Dr Paul Higate presents at seminar in Oslo on Gendered Peacekeeping17 December 2014Dr Paul Higate was invited to speak at a seminar entitled Gendered peacekeeping: Beyond the female body? at The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo on 11 December 2014.
Dr Higate discussed how far the embodiment of peacekeeping cuts across both gendered and cultural contexts with a view to thinking beyond the gender binary.
SPAIS Opens Scholarship Scheme for International Students4 December 2014The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is pleased to announce a new round of scholarships for 2015-16 to award international candidates for undergraduate and post-graduate taught programmes who display the school’s characteristics of academic excellence, leadership and social engagement.
GIC convenes conference on Global Security 21 November 2014Academics and staff from the diplomatic, defence and development sectors will come together this weekend to discuss current global security issues at the Global Insecurities International Conference on 21 and 22 November.
Scholarship Awards 201414 November 2014The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies hosted its scholarship award ceremony on 14th October. There were three categories of scholarship recognised in the ceremony, the ESRC 1+3 Scholarship, the University of Bristol Postgraduate Scholarship and the SPAIS international Scholarship. These awards recognise students’ excellence in research and academic potential as well as their ability to display the school’s characteristics of academic excellence, leadership and social engagement.
SPAIS to host IAS visiting professor Joseph P. Masco for project on ‘Planetary Security’25 September 2014The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is delighted to host the visit of Joseph P. Masco, Professor of Anthropology and the Social Sciences, University of Chicago, for the period of October 6th – 17th 2014. Professor Masco will be visiting as a University of Bristol Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) Benjamin Meaker professor to promote and develop his current research project ‘Towards a Planetary Security: Considering Nuclear and Climate Dangers’.
Dr Michael Naughton and the Innocence Network UK22 September 2014INUK Dr Michael Naughton and Innocence Network UK cited in article by John van der Luit-Drummond in the Solicitors Journal about innocence projects and pro bono initiatives in the UK generally.
Dr Paul Higate to give public lecture in Amsterdam15 September 2014Drawing on the rapid rise of Private and Military Security Companies (PMSC) in recent years, this lecture focuses on the masculinity-security nexus in the case of private security contractors. In particular it considers the salience of identity work to contractors from the U.S and the UK, where security performance is theorised in terms of a dichotomised heuristic; low profile security work in the case of the British, and high profile in the case of the U.S.
Prof Jeffrey Henderson on BBC Radio Sheffield10 September 2014Professor Jeffrey Henderson was interviewed today (September 9th) on BBC Radio Sheffield. He spoke about the implications of the Scottish referendum for the North and other English regions.