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Subject: Update, Crisis Forum: Securing the State: Domestic Agendas, 9 October
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Crisis Forum: Climate Change and Violence workshop series, 2008 2010
Workshop 3: Securing the State: Domestic Agendas
A reminder that we are now taking bookings for this workshop taking place on
Friday 9th October 2009, at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Senate
House, University of London.
Our line up of speakers is now finalised – please see ‘Outline of the day’
There are still some places available on this workshop so if you would like to
come, please register you intention to attend as soon as possible by contacting
Marianne McKiggan [log in to unmask]
This workshop will be made free of charge to all participants, however we would
very much welcome donations and would appreciate whatever support you can
give. While we have had some generous assistance from the Polden-Puckham
Foundation we do not yet have secure core funding for this programme. Please
make cheques payable to Crisis Forum either on the day or to the address below.
You can also donate online via paypal at:
Full details of the event will be made available to participants nearer the
Here are approximate details.
Workshop 3: Securing the State: Domestic Agendas is the third of seven, one-day
workshops exploring and interrogating the connections between accelerating
anthropogenic climate change and the potentiality for violence in all its
This workshop seeks to put under the spotlight how the normative state
'understands' itself under conditions of extremity and seeks to secure its
interests. While the workshop's focus will be on the UK there will also be a
strong comparative perspective. For further details please see:
Anyone with an interest in this area; academics, students, activists and
campaigners, practitioners within NGOs and think-tanks, policy makers in
government or business, journalists or independent researchers, plus concerned
members of the wider public, are welcome to participate.
Outline of the Day (including speakers and titles, 10am to 5pm approx.):
Prof. Edward Borodzicz (Professor of Risk and Crisis Management, University of
'Terrorism and real risks'
Tim Randall (Director, Oxford Disaster Management Group)
'Flooding in UK, inundation in the SW Pacific : how will state and societies
Richard Flynn (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure)
'Distribution lines and their breakdown under stress'
Rear Admiral (rtr) Chris Parry (Strategic forecaster, broadcaster and writer)
'What happens to societies and countries after catastrophic shock? Lessons from
Iraq, New Orleans and Aceh'
Paul O'Hare (Centre for Urban Policy Studies, School of Environment and
Development, University of Manchester)
'Planning for the future - Mitigating the effects of contemporary urban risks.'
Dr Martin Coward (Lecturer in International Relations, School of Social Sciences
and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex)
'Confronting organised violence in and against the city: what do current trends
in urban securitisation tell us about how climate change violence might be
There will be plenty of time for interaction between speakers and other
participants including a round table group discussion.
Tea and coffee will be provided. Lunch not included, but available nearby, a
list will be supplied nearer the time.
The full Climate Change and Violence project programme may be viewed online at:
http://www.crisis-forum.org.uk/events/ and more detailed information on the
speakers and abstracts of their presentations will be available here:
Practical information including travel to Senate House will follow for all
Please feel free to forward this invite to friends and colleagues.
Dr. Mark Levene
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Crisis Forum project director.
Crisis Forum project coordinator.
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Cheques payable to 'Crisis Forum'
c/o Mark Levene
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton, S017 IBJ
(Please include in your reply e-mail your contact details, and if more than one
place requested the names and email addresses of other participants).
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