Anxious/Desiring geographies – CfP AAG 2018 New Orleans

Anxious/Desiring geographies Co-convened by our very own RHUL Geopolitics & Cyber Security PhD CDT student Nick Robinson, this call for papers for next year’s AAG in New Orleans looks amazing…  Get those abstracts in by October 15th! Call for Papers: “Anxious/Desiring geographies.” AAG Annual Conference New Orleans April 10-14, 2018 Organizers: Jeremy W. Crampton (Kentucky,…

The Geo-politics of Arctic Sustainability

By Klaus Dodds Having spent a very pleasant few days in Nuuk Greenland (as part of a University of Aalborg-led project called ‘POLITICS OF POSTCOLONIALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE ARCTIC’) I have refined my thinking about what such a topic might entail. Listening to scholars from Denmark, Norway, UK and the United States, it was…

Netflix and Handshakes

By Nick Robinson [warning, spoiler alerts throughout] After finishing Season 4 of Netflix’s popular political drama, House of Cards, it had occurred to me that this incredibly well-written program had far greater resonance with political geography/geopolitics than previously expected – from realistic storylines that mirrored (or even predicted) real-time political events, to its own brand…

VISIT | Landing in the Global Arctic

By Prof. Klaus Dodds Last month, I was in Singapore, working with a colleague and Royal Holloway PhD graduate, Dr Chih Yuan Woon at the National University of Singapore. With the generous support of the British Academy through the “International Partnership and Mobility Scheme”, we brought together 10 speakers from Asia, North America and Europe to…