Archive | December, 2016

Podcast: Twenty Years under the Channel, and beyond? Rethinking Migrations and Borders ¦¦ Vingt années sous la Manche, et au-delà ? Repenser les migrations et les frontières

Click here to listen to the podcasts of the conference on migration and frontiers. Ed Naylor, one of our cluster members, was taking part   Below are the details of the conference in question, which took place last October at Brunel University, London.   Here is the detail of the conference: Twenty Years under the Channel, and beyond? Rethinking Migrations and Borders  Vingt années sous la Manche, et au-delà ? Repenser les migrations et les frontières   Fourth International Conference Roundtable held in Brunel University London, Uxbridge campus, Darwin Room, Hamilton Suite. Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 13:45-18:00 Quatrième rencontre internationale Table ronde accueillie par l’Université Brunel de Londres, campus d’Uxbridge, Salle Darwin, Hamilton Suite. Mercredi 12 octobre 2016 de 13 h 45 à 18 h   PROGRAMME Opening/ Ouverture David AZÉMA, Chairman, Rails et histoire Dr Naomi PERCIVAL, Special Collections Librarian Channel Tunnel Archive, Brunel University  Session 1: A new Border under the Sea / Première séance : Une frontière construite sous la mer Opening speech and Chair/Allocation d’ouverture et présidence : Professor Michel FOUCHER, Titulaire de la chaire de géopolitique appliquée, Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Discussant / Rapporteur : Dr Alison CARROL, Senior Lecturer in European History, Department of […]

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West Africa Peace and Security Network Symposium 2017 call for papers

For its 2017 Symposium, the West Africa Peace and Security Network welcomes proposal for papers on the theme of: Back to the Future? Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace in Contemporary West Africa A plethora of literature exists on the violent conflicts in West Africa and how they are managed most especially through peacekeeping missions. On the other hand, scant attention is given to the study of how the root causes of the extremist violence in the region are addressed or can be removed through conflict resolution mechanisms. The 2017 WAPSN Symposium seeks to address this existing lacuna in our knowledge system in a manner that makes a contribution to the attainment of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in West Africa. This emphasis compels a critical look at the difference between conflict management and conflict resolution and applying this to the understanding of the present and future scenarios in West Africa. The goal of conflict management is to control the spiral of a conflict in a manner that reduces its damaging effects. In this case, the conflict is assumed to be a terminal problem that is easier to manage than solve. Taking this into consideration, peacekeepers (whether along the Chapters 6, […]

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