Bank Notes and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

  Recently, my colleague Al Pinkerton and University of Keele political geographer Matt Benwell (a former PhD student at Royal Holloway) wrote about the importance of the creative when it comes to understanding geopolitics and diplomacy in the context of the Falklands/Malvinas. Their article was published in the journal Political Geography. Hot off the press … Continue reading

The submarine and the icy surface

The submarine and the icy surface

This posting forms part of a series of ‘Polar Posts’ by our MSc students as part of their work in Klaus Dodds’ Geopolitics of the Polar Regions class. We will be adding further Polar Posts in the coming months. Writing on the ‘surficial qualities of camouflage’, Isla Forsyth, explores the importance of human and technological … Continue reading

Edward Snowden: Naughty Step or Pedestal?

Edward Snowden: Naughty Step or Pedestal?

By Pip Thornton. Pip is a PhD student in Geopolitics & Cybersecurity  researching representations, perceptions and constructions of the figure of the soldier in geopolitical and cyber spaces/places. Last Friday RHUL MSc Geopolitics and Security students were invited to participate in a debate hosted by the first intake of the Cybersecurity Centre for Doctoral Training, with … Continue reading

A Biopolitics of Emergency

Originally posted on Governing Emergencies:
Last week, I gave a lecture at the Welsh DTC (Doctoral Training Centre) theory school entitled ‘A Biopolitics of Emergency’. It was really good to catch up with friends, and meet some new postgrads doing really interesting work. The lecture was trying to bring together two strands of my current…

Governing Emergencies network – new blog and project website

Governing Emergencies network – new blog and project website

  Last summer a large group of researchers were successful in winning a Leverhulme Trust network on Governing Emergencies, led by Ben Anderson at Durham and supported by Rachel Gordon (also Durham). The network connects together individuals and institutions including me (RHUL), Matthew Kearnes (New South Wales), Stephen Collier (The New School), Emily Gilbert (Toronto), Marieke … Continue reading

Disasters and Politics

Disasters and Politics

  A new book, Disasters and Politics edited by Manuel Tironi, Israel Rodriguez-Giralt and Michael Guggenheim, is being launched in London next friday. PA