COMMENT | WannaCry: The Blame Game Begins

By Steve Hersee (@stevehersee) On Friday news broke of a ransomware attack against the NHS in England and Scotland. Malicious software infected around 45 NHS trusts, disabled NHS IT systems and locked staff out of NHS patient records. Consequently, operations were cancelled, doctor’s surgeries were closed and patients in some trusts were asked not to…

Vertical at LSE

After a term of teaching a lot of Steve Graham’s work on urban infrastructure, security, air, and, of course, verticality to a big class of v. engaged second year undergrad students – as well as reading many good essays on the topic which have referred to his work extensively – I’m very pleased to be able…

Call for Papers: Fieldwork in Political Geography

We are delighted to be hosting this year’s Political Geography Research Group workshop. It will be held at Royal Holloway from 12-13th June on the theme of ‘Fieldwork in Political Geography‘. Please see the Call for Papers below which provides additional details on the theme, registration instructions, and preliminary program – we look forward to…

COMMENT | Tweet-Deck Diplomacy

By Nick Robinson In between the incessant daily tweeting of images of picturesque Russian skylines, Izbas submerged under vast amounts of snow, or cute Siberian wildlife, the Twitter account for the UK-Russian Embassy has—and not for the first time—been causing quite a stir in recent weeks, after a tweet visibly depicting outgoing US President Barack Obama as a “LAME” duck…

NEWS | Dislocating Geopower: section at the European International Studies Association Conference

An interesting looking call for panels, papers and roundtable proposals sent through from Kyle Grayson below: Dislocating Geopower: New Approaches to Space, Culture, and Violence in World Politics’, a section for the upcoming European International Studies Association Conference in Barcelona (13-16 September 2016): http://www.paneuropeanconference.org/2017/ . We invite individual paper, panel, and roundtable proposals that address any theme…

NEWS | Major Research Fellowship for Klaus Dodds

Klaus Dodds has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust. His project is titled: A new North? The making and re-making of a global Arctic Here’s a summary of what Klaus intends to do: Approximately ten years ago, global media headlines were filled with stories that there was a ‘new scramble for…