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The European Journal of International Security (housed within the CGSC) is currently accepting proposals for a special issue for 2023/4.  Deadline for proposals 30th September 2022. Special issues generally contain up to eight substantive articles of between 10,000 and 12,000 words, plus an introduction (with an overall issue length of...

This week, Dr Laura Considine is in Vienna attending the first Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Taking place between 21st and 23rd June, States parties to the TPNW have gathered in Vienna for the 1MSP to develop concrete actions on...

Dr Kingsley Edney, CGSC Global Reordering theme lead, last week visited the Sinophone Borderlands project at Palacký University in the Czech Republic. While there he held discussions with Dr Richard Turcsányi on collaborative projects relating to China’s soft power and international attitudes to China. The Sinophone Borderlands project has conducted large-scale...

The CGSC is delighted to share that James Worrall (POLIS) has won a Leeds Partnership Award in the “Inspirational Teaching/Supervisor” category. This category recognises an individual “who continually inspires students, using their passion and dedication for a subject area to inspire others to develop their thinking and academic skills”.  Congratulations...

Last week, Thérèse Mema Mapenzi, the Director of Centre Olame Bukavu in Eastern DRC joined us in Leeds to discuss her work. Centre Olame, is part of the Archdiocese of Bukavu. The role of this centre is to support women and girls, including survivors of sexual and gender based violence. Before being appointed...

The Centre for Global Security Challenges is delighted to announce the new PGR and ECR led podcast ‘Insecure: A Security Podcast’. The creation of the channel marks an exciting development in the collaborative research culture of the CGSC and POLIS at Leeds, providing a new platform to discuss centre members’...

Dr James Souter, CGSC member and Lecturer in International Relations, has published a new book with Palgrave Macmillan. Asylum as Reparation – Refuge and Responsibility for the Harms of Displacement argues that states have a special obligation to offer asylum as a form of reparation to refugees for whose flight they are...

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is currently offering one full-time PHD scholarship for one international candidate, covering a maintenance grant at the standard UKRI rate and international tuition fees for three years, (subject to satisfactory progress). Creative PHD proposals are encouraged, working within and between the School’s...

This month, the European Journal of International Security  (hosted by the Centre for Global Security Challenges) published its latest issue: Special Issue 7(1): Operational experiences, military role conceptions, and their influence on civil-military relations. Guest edited by Christoph Harig, Nicole Jenne and Chiara Ruffa, this issue features contributions from diverse...

The global climate crisis is becoming ever more pressing. At the same time, international political actors are seriously struggling to deal with this crisis. What are the obstacles to effective global and planetary problem-solving? And which responses have global governance actors come up with to confront these challenges? Dr Markus...