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LIBERAL INTERVENTIONSIM AND THE CRISIS OF ACCEPTANCE: FROM PROTECTION TO RESILIENCE

Dear Colleague,

This year’s Annual Lecture of the Queen Mary Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development will be given by Professor Mark Duffield of the University of Bristol. The title of the lecture is ‘Liberal Interventionism and the Crisis of Acceptance: From Protection to Resilience’  and it will take place on May 19, 2011, 6.30pm in Drapers Lecture Theatre(Geography Building), QM Mile End Campus.

Compared to the optimism of the early post-Cold War era, the international aid industry – and with it, the development-security nexus – faces a growing crisis of acceptance. This malaise is reflected in the increasing necessity of constant risk-management within contemporary aid interventions. Since the end of the 1990s, the number of aid workers deliberately killed, injured, or attacked has grown steadily. Incorporated as an extension of Western foreign policy, including playing social advisor to corporate interests in an age of neoliberal excess, for many ‘beneficiaries’ the aid industry’s earlier claims to neutrality and material betterment now count for little. This lecture traces the liberal way of development’s growing crisis of acceptance through its changing approach to risk-management.

From initial attempts to centralise and professionalise risk-aversion, the main outcome of which was the fortified aid compound, the emphasis has now shifted to increasing the resilience of the aid industry. Rather than ‘when to leave’ the aim is now ‘how to stay’. Through the decentralisation, localisation and indigenisation of risk-management, resilience establishes a new and productive relationship to crisis. That is, an opportunity to improve the robustness and fitness of aid agencies. In effectively ignoring the crisis of acceptance, however, rather than addressing the current malaise, resilience promises to dig the bunker deeper.

To book a place go to: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/qmul/events/book.php?id=46553  

Regards,
Rick Saull
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Dr Richard Saull,
Senior Lecturer in International Politics,
School of Politics and International Relations
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8597
http://www.politics.qmul.ac.uk/staff/Saull/index.html

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Human Nature

HUMANISM IN AGONISTIC PERSPECTIVE: THEMES FROM THE WORK OF BONNIE HONIG

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM 18th-19th April 2011

CALL FOR DELEGATES

We are delighted to announce a two-day conference on ‘Humanism in Agonistic Perspective: Themes from the work of Bonnie Honig’, hosted by CONCEPT: The Nottingham Centre for Normative Political Theory, with the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham.  

Conference Venue:

The Conference will take place at the National College Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, 18th–19th April, 2011

Conference Format:

The conference will begin on 18th April, with a plenary session from Professor Honig in the evening. The conference will continue on Tuesday 19th April. On Wednesday 20th Professor Honig will run a workshop for graduate students, separate registration is required for the workshop.

Plenary

Professor Bonnie Honig of Northwestern University will deliver the plenary lecture on Monday 18th April, 2011 at 5:30 pm. The title of her talk will be: Antigone versus Oedipus? Classicizing the ‘Human’ from Anitogne’s Claim to Germany in Autumn

Speakers

Confirmed speakers – Alan Finlayson (Swansea), Joe Hoover (LSE), Kimberley Hutchings (LSE), Gulshan Khan (Nottingham), Miriam Leonard (UCL), David Owen (Southampton), Mark Philp (Oxford), Andrew Schaap (Exeter), Marc Stears (Oxford), Mark Wenman (Nottingham), Clare Woodford (Queen Mary).

Abstracts are available on our website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/concept/centre-activities/humanisminagonisticperspective/index.aspx

Registration:

Costs are £110 (Residential Rate), £60 (Non-residential rate) and £30 (Non-residential student rate).  A conference dinner is available for an extra cost of £15 for non-residential delegates.  The postgraduate workshop cost is £15 and separate registration is required.  Full details and forms are available on our website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/concept/centre-activities/humanisminagonisticperspective/registration.aspx

Any queries please contact concept@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Mathew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy, School of Politics & IR, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. Tel: 0044 (0)115 951 4864 Fax: 0044 (0) 115 951 4859

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