Events from 27 May, 2017

  • Date
  • 31st May, 2017
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    SSPS HDR Ethics Seminar

    The approach to ethics in research currently does not fully understand or incorporate the changes in the dynamical synthetic ecology in which our systems actually operate. This has been made even more complex and potentially uncertain and unstable through the levels of socio-info/techno connectivity we now enjoy compared to three decades ago. Our decisions and solutions are often deeply entangled in ways that it is almost impossible to measure (Atkinson 2010). This short talk will look at the place of ethics in our rapidly changing world and the indivisibility between ethics and technology, as we enter the Quantum Age.


  • 29th June, 2017 to 30th June, 2017
    09:00am - 05:00pm

    The figure of the citizen in times of crisis: Disappearing, emerging and reimagined

    The workshop aims to adopt a new approach to the figure of the citizen by exploring both its emergence and disappearance in our era of rightlessness, mobility and depoliticisation. We situate these figures side by side in a dynamic that is reshaping citizenship and democracy within/between borders.

  • 11th August, 2017 to 12th August, 2017
    1-5:30pm on 11th, 9.00am-12.30pm on 12th

    The Politics of Trump - Government & International Relations forum

    Join us for 'The Politics of Trump', a forum featuring over thirty academics from the Department of Government and International Relations, who will discuss the various issues raised by the election of President Donald Trump.

  • 28th September, 2017 to 29th September, 2017

    Cyber 9/12 student challenge

    In the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, student teams tackle a major – fictional but realistic – cyber attack and develop policy recommendations that respond to this evolving crisis. The competition is designed to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber conflict, as well as a unique opportunity to interact with expert mentors and senior professionals in cyber security.