‘Securing the Donald’: Our Thoughts and Reflections

During the second term of our Geopolitics and Security MSc programme here at Royal Holloway, our students embark on a week-long Mapping Securitie(s) Workshop alongside our friends from Université de Cergy-Pontoise in Paris. Students, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, are presented with a central scenario of which they have to work together in planning to secure…

Conferencing the Arctic: Some reflections on Arctic Frontiers 2018

By Klaus Dodds and Duncan Depledge In recent years, as a number of scholars have noted, the Arctic has inspired a portfolio of international conferences to emerge, including Arctic Circle (in Iceland), Arctic Frontiers (in Norway), and The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue (in Russia). Various descriptors have been used to account for this profusion of…

VISIT | Ocean Governance for Sustainability: Seabed Management Workshop

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of acting as a ‘trainer’ in a workshop on Seabed Management organised by Kim Peters and Phil Steinberg. As part of the European Commission’s COST Action programme on Ocean Governance for Sustainability, and in conjunction with the University of Liverpool’s Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans, the workshop…

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…

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…

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…