is left out when critical reflection on armed conflict is conducted under the sign of ‘security’? What … Continue reading »
Reblogged from Progressive Geographies: School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast Funded Postgraduate Research Studentship: From London to Rio: the Politics of the Olympic Games (2013 Entry) The School has been awarded a PhD studentship to work with Dr. Debbie Lisle on From London to Rio: the Politics of the Olympic Games. … Continue reading »
A new blog has just started by Ben Muller. It is called Biometric State: technology, sovereignty, power.