POLIS Postgraduate Research Conference 2014

We are delighted to welcome all POLIS staff, undergraduates, and (prospective) postgraduates to attend this year's POLIS Postgraduate Research Conference.


09:45-10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00-10:15 Opening keynote speech- Dr Hugh Dyer, Associate Professor of World Politics

10:15-11:00 Panel 1: Social Movements

Chair/discussant: Gordon Clubb, Andrew Morton and William Allchorn:Political Responses to the English Defence League?

Sumaya Nasser:Evolution through Revolution. The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the Syrian uprising: From January 2011 to June 2014

Khajornsak Sitthi:Spatialising Social Movement: the Redshirt Movement and Redshirt Villages in Thailand.

Q&A, comments and discussion.

11:30-11:45 Tea/coffee break

11:45-13:00 Panel 2: Development and Global Justice

Chair/discussant: Aijan Sharshenova, Lena Kruckenberg and Nisanee Chaiprakobwiriya:Women's Agency and Politics of Development in a Context of Thai-Myanmar Borderlands

Ahmed Tannira:Foreign Aid as Instrument of Social Engineering and Control: the Case of Gaza Strip in Palestine

Noa Nogradi:Global Justice Theory and the Worst Off of the Real World: Gendering the Frameworks and Proposed Tools of Justice

Q&A, comments and discussion.


13:00-13:30 Lunch


13:30-14:15 Keynote lecture and Q&A- Professor Edward Newman, Prodessor of International Security

Operationalizing Human Security: Can Critical Aspirations be Reconciled with Political ?Realities???

14:15- 14:30 Tea/coffee break

Panel 3: International Relations and Security

Chair/discussant: Zmkan Saleem

James Simpkin:The Incorporation of Ballistic Missile Defence into the Labour Government's Security Policy: 1997-2010

Kalina Zhekova:The Question of Military Intervention in US-Russian Relations from 2009-2014

Visara Kraiwatanapong:'The Role of Policy Networks in Governing Transnational Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia'

Q&A, comments and discussion

15:45-16:00 Closing remarks- Dr Hugh Dyer


A light lunch will be provided.


Please email us if you wish to attend. Although registration is not essential if is helpful for room capacity purposes.


Location Details

Beech Grove House is number 33 on the campus map.