Events

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

This event, on 7th July 2022, marks the launch of the online publication of the Special Issue “Mass Violence in Syria: Continuity and Change” in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (BJMES).
The CGSC is pleased to share details of an upcoming workshop on ‘Unmaking and remaking the war on drugs’. Register for this event (before Wednesday 4th May) here. Assessing the global war on drugs in 2022 The global war on drugs has been catastrophic for human rights, fuelling organised crime, corruption, undermining rights to health,…
The CGSC is pleased to share details of an upcoming panel discussion hosted by the School of Law, University of Leeds. The event will take place online and feature a panel discussion on the legal implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Taking place online, 6th May 15:30 – 17:00. Register for the event here. …
Taking place from 3pm on 4th May. This event will feature a panel discussion chaired by Professor Jason Ralph (POLIS).  Students will be given an  opportunity to discuss the ongoing Ukraine invasion with one another and the panel participants.  
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The Ethics and World Politics Working Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA) is hosting a launch event for a new book by CGSC member Dr James Souter, ‘Asylum as Reparation’.
This roundtable brings together scholars from International Law, International Criminal Law, and International Relations to examine the promise and challenges of empirically researching this group of legal professionals, and the political context in which they operate and that they in turn shape.
Please click here to download the workshop programme Expressions of interest in attending the workshop should be sent to Md Didarul Islam at pr16mdi@leeds.ac.uk
A joint webinar organised by the Centre for Global Development, Centre for Global Security Challenges, the Lake Chad Basin Commission and UNDP: Event Synopsis: It is estimated that more than 30 million people are dependent on the water system of Lake Chad for their livelihoods.  Yet the Lake is shrinking caused by a range of…
To launch the School’s new Global Research Series, Professor Jason Ralph will speak about ‘American Philosophical Pragmatism and Global International Relations: Obstacles and Opportunities’. The School of Politics and International Studies is organising a new Global Research Series 2022 for the first time with partner universities from around the world. This promises to be a great…
Recording here: https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/rec/share/2cJiVdjxl7yq0izdDDzZWvx7ChtfxbyQazHOn5BWkUnuaIJ_ESTjdflfibY04l28.23y-TMVtzQ2mjsQE   The Centre for Global Security Challenges (CGSC) at the University of Leeds is delighted to welcome Dr Matt McDonald (University of Queensland) to give the first annual lecture of the British International Studies Association’s European Journal of International Security (EJIS). Matt will present findings from his new book on ecological security and…
PERFORMING VIOLENCE, ENGENDERING CHANGE A Conference on Gender and the use of Arts-Based Methods to Understand Conflict, Prevent Violence and Build Peace The Conference will take place on Zoom, 16-18 November 2021. In recent years, scholars, policy makers and practitioners have begun to acknowledge the benefits of using arts-based methods for violence prevention, peacebuilding and…
A collaborative research project funded by the British Academy involving the University of Leeds, Technical University of Mombasa (TUM), Art2Be, Kenya and Coventry University held a ground-breaking exhibition of body mapping. The exhibition was launched at the Assembly Hall, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya on 27 October 2021 and was attended by Kenyan political leaders,…
The Centre for Global Security Challenges (CGSC) welcomes Dr Harel Menashri for a “Cyber studies” guest lecture/seminar on Wednesday 6 October, at 15:00 UK Time. Dr Menashri is Head of Cyber at the Holon Institute of Technology (H.I.T). Registration: https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuivqzgoGt3KFn9MphJmLS1apyvHl8ai In this lecture, Dr Menashri will discuss cyber war among great powers (i.e. the US,…
The Centre for Global Security Challenges (CGSC) and School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds are delighted to welcome Jaideep Saikia, Guwahati-based author and distinguished expert on terrorism in South Asia, for a “Seminars in Peace and Conflict Studies” guest lecture on Tuesday 8 June, 1200 BST. Zoom link: https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqceitrj4jEtK2XOuLzEYU8nUzBVHx1AdT   In this…
The Centre for Global Security Challenges (CGSC), School of Politics and International Studies are delighted to welcome Dr Jacqueline L. Hazelton, Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College and International Security Program Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School,…
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…
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…
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…
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.