CDT students take on the Cyber 9/12 challenge in Geneva

By Andreas Haggman Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge 20-21 April 2017 Geneva, Switzerland The Cyber 9/12 Challenge is a scenario-driven policy competition for teams of students, organised by the Atlantic Council and hosted at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. This year the challenge involved an evolving ransomware event and its critical impact on healthcare systems…

REVIEW | Shedding Light on Dark Territory

By Prof. Keith Martin I have just finished reading Fred Kaplan’s Dark Territory: The secret history of cyber war (Simon & Schuster, 2016). This book is primarily a history of the approaches taken by the US government and military to dealing with the threats and opportunities presented by what we now describe as cyberspace. It…

REVIEW | Philip Pullman, Territory and ‘An Idea of the North’

By Miriam Hamblin ‘If I write fantasy,’ he says, ‘it’s only because by using the mechanisms of fantasy I can say something a little bit more vividly.’ (Pullman, P. quoted in Rustin and Rustin, 2011) ‘The sea as ice confuses and complicates acts of territorial and sovereign control’ (Steinberg and Peters, 2015) Thursday 19th October 2017:…

NEWS | Workshop Schedule: Fieldwork in Political Geography

RGS Political Geography Research Group workshop schedule    12-13th June 2017 We are delighted to announce the following programme for the forthcoming PolGRG workshop on ‘Fieldwork in Political Geography’. Thanks to all those who have registered to attend and participate and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Holloway on 12th June. Location: Queen’s…

Pip takes poem.py to the Science Museum

On May 23rd 2017 (TOMORROW – 1-2pm), our very own Pip Thornton will be presenting her work: A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism, as part of the Science Museum’s summer series of research seminars. The seminar will include an explanation of the genesis of her {poem}.py project and a live demonstration. Ben Curtis, a mathematician and fellow…