Next Seminar on Policy and Expertise: War, Security and Expert Knowledges

by Lisa Stampnitzky

Please join us for the next seminar in this term’s GAIn seminar series on policy and expertise. The topic will be:

War, security and expert knowledges
Tuesday, 08 February 2011, 16:30-19:00
Andrew Cormack Seminar Room
Saïd Business School

Through a variety of case studies and analytical perspectives, three speakers will examine the relations between knowledge, judgment and practices of ‘security’:

  • Brian Rappert (Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter):
    States of ignorance: the unmaking and remaking of death tolls
  • David Rodin (ELAC, University of Oxford):
    Explaining the absolute prohibition of torture
  • Luis Lobo-Guerrero (War Studies Department, King’s College London):
    Security, knowledge and expertise in the insured liberal world

The discussant will be Lisa Stampnitzky, James Martin Research Fellow in Governance, Accountability, and Innovation at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society.

The seminar will be structured in an innovative way, designed to encourage interaction among the speakers, between the speakers and the audience, and to highlight connections between the empirical and theoretical findings in the three researchers’ projects. Each speaker will give a short presentation, followed by a comment by a discussant. After a short break, there will be plenty of time for questions and comments from the audience.

For abstracts, please visit the InSIS events page. You can also download a flyer [pdf].

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