Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

15 May 2008 |

On Thursday 29th May a one day conference will be held on the topic of Conceptualising Security, Development and Humanitarianism. Papers will be presented by current POLIS PhD students.

Conceptualising Security, Development and Humanitarianism

This one day conference will take place on Thursday 29th May. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Annual POLIS Postgraduate Conference showcases PhD student research at the end of their first year of study. The conference provides an opportunity for other postgraduates and staff to support these students, give feedback on their work and to further include them in our research community.


09.00 – 9.30 Registration
Tea/ Coffee

09.30 – 10.15 Demystifying the Security Discourse
Jiri Matusik

10.15 – 11.00 The Concept of Energy Security
Slawomir Raszewski

11.00 – 11.30 Tea/ Coffee

11.30 – 12.15 Breaking the Cycle of Failure in US Intelligence Reform
Richard Palermo

12.15 – 13.00 The ‘New’ Humanitarianism: Political, Apolitical, Politicised or Depoliticised?
Volha Piotukh

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.45 Power Dynamics in Community Development
Gabriel Botchwey

14.45 – 15.30  Decentralisation from Above and Expectations from Below
Charles Gyimah

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