Events

Alongside regular Work In Progress feedback workshops and coffee catch-ups, the Centre frequently hosts external guest speakers and research seminars.

The Centre for Global Security Challenges (CGSC) are delighted to welcome renowned author Dr Steven Metz, Professor of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College and Nonresident Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, for a “Seminars in Peace and Conflict Studies” guest lecture on Tuesday 18 May, 1700. Link for…
Are you interested in how global health systems have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can strengthen our ability to manage health emergencies?   The World Health Organization and University of Leeds are hosting an open Workshop on Health Systems for Health Security in the context of COVID-19 and the post-pandemic “new normal” (see specific details…
This online seminar was presented by Dr Nick Robinson as part of the School of Politics and International Studies research seminar series. A video recording of the seminar is available to watch here [PLEASE NOTE – CONTAINS DEPICTIONS OF VIOLENCE, STRONG LANGUAGE].
This online seminar was presented by Postgraduate Researcher Sam Mace as part of the School of Politics and International Studies research seminar series. A video recording of the seminar is available to watch here.
This online seminar was presented by Postgraduate Researcher Natalie James as part of the School of Politics and International Studies research seminar series. A video recording of the seminar is available to watch below.
Professor Richard Beardsworth discusses political response to climate science and political vision regarding climate change. This online seminar took place on 18 November 2020 as part of the School of Politics and International Studies research seminar series. A recording of the seminar is available to watch below.
This talk provides an overview of far-right violent extremism globally, with particular attention to its growth in the United States and Europe. It will explain its various forms over time and across nations, as well as its ideology, means of communication and networks, strategies and goals, and the spaces through which it seeks to recruit…
Dr Ian Shaw launched his book Wageless Life in an online seminar hosted by the School of Politics and International Studies as part of its research seminar series. A video recording of the seminar is available to watch below.
This year, the Centres for Global Security Challenges and Global Development hosted a joint annual lecture on the Politics of Global Challenges, relating directly to the current global health crisis. The lecture abstract and speaker biographies are available to read below the lecture recording video. Gender fail during global health emergencies: WHO runs the world?
This online seminar was presented by Professor Jason Ralph as part of the research seminar series hosted by the School of Politics and International Studies. A recording of the seminar is available to watch below.
The first of our monthly WIP sessions.
This semester we will meet one a month for an informal coffee catch-up, to discuss research, teaching, admin, and the joys of working remotely.
The Anglosphere or Anglospheres? Understanding multiplicity in the English-speaking world   The Anglosphere has come to international prominence in the wake of Brexit. It is a transnational imagined community – consisting of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK – whose origins lie in the British Empire and the conflicts of the 20th…
This training has been organised by the Security, Conflict and Justice (SCJ) Pathway. This training is aimed primary at students whose research aligns with the SCJ Pathway, but is open to students from all 7 interdisciplinary Pathways. This workshop will bring together PhD researchers and established academics working on counter terrorism and violent extremism. The…
Sir Roderic Lyne KCMG was a member of the British Diplomatic Service from 1970-2004. He was the UK Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2000 to 2004; UK Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation, the UN and other international organisations in Geneva from 1997-2000; and Private Secretary to Prime Minister John Major for foreign affairs, defence and Northern Ireland from…
Abstract: Many states and international organisations maintain a list of proscribed – or banned – terrorist groups. Entry on such a list typically serves to outlaw an organisation from a designated territory, triggering a range of offences around membership of, or support for, such a group. Despite widespread use, and quite significant consequences for citizenship,…
Film Screening: Der Baader-Meinhof Komplex Available on Youtube with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efFnfHlYZMk Potential Discussion Points How does the film represent terrorism? Does this representation conform to or depart from current definitions of terrorism? Is terrorism ever truly local/ international? What does the film suggest to us about how terrorist group’s gain/ maintain/ lose public support?…
Brexit is a big security challenge for the UK. Come and chat about Brexit and the EU with a Yorkshire MEP. On Friday Shaffaq Mohammed (Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber) will be coming to the University to speak with students. Shaffaq was previously awarded an MBE for his efforts on Sheffield City…
CGSC is hosting its first annual lecture. We are delighted to welcome Professor Ruth Blakeley from the University of Sheffield, who will be speaking on ‘State Violence, State Terrorism, and the Human Rights Struggle’. Time/date: Wednesday 2nd October 4pm-6pm Location: Baines Wing LT2.34 (Miall)
As relations between key global powers become increasingly frayed and global insecurities invite future uncertainty, Professor Wheeler asks how enemies can move beyond international conflict and distrust through face-to-face diplomacy and the development of interpersonal trust.
This Security, Conflict and Justice (SCJ) Pathway event, open to students from all pathways, will explore the evolving security studies landscape.
This panel discussion organised by The Centre for Security Studies will examine critical issues of de-radicalisation and reintegration of foreign terrorist fighters and violent extremist offenders.